Wands & More Wands

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Project by Joe posted 03-02-2018 09:34 PM 666 views 0 times favorited 2 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I enjoy making these “magical” wands out of different pieces of scrap floating around in my shop. Doesn’t take much, they range from 12” to 16” and about 1 1/4’ to 1 1/2’ in diameter, smaller works too. Kids of all ages love waving them around playing in a fantasy world. I give them to my wife who is a special education teacher and she in turn gives them to other staff, faculty members and some parents. You have to be careful who you give them too because they do have somewhat of a sharp point, so their not appropriate for younger children.

The straight wands are the easiest to turn, the ones with bumps and curves are finished on the spindle sander and they take more time. I used a dye and then sanded on a couple of them, drilled holes in the handles on one and they seemed to be the most popular. I finish them with poly. A friend of mine Maplerock sells his at art shows and does extremely well.

If you have a lathe, say the magic words and give it a try. Thanks for looking.

Take Care, Joe

-- CurleyJoe, "You only learn from your mistakes"

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#1 posted 03-02-2018 10:43 PM

Very Nice Joe! Great Selection. Well Done!

-- I Chose "The Road Less Travelled" Now I'm Totally Lost! (Ontario, CANADA)

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#2 posted 03-03-2018 05:09 PM

Cool, as good as anything in the movies. Your last name must be Ollivander. LOL Thanks for posting.

-- Leafherder

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