Wizarding Wand

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Project by jeffyap posted 03-08-2013 02:45 PM 1297 views 1 time favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve been making HP wands for friends and family.
First few started with pen blanks and chop sticks, but now I’m using 4-8 inches of a 12X1X1 turning blank for the handle, and band-sawed lengths of the same turning stock for the thin part. I’ve made three single piece wands, but I can’t turn them as thin, nor as long.
Captured rings turned by using a 90 degree pick to undercut. I sanded the thin part spiral by using the top of my beltsander (Wear a dustmask.)

Wand is 17.5 inches, Bubinga, reasonably springy.
(Anyone who asks about the core, I tell them it’s Gorilla Glue.)

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#1 posted 03-08-2013 09:49 PM

Great job! I really like the spiraled part. If you did that with the top of your beltsander you are more talented than I. The only thing I’ve made from the top is junk for the stove. Also, I like the rings. thanks for showing this.

-- Jeff in central Me.

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 05:20 PM

Such a clever idea doing the spiral! Love it.


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#3 posted 03-12-2013 01:21 PM

Beautiful and very interesting wand! Like the spiral and the rings. Showed great skills and great job!

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