Here is a sampling of wood dreidels available for online purchase. Wood dreidels are made using a variety of techniques: some are turned on a lathe, some have laser cut parts, and most are assembled from multiple pieces because its easier and less expensive to create a dreidel that way. I've tried to note the artisan/designer when possible.
Simple Flat Dreidel
This small 2" dreidel falls nicely on it's side -- a nice inexpensive dreidel, but still handmade using laser cut plywood. Sold in a package of 3. Price: $15.00 (as of 11/11/08). Designed and handmade by Cheryl and Don Olney. Available at Etsy.com
Wooden dreidel about 3" tall. A printed cylindrical wooden bead encased in a wooden framework creates a round in a square sort of dreidel. Comes in a festive pouch. 2-3/4"t x 1-1/4"w. Price: $12.00 (as of 11/11/08). Designed and handmade by Cheryl and Don Olney. Available at the Jewish Museum Store
Colorful Wood Dreidel
These inexpensive wood dreidels are solidly constructed and have a unique shape. This is one of the only mass produced dreidels that is well balanced and consistantly shaped - and thus spins well and isn't weighted to land on a particular side. 2" tall x 1" wide. Price: $1.25 (as of 11/30/08). Available at one800dreidels.com.
Saguaro Cactus Dreidels
Hand carved from Saguaro Cactus these dreidels by Maury Lipowich are marked using a wood burning technique. According to his artist page, he had a giant, 18 arm saguaro in his back yard that died and he was determined to see that the skeleton not be wasted. 6"HX5"W Price: $40.00 (as of 11/30/08). Available at lipowich.com.
This beautiful wood dreidel shaped box by Elliot Landes contains six bronze charms of Hanukkah symbols by Daniel Riccio. Represented are the menorah, a dreidel, an oil cruse, an oil lamp, gelt, and latkes in a pan. The wood body is about 2"" by 2"" by 2"". Price: $80 (as of 11/30/08). Available in rosewood with the body made of various blond, red, or brown woods from penmakers.com.
Classic Dreidel Top
A simple turned wood dreidel with a unique black spinning handle and black branded letters this dreidel is designed by Ulrich Büker. Solidly constructed of beech wood the dreidel is 29 x 48 mm and spins very well. Price: $20.00 (as of 11/30/08). Available from the German top retailer Kreiselparadies.de.