HP: Whittle your Wands.
Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:04 PM
I decided that whittling wasn't enough - these are still too big, so I clipped the end:
If you want to try this, whittle it first before clipping, it's easier to hold onto. Just leave enough to grip after it's been cut.
Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:18 PM
Edited by fred67, 22 January 2011 - 08:22 PM.
Posted 22 January 2011 - 08:37 PM
Posted 22 January 2011 - 09:41 PM
If you read between the lines you see that I said I had no brown when, quite clearly, Harry and Hermione are holding brown bars... because I don't want to enhance the pieces that came with the set, I'm just weird that way... but I will order (likely used) ones and butche.. uh, enhance away.
Posted 23 January 2011 - 03:58 AM
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Posted 23 January 2011 - 05:13 AM
I would try this myself but knives and I don't like each other. I would probably end up in the emergency room with a finger in a plastic baggy full of ice.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:09 PM
Posted 24 January 2011 - 12:41 PM
I understand that TLG didn't make them though. Their design can be used for many more things than just a wand.
On the other hand, the custome one can also be used for icicles (white version) or as a toothpick...
Or perhaps child safety was the main reason. Anyway, nice job
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 02:14 PM
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Posted 24 January 2011 - 04:41 PM
I also think I will try to make them even smaller.
Posted 24 January 2011 - 05:16 PM
But seriously, the rustic look of the carved wands is great. As soon as I saw your work I started to wonder how difficult, or not, it would be to not only carve a wand, but to make it unique from other wands. Could such eensie wands be carved to a degree that they can closely resemble wands from the movies (or one's imagination via canon)?
You have inspired me. I will probably wind up with so many bandages on my fingers I will look like Dobby after speaking ill of his family. Now! Where the HELL did I put that jack knive???
Edited by ybmagpye, 24 January 2011 - 05:31 PM.
Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:33 PM
Posted 26 January 2011 - 06:56 PM
I have needle nose pliers; I wrapped the very end of the bar in a torn bit of an index card so that it wouldn't get roughed up, but since I clipped the end anyway, that's a waste of time and makes it harder to hold.
Then I used a utility knife - you really need something to hold the blade.
Then I whittled - you can't do it all at once, you have to sheer off little bits at a time. I'd do a couple of cuts, then twist the bar in the pliers to get it at a different angle.
You also want to make sure you're using a sharp blade.
Each wand will be unique. I simply didn't try at all to make the cuts straight because I wanted it to look like twisted wood and I wanted them to be unique - how to make them look like each wizard's wand from the movies? Don't know if I'd try, but I think I'd start with what I did and then use a smaller xacto knife to try to customize.
I've got a bunch of bars on order, including brown and tan, and I think I'd actually like them to be a bit smaller still, so I'll post more when I make them.
Edited by fred67, 26 January 2011 - 06:56 PM.
Posted 27 January 2011 - 02:17 AM
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