A Cloud of of Angels

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Project by Mark Wilson posted 12-11-2015 06:26 AM 1389 views 0 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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The story begins with a branch of Camphor from the backyard.

I trimmed it (using my brand new tail vise for the first time), turned it round, made some cuts to look like Angels, (Okay. Penguin-shaped Angels), poked a 3/32” hole in each of their heads, took them to the bandsaw and cut the slab out of the middle, made halos out of a coat hanger (tail vise, again), left them unfinished because, doggone it, I like the way they smell, and took them down the street and gave them to Bonny and Clyde’s Mommy. She likes them.

The finished one, on the right in this photo, is the one I gave Joye last year. When I visited yesterday, I saw it among her Christmas decorations – she’s into that. (I’d forgotten all about it.) I picked it up, looked at the bottom, and said, “Hmm. My insignia is missing. I shall take it home and take care of that, and bring it back to you, forthwith.” This reminded me that I am capable of making Angels. (Angels that are shaped like penguin-shaped Angels. So, I made four more. I told her that, if she finds the aroma too pungent, I’ll be only too pleased to finish them. That’s what I did today.


-- Mark

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#1 posted 12-11-2015 07:45 AM

Yes they are little bit like pinguins but OK, never mind :-)

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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#2 posted 12-11-2015 11:55 AM

Cute swarm, Mark!!


-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#3 posted 12-11-2015 01:33 PM

Nice! They turned out really neat.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#4 posted 12-11-2015 01:44 PM

Angles from heaven watching your every move. You did good Mark.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#5 posted 12-11-2015 03:01 PM

We need angels to guide us, the more the better

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#6 posted 12-11-2015 03:51 PM

Nicely done Mark. A heavenly host of angels! Merry Christmas to you. Roman

-- Author of POWER CARVING BOOTS & SHOES - Schiffer Publishing. Available online or your favourite bookstore.

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#7 posted 12-11-2015 05:47 PM

Heavenly project, Mark!

-- God bless, Candy

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#8 posted 12-11-2015 07:39 PM

Very nice! and christmasy too!

-- The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself. Benjamin Franklin

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#9 posted 12-11-2015 10:26 PM

Look good to me Mark, penguins or angels they have the spirit of Christmas. Nice use of the camphor branch.

-- Bob C, Australia. Your best teacher is your last mistake.

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#10 posted 12-13-2015 12:50 PM

Looks great, Mark!

-- "Well, the world needs ditch-diggers too..." - Judge Smails

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#11 posted 12-21-2015 11:40 AM

Merry Christmas,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#12 posted 12-21-2015 11:55 AM

Thank you, Beloved Buddies.

-- Mark

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