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This wand is no. 96, commissioned by Brandon J. as a gift for a loved one. At 13 ¾" long, I carved this wand by hand from a piece of solid maple using only whittling knives and gouges, sanded, stained (with pretty much every color I own), and sealed with two coats of satin finish varnish. It is inspired by Gandalf’s staff from LotR. The runes on the wand are carved (not burned) Anglo-Saxon, and say “endure.”

Completed July 2013.

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