A Wand for a Wizard

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Project by Nickdarr posted 11-28-2018 04:16 AM 606 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my brother-in-law. He has Down’s Syndrome and loves the Harry Potter books and movies. He has walked around using anything he can find for a wand for several years. Now, he has a wand that chose him.
The wand is made from a fruit wood branch pulled from our wood stove pile. It was hand carved and then covered with three coats of poly.
The sign/ holder is made from a piece of scrap wood found in our machine shed. I free hand carved the writing with a wood burning carving knife. It was then coated in poly.
The box is custom made from cardboard and covered in paper to hold the wand for Christmas. The sign was just wrapped in paper.
It is a simple project for my first post. I have been lurking here for several years and, with my wife’s encouragement, decided to finally post

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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#1 posted 11-28-2018 12:16 PM

Congratulations on your first post. Keep ‘em coming !
Nice work, Nick. he will love it especially since you made it!
Is Ollivanders the family name?


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#2 posted 11-28-2018 01:28 PM

Thank you. No, Ollivanders is the name of the wand store in the Harry Potter series.

-- Darren... Hmmmm, I got nothin.

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