Tuesday, December 20, 2011


As part of the preparation for our semester-closing Hanukkah celebration, yesterday the boys created their own Menorah from a hunk of trunk (one of the casualties of the Halloween snowstorm -- I'm glad to see it put to good use, I miss that tree!!). They used a hand-drill to create the hole for our Shamash candle. The Map Man later jumped in to help them use the electric drill for the other 8 candle holes -- the hand drill proved to be a bit exhausting with the large bit we needed to use.

J inserts the Shamash candle -- he can't wait to get to light it!

Our finished Menorah.

The candles were dipped previously as a part of another project -- we've done enough candle-dipping over the years (with many, many hand-dipped candles still lying around) that I didn't see any benefit in dipping more for this project. I figured the wood work was more important since we never seem to get enough of that sort of thing.

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