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Project by EPJartisan posted 1265 days ago 1327 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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Eric

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#1 posted 1264 days ago

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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Marc5

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#2 posted 1264 days ago

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 1264 days ago

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

-- Stephen Mines (Saltmines@aol.com)

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Druid

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#4 posted 1168 days ago

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

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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rance

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#5 posted 1041 days ago

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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