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Handmade Wand TP-514u

Wand no. 84, designed and commissioned by Tyler P. This one is handcarved using whittling knives from a poplar dowel, sanded, stained, and varnished. The silver band was done with silver foil over silver acrylic paint.

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4 mm
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Date Taken
Jan 5, 2013, 11:06:25 AM
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Hi how long is this wand?

waynek521's avatar
Your wand shaped like a “hairpin” which is widely used in ancient Chinese girls。Beauty is the same!
4cquiesce's avatar
Out of curiosity, what type of varnish do you use to finish your wands? :)
PraeclarusWands's avatar
For this one, I used Folkart brand acrylic varnish in satin finish. I ran out of that a while back, though, and now I use Americana brand Duraclear varnish in satin and matte, since my local Michaels doesn't carry the Folkart anymore. I personally prefer the Americana over the Folkart.
4cquiesce's avatar
Are they easier to use then say straight polyurethane? That's what I've been using but the smell is just so pungent ha. I really want to use lacquer some day but don't have the space for it. I love the way yours always comes out so much softer looking. :nod:
PraeclarusWands's avatar
The Americana Duraclear does say "polyurethane" on it, but it doesn't smell, so I don't know exactly what it is.  (I've never used lacquer or straight up poly either...) but I think it doesn't really matter what you use, as long as it's not too glossy, since I find that the softer look comes from using the satin or matte finishes.
4cquiesce's avatar
Thanks! I'll definitely have to look into the softer finishes for sure. :)
TheCelticWolf's avatar
love this design! Your work is very impressive
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