A wand of my own

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Project by Jeremy Greiner posted 08-22-2011 05:07 AM 1403 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Since my lathe stand was reworked as a shop cart (mentioned in my blog I had some spare time while I painted the shop cart and the lathe was sitting out on my work bench.

I picked up this peice of wood from the scrap bin at my local woodcraft for $2 with the intention of making a harry potter style wand. I really liked the way the wood had stripes if you angled it just right. I don’t know what the wood is, but it was pretty cool turning for the first time. I need some practice and will need to learn how to sharpen my cheapo lathe tools they weren’t that sharp out of the box and made turning a bit rough.

It was a nice afternoon with a quickie woodworking fix.


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#1 posted 08-22-2011 05:22 AM

Very cool. I’m sure there is a little one who will really appreciate it. :)

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#2 posted 08-22-2011 06:11 AM

Looks like an original Harry Potter to me….........Nice job. Did you use a steady rest to get ti down that small in diameter? I like the stripes too!

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#3 posted 08-22-2011 06:18 AM

No, I don’t have a steady rest, I sort of just went with the flow of things hoping for the best.

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#4 posted 08-22-2011 02:22 PM

Very cool—a very nice looking wand. Perhaps it is elder wood? ;-) What did you use for the wand’s core? Unicorn tail? Phoenix feather?

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#5 posted 08-22-2011 04:12 PM

Looks like some magic hiding in that wand!
Nice job Jeremy!

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#6 posted 08-22-2011 04:14 PM

Is there a phoenix feather inside, by chance? Sharp wand that I’m thinking Ron would love…

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