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Project by EPJartisan posted 1365 days ago 1814 views 3 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I love making wands… this one was a repair job from for a friend. Of course it was supposed to be a glue job, but I can’t help but make something new. The Shedua stick is from the original wand, but I have been having fun making spirals of late.. thus the handle became a spiral of Yellow heart… love the contrast between the two woods.

The challenge of this one was that the original stick was tapered the whole length.. so I needed to taper the inside of the yellowheart blanks prior to turning it into the spiral. I had to insert the stick from the back, then plugged the hole with another turned piece.

-- the sacrifice of one's ego is the greatest gift to someone you respect





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Paul2274

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#1 posted 1365 days ago

Whoa! That is supercool!!

Looks really hard to get the taper right.

You did a great job!

Paul

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Arnold

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#2 posted 1365 days ago

Very nice

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scottb

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#3 posted 1365 days ago

fantastic! Great repair turned upgrade.
I’ve made a couple of “natural” wands. But after seeing the Art of Harry Potter Exhibit at the Museum of Science earlier this year – such intricate design work for things that might never get a close up on camera – I’ve been hankering to make some more elaborate ones.

I keep seeing this LED light stick at the checkout at Target and am thinking how to turn that into a “functioning” wand for the little one.

-- I am always doing what I cannot do yet, in order to learn how to do it. - Van Gogh -- http://blanchardcreative.etsy.com -- http://snbcreative.wordpress.com/

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BertFlores58

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#4 posted 1365 days ago

A very nice project in the future.. I can use my strips of wood to be recycled. What is the standard lenght of wands?

-- Bert

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Kindlingmaker

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#5 posted 1365 days ago

I would really like to see how you turn that spiral! A very nice fix!

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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Eagle1

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#6 posted 1364 days ago

Beautifyl job. I really like the combanition of the wood.

-- Tim, Missouri ....Inside every older person is a younger person wondering what the heck happened

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wseand

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#7 posted 1364 days ago

Yes, very nice work. I wouldn’t have even thought of a wand, not that I could make one. Great piece.

-- Bill - "Freedom flies in your heart like an Eagle" Audie Murphy

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michelletwo

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#8 posted 1364 days ago

I enjoy spirals too..I would have avoided tapering the spiral..I’d have flattened the stick as far as needed..seems easier. Very inventive on your part. Not many folks spiral..I’ve seen maybe 1-2 other than my own. Thanks for showing this

-- We call the destruction of replaceable human made items vandalism, while the destruction of irreplaceable natural resources is called development.

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mtnwild

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#9 posted 1364 days ago

Very cool! I’ve thought of using the tapering idea you used on a cane. Cool seeing it applied here.

Nice wand, well done…...........

-- mtnwild (Jack), It's not what you see, it's how you see it.

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LittlePaw

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#10 posted 1364 days ago

This is one interesting cane! Good job!

-- LittlePAW - The sweetest sound in my shop, next to Mozart, is what a hand plane makes slicing a ribbon.

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