The pattern I use to make the angel is from Diana Thompson’s book entitled Compound Christmas Ornaments for the Scroll Saw. You will also find instructions and patterns on her website: www.scrollsawinspirations.com.
The first step in the process is to select and cut to size the wood I will use to make them. I make the body of the angel out of pine (because it is light weight), and I make the wings out of cherry (because the wings are fragile, and therefore need to be made from a strong hardwood). The patterns for the body and the wings contain two views; a front view and a side view.
The two photos above show the front view (actually the back surface in this case, as you can see the groove cut in the neck area for mounting the wings) and side view of the angel body after it has been cut out of the stock. Sometimes the grain of the wood can create a striking pattern on the body.
The wings are cut in the same manner as the body. The photos above show the pattern attached to the cherry wood.
I hope you have enjoyed my documentation of the process I follow to make these Christmas angels.