A friend asked me whether I was interested in a couple of display cases made from some kind of plastic. They were colorful and free, so I said yes. When I learned that they are actually made from fluorescent acrylic – a good choice for things supposed to catch the eye – I was even […]
Category: Magic Wands
Almost everywhere that magic is performed, you can find magic wands in one form, shape or size or another. From the “old man’s stick” design to the sleek, more nimble wands common at certain wizarding schools, the need to channel your own magic using a pointy device seems to be commonplace.
Magic aside, wandmaking has many advantages. Wands are easy projects to make, can serve as skillbuilders to hone techniques or practice new ones, and even let you try out completely new and possibly weird ideas. In addition, wands do not take up much space and, even better, make cool gifts!
I make no guarantees that the wands I am making will actually work. I imagine that if they did, I would not be writing this. Instead, I would conjur up a shaving golem to be my personal assistant and do these things for me. And yes, before you ask, I am writing this myself.
Wand more? Then go ahead and check out the variety of magic wands that I have made, and let me know which you like best! And then head into your shop, make one yourself and send me pictures!
I know it looks like I made another magic wand, but with good reason. I use it to showcase a very simple technique that you can use to animate things, i.e. make them move. And even better, you do not need microcontrollers, servos or electricity for it – springs and string are all that is required. […]
To do magic you need a wand, right? And the best wands are made of wood, so what better way to proof a concept to be used in another project than to make a wand? Enjoy, and remember to be Inspired!