The White Queen's Finger

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Project by Transition posted 09-26-2011 06:09 PM 1611 views 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

A friend of mine, Alice, commissioned a Magic Wand. I tried a couple of woods and designs, but was happiest with this one. The wood is Red Cedar (Juniperus virginiana). The length is 16-1/2” (the distance from her elbow to the tip of her index finger, which of course is the proper size for a magic wand). At first I went for a “Harry Potter” style, but then looked toward another realm. I was going for a “queenly” figure in the handle. It should come in handy when accomplishing “six impossible things before breakfast”!

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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#1 posted 09-26-2011 06:25 PM

The red contrast in the cedar gives the wand a magical appearence. Alice will be creating spells in know time.

-- Flaws are only in the eye of the artisan!

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#2 posted 09-26-2011 07:37 PM

Great job! What did you finish it with??

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#3 posted 09-26-2011 09:38 PM

Andrew, that piece of timber is “alive” what a beautie, I am sure Alice will be over the moon (hopefully not on a broomstick) :))
Great project , design & great finishing

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

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Joe Lyddon

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#4 posted 09-26-2011 09:44 PM

That sure is PURDY!

Would make a good Pointer too… “Here’s Pointing at You Kid!”

Nice… Now, maybe she can perform more magic for You! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#5 posted 09-27-2011 04:03 AM

@imagineer – I was helping a relative with a tree that fell, saw the red heartwood , and had an “a-ha” moment. However the red color in the wood was not as predictable as expected. Why I would have that expectation is beyond me.
@capnjack2 – three coats of wipe on poly.
@pete – I am pleased to announce that she liked it. And I do believe she mentioned something about getting a broom…
@joe – hmm… pointers… have to give that some thought.

-- Andrew, Orange County, CA -

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Joe Lyddon

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#6 posted 09-27-2011 05:45 AM

Y’know… Pointing to a chalk board… etc. pointing like teachers at the chalk board… to pictures, etc. ...
... is that what you were thinking? LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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