Making a Magic Wand

Introduction: Making a Magic Wand

About: Come spend some time in the shop. I'm a hobbyist woodworker and professional computer geek in Northern California. I guess my projects will vary widely, and I have no clue what I plan to make next...

Making an ironwood wand. Ironwood is extremely hard type of wood. It is normally heavy, oily and due to the high silica content quite rough on the tools. All that being said, if you take your time and work hard to get it all polished up it is a beautiful looking wood. This wand is laminated with a 1/4 piece of oak and finished with a coat of wipe on poly.

Also, 'iron' woods are the only woods that are heavy enough to sink in water.

Science lesson over, lets turn a wand...

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    I like that you use a wide variety of woods in your varied projects. I've found the tight grained woods like the fruit trees & ironwoods can develop a smooth satiny texture that feels so nice in your hands with a bit of 0000 steel wool dipped in double-boiled linseed for a final sanding.

    Very nice work kludge77!


    5 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! I like the clean and refined look of these wands; they're not the typical harry potter wands you see (not that they aren't also nice).

    Great post, thanks for sharing your video.