Christmas Angels in Sycamore

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Project by BarbS posted 12-05-2011 09:08 AM 1635 views 11 times favorited 26 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few new Christmas decorations in Quarter-sawn Sycamore for my Etsy store:

BarbS Woodworks

They’re about six inches tall, and quite fun to make. The difficult part was attaching the ‘wing’ disc reliably to the back, but I managed to turn a 1/4” peg at the center of the disc, then glue it into a hole drilled in the back of the angel. I don’t know if that’s how others do it (not an original design) but that’s how I did it. Whatever works, right?


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#1 posted 12-05-2011 10:15 AM

Great idea, fantastic execution. Well done!

-- Dave -

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#2 posted 12-05-2011 12:09 PM

These are really sweet! I think by putting a peg in for the wings, that will do fine. I learned with my little animal pull toys that pegging things are the way to go. I haven’t lost a limb since I started doing them that way!

I love the angels! I will have to see if I can get my partner to turn a couple of them for me! :) They are really nice to see.


-- Designer/Artist/Teacher. Owner of Sheila Landry Designs ( Scroll saw, wood working and painting patterns and surfaces. "Knowledge is Power"

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#3 posted 12-05-2011 12:30 PM

Great looking angels. I like how you did the wings.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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#4 posted 12-05-2011 12:38 PM

cute..pegging seems right..

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#5 posted 12-05-2011 03:02 PM


beautiful barbs !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#6 posted 12-05-2011 03:09 PM

Those are really cute.
New to me, what a wonderful design.
And well done too.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#7 posted 12-05-2011 03:17 PM

Very nice work Barb! I like them….

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#8 posted 12-05-2011 03:50 PM


Those are great looking and the Sycamore is a great wood. The pegs seem like a great idea.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#9 posted 12-05-2011 03:54 PM

Hi Barb;

Very nice. The sycamore was a good choice.


-- by Lee A. Jesberger

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#10 posted 12-05-2011 04:54 PM

Thanks everybody. I’ve long been a believer in angels, and they’re ‘rewarding’ to make. ;-)


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#11 posted 12-05-2011 05:02 PM

They look great, well done.

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#12 posted 12-05-2011 06:11 PM

Wow! that sycamore you used for the wings looks fantastic!
very nice

-- Doug...

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#13 posted 12-05-2011 06:45 PM

I love them, they’re beautiful witha a simple grace. Also, your project pics are very professional and show your project off well.

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#14 posted 12-05-2011 06:52 PM

Thank you, Vicki! I’ve been working hard on improving my photography, with help from professionals on a wood forum.
(The new Photography Forum on Wood Central.) It is a complicated subject, and there’s as much to learn about Presenting our work in photographs, as there is in learning to Make it!


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#15 posted 12-05-2011 07:24 PM

Barb, those angels are really nice. Another item added to my favorites. The challengeI have withLJs is thatthere are some many great projects and ideas and so little time to try then out. I’m hoping to get my lathe going before XMas and I think I will attempt these angels. Thanks

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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