My art teacher has assigned a carving project for me to do, we have to pick a literature character and carve their cane,staff,or wand. I decided to do a Harry Potter wand for me.
The next day I did some research on my wand so I knew what it looked like , what it was made of , and all of that stuff. I took a quiz on playbuzz.com and I found out I was in Gryffindor and my wand was a birch wand with a Phoenix feather core. I later found out birch trees only grow in northern areas and I decided to use oak wood instead. Here is a screen shot of my results for the wand quiz.
The wand I got on playbuzz.com.
The first day of my carving I got all of the bark off which was easy since my wood was still fresh and green. I was amazed by how easy it was to peel off, I got both of my sticks peeled in just one class period.
The next day of carving I started to slim down my wood so it was skinnier. It is pretty tough because I have to leave it thicker in certain places, and it is hard to keep those exact places in mind.
Third day : I started to pick up where I left off with making the wood slimmer.
Fourth day : I started to round off the ends of my sticks and STILL slimming down my sticks.
On the fifth day I spent most of the time rounding off the ends again and ... yes, slimming down my wood.
6th day : I worked on getting the form right which is proving to be quite a challenge because of the precise and dramatic curves in my wand. But I finally feel like I'm making progress
A lot of people are cutting themselves but I still haven't cut myself, though I have come pretty close to it.
Seventh day: I made some intentions where the curves would be in the wand so I would have a easier time later on.