Fire Maple wand

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Project by EPJartisan posted 03-07-2011 12:38 AM 1891 views 5 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A few years ago, the local Day Nursery held a fundraiser dinner / auction with a Harry Potter theme. I was asked if I had any extra wands, I donated 7 simple wands, and one which I knew the tree personally and pooled more time into. I included a stand and a small book, both made form the same tree as the wand. In the book was the history of the tree, biological facts about Maple trees, and how the wand was created. I priced the value decently low, but it received a bidding-war and went for over 7 times the valued amount. The last picture are the 7 other wands I donated, which also brought in some good money. I got a great thank you letter, and a tax write-off.

-- " 'Truth' is like a beautiful flower, unique to each plant and to the season it blossoms ... 'Fact' is the root and leaf, allowing the plant grow and bloom again."

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#1 posted 03-07-2011 03:17 AM

Oh the kids would love to have one of those wands.

-- Eric "That's all very well and human, but when will you stop having to apologize and start doing your very best you can? When will you begin?"

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#2 posted 03-07-2011 03:24 AM

Made money and got a tax write off; Sweet! The bids are a reflection of the craftsmanship and time put into the work. True craftsmanship. Nice job.

-- Marc

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Stephen Mines

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#3 posted 03-07-2011 03:28 AM

Dammit, Eric, stop it! You’re gonna make me have to think!
Seriously folks, that is exceptional stuff! May I have some more of that, please?

-- Stephen Mines (

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#4 posted 06-12-2011 12:38 AM

Very nicely done. The book is a really nice touch.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#5 posted 10-16-2011 06:14 PM

Nice wands, but I would like to see more information on that wooden book. What did you use for the rings?

-- Backer boards, stop blocks, build oversized, and never buy a hand plane--

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