Wow! Two Awesome Wands – Turned and Carved

May 14, 2023 By Billy Burt Sr 0

You can view my other turnings here:…). I was commissioned to make two wands by a customer that got one last year. The process is pretty much the same, but I added a special touch this time… Power Stones! One is made from Texas Ebony and the other is Apricot. I turned the parts I could and power carved the others. Neither of these were withour issue as you’ll see. But I prevailed in the end… because I’m too stubborn not to. After turning and carving, I torched certain areas for effect and sanded it back. I dyed the Texas Ebony wand a light brown and it has a more gutteral look and feel. The Apricot wand is smooth and natural except for the torched areas. Finished with Myland’s Nitrocellulose Lacquer Sanding Sealer. Both wands are roughly 18″ long. Woodturning is an art that requires patience, skill, and creativity. It involves the transformation of a piece of wood into a beautiful and functional object. In this tutorial, we will be making a small ash natural edge bowl. Materials: – Desired wood species – Lathe – Wood chisels – Sandpaper – Finish (optional) Step 1: Preparing the wood Start by selecting a piece of wood that is suitable for your project. Cut it to size and mount it on the lathe. Make sure that the wood is securely fastened and balanced. Step 2: Roughing out the shape Use a roughing gouge to turn the wood into a rough shape. Make sure that the edges are still natural and uneven. This will give your piece a rustic and natural look. Turn the wood slowly and carefully, removing small pieces of wood at a time. Step 3: Shaping the piece Once you have roughed out the shape of the piece, use the desired gouges and other turning chisels to refine the shape. Be careful not to remove too much wood at once. Step 4: Sanding Once you are happy with the shape of the piece, use sandpaper to smoothen the surface. Start with a coarse grit sandpaper and gradually move to finer grits. Sand the wood evenly, making sure that you get rid of any rough spots and scratches. Step 5: Finishing If you wish, you can apply a finish to your piece. This will protect the wood and give it a nice sheen. There are many types of finishes that you can choose from, such as oil, wax, or varnish. Apply the finish according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Enjoy. If you have questions, feel free to contact me. Thanks for watching.