Category: October ’20: Magic Wand & Pumpkins

October ’20 Challenges: Pumpkins and Wands

It only seemed right to have a slightly spooky challenge for our members in our first October together . . .

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A wand, just the wand, and nothing but the wand

A piece of apple with Intrinsic colors and HS wax. From a dry trimming, some bark remained after turning to make some ‘buttons’. Even though it was dry, it was still branch wood and, after several days passed, did warp to add to the charm

It’s the Pretty OK Pumpkin, Chuckie Brown!

Segmented Jack o’Lantern bowl of Padauk and Wenge. 13 rings, 32 segments per ring. 417 pieces total including a floating bottom disc. Finish is Hampshire Sheen High Gloss Wax. 14 inches diameter and 7 inches tall!!

Mix and match wand

Wand made from three woods that you can interchange on a thread

Lit pumpkin

Last minute pumpkin and wand.

Pumpkin with Red Hot Core Wand

My efforts this month Willow Pumpkin finished in satin gloss and Ash Wand with a red hot core for increased power

Final wand

Here’s my final submission, it’s a wand I made for my daughter. Bloodwood which she asked that I paint as I painted her brothers, which caused me major pains.

Pumpkin wand

Here’s a wand I made for my kids teacher. 3 pumpkins for each of my kids in her class. It’s purple heart colored with iridescent paints and some burnt orange.

Wands for my boys

Here are a couple of wands I made for my boys. They are both maple which has been colored with intrinsic colors, and highlighted with some iridescent paints and embellishing waxes

Spooky Ash Pumpkin hollow form

I thought id turn both challenges this month. The pumpkin began life as a very nice piece of ash, before i turned and hollowed it. I coloured the pumpkin with intrinsic burnt orange and honey, before scorching, some careful sanding in places, and some more colour. very effective i think. think finial was coloured with …

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Wands for niece and nepher

Here are wands I made for my niece and nephew, One is bloodwood, and the other I can’t remember. The kids are only 4 so they need to be a little more sturdy.

Wizards wand

The wand is made from oak and the handle is cherry. Finished with Hampshire sheen danish oil.

Ready for the 31st

Wand – finished in black and red spirit stain with gold gilt cream to achieve a deep, deep purple. Each bead has special meaning!

Spooky pumpkin

First pumpkin carved and turned. Sanded to 400 grit and finished with Hampshire sheen Danish oil.

Pumpkin & Wands

Enjoyed the process and thanks to you guys for the advice re colours ?

Hubble Bubble Toil and Trouble

Two challenges in one. Pumpkin hand carved and coloured with Intrinsic honey and white. Wand was skew practise, would have liked to go thinner, but the wood – whatever it was – wouldn’t let me! Painted using Jo Sonja paints. Cauldron an off cut of beech, again used Jo Sonja paints, hand carved skull, embellished …

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Pumpkin Kings Magic Wand! ?

Magic Pumpkin Wand! Made from an offcut of hardwood floorboard, 16 inches long with four mini carved pumpkins too. ??

Carved Halloween Pumpkin ?

This was supposed to be a prototype for a bigger version, just trying out ideas, but turned out okay and never got more time to attempt another anyway! So here it is. Wood unknown turned & hollowed out into a box form then detail carved using a dremmel, coloured with HS intrinsics, lit with led …

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Jack O’Lantern

Here’s my first turned pumpkin. Process can be found on my YouTube challenge, “HodgePodge Woodworks”.

My wand

This is my submission for the wand challenge

Scary Jack o lantern

Turned from old piece of beech, coloured with chestnut orange, black and white stain, carved out with a dremal

Wicked Witch Wanda’s White Wand

Turned , carved and left bare

Magic wand to vanquish Covid

A maple wand to crush Covid and for this months wand submission

Wand-ering about

Here are a couple of wands for the October challenge. The one on the left is a replica of Professor Dumbledore’s wand. The other is the genuine wand which belonged to the Professor’s not-so-much heard of half brother, Fumblemore, who dropped the wand while flying on his broomstick over the marshes to the North East …

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Skinflint Voldemort!

When Voldemort came into my wand shop a while back, this is the wand he wanted but he wasn’t prepared to pay the price for it. Taking the much cheaper version, he left and ultimately this led to his demise at the hands of some kid who had only just started shaving! False economy….I told …

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A worn wand for a Wiley Wandering Wizard

A piece of scrap 50×50 (2”x2”) fell under my gaze today while doing a non lathe related task in the workshop ….. the result, a go at one of this months challanges, the wand. Here is a well worn wand for a wiley wandering wizard ?‍♂️ finished with HS Intrinsic colours blended on handle and …

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It’s a kind of magic

A two piece wand with hidden feather and glow in the dark blade.

another wand for the porridge

did a second wand for the kitchen this one is made out of a brush handle ..it did wanr to fly so it become a scotisc spurtle ..finish with HS wax

all wands are not magic……

when i said to my wife the challenge is a “wand” she said i need one for the kitchen ?????? a scotish wand …know as a scotish spurttle ..so there it is with bronze inlays and HS wax finish

Alder pumpkin

My largest hollow vessel so far, from an alder log cut down last year at the local nature reserve.

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