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Magic Wands When I was a kid, books stimulated our imaginations and kept us entertained.We imagined ourselves solving mysteries with the Hardy Boys and we helped Tom Swift with his inventions.Today's children have the wildly popular Harry Potter book series to stimulate their imagination.
To solve their mysteries, they use a fanciful wooden device, the magic wand.I made one first for my daughter, and later, for some of her friends.These wands have made me a hero with the little magicians around here.
I bet a few magic wands could do the same for you.Wand-Making 101This is a very simple spindle project and almost any lathe is up to the task.You can use a spindle gouge or a skew to do the cutting, and as I did, turn them on a mini lathe.
I started with a 3/4" x 15" hardwood blank and gradually removed all the wood that didn't look like a magic wand.I finished the wand with several coats of shellac followed by polishing with fine shavings while the wand was still on the lathe.
As I said, a simple project, but there are a few things worth considering when creating "student" magic wands.Mount hardwood...