Wands #2: The Elder Wand

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Blog entry by PASs posted 03-19-2014 01:18 AM 2267 reads 1 time favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Since Bryan didn’t want a crooked elder wand I went back to the drawing board for a straight one.
I went to the dowel bucked and found a piece of old draw-blind dowel.
I chucked that in the lathe to make the straight wand.

Since it was a straight turning project I use a spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, and skew to do the rough forming.

Then I sanded to 320 grit, and applied a colonial stain.

I decided to do the dremel dimpling after the first stain because I wanted to do a darker stain in the dimpled area. So I cut the dimples, sanded to 320 again and applied a dark walnut stain.

I turned the tip and handle end down, dismounted the wand, cut the ends off, sanded the tip and handle end, then burned those ends. Then I applied a coat of teak oil.

After 5 minutes, I wiped off the teak oil and took the wand in the house to sit on the mantle and dry.

After It dried I took it back to the shop and polished it on the Beall buff system.

Always appreciate comments/critiques/suggestions.

-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."

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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 03-19-2014 04:10 AM


So you made some wands that looked like Stiff Fingers, knuckles n all… LOL :) :)

Very nice / COOL! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:

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#2 posted 03-19-2014 05:52 AM

I tried to buy a Beall buffing bag but from the USA, they wanted $60 for freight/postage…. woah!!

Still cannot find any in AUS, maybe you could use the wand and get some dropped off next storm!!

I would really appreciate it !!

Great work on the wand (see if you can work a miracle !!)

-- Regards Rob

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#3 posted 03-19-2014 08:10 AM

Looks great Pete. I hope your customer is satisfied with that one.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#4 posted 03-20-2014 02:33 PM

OH man Pete! I’ll take the crooked one. I never walk straight anyway… hahaha. The straight one is very cool also.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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