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Things to do here:

:bulletblue: Submit art -- Feel free to submit any wands you've created! Folders are available for both finished products and progress pictures.

:bulletblue: Ask for suggestions/Share -- Members may submit a blog entry asking for suggestions or help regarding a particular woodworking topic, or to share something they found, whether it be a wookworking website, an outside link, a tip they discovered, or anything else.

:bulletblue: If your submissions has the Critique feature enabled, it will also be submitted to the "Critique Me" folder.

Submission Rules:
Your submission should be a photo (or photos) showing the wand(s) made by you. Designs (paper, digital, or otherwise) must be submitted to the "designs" folder.

- Contributors are limited to 5 deviations per day.
- Members are limited to 3 deviations per day.
- For your submission to be approved, it must be submitted to the appropriate folder.

Group Info

Welcome! We are a group of Wandmakers who are looking to promote wandcarving and wand-whittling as an art form, right alongside relief carving, sculpting, whittling, and other forms of woodworking. We are also a platform for sharing tips and tricks related to woodworking as applied to wands. Wandmakers of all mediums are welcome to join, but the focus will be primarily on wood.
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Founded 2 Years ago
Jun 18, 2012

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Global

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Common Interest

109 Members
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This blog interviews :iconx-xspitfirex-x:, a wonderful wandmaker and a Contributor in the group.

1. Could you tell us a little about yourself?
"My name is Cherie, I'm 27 and i live in Australia with my husband and 2 cats."

2. How did you start making wands? What inspired you to start, if anything, and what inspires you now?
"Basically I'm just completely Harry Potter obsessed. It started with looking around my backyard at all the sticks wondering what to do with them all and wanting to make my own wand then it just escalated from there. I kept going because i really enjoy making them and carving them is therapeutic."

3. How long have you been making wands?
"Around about 10ish months, my work isn't perfect, but I'm getting better and working out my own technique for it all."

4. What is your preferred medium? If wood, is there a particular species that you like to work with?
"Honestly i just use what i can find, if its in my yard or if i notice someones chopped down their trees I'll go and take a bunch of wood. I did find one particular wood that was really nice, unfortunately I'm still trying to figure out what it is!"

5. Tools of the trade! What are your preferred tools?
"I use a mixture of tools, knifes, sand paper, metal files, chisels, little wood carving tools a plane and a Dremel. Ive got to say the Dremel makes my life a lot easier but i prefer to use my files and carving tools mostly."

6. And lastly, what is your favorite wand out of all those you have made?
"Probably the one i made in memory of my son, though I do love a few of them!"

Celtic Magic Wand 21 by x-xSpitFirex-x Spider Magic Wand 23 by x-xSpitFirex-x Snake Magic Wand 8 by x-xSpitFirex-x

x-xSpitFirex-x takes commissions!
"I've just recently made myself a wand label Bewitching Branches and made boxes for them so I made a FB page here - www.facebook.com/BewitchingBra…  I can take commissions, but right now I'm just doing so within my country [Australia]."
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blondes4evs Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the request! :)
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DanteBattiato Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
My first contribution to this comunity: dantebattiato.deviantart.com/a…
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Looks awesome! Welcome :)
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DanteBattiato Featured By Owner Oct 7, 2013
I'm really to find this comunity of "wandlovers". xD Really.
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Rob234111 Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
I just wanted to thank Maranda and the other members for creating this group. I love wandmaking, and clearly, everyone else here does too. This is a great place to come for inspiration and to learn some techniques that others have used. It isn't copying, it's learning, teaching, and sharing. I love this community and it's creativeness. Keep it up. I have a whole new batch of wands to upload soon :)
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Woo hoo! Can't wait to see them, Rob.
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MicheSpade Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks for the request! I really love this group. It looks amazing!
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evelyzenunez Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for request my work!!! :hug:
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rikumason Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artist
Thank you for the request
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zsoly Featured By Owner Jul 23, 2012
It's an honor :)
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