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Making Wands with a Lathe

© John McCue


Scrap wood
Bear claw
Shark tooth
Eagle and Hawk talon
Peregrine feather
Owl feather


Cut scrap wood to a 3/4" to 17 mm square and center on the lathe.

Turn handle first and afterwards drill hole for inserting magical objects into handle.

Turn the tip making sure to have the end of the tip the exact measurement of the hole drilled into the handle.

Then use epoxy and magic and seal the tip to the handle.

Final Product

Five Harry Potter Wands


John McCue's tutorial was taken with permission.

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