We've been making props for candy for about two weeks now...
This stand to hold a phone on a tripod took 20 minutes to make. Two strips of wood, nailed, with a 1/4" inset nut. #woodworking
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.
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.
I made a jig to plane a consistent taper on the wands. With this they can be planed to a square prism.
Next week we are having a Harry Potter themed birthday party for Luciana and Andrea, so I'm making wands for everyone. #woodworking