Introduction: Harry Potter Wand With a Dragon Heartstring Core

One day while I was reading a Harry Potter book, I had the idea to make a replica wand out of wood. I searched online, but none of them that I found had any types of 'Cores' in them. So I decided to just start building and see what happened. I ended up cutting a small rectangular piece of wood in half, gouging out a channel in the center. I cut a strip of red fabric and put it in the channel. I glued it back together and sanded it until it somewhat resembled a wand. The I stained it to give it an authentic look. It doesn't look that real on the outside, but I will create a new wand that does.

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HIHI811 made it!(author)2016-09-03

Looks sweet! Nice job and good idea!

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HPDIY made it!(author)2016-03-12

I had to do the same thing. It was my friend's birthday and I still couldn't find a tutorial on how to put a core in my wand. I wanted it to be as real as possible, so if course I wanted real wood with a core. I ended up drilling a hole in the end and inserting the core. I ended up making several and here are the cores that I used.

dragon heartstring-strip of red cloth(that was a great idea)

phoenix feather-a tailfeather

unicorn hair-i cut some tail hair off of a stuffed animal unicorn.

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gorilla0747 made it!(author)2012-04-09

Thats pretty cool. Try putting a bit more detail on the handle...

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Pettrocity made it!(author)2013-04-11

Yeah, I didn't really end up going off an actual design, it was more a snap decision to make it. If I were to make another, I would make it look more like one from the books.

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icalio made it!(author)2011-10-05

Fantastic, although I would suggest using (if you like <3) a string of Snapdragon root for the core. ;o

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Pettrocity made it!(author)2013-04-11

Now I just have to find some Snapdragon root!

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alindley made it!(author)2013-04-11

This is great. I was trying to work out how I could put an LED in the end of a wand, with the battery and switch in the other, but I couldn't work out how to get the wires from one end to the other, but this is a good idea, thanks.

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Pettrocity made it!(author)2013-04-11

That is a very cool idea. In mine, I cut the whole thing in half, and cut out a channel down the middle. Perhaps you could do something similar. Depending on how large the battery is (small button cell sized), it is possible that you could drill up through the bottom using a bit that is smaller than the diameter of the wand and attach the wires to it. To seal it back up, you could place some kind of wood putty over it. Very good idea.

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Dusk+Shadows made it!(author)2012-09-28

For the core u could use a horse hair from a bow of some sort of instrument i myself would just hunt down a horse but for u mortals it might be a bit harder

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janpogi09 made it!(author)2011-07-26

Nice wand now im trying to make a paper wand like that design...,.

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Pettrocity made it!(author)2011-07-31

That's a very cool idea!

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Iridium7 made it!(author)2011-07-20

Make this a slideshow, not an 'ible. But that looks really good :)

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Pettrocity made it!(author)2011-07-20

What do you mean, a slideshow? Thanks!

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