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Magic wand
life is full of magic; if we remember to put it there

I have a saying:
‘Life is full of magic; if we remember to put it there’.

The wand was not a project I intended to do…
It came like magic, while I was experimenting to make imitated bamboo on the lathe.
In this process, the wand just came to life in my hands.
Must have been a magic tree the wood came from.
So I guess it was the rebirth of a ancient Japanese magicians wand.

Pictures:
1. The wand in it’s holder, made from magic Scottish burl (and a few extras, made from the same magic tree).
2. Origami crane keeps the magic on it’s wings.
3. Ornament keeps the energy back at the end of the wand and brings beauty to the magic of the wand.
4. Magic jewel focusing the energy.
5. The wand can be put apart, so it is easy to transport and hide from bad spirits or thief’s.
6. The wand standing in it’s holder (and a couple of backup wands from the same tree).

Here how it was made.
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/39028

Magic might inspire…


Best thoughts,
Mads

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





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Rustic

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#1 posted 12-19-2013 04:37 PM

Awesome work Mads

-- www.carvingandturningsbyrick.com, Rick Kruse, Grand Rapids, MI

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davidmackv

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#2 posted 12-19-2013 04:44 PM

Very nice detail.

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whitewulf

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#3 posted 12-19-2013 04:58 PM

Full of surprises, you are;-)
I never know what to expect from the depths of your mind!
Always watching….

-- "ButI'mMuchBetterNow"

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 12-19-2013 05:09 PM

Mads. that came out real nice and that is a good idea to replicate bamboo on the lathe!!

Nice going, my friend!!...............Jim

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

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SPalm

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#5 posted 12-19-2013 05:27 PM

You delight.

Thank you,
Steve

-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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woodkandy

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#6 posted 12-19-2013 05:31 PM

Wow, I love it! How long is it and what wood did you use?

-- Kandy, Alberta, Canada

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#7 posted 12-19-2013 06:01 PM

These are really nice Mads. Hmm, I wonder if one could transform me into a better woodworker. Now that would be magic! I loved the painting too.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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mafe

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#8 posted 12-19-2013 07:17 PM

Here how it was made.
http://lumberjocks.com/mafe/blog/39028

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

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llwynog

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#9 posted 12-19-2013 08:50 PM

Now you just need to find yourself a raven, or a skull with dribbling candles.
Love the tiny origami crane !

-- Fabrice - "On est bien bĂȘte mais on sent bien quand on se fait mal" - my grandfather

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lew

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#10 posted 12-19-2013 08:53 PM

Mads,
That looks great! Thanks for the photo tutorial, too!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#11 posted 12-20-2013 12:15 AM

Everything happens for a reason. This piece of wood wanted to become a wand. I bet you are glad you listened to it. Great Job.

-- Leafherder

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#12 posted 12-20-2013 12:29 AM

You come up with the greatest stuff Mads ;-)

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

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#13 posted 12-20-2013 02:36 AM

So full of details, great work mads!

-- Learning one thing at a time

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#14 posted 12-20-2013 02:43 AM

Great job

-- The Old Rednek Workshop https://www.facebook.com/theoldrednekworkshoptn

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#15 posted 12-20-2013 03:41 AM

You are full of it Mads:)
You have a great imagination that lead to un-expected projects.

Well done.

-- Abbas, Castro Valley, CA

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