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Ragman
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Are there any sources for a wooden wand that is full length that can be made into a smaller wand, (I know that it is an ambigous statement) In other words; if you unscrew the wand in the center and place just the brass tip on one half of the wand it will make a shorter wand. I guess you could say a full wand and a close-up wand! I would thank you in advance for any help.
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You could easily make something like what you're talking about. I'm not the best person to ask in terms of "making" things, but you could easily get a wooden dowel rod, cut it to whatever size you needed, stain it to your color liking and then fit it with brass tips.

I'm not much of a wand guy as my wand is my sharpie.

Good luck!

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Ragman,
As an avid woodworker, I have to disagree with Christopher. It is not an easy undertaking if you have no woodworking experience. Even with experience, it is difficult. It takes specialized tools to make threads in wood. I'm not certain the threads on a wooden dowel would match up easily with the threads on a machined piece of metal. The threads on the metal are finer than wood threads.
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On 2009-09-06 22:45, ldl1017 wrote:
Ragman,
As an avid woodworker, I have to disagree with Christopher. It is not an easy undertaking if you have no woodworking experience. Even with experience, it is difficult. It takes specialized tools to make threads in wood. I'm not certain the threads on a wooden dowel would match up easily with the threads on a machined piece of metal. The threads on the metal are finer than wood threads.


I thought that might be the case. As I said...I wasn't an expert on the subject...just making an uneducated observation on the subject.
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Contact Mark Burger at House of Magic. He has exactly what you are looking for.

http://www.houseofmagic.com/page2/page5/......e29.html
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Is rannie still doing his wands, they were lovely
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Thank you kind sir for remembering my wands. I have not made a wand in a while. I just stopped making them one day. I still have some wooden wands and specialized wands available though. As long as people still want my wands...then I might start making again.

Regarding the "2 in 1" wand that Ragman is looking for... It can certainly be done. However my misgiving with such wand is that I find it too complicated for a tool. Physically, I do not find it appealing,,but that's just me. If the wood has grains, you will have to screw on the right piece with the right connectors. To give it a balanced look, you would have to remove 2 pieces and reconnect the ferrules. That would be 4 connectors and 5 pieces.
Strengthwise...I am no expert with engineering but it gives me the impression of too many stress points. I rather worry about tightening up one connector before or during the act as oppose to 4. Perhaps I am analyzing too much ... pardon me. Just wanted to help Ragman decide.

I feel it is always best to have a solid one piece wand for both situations...be it close up...or (mini) ultra close up.

Oh...Ragman, did you want them to be identical? What are your dimensions?

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I agree with Rannie. These wands are on the market but I always worry about stress points.
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