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Compendium of Wooden Wand Making Techniques

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Conjuring up wooden wands might seem like a magical and mysterious process, but the Compendium of Wooden Wand Making Techniques is here to show you how simple it can be! In the first-ever guide to making wands, you'll learn how to hand carve, power carve, wood turn, and scroll saw 20 unique projects that are sure to delight and manage mischief. Be inspired with a gallery of beloved staff-carrying and wand-wielding characters from the infamous Harry Potter and Lord of the Rings series -- from Albus Dumbledore, Hermione Granger, and Severus Snape to Gandalf, Saruman, and several others. Woven throughout these gallery pages are images of wands you can make in the book that are thematically similar -- but distinct from -- these iconic wands and staffs! Also provided is a Wand Sketchbook section as a jump-off point for you to design wands of your own, along with areas to include your original wand's name, wood type, length, core, and special skills. From there, five wand projects for each woodworking technique are presented with step-by-step instructions, coordinating photography, and patterns. A complete project collection that's truly the first of its kind, this book is a must-have source of inspiration that belongs in

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Pages 192
Publish Date 2021-08-24
Size 8.5" x 11.0" x 0.44"
Author Editors of Fox Chapel Publishing

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For those who wish to make their own wooden wand, there are four primary woodworking techniques covered here, each addressed by an expert artisan woodworker: hand carving, scroll saw, turning, and power carving. A brief history of the presence and uses of wands in a variety of cultures, from ancient Greece to northern European societies, culminates with a nod to wand lore in current popular culture. A guide to types of wood includes information about physical qualities as well as the more mystical attributes ascribed to each (this book does not make any claims about magic, instead framing this aspect in the context of what has been said by others). Each expert provides information about the required materials and tools used in that technique, followed by instructions for completing five unique wand designs. Step-by-step photos and instruction are accompanied by diagrams that can be photocopied as well as close-up color images of each completed project. A basic knowledge of woodworking and tool use is assumed. Safety information is included throughout.
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Logan Wittmer, Editor in Chief, Popular Woodworking
The Compendium of Wooden Wand Making Techniques is a whimsical, fun quest into wand making. From carving to turning, you'll find a technique to suit your skill level.

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