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Topic: Just made my first wand!
Message: Posted by: billfromoregon (Aug 17, 2006 06:06AM)
I just made my first magic wand today, and it turned out fantastic! I made it out of purpleheart, with ebony ends, and tagua nut (vegetable ivory, which looks amazingly like the real thing)/ebony/tagua nut bands between the purpleheart and ebony ends. I spent approximately 4-5 hours on it, including building a jig to bring it to final size after turning it on the lathe. I will see if I can upload some pictures tomorrow. Cheers -

Bill
Message: Posted by: billfromoregon (Aug 17, 2006 09:33PM)
Here is a link to a couple of pictures of the wand, for anyone interested.

[url=http://community.webshots.com/photo/553254921/2731967490095784906ajObJV]community.webshots.com[/url]
Message: Posted by: Magiguy (Aug 17, 2006 10:17PM)
Nice work, Bill! Congratulations.
Message: Posted by: mrunge (Aug 17, 2006 10:43PM)
That's a great looking wand Bill. It should give you years of enjoyment and use.

And best of all...you made it. :)
Message: Posted by: drhackenbush (Aug 17, 2006 11:02PM)
Well done - very elegant!
Message: Posted by: BRodgers (Aug 17, 2006 11:26PM)
Glad to see that you got the picture working. Looks really good, nice work.

Brian
Message: Posted by: TheAmbitiousCard (Aug 18, 2006 12:16AM)
Looks great. Use it well!
Message: Posted by: billfromoregon (Aug 18, 2006 12:54PM)
Thanks to all of you for the encouragement. I will post pictures of the roll-on table I made soon, and appreciate any comments/suggestions on that. Cheers -

Bill
Message: Posted by: Brian Tanner (Aug 19, 2006 12:24PM)
Way to go, Bill. That's really nice work !
Message: Posted by: jdbach (Aug 19, 2006 06:24PM)
Very nice work...keep your wand up.
Message: Posted by: Mad Jake (Oct 5, 2006 11:04PM)
Bill,
Great job! Wands are not as easy as some may think they are to make. Again, you did a fantastic job on it from the picture.

Jake
Message: Posted by: SeaDawg (Oct 6, 2006 06:40AM)
For me there is something uniquely satisfying about using one of my own creations while performing. The audience may never know, but it sure gives you a warm fuzzy...
Message: Posted by: TannerJade (Oct 6, 2006 12:26PM)
WOW! That looks fantastic!

-Tanner
Message: Posted by: MagicB1S (Oct 6, 2006 05:20PM)
Very Nice.....
Message: Posted by: JackScratch (Oct 10, 2006 08:11AM)
Reminds me that I have neglected my wand work horribly. There is no greater icon of our work, and having a nice one, which this clearly is, realy says something about you. Kudos
Message: Posted by: MintonMagic (Oct 11, 2006 11:27PM)
Very nice!

Are you selling them?
Message: Posted by: jsilk7 (Oct 24, 2006 05:02PM)
Great job good luck
Message: Posted by: walid ahumada (Nov 4, 2006 11:55AM)
Feel proud about it
Message: Posted by: Carron (Nov 4, 2006 12:08PM)
That's lovely, going to order a wand from tabman sometime this week :D
Message: Posted by: Euangelion (Nov 5, 2006 04:57AM)
Bill, despite what all the naysayers are say.... hold on.... no, no, you're sure....Bill, I'm being told there are no naysayers, hard to believe but that seems to be the case. Must be the great, great job you did. Looks super, enjoy.
Message: Posted by: rumdrum (Dec 3, 2006 11:35AM)
Awesome job Bill! Enjoy your work!
Message: Posted by: Scotty Mills (Dec 3, 2006 08:24PM)
Hey
Just wanted to say that the wand looks great!
good work!
Message: Posted by: Donnie W (Dec 3, 2006 10:50PM)
Great Looking Wand
Message: Posted by: Andy the cardician (Dec 3, 2006 11:20PM)
Great job . . . it looks superb
Message: Posted by: whoton (Dec 26, 2006 08:38AM)
Congratulations...worth the hard work and effort that you put into it!
Message: Posted by: Tom Bartlett (Dec 27, 2006 05:57PM)
Beautiful! :thumbsup: