All good wizards need a trusty magic wand by their side. But those online stores and places only have replicas, without letting you test the combination that is most in-tune with your wizarding mind. So being a good and handy wizard, I decided to make myself a magic wand. All I needed was a lathe, lathe tools, and the proper wood. I hope you like it and make your own! Comment pictures if you do.
Step 1: Setting Up and Turning Your Stock Round
Start by putting your square or round stock in the chuck. The chuck is essential because you need to part the end off. I used an ash block, 1.5" x 1.5" x 24" (roughly).
I started by turning a small section round because that is how big my tool rest is. Once the part was mostly round, I turned a small section down to it's final round depth. You will turn this down smaller later, but this is just for a reference. Use a roughing tool to turn your stock down to this depth, then start shaping with other tools. To turn it down, simply take off a little at a time, taking off from left-to-right or right-to-left. You can round as much of the stock that you want.