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StevenBauer
11-15-2010, 09:52 PM
So in preparation for the big Harry Potter movie premier this week my youngest decided she needed some magic wands for her and her friends to bring to the movie. Sounded like a lot of work so I made her make them herself.

We scared up some Cherry, Walnut and Mahogany and got to work. I helped a little with the first one but the next two she did pretty much on her own. Tonight was the third night, they are getting a little nicer each night.

Here are the first two, she made a little sketch for the second one:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/P0009_141110.jpg?t=1289875563


Action shot:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/P0006_141110.jpg?t=1289875642

Some sanding:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/Photo0293.jpg?t=1289875642

Not much holding this one on, eh?
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/P0007_141110.jpg?t=1289875642


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/P0008_141110.jpg?t=1289875642


Three so far, another tomorrow night:

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/Photo0307.jpg?t=1289875642


Steven

katey
11-15-2010, 10:05 PM
Those are very nice!

Ed Harrow
11-15-2010, 10:10 PM
I say - bloody magical!

A little thread drift - I'm always amazed at the number of kids (8 - 10 years, etc) with Star Wars T-shirts. It kinda flips them out when I tell them I went to opening night in Boston - a bunch of us in Al Foote's Blazer (he and the Blazer are both long gone).

purri
11-15-2010, 11:13 PM
Handy hint from an old turner to stop tool chatter and resulting shoddy work. The safest and preferred grip for the tool rest is that the thumb bears on the top of the tool and the first 2 fingers part grip under the rest. The other arm steers the chisel. Small and accurate work only need a max rpm of 1500, the bigger the work the slower the revs. (FWIW telegraph poles with hex profiles are a bitch to turn!)

B_B
11-15-2010, 11:14 PM
wow.... Y> that is awesome...
+1!

Bruce Taylor
11-16-2010, 07:33 AM
Wonderful!

C. Ross
11-16-2010, 07:42 AM
Wanderful!

McMike
11-16-2010, 07:51 AM
Wow, very good work!

paladin
11-16-2010, 07:53 AM
Fantastic....but those sleeves next to the turning spindle kinda got my worry system functioning overtime.

Phillip Allen
11-16-2010, 08:25 AM
where'd ya come up with the unicorn hair?

Joe Dupere
11-16-2010, 08:38 AM
Really nice work. I miss working with a wood lathe. I have an old Craftsman I picked up somewhere. Once I get done the house, I need to drag it out and get it set up. All I need is electricity, or a way to hook it up to a bicycle!!

Joe, FFPoP

Rich Jones
11-16-2010, 11:31 AM
Beautiful work. And I thought I was hot stuff when I made my son a He-Man sword twenty years ago... This makes me want to go out a buy a lathe.

Hwyl
11-16-2010, 11:54 AM
I say - bloody magical!



Pretty impressive from the owner of a phoenix

Captain Blight
11-16-2010, 01:39 PM
Wingardium Leviosa!!

50 points to Bauer House!

seanz
11-16-2010, 04:23 PM
Excellent.
:)

I'll make it a priority to get my own lathe set up....now you can tell your daughter that her efforts inspire others.
Y>

Bill R
11-16-2010, 07:17 PM
Amazing. Great work!

StevenBauer
11-17-2010, 08:38 AM
Thanks for the nice comments everyone.



wow.... Y> that is awesome...
What next, wooden pens from fancy wood?

Larry, the girls have been turning pens (and pencils) from fancy wood since elementary school. Teacher gifts and Christmas presents, mostly. :)

Last night big sister got in on the action:
http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/P0002_161110.jpg?t=1290000760


http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/P0004_161110.jpg?t=1290000973


Steven

Russ Manheimer
11-17-2010, 09:20 AM
Delightful Steven. Do I see a cottage industry forming?

Russ

Brian Palmer
11-17-2010, 09:55 AM
I made the BIG mistake of showing this thread to my 10 year old HP fan. I am now officially on the "Loser Dad List" (LDL) for the substandard quality of the wands I am able to produce without a lathe.

You have done some of no favors, Mr. Bauer!;)

Seriously, nice work being done there.

Brian

huisjen
11-17-2010, 10:17 AM
See, this is a wand:

http://img109.imageshack.us/img109/3747/willowwarwickbaby.jpg

Not to disparage the manufacturers, but those other things are very nice chopsticks.

Dan

StevenBauer
11-17-2010, 10:27 AM
Nice try, Dan, but that's just a root. ;)



Steven

switters
11-17-2010, 11:00 AM
Very nice, I'm trying to get my kids to play hookie with me and see the show during the day. One is going snow boarding and the other has to work on Friday, trying to work something out for next week.

Canoez
11-17-2010, 11:10 AM
Delightful Steven. Do I see a cottage industry forming?

Russ

+ 1

StevenBauer
11-17-2010, 05:17 PM
Things are ramping up here. The premiere tomorrow night at midnight. Two more wands this afternoon.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r241/bauerdad/2010%20pictures/P0003_171110.jpg?t=1290032064


I've got a spare lathe you could have Brian but you'd have to come get it. Maybe for part two.

Steven

huisjen
11-17-2010, 06:24 PM
Maybe like this then:

http://www.jacobnorden.be/pics_products/4620101873EN.jpg

or...

http://photos.liveauctioneers.com/houses/jenackauctions/11988/1039_1_lg.jpg

or...

http://www.intariamilitaria.com/CatFeb09.081.JPG

It's just that in the first book, some wands are described as supple. I don't imagine any of the movie props qualifying.

Dan

StevenBauer
11-17-2010, 06:39 PM
Nice boxes.

StevenBauer
11-19-2010, 03:07 AM
Word is the movie was great. :) I just drove a bunch of girls home from the theater. I think the wand production came in at 8. They all have to get up in four hours to go to school. I think I'll sleep in a bit.




Steven

skuthorp
11-19-2010, 04:44 AM
As an aside, Private Harry Potter was killed before WW2 and is buried in a Ramle cemetery. His grave is attracting tourists.
http://www.worcestershireregiment.com/wr.php?main=inc/potter_palestine1939