Alex Holden (alex_holden) wrote,
Alex Holden
alex_holden

Angel Figurines

I recently made a little angel figurine for my mum, who collects them:

I made it from the same piece of pretty spalted Sycamore that I made the turning top from. The body was turned between centres. Undercutting the halo as much as possible without breaking it off was a bit hairy.

angel1a

The wings were turned like a little platter to get the profile (mounting it on the faceplate without leaving visible screw holes was a bit of a challenge), then I whittled the wing shape with a carving knife and cut the feather notches with a small v-shaped carving gouge. It's simply glued onto the body with rapid epoxy.

angel1b

Surface finish is beeswax polish.

I was so pleased with how the first one turned out that I decided to make a second one to give to asphodeline:

angel2a

angel2b

angel2c

I think on this one the stub connecting the body to the wings was made from a separate piece and the three parts were pinned as well as glued together, with a little oak plug glued into the pin hole to hide it.
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