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Four Pomanders by DonSimpson Four Pomanders by DonSimpson
Four pomanders. Part of a group that I sold a few years ago to a new age store named Inspired, now sadly out of business. The smallest is about one inch high. Each has an interior chamber carved out through the holes and filled with cotton to be saturated with a perfume or essential oil.

Left to Right: Unknown wood, Antler with a bone bead, Walnut wood, Driftwood. The walnut one has a fill hole at the top with a removable plug that is connected to the main body by a cord with a bone bead on it.

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Hipnosha Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2012  Professional Artisan Crafter
Great IDEA
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VisionCrafter Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
These are lovely!
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2008
Thank you. :)
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RabidDoomBunny Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
They're all so beautiful! I love your woodworks. This is the first I've ever heard of a pomander, interesting little trinket. Would you mind me asking how you hollowed those out?
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2008
Thank you. I like pomanders because I like art that appeals to several senses (though I can only show the visual here, which is frustrating); and I have a friend who has studied aromatherapy.

The hollowing out is done with small rotory cutters in a power tool. By moving the cutters around at various angles, starting at the bottom of each hole, I can cut away the interior into one space.
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Dinodude73 Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
I never knew items like pomanders existed, it is an interesting idea. These in particular are beautifully crafted ^_^
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 6, 2008
It's a very old idea, and popular up to somewhere around the start of the previous century. Nowadays they aren't particularly hot items, but I like the idea.
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Dinodude73 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
Maybe they will make a come back thanks to you efforts ^_^
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DonSimpson Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2008
That would be nice. My friend Joris (~YiorYeosa) is trying to revive birthspoons (which, again, has not entirely died out).
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Dinodude73 Featured By Owner Jan 10, 2008
That is interesting, good luck to both of you in your endeavors ^_^
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