Carved Wands

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Project by joey posted 03-26-2011 06:56 AM 3795 views 2 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My grandson’s like to play Harry Potter with their grandma, true be told she like to play Harry Potter with her grandson’s lol, so I carved them some wands to play with my oldest grandson’s is the dragon and hers is the hummingbird and my littlest grandson has a wolf wand that I have not gotten any pictures of yet. I don’t know which gave me more joy carving the wands for them or watching them run around the house; I mean Hogwards zapping each other with them.

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#1 posted 03-26-2011 07:05 AM

4 stars

out of four

-- "Good artists borrow, great artists steal”…..Picasso

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#2 posted 03-26-2011 07:07 AM

Both of them look great. I like the delicacy of the humming bird, and also the celtic knotwork on the dragon. Will we see the wolf before the next full moon? What kind of wood did you use for the humming bird?

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#3 posted 03-26-2011 07:54 AM

They were both carved from some scrap cherry I had that didn’t make the cut for a piece of furniture I build except the wings on the hummingbird which I used hard maple hoping it would hold up to the wear and tear so far it has done a good job it was a bear to carve, but it holds it detail pretty good. I really like to carve cherry it is becoming my favorite wood. The wolves is carved in black walnut and I am working on a flower wand for my granddaughter that is also carved in walnut and eastern red cedar I’ll try to get some pics of them tomorrow and post them. I also use cherry for the handles of the carving knives I make I really like the feel of them when they are burnished with another piece of wood and then waxed

I use got a bunch of western red cedar scraps from a job I did, all off fall from some 6×6 and 6×12s so I might try my hand at some bigger pieces

-- Joey~~Sabina, Ohio

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#4 posted 03-26-2011 08:00 AM

Good looking wands. Isn’t grandpaing fun? ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 03-26-2011 11:06 AM

Amazing work! Well done.

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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#6 posted 03-26-2011 12:11 PM

Wonderful carvings, I love the dragon. I have to try this more, and yes perhaps some magic wands for the boys of my GF would be a nice idea.
Thank you for sharing.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#7 posted 03-26-2011 04:53 PM

I bet you had as much fun carving them too! Great to have fun in our shops, at least once in a while LOL!

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

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#8 posted 03-26-2011 05:00 PM

I know the feeling of joy making and giving wands to kids who are Harry Potter fans. I get yelled at all the time that I don’t get paid enough, but the fun of making them, and the joy on faces, truly are payment in themselves. These are great! and I adore the humming bird. Thank you!

-- " '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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