I recently got a comment asking if I was going to make an instructable showing how I make the wands that I sell. Well this is it! I will show you how to turn a wooden wand on a lathe! I will, however, say in advance that this is a bit hard to do so I hope you have a lot of patience.

Step 1: What You'll Need!

You will need the following:

A log or square block of wood (I chose willow).
a lathe.
a few chisels to carve with.
some sandpaper (I used 300 grit, 180 grit, and 80 grit.)
a hack saw or an extremely fine toothed saw.
wood stain (I used english chestnut, but you could use whatever you want).
lacquer or varnish (optional)
2 old rags or 2 paintbrushes that you don't mind getting destroyed.

good job :) it reminds me of remus lupins wand :)
Can i put glue gun patterns and paint them bronze?
If you want to... Um... I sell wands on ebay so I kind of go for in all wood and wood stain kind of thing. Maybe I'll do that though! Thanks!
Lol I recognized it right away, its defiantly a wand. <br/>HP= Harry potter I would assume, and LOTR= lord of the rings I assume. <br/>Am I correct? <br/><br/>
yep! I really enjoy both of those series!
Me too, I'm reading the Harry potter series for like the sixth time, I don't know why I have it memorized almost by now. <br>After that I'll probably read The Lord of the rings series again too :grin:
Do you have to use wood stain?
It's up to you. It looks kind of rough and nasty without it but one time I did just put lacquer straight over the wood and left it like that. But no, you don't have to if you don't want to.
This is not a shillelagh, it is only 12 and a half inches long and the diameter of the knob at the bottom is 1 and a half inches. It is a wooden wand. Thanks for the comment, though! :)
Please reply to the comment next time so people can be informed. Although yours is not a walking stick, the link in my comment takes you to a picture of shillelaghs of different shapes and sizes.
well, this is not a shillelagh. It is barely 12inches.
This wand or club that you have made is also called a <a rel="nofollow">shillelagh</a>&nbsp;and it served as a weapon for centuries in Ireland.&nbsp;

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