My Harry Potter Wand By: Lore carter

Have you ever wondered what the logic is behind which wand is paired with each character in the Harry Potter series is? Well, the type of wood the wand is made of, the core, and how flexible it is are all major factors in which wand goes with each character. This is because the wand chooses the wizard based on their personality traits and each factor has an entirely different meaning.

The wood of the wand is a huge deciding factor in who the wand will go to. The wood of the wand I got sorted for on is made of English Oak wood. English Oak wands "demand partners of strength, courage, and fidelity" as stated on that same website This website also says "owners or English Oak wands... have powerful intuition". Those personality traits are just a couple the many associated with owners of English Oak wands.

The next thing that determines which wand chooses which wizard is the core. Dragon heartstring cores "produce wands with the most power". This means that they need owners that are responsible enough to handle power and not misuse it. Wands with dragon heartstring cores "tend to learn more quickly than other types". This means that these wands work well for people that catch on to or learn things quickly.

The last thing that determines the wand for the wizard is the flexibility of it. states that "wand flexibility or rigidity denotes the degree and willingness to change possessed by the wand-and-owner pair". in other words, how willing the owner of the wand is to change. The more flexible the wand, the more willing the owner is to change. however, the site also says that "this factor ought not to be considered separately from the wand wood, core... the owners life experience and style of magic." All of the components of a wand work together to make it original and unique.

In conclusion. there are many factors that go into a wand both when it is being made and when it is choosing the wizard to be its owner. those factors would include the wands length, core and flexibility and no one factor should be the only one considered.

February 15th, 2017- On February 15th I began working on my wand. I started by cutting it down from a large stick, to a stick around 14 1/2 inches long because the original wand was described as "13 1/4 inches long" and I wanted some extra room to work with.

February 17th, 2017- This is when I started removing all of the bark from my stick. I decided to remove all of the bark versus leaving somewhat of a handle because the whole wand is pictured as a shade of dark brown/black. I plan on just using a stain to achieve the color.

February 20th, 2017- On the 20th is when I started to actually shape my wand. I did things such as taper the end of my wand and remove the bumps or knots in the wood to make it a little more smooth.

April 5th, 2017- This is when I began to sand my wood to smooth out and soften it. I also did this so that the stain would look better when I put it on to my wand.

April 6th, 2017- This is the day I put the finishing touches on my wand by adding the stain to make it the color I wanted it to be. After the stain had dried I added a clear coat to seal it in and make it a little more shiny.

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