Chanukia Menorah "Tree of Life"- Original Design
This design was a long thought-out first design for a series of Chanukah menorahs I plan to be making in the Carriage House. The design was initially sketched on paper and further developed using Affinity Designer. The vector design was then brought over to the CNC, where it was carved from two pieces of 1" thick wood. One piece for the main body and the other for the base. The wood featured in the photos is sycamore. I was thrilled with how well it carved. The edges were rounded over using a router and then sanded. The candle cups were made from .38 special bullet casings. This idea came from a good friend who asked if I had made any Chanukah menorahs in the shop yet. I replied that after several years I was yet to find a good solution for candle cups. So unfortunately, no. Without missing a beat, she said, "..what about bullets"? "Brilliant,"! After finding the right size and creating a method for flaring the tops, I was overjoyed. Thank you, Pam!!! It's all forward from here on out.