Harry Potter Wand

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Project by Owlcroft posted 06-16-2017 11:08 PM 4870 views 3 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Harry Potter Wand week. I am making 4 Harry Potter wands for Nieces in Oregon. These are the first two. I have the wand portion done all I need to do is turn the handles on the other two. Plenty of time to complete them before my trip in July.

All the wand portions are off center concentrate turned. The top one is by far the most powerful. It has a Snakewood and Ebony handle with a Brazilian Rosewood removable cap holding the hidden Phoenix feather. The wand portion is Purple Heart. The bottom one has a Brazilian Rosewood handle with a removable Purple Heart cap holding the hidden Phoenix feather. The wand portion is Hickory.

Lots of fun making them; I hope they get as much enjoyment out of them as I had making them.

-- Owlcroft

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#1 posted 06-17-2017 10:18 AM

Nice work, could you tell me what the Phoenix feather is for or the meaning of it?

-- Vince

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#2 posted 06-17-2017 11:46 AM

The hidden Phoenix feather in the handle gives the wand more magical powers. That along with the twisted (concentric turned) wand make it very powerful, at least that is what my Nieces and Grandson tell me.

Note: I made one for my Daughter that was slightly longer and more twisted than my Grandson’s to insure she had the wand with the most power. They love dressing up and taking their wands to the local Renaissance Fests.

-- Owlcroft

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#3 posted 06-17-2017 01:18 PM

Cool wands! You could put Mr. Ollivander out of business. LOL

I have an 11 inch piece of holly that I’m working on (just like Harry’s – to complete my costume for the local Renaissance Festival). What did you use for a Phoenix Feather?

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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#4 posted 06-17-2017 03:52 PM

Great job! I especially love the hidden feather in the handle. Yes, what did you use for the feather? They both look really great and I am certain they will be well appreciated, used and loved. Please share photos of the others when complete. Thanks for sharing!

-- "The Noblest Art is that of making others happy." ~ P.T. Barnum

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#5 posted 06-17-2017 04:03 PM

I got the blue Phoenix feathers from Michaels. They sell small packages of different colored feathers for about $2; don’t forget to take your 40% off coupon. Their will be enough blue feathers for 5 or 6 wands.

-- Owlcroft

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#6 posted 06-17-2017 04:24 PM

These are very nice and will make wonderful gifts and/or craft show projects.

helluvawreck aka Charles

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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#7 posted 06-17-2017 05:32 PM

Really lovely looking wands and sure to please. Did you use wooden dowel or metal shaft to join the different woods.

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#8 posted 06-18-2017 01:43 AM

Gypsy Alert!

-- Regards Rob

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#9 posted 06-18-2017 03:17 AM

I attach the wand to the handle with a 3/8” dowel I turn on the end of the wand.

The handle is 6” long with the wand attached with the turned 3/8” dowel glued into 1 side and the cap with a 3/8” dowel with a blue feather in the other side. I use the same process to turn the handle as I do when turning pens. I start out with a 1” x 1” x 6” blank (I glued two 1” pieces of Ebony to each end of the Snake Wood to get 6”). Then I drill a 3/8” hole through the blank and mount it for turning using my Pen Mandrel.

-- Owlcroft

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#10 posted 06-19-2017 04:08 AM

If you want to really dress things up you might try your hand at a bit of cardboard box making. The wands in the movies come in these long old-fashioned cardboard boxes with ornate labels on the ends. A Google search will show lots of them and I suspect the label graphics are not hard to find.

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#11 posted 07-13-2017 10:58 AM

Hi Owlcroft,

We are featuring you in our latest blog about purpleheart because we love your wands so much!

Find it here:


Good Timber

-- Good Timber

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