Harry & Hermione Wands – Daniel D. Brown, 2018

I made these wands for a couple of burgeoning young wizards. Harry’s is made from walnut, while Hermione’s is ash. Carved by hand.


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I finished whittling these little wands for a young Mr. Potter and Ms. Granger (@jennifermxavier). While not nearly as intricate as the “real” things (the kids are like 4-5ish so I wasn’t going for perfection especially on Hermione’s), the Harry wand is actually 11” (and contains a real Phoenix feather core. Kidding), while Hermione’s is 10 3/4”, as per Mr. Ollivander’s specifications. Harry’s is walnut, and the faux bark crevices were darkened with chalkboard paint. Hermione’s is ash, stained with vinegar/steel wool and then resanded. Finished with @odiesoil. Cut first on a bandsaw, then with a @morakniv sloyd knife. #harrypotter #woodenwand #harrypotterwand #whittling #odiesoil #madeinpittsburgh

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Mulberry Pen – Daniel D. Brown, 2018

I made this pen from a mulberry log that came down in my neighbors backyard.