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Handmade Wand TP-514u by PraeclarusWands Handmade Wand TP-514u by PraeclarusWands
Wand no. 84, designed and commissioned by Tyler P. This one is handcarved using whittling knives from a poplar dowel, sanded, stained, and varnished. The silver band was done with silver foil over silver acrylic paint.

Photo (c) Praeclarus Wands. Do not use this photo or repost it elsewhere without permission from the artist, please.
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waynek521 Featured By Owner Nov 15, 2013  Professional Artisan Crafter
Your wand shaped like a “hairpin” which is widely used in ancient Chinese girls。Beauty is the same!
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4cquiesce Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Student General Artist
Out of curiosity, what type of varnish do you use to finish your wands? :)
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
For this one, I used Folkart brand acrylic varnish in satin finish. I ran out of that a while back, though, and now I use Americana brand Duraclear varnish in satin and matte, since my local Michaels doesn't carry the Folkart anymore. I personally prefer the Americana over the Folkart.
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4cquiesce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Are they easier to use then say straight polyurethane? That's what I've been using but the smell is just so pungent ha. I really want to use lacquer some day but don't have the space for it. I love the way yours always comes out so much softer looking. :nod:
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
The Americana Duraclear does say "polyurethane" on it, but it doesn't smell, so I don't know exactly what it is.  (I've never used lacquer or straight up poly either...) but I think it doesn't really matter what you use, as long as it's not too glossy, since I find that the softer look comes from using the satin or matte finishes.
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4cquiesce Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2013  Student General Artist
Thanks! I'll definitely have to look into the softer finishes for sure. :)
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TheCelticWolf Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013
love this design! Your work is very impressive
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Sep 25, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks!
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