A little while ago my good friend Matt (Matson23 - follow him!) was kind enough to carry out a request I made. He made me the Elder Wand from Harry Potter. You may have seen it on here actually as there is an instructable for it. Anyway instead of having this excellent piece of work kicking about and rolling about it thought I would make a nice little stand for it.
So here's my instructable for an Elder Wand stand.
Step 1: Materials and Tools
For this project I used the trusty bandsaw mainly along with chisels, hammer, pins and wood glue. Oh also some measuring equipment and squares. Not much to it really.
Step 2: Cutting Up the Wood
I just used some off cuts of wood we had in the pile ready for the burner. Like most my instructables I don't measure things properly so this is basically giving a rough idea to how I made it.
Cut a nice shape for your base. I traced round a fish food tub to give a nice curve. Then make the legs to hold the wand. I overlapped the two pieces so it made a nice shape and also makes it pretty strong. You need to cut little sections out of the wood at an angle so they for nicely together. Angle the bandsaw table to do this. That way you can get both pieces the same. Once cut out finish it off with the chisels. Make sure they are sharp so you don't rip the wood.
Next cut angles on one end of the two pieces so it sits flush against the base. While you're on you should cut grooves in the other end for the wand to sit in.
Step 3: Glue and Pin
Now that everything is cut into place it's time to glue and pin it. Be really careful with the pins as they can split the thin pieces easily. To be honest you should be ok just gluing it.
Now leave it to dry.
Step 4: That's It!!
So that's it. Your Elder Wand can now be displayed anywhere you want safely and securely. I'll eventually stain the wood but for now a light sand to bring out the grain and colour was enough.
Thanks for reading. Hope you enjoy making it.