"MAGIC" Wands for Christmas gifts

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Project by redtail posted 12-14-2016 03:00 PM 1102 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made a couple of wands to give to my nieces for Christmas. They are both huge Harry Potter fans and have read the books so many times my sister had to buy a new set of books.

I also plan to make a couple of display stands.

The darker one is Black Palm and the other is Cherry.

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#1 posted 12-14-2016 04:18 PM

How did you make thoose?

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#2 posted 12-14-2016 04:26 PM

Started with 3/4” x 3/4” x 12” stock.
Tapered to about 3/8” at one end leaving 3-4” not tapered.
Then I differed a little on each.
One was shaped with a rasp and the other was shaped with a bench top sander.
Sanded smooth.
Finished with BLO and beeswax.

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#3 posted 12-15-2016 01:52 AM

I do love magic.
Fine work.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#4 posted 12-16-2016 07:23 PM

You did nice work with the twisted look. It will be remembered. I was a craft business and sold a ” wizard wand ” by shaping a handle on the belt or drum sander after band sawing a rough shape. Some Used a 3/8 dowel and sprayed them black or stained walnut. I stood them in a stand/ base, handles up. a few dollars each just to see what would go at my country market. What was entertaining, yes they sold, but the time spent by any child to choose their wand was fun to watch. I am a retired elementary teacher and know the books also. Some had to handle each so carefully. Now the older crowd thought like the wizard of oz the magic in the top so they would pick it up like a lollipop, that’s what they saw years ago a handle and a magic top. And then stand them up in the base I had made. The selling was as much fun as the making.

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#5 posted 12-16-2016 07:51 PM

I have been thinking of doing a small inlay on the but end to simulate the core that each wand in the Harry Potter series is supposed to have. Let their imagination take hold. It could be pheonix feather or unicorn mane.

I bet that was very rewarding to see the kids make their selection.

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