magic wand

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Project by jlb posted 04-26-2015 07:44 AM 1591 views 2 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this magic wand for my Mothers’ caregivers’ daughter who becomes 12 years old. My dilemma was what to give a 12 year old girl. What would make a good gift? Well I decided money is always a great crowd pleaser. So I made the wand from a plain stick. I formed a tenon about 1 inch from the end of stick and parted it off. Next I bored a 5/8” hole on the tenon side of the stick. This formed a pocket for the money. The tenon now fits the hole for a lid and the stick appears to be one piece. Now I placed a $100.00 bill with a short string attached. I have her make a wish that of course won’t come true. I then explain something must be wrong inside the wand. I have her remove the end cap to find out what the problem is. The string is now attached to the lid so the bill comes out when the lid is removed. Surprise surprise,a Happy Birthday!

-- Jim, Ca,

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#1 posted 04-26-2015 10:16 AM

Good job, she’ll have the stick long after the money is gone and always remember the day.

-- Mama calls me Texcaster but my real name is Mr. Earl.

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#2 posted 04-26-2015 02:48 PM

Very clever. I bet she’ll have the wand forever. ;0)

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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#3 posted 04-26-2015 04:12 PM

Cool idea

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#4 posted 04-26-2015 05:13 PM

Great idea but what if she wishes for a $100 bill? :)

I have lots of sticks that look like that – maybe if I wish REAL hard they will all be full of money.

Thanks for sharing.

-- Leafherder

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Jim Jakosh

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#5 posted 04-26-2015 08:44 PM

Very clever and the bucks will be well appreciated, I’m sure. Slick storage!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#6 posted 04-27-2015 03:11 AM

Cool! Very innovative! Kudos!

-- Rodney, Arkansas

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