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Handmade Wand AG-238u by PraeclarusWands Handmade Wand AG-238u by PraeclarusWands
Wand no. 52, commissioned by Cody M. This wand is 13 3/4" long and was carved by hand from a mahogany dowel from Michaels over the course of about 9 hours. It was sanded with 100, 150, 300, and 600 grit sandpaper, stained with ebony stain, and sealed with two coats of acrylic varnish. It's my first wand with an inverted spiral.

The wand is based on the main character of Cody's HP fanfic, Artemis Gridlock, which you can read here: [link] Another wand I made, the Beethoven wand, was also for this work.

Praeclarus Wands and the Praeclarus Wands logo are trademarks of Maranda Li. Please don't upload my work to other places without asking first! (That's stealing.)

Usual disclaimer: My crafts are in no way associated with religious/occult beliefs. Wandmaking is only a hobby and is my way of showing support for J.K. Rowling's wonderful world. All wand designs I make will not be repeated and are my original designs (and thus are (c) to me), and do not intentionally bear resemblance to any other wands found anywhere unless stated otherwise.
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NTGreen Featured By Owner Oct 21, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Amazing ... how is mahogany to work with? Truly a stunning wand!
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Oct 22, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Glad you like it. Mahogany's working properties can vary with the particular piece (just every other wood) but this particular piece was really quite nice on the knives and hands. Not too dense, but not too porous either. 
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redscrafts Featured By Owner Jun 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
This is amazing.
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Jun 3, 2014  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
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AvalonsWinter Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
That handle.
I like that handle. O3O
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Aug 23, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm rather proud of it. :3
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Rikky-Tikki-Tavi Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
For some reason this reminds me of one the older batman movies, the one with Danny DeVito as The Penguin. Beautiful piece.
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Glad you like it.
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MetroFace Featured By Owner May 14, 2013
I recently found your work and spent some time looking at your wands. I like all the wands you have posted. This one jumped out at me, I really like this style.
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner May 14, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you! I'm glad you like it. This one is one of my personal favorites as well :D
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loller2874 Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Student General Artist
my favorite! yo´re amazing!
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Nov 16, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much!! ^_^
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LostEleganceAdopts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
this is probably one of my favorites:D
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Me too!
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LostEleganceAdopts Featured By Owner Oct 23, 2012
Lol
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Professional General Artist
Wow, very exquisite! Wonderful carving!
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks! Glad you like it!! ^_^
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Arahiriel Featured By Owner Oct 10, 2012  Professional General Artist
It is my pleasure. Sure the person who got it is happy with it. ^^
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DorianECGordon Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
I'm still unable to decide which one of your most wonderful wands is my favourite one. I've decided to Fave this one because is both simple and articulated, and it seems both delicate and tough. You did quite a marvellous job and I'm very impressed: the way you refinited the wood, you carved it, you polished it... Greatly done. My compliments.
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thank you so much! I really appreciate the feedback :)
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Moshuko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
For some reason, I really love this wand. Now did you get that light-starry effect on the hilt of the wand? (nearest to the pommel)
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
It's natural, actually - the direction of the grain of the wood and the way the wood absorbed the stain caused the pattern.
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Moshuko Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012
That looks really amazing. Btw, I wrote up a review for your blog about my wand. :) Perhaps next time I order a wand from you, I'll look into using Mahogany.
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
(Just so you know, since you put the review on the comments, instead of approving your comment, I just copy/pasted it onto the entry of the page itself. It's up, if you'd like to see it! :))
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!! (I have to stock some mahogany soon anyway XP)
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