Since Bryan didn’t want a crooked elder wand I went back to the drawing board for a straight one.
I went to the dowel bucked and found a piece of old draw-blind dowel.
I chucked that in the lathe to make the straight wand.
Since it was a straight turning project I use a spindle roughing gouge, spindle gouge, and skew to do the rough forming.
Then I sanded to 320 grit, and applied a colonial stain.
I decided to do the dremel dimpling after the first stain because I wanted to do a darker stain in the dimpled area. So I cut the dimples, sanded to 320 again and applied a dark walnut stain.
I turned the tip and handle end down, dismounted the wand, cut the ends off, sanded the tip and handle end, then burned those ends. Then I applied a coat of teak oil.
After 5 minutes, I wiped off the teak oil and took the wand in the house to sit on the mantle and dry.
After It dried I took it back to the shop and polished it on the Beall buff system.
Always appreciate comments/critiques/suggestions.
-- Pete, "It isn't broken, you just aren't using it right."