**Safety note 1: If you start to feel your hands cramp up, stop. It's not worth it to cut your hand open because you can't hold onto the knife/tool properly. If you're using a lathe however, you shouldn't encounter this problem.
**Safety note 2: I'm a klutz with just about everything, but I use knives all the time. No matter what you use to shape your wand, use caution and common sense. Having a custom made wand is cool, and I think they're pretty fun to make, but if blood had to be shed in order to get it, that's just no fun. So be careful, and happy crafting!
Step 1: Materials
6. Lacquer (optional)
7. Paint (optional)
Step 2: First Thing's First...
*Even though you could use a saw, I chose to use a PVC cutter because it's faster and since the sticks are on the thin side, they won't really damage the cutters. This isn't necessary, but it's the path I chose.