Next week we are having a Harry Potter themed birthday party for Luciana and Andrea, so I'm making wands for everyone.

I made a jig to plane a consistent taper on the wands. With this they can be planed to a square prism.

I then used a rabbet plane to make a groove at 45 degrees on a strip of wood. This lets me hold the wand blanks, which are square, to turn them into octagons.

Then, I used a block plane to turn the square prisms into quick and dirty octagons. I'll refine the wands over the week and see if I can carve something on them.

This is a chip carving knife. I really have very little idea of what I'm doing, but it is fun!

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