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Handmade Wand ''Sonic Screwdriver''

Check this out! Someone made a piece inspired by this one over at Instructables, and it's full of awesome and way cooler than mine.…


It is a sonic screwdriver -- specifically, the 10th Doctor's. (Not a sonic screwdriver, exactly, it's more of a sonic wand. Doesn't "avada kedavra," doesn't "crucio," doesn't "stupefy." But I'll tell you what it does do -- it is very good at "alohomora." It casts spells with one end and opens doors with the other!)

There's a lot of symbolism in this wand. I've labeled it as "yew," "phoenix tail feather," 10". Yes, it's nearly the same as Voldy's, but it does make sense. Yew is associated with birth and death, as is the life cycle of the phoenix, which is exemplified in the Doctor's regenerations. 10" is a reference to a few things: 1. the wand is based on the 10th Doctor's sonic screwdriver, 2. The Tenth Doctor was played by David TENnant, and 3. David Tennant's nickname was said on a British talk show to be "David Ten-inch."

It was hand-whittled from aspen wood, sanded with 100, 150, 300, and 600 grit sandpaper, hand-painted with acrylics, stained with cherry minwax stain, and finished with an acrylic varnish.

Praeclarus Wands and the Praeclarus Wands logo are trademarks of Maranda Li. Please don't upload my work to other places without asking first! (That's stealing.)
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Focal Length
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Date Taken
Jun 16, 2012, 8:59:11 AM
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IlluminatiOrange's avatar
And you should be the next Ollivander. (Your wands would be WAAAAAAAY cooler!)
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IKR!!! I thought it was so funny that he took part in my 2 favourite TV shows!

P.S. Make another one.
BowtiesAreCool15's avatar
O_O I-It's beautiful!
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BowtiesAreCool15's avatar
I wish I could afford one ;~;
PraeclarusWands's avatar
I've actually got some less expensive options available, if that might work for you? I'm on mobile at the moment, so I can't link you, but my topmost journal entry explains how that works.
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storykeeper03's avatar
now that I think about it, the sonic screwdriver kinda does remind you of a wand given it's many functions and given the feats the doctor has performed with it you'd think he was a wizard ^^
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I wholeheartedly agree!
storykeeper03's avatar
oh I forgot the tardis! wizards gotta have his bizarre home ^^
PraeclarusWands's avatar
It's got an Undetectable Extension Charm applied to it to make it bigger on the inside! Of course!
storykeeper03's avatar
a large library with a pool (why not ^^ ) and the rooms change. yeah the doctor would easily fit into Hogwarts ^^
DragonNOOB's avatar
And this is what would be created if the Doctor were to find himself in Harry Potter universe.
PraeclarusWands's avatar
He's already there! And his name is Barty Crouch...!

...junior. :D
MissKingdomVII's avatar
Take my money now! lol!
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angelfabeth's avatar
I don't know Doctor Who that well, but I'm sure all Whovians are jumping up and down if they haven't fainted yet ;)
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Oh, trust me, plenty of them have! :D
TheKnifeMaster67's avatar
this should've been barty crouch jr's wand XD
Yes!!! Looks great and it is good to see someone else noticed the ten in Tennant.
If-not-now-when's avatar
THIS IS ABSOLUTELY AMAZING. From one fan to another, I really appreciate your passion and commitment to both fandoms. I wish that I shared your talents; I actually gasped when I came across this post. Keep doing what you're doing!
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