Dumbledore copy

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Project by EPJartisan posted 10-14-2011 01:44 AM 2159 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got a quick request for a Dumbledore’s wand for a friend of mine’s son, who just finished reading the Harry Potter books. His birthday is Saturday, so I made it yesterday. In contrast to my last wand.. this one was 5 hours. No not Elder.. you try to get elder wood when you live in a big city.. midwest USA! This one is maple, just so that is would be strong enough to hold up to a 10 year old. Jacobean oil stain, mixed with Naptha and black aniline dye… I used candle wax to protect the part I wanted to stay blond so the symbols would look clean. Thanks for looking. ~ e

-- " '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 10-14-2011 04:29 AM

I know a lot of Harry Potter fans (some quite a bit older than ten) who would love to have this wand. I’m sure your friends son will be thrilled.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#2 posted 10-14-2011 04:45 AM

Great wand! Not only a good birthday present, but nice reward for finishing all the Harry Potter books. Did you use a dremel to carve all the detail?

-- Karen - a little bit of stupid goes a long way

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#3 posted 10-14-2011 05:05 AM

I too would love to hear how you made this – suddenly think of a little guy’s mind blowing at the sight of his own wand…

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 10-14-2011 05:39 AM

Great wand!!!!!!

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 10-14-2011 06:30 AM

Another winner. Excellent work once again.

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 10-14-2011 12:10 PM

Wow! Beautiful wand—-spot on for the wand we’ve all seen in the movies, too. I’m sure the recipient will be very excited to have this.

-- "hold fast to that which is good"

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#7 posted 10-14-2011 12:55 PM

Yeah, but does it include a phoenix feather? :p

-- Thomas - Pondering the inclusion of woodworking into physics and chemistry classes...

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#8 posted 10-14-2011 01:55 PM

Nicely done and you will have a new best friend I am sure !

-- The pig caught under the fence is always the one doing all the squealing !

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#9 posted 10-14-2011 09:02 PM

Thanks all :) I turned the wand first, then used one of my smallest gouge chisels to place where i wanted the pattern, used and even smaller one to make the cell-like shapes so they fit together. I did it mindlessly while watching a the “Deathly Hallows pt1”... Then I used a dremel to tidy up the edges and with a sanding mop head ( polished it smooth. Alas last time I tried to get a Phoenix feather I got all the hair singed off my arms and face. he he.

-- " '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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#10 posted 10-15-2011 02:17 PM

Very nice project. Thanks for the construction details. Wish I had the patience for doing such lovingly detailed work.

-- Dave E. "People who are competent are worth the oil it will take to fry them in hell." --Mencken

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Craig Havran

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#11 posted 10-17-2011 03:12 PM

That is soo cool. I, along with others would love to hear the process you went through to create such a marvel. I have a friend that would love one of these, and I would enjoy making an attempt at one. Thank you very much for sharing.

-- "There's plenty of time to read the instruction manual when you're laying in the hospital bed". - Dad

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#12 posted 08-22-2012 01:56 AM

I like it. Looks like a fun project.

-- keeping myself entertained ... Humor and fun lubricate the brain

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Dominik Matus

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#13 posted 03-06-2013 07:46 PM

Nice gift. I was thinking about making this too.

-- Cabinetmaker, restorer

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