Harry Potter Wands

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Project by Siv posted 10-16-2017 03:42 PM 1701 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My daughter is turning 9 this month and wanted a Harry Potter themed birthday party. That gave me an excuse to try making wands. I don’t have a lathe so everything was done on the belt sander. I think I got better the more I made and I took some learning from some YouTube videos to make spirals and tapers which surprisingly worked quite well. I also knocked up a few boxes out of 1/4” ply which look a bit ratty bit the kids loved them.

Now I want a lathe :)

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#1 posted 10-16-2017 05:31 PM

I’m impressed you did this all with a belt sander. I’ve been making these on the lathe for a while (though they don’t sell well in my etsy shop).


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#2 posted 10-16-2017 05:37 PM

They look great – the boxes too. The boxes look old like something that contained a dark secret inside for a long time. Nice work and cool themed gift for the attendees! They’ll probably hold on to for a lifetime too.

-- Bill, Yo! Brooklyn & Steel City :)

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#3 posted 10-16-2017 11:13 PM

Great looking set of wands—I’ll bet all the youngsters loved them!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#4 posted 10-17-2017 03:44 PM

Somebody is going to put an eye out with that thing!! Nice job with a belt sander!

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#5 posted 10-17-2017 10:58 PM

Siv , nice job and congratulations on your ‘Daily Top 3’ award.

-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python

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