DIY Wooden Dreidel

By RYOBI Nation

SKILL
intermediate

Get hands-on this Hanukkah with this DIY Wooden Dreidel!

Tools

  • Drill Press
  • Tape Measure
  • Orbit Sander
  • Miter Saw

Accessories

  • 16 PC. CARVING & ENGRAVING KIT
  • 8 PC. Forstner Bit Set

Materials

  • 3/4" Drill Bits
  • 3/4"x36" Dowel
  • 4"x4"x8" Untreated Kiln-Dried Douglas Fir Post

Steps

STEP 1

Cut out all material using the Lumber Cut Layout Guide.

Tools

Miter Saw, Tape Measure

Materials

4" x 4" x 8' Untreated Kiln Dried Douglas Fir Post (Dreidel Block), 3/4" x 36" Dowel
Lumber Layout Guide

STEP 2

On (1) end of the 12" block, mark lines on all (4) sides at 1-1/4" and another line at 1-3/4".

Tools

Tape Measure

Materials

Dreidel Block
STEP 2

STEP 3

Set the miter saw at 22.5°. Cut along the 1-1/4" line on all (4) sides.

Tools

Miter Saw

Materials

Dreidel Block
STEP 3

STEP 4

Set the miter saw at 45°. Cut along the 1-3/4" line on all (4) sides.

Tools

Miter Saw

Materials

Dreidel Block
STEP 4

STEP 5

Measure 3-1/2" from the edge of the 45° angle and mark. Set miter saw at 0° and cut.

Tools

Miter Saw, Tape Measure

Materials

Dreidel Block
STEP 5

STEP 6

On the top side, draw lines from opposite corners. The intersection point is the center of the block.

Materials

Dreidel Block
STEP 6

STEP 7

Using a 3/4" forstner bit in the drill press, drill a hole that is 1-1/2" deep at the intersection point.

Tools

Drill Press, Forstner Bit Set

Materials

Dreidel Block
STEP 7

STEP 8

Sand to your desire.

Tools

Sander

Materials

Dreidel Block, Sand Paper
STEP 8

STEP 9

Apply glue to the hole. Insert the 3/4" dowel until it reaches the bottom of the hole.

Materials

Wood Glue, Dreidel Block, Dowel
STEP 9

STEP 10

Project Complete!

STEP 10