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Hammiesink
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Are there some kind of brass or metal piece that can be bought at Home Depot that looks like the end of a wand? I was thinking of making my own...
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While simple paint does a good job, you could use some of the brass plated curtain rods cut and placed over a dowel rod. My son makes wizard type wands like Harry potter and those used in Magick (Bizarre magic) and he uses a lot of parts and fittings from plumbing and curtain hardware to make some very interesting things. He also made me a very elegant wooden wand painted in flat black and white which I treasure.

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One idea I have used in the past is to buy a couple of cheap tubes of lipstick and use the metal caps that they come with. If you look around, you can find a variety of styles that should fit the look you're going for. Once you bought those, taken off the caps then thrown away the lipstick you can take the caps to a local hobby & craft store to find the right wooden dowel rod to fit it.
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In the Home Depot where I go I've looked for metal and brass and found nothing that would be used for wand tips without some additional machining.
Their wood dowels are a good start though.

One idea I had is to go to the electrical department and buy some shrink tubing. The stuff is black and when heated shrinks. You could use this on a dowel or metal rod and after shrinking, paint the very ends of the wand enamel black.


For myself, I'm considering a plain, oak dowel and using a Dremel and/or wood burner to add some designs on the tips.

I looked into what Frank suggested and found only split curtain rods.
Copper pipe in the plumbing section is an alternative depending desired on wand thickness of course.

I wonder if brass bullet casings could work?
How about ferrules use for fishing rod construction.
Hammiesink
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Ug. I thought it would be easier than this. The lipstick thing may work. Perhaps I'll just break down and buy one at a shop for $20 or so...
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On 2005-11-30 13:24, Hammiesink wrote:
Ug. I thought it would be easier than this. The lipstick thing may work. Perhaps I'll just break down and buy one at a shop for $20 or so...
Hey, now that's a thought...why didn't you think of that in the first place?
Any hoo, the satisfaction of making you own can be exhilarating...don't give up so easily. Do a search on this forum, the Café Quicksearch can be very informative. Here's some advice, don't copy what is out there, use your imagination and create you own unique wand! Anyway, good luck! Smile Smile Smile

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I use a solid stainless steel rod 1/4" or 3/8" X 10"or so. You can even get 'em in brass.
Magic is doing improbable things with odd items that, under normal circumstances, would be unnessecary and quite often undesirable.
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Yeah. You're right. I'll just buy one. Supposedly the weight helps with the wand-spin sleight anyway. I've been practicing that for the last week with a plastic black-n-white toy wand. Ug.
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