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Author Topic: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand  (Read 1164 times)

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Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« on: November 24, 2015, 03:50:09 pm »
I have started to build my own first wand, from a branch of a Hazel tree.
This branch has a nice feature; it is hollow at least for the first 10cm of the tip. It has a hole in the tip where I can insert something;
I ask what may I insert in the wand? ASAP I'll post pics of my work in progress.
Another question; how can I protect the wood using some oil or wax?

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Re: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« Reply #1 on: November 24, 2015, 07:13:35 pm »
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I ask what may I insert in the wand?


What fits?

Do you have any things or substances or whatever that a) fit and b) suit whatever your relevant symbol-sets are?

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Another question; how can I protect the wood using some oil or wax?

 
Hang on, lemme ask my Celt this.

He says walnut oil is one good option - use several layers, and make sure each one is cured under UV light (so in unfiltered sunlight or, as he did last time he did this sort of woodworking, the lamp from a reptile tank).

For a higher-gloss finish, tung oil.

Alternately, a polishing beeswax can be gotten at a woodworking store.
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Re: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« Reply #2 on: November 26, 2015, 08:21:27 am »
In these pics you can see the hole in my wand, it may contain something like a toothpick


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This is the supposed hollow part

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What fits?


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Do you have any things or substances or whatever that a) fit and b) suit whatever your relevant symbol-sets are?


 
Hang on, lemme ask my Celt this.

He says walnut oil is one good option - use several layers, and make sure each one is cured under UV light (so in unfiltered sunlight or, as he did last time he did this sort of woodworking, the lamp from a reptile tank).

For a higher-gloss finish, tung oil.

Alternately, a polishing beeswax can be gotten at a woodworking store.
« Last Edit: November 27, 2015, 02:36:44 pm by SunflowerP »

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Re: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« Reply #3 on: November 27, 2015, 08:07:11 am »
Quote from: Megisto;182738
I have started to build my own first wand, from a branch of a Hazel tree.
This branch has a nice feature; it is hollow at least for the first 10cm of the tip. It has a hole in the tip where I can insert something;
I ask what may I insert in the wand? ASAP I'll post pics of my work in progress.
Another question; how can I protect the wood using some oil or wax?

 
Very pretty pics.

What you can insert is limited only by your imagination and the size of the items, as well as what would hold meaning to you.

My first wand was a copper tube filled with crushed quartz sand (someone had given me an entire coffee can full of the stuff). It made a pretty sound when I shook it.

Some ideas might include powdered metals or metal foil or wire, herbs, tiny stones, a feather, etc.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

What element do you associate your wand with? The most common answer is fire, but some witches see the wand as air. (You could even make a special wand to connect with earth or water if you wanted to, and use it specifically for those types of magick.)

What kind of work do you want your wand to do? What is its magickal job?

Now what items do you associate with those energies?
Which of them will make you feel most magickal and in tune with your wand?
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Re: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« Reply #4 on: November 29, 2015, 05:16:11 pm »
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Very pretty pics.

What you can insert is limited only by your imagination and the size of the items, as well as what would hold meaning to you.

My first wand was a copper tube filled with crushed quartz sand (someone had given me an entire coffee can full of the stuff). It made a pretty sound when I shook it.

Some ideas might include powdered metals or metal foil or wire, herbs, tiny stones, a feather, etc.

Here are some questions to ask yourself:

What element do you associate your wand with? The most common answer is fire, but some witches see the wand as air. (You could even make a special wand to connect with earth or water if you wanted to, and use it specifically for those types of magick.)

What kind of work do you want your wand to do? What is its magickal job?

Now what items do you associate with those energies?
Which of them will make you feel most magickal and in tune with your wand?

 I am a newby and you make me difficult questions......what do you think if I fill my wand with amber powder?

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Re: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 10:52:37 pm »
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I am a newby and you make me difficult questions......what do you think if I fill my wand with amber powder?

 
What does amber powder mean to you?  What do you feel it would do?

Other people cannot answer these questions for you: it is your tool.

Does amber powder enhance and support what you want to do with it?  If so, then you're good.  If not, then don't do it.
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Re: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2015, 03:11:07 pm »
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What does amber powder mean to you?  What do you feel it would do?

Other people cannot answer these questions for you: it is your tool.

Does amber powder enhance and support what you want to do with it?  If so, then you're good.  If not, then don't do it.

 
Precisely.

Amber powder might be perfect for this wand.

Or it might be totally wrong.

What do you the OP want to put in it?

There are no right answers and no wrong ones except what you decide for yourself.

The rest of us can offer ideas of what might FIT in there, or what MIGHT have meaning, but it's your tool. Only you know.

And for that matter, maybe it's supposed to stay empty and represent the Void.

Your magick tool, your understanding, your choice.

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Re: Help for my new and first "hollow" hazel wand
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2015, 03:26:40 pm »
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I am a newby and you make me difficult questions......what do you think if I fill my wand with amber powder?



Okay, I want to illustrate this with a story from my past.

In our path, one of the most important tools is the "chain."

The chain represents our oath of service as a priest.

It represents, "willing servitude." We are not slaves, but we take on this oath to help others by our own free will.

There is no clasp, so it is an unending chain that has no beginning, no end, except what we will.

Because there is no clasp it must be big enough to slip over our head and remove when we need to.

Well, somewhere along, one of our students decided to make her chain out of rose quartz. Another (very orthodox) student felt that there was something wrong because it wasn't a metal link chain. Large fight ensues.

Ultimate ruling: If the rose quartz "chain" means something to her, it doesn't matter if it's a metal chain or not. Each person has to follow their own meaning.
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