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dodgechargerrt30
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Hello I was thinking of buying the Mercury Wand (the one Ammar uses) and I then started to think mabye I can make a wand and it will be just as good but at the same time it would be somthing I could be proud of. Im in the process of saving money to buy Vol 1 and 2 of his Cups and balls dvd and I need a wand pretty bad but I have no clue on how to go about making one that will be good and at the same time well balanced enough to do a good wand spin
so I guess my question is how would I go about figuring out how to build one

any help would be Very much appreciated

Thanks for your time

DC
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Jaz
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I can say right now that finding good, metal wand tips may be the biggest problem.

For a simple wand you could use a maple or oak dowel.
If you prefer a rubber finish, you can use heat shrink tubing to cover the wand usually found in the electrical sections of Home Depots.

I don't really prefer the more common looking wands and have been putting off using a dowel and adding glyphs and designs to it.
dodgechargerrt30
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Thank you for your input I appreciate it
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In gun catalogs that carry blackpowder rifles, you can look in the section on ramrods and their accessories to find materials that could be adapted to wands.
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Someone gave me a wand they made from 3/8" aluminum rod covered with black heat shrink tubing. The tubing was cut away at each end to expose a couple inches of the metal for tips. It spins great, but not something you'd be happy to see fly out of your hand.
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dodgechargerrt30
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That may be a good idea I'm gonna think about that
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Does anyone know the length of the mercury wand? is it 14" or more?
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I suggest that if you're making your own wand to measure from the base of your middle finger to your inner elbow/crook of your arm and make it that size.

The reason I suggest this in you may want to do a 'Flipstick' routine at some time.
dodgechargerrt30
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Whats that?
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Either way my measurement is 14 1/2 " so its close still
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I found great tips that I screwed into a dowel in a antique shop. I used the top piece from two identical lamps that hold the shade in place. I unfortunaltely no longer have that wand, but walk through home depot and search the cabinet handles, harware section, and in general all over and you will find many interesting ideas.
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dodgechargerrt30
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Yea that's a good idea
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Find some copper or brass tubing and a dowel that are the same outside diameter. Chuck the dowel in a drill or lathe and turn down about 2 inches of each end to the inside diameter of the tubing. Force fit the tubing onto the dowel, polish, and finish. Voila! nice-looking wand!
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Digressing a little, - anyone thought of making a "Harry Potter" type wand? (or twig!)
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On 2007-01-23 08:51, magicjohn2278 wrote:
Digressing a little, - anyone thought of making a "Harry Potter" type wand? (or twig!)


I have one of that "wizard school" style on my site.
http://themagiccompany.com/cat_wands.html

Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page.

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Nice one . . .
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