Lily magic wand

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Project by hairy posted 01-10-2011 10:59 PM 2038 views 1 time favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this for my granddaughter’s 6th birthday. I don’t think I’ll be able to wait until July to give it to her.

This is assembled with mortise and loose tenon joinery. The orange piece, (stigma – I had to google it) is the tenon. I bored out the lily with a 3/4” bit. The tenon is 3/8”. I drilled a 7/16” hole in a 3/4” dowel and used the lathe to clamp it.

It is thicker than it would be for a display piece. This will get a serious workout, I wanted it to be sturdy. It has no sharp edges or points.

Walnut shaft with a hand tooled twist. Basswood lily. Oak dowel rod tenon. Watco Danish oil finish. 14” long x 1 & 1/4” .

-- My reality check bounced...

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#1 posted 01-10-2011 11:26 PM

What a cool wand… don’t wait give it to her now.

And enter it in the contest , it’s gotta do well it’s magic

-- Paul , Calfornia

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#2 posted 01-10-2011 11:49 PM

HA! So Cool! She will LOVE it!

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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#3 posted 01-10-2011 11:51 PM

Wow…great wand! It has a very mystical look to it.

-- Where did all this sawdust come from?

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#4 posted 01-11-2011 12:49 AM

awesome piece … it will be a fun toy for a 6 year old and a fun toy when she is 12 yrs old too!

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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#5 posted 01-11-2011 01:39 AM

That is just awesome Hairy! Very Cool!

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#6 posted 01-11-2011 03:21 AM

Cool design! I’m sure it is going to be a winner!

-- Steve - Impatience is Expensive

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#7 posted 01-11-2011 09:58 AM

Pic # 2 & 4 realy show what you have made here, very nice detail & proportion, I am sure your grand daughter will appreciate the time & skill

-- Pete G: If you always do what you always did you'll always get what you always got

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#8 posted 01-16-2011 08:07 PM

Cool Piece !!!!! Very artistic.

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