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Forum topic by yarydoc posted 10-27-2009 09:31 PM 2543 views 1 time favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-27-2009 09:31 PM

I have a Granddaughter that wants me to make her a Harry Potter Wand. I could just say no but that won’t happen. I know there are bound to be more soft hearted Granddaddies out there. So would you give me some tips on how to turn the shaft without making it break. Some pictures would be nice.

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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#1 posted 10-27-2009 10:39 PM

Do you have to turn it? Probably depends on which wand character’s you’re making…

You could just take your nice straight-grained wood (maybe a long pen blank ?) and carve away by hand

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#2 posted 10-27-2009 10:43 PM


Seriously though, not a turner but below is a link to a website where they do turn wands and one of the main sellers of manufactured (likely plastic) Movie/book branded wands.

Actual turned wands:

Harry Potter manufactured specific wands:

From the looks on noblecollection the movie prop style ones could be made by turning then carving. I have the feeling making one would be less time/cost effective, but mean so much more to her.

I’d maybe say the first step is finding out which character’s wand she wants, because each one’s looks very different.

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#3 posted 10-28-2009 05:58 AM

I made a couple for my kids. The wands described in the books are simpilar then the ones in the movies. I cut one out of oak and one out of maple. I shaved of the corners by hand and sanded they round and tapered down to a dull point. Nothing to elaborate but the cool part is I drilled the handle end and let them put there own magic elements in it for the core.

Put a plug in it and sanded smoth. Let the kids pic the finish. Nothing real fancy but they loved them.


-- Mike, Cantral Oregon

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#4 posted 10-28-2009 06:39 AM

Here’s a link for texturing wands with a glue gun. They used paper to make their wands, but the finishing looks really cool. It might give you a few more ideas for your grandkids wand.

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

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#5 posted 11-01-2009 08:10 AM

Thanks everyone

-- Ray , Florence Alabama

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