Harry Potter Wand With a Dragon Heartstring Core

Introduction: Harry Potter Wand With a Dragon Heartstring Core

About: I am a computer programming, book reading, music making DIYer!

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
    HIHI811

    3 years ago

    Looks sweet! Nice job and good idea!

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    HPDIY
    HPDIY

    4 years ago

    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
    gorilla0747

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Pettrocity
    Pettrocity

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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
    icalio

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    alindley
    alindley

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Pettrocity

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    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
    Dusk Shadows

    7 years ago on Introduction

    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
    janpogi09

    8 years ago on Introduction

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

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    Iridium7
    Iridium7

    8 years ago on Introduction

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