This project is a Harry Potter inspired wand for Slytherin house.
Step 1: Carving the Shape
As I didn't have a lathe to turn the wand in one go, I split it up into sections and hand carved the shapes I wanted. Once I was happy with the shape I cleaned up each piece with sandpaper. To add the scale look to the handle, I used a dremel to cut notches then smoothed it out with a sanding bit.
Step 2: Finishing Touches
The wand was darkened with wood stain, and a small box was made from cardboard, foam and purple silk to store the wand in similar to how they are in the movies. Finally the box was painted green and text was added in a silver pen to stand out from the background