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  • Invidosa
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    I have a lovely maple wand, that is woodburned with climbing vines. Personally, i choose not to seal my wands, i prefer to sand them smooth and treat them with tung oil, or linseed oil.

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  • ~Belladonna~
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    I currently use a Willow wood Wand. In the past I've used Oak which was just as much fun.

    Different types of woods bring different types of energy. Research and go with what is right for you for what you need.

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  • brigidrose
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    I use Frankencense also lavender. Bees wax is what I use to seal mine.

    I put gems on mine, so I wax it after I place them in the grooves.

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  • Lunacie
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    Originally posted by StrongSpirit View Post
    this may be little off topic but, I am a new pagan and I was wondering what wands are used for. I know that may sound rathe naive but I'm really curious
    Very old thread getting ressurected here.

    Wands are used to direct energy, to do magic, to cast the circle, to call the quarters, things like that. Some prefer to use an athame, some like to use both a wand and an athame for different things. Some use their finger or nothing at all, simply directing the energy throught the focus of their mind.

    Not all Pagans use wands (or athames), just as not all Pagans cast a circle. Those are things that Witches and Wiccans primarily do.

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  • StrongSpirit
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    this may be little off topic but, I am a new pagan and I was wondering what wands are used for. I know that may sound rathe naive but I'm really curious

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  • mothwench
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    hrrrmmm, maybe you could melt it with some beeswax?


    apart from that, i've heard orange oil works nicely on wood. smells good, too.

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  • asamananara
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    Copal, the mexican resin so popular in perfumery and incense,
    makes a world-class varnish. It's even reputed to be the elusive
    ingredient used by Stradivarius to impart such beautiful intonation
    to his violins. Unfortunately, I've yet to work out a way of
    making my own copal varnish which doesn't require an artisan's
    expertise.
    Last edited by asamananara; September 22nd, 2004, 06:22 AM.

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  • mucgwyrt
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    Originally posted by asamananara
    I periodically seal my wand and staff (both of which are unfinished,
    and rough-barked) with frankincense resin. It really vitalizes
    the object, preserves the wood, boosts it's attunation, and
    even smells purdy. lol
    That's a nice idea asa! It hadn't occurred to me to use something like that; I'd always avoided sealants and varnishes because they're so chemically. I'd love to make a mugwort oil or beeswax and use that (I love mugwort... )

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  • asamananara
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    Originally posted by ~Emily~
    Sorry, this is a little bit off topic...
    Do you have any advice about how to finish a wand (or in my case, stang)? I've been debating whether to stain and seal it, but I'm just so afraid that I'm going to destroy it. Woodworking is definitely not my thing, so any help or pointers you can give me would be really great.
    I periodically seal my wand and staff (both of which are unfinished,
    and rough-barked) with frankincense resin. It really vitalizes
    the object, preserves the wood, boosts it's attunation, and
    even smells purdy. lol

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  • mucgwyrt
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    I haven't done anything to my stang, it's just as-is, bark and all. I did sand it down a smidgin though, just so that it didn't shed moss on my rug

    I always like Hazel for wands

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  • CaitrionaMorgaine
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    Frigga and I have wands made of sycamore--a tree all over the place in our area. However, I cannot find any sort of magickal correspondence for it. I'm not worried about it, but wanted to point out that you don't have to use a certain kind of wood unless you desire to do so. You are what make your tools powerful.

    Avalon's Blessings, ~Rhiannon

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  • Noctis
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    Depending on what I would use the wand for, I would sand it, then seal and finally stain it. ^_^""

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  • ~Emily~
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    Sorry, this is a little bit off topic...

    Do you have any advice about how to finish a wand (or in my case, stang)? I've been debating whether to stain and seal it, but I'm just so afraid that I'm going to destroy it. Woodworking is definitely not my thing, so any help or pointers you can give me would be really great.

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  • WhiteRavenBran
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    Ash is supposed to be a good wood to use for wands, from what I've heard.

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  • Verthandi
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    Oak is used a lot because it is one of the strongest trees--it's a Chieftain in ogham. You can use any tree type for a wand depending what you want it for. You can have several wands if you want--a different wand for different situations.

    Here's a nice little site I found about properties of trees:
    http://www.uponreflection.co.uk/ogham/trees_set1.htm
    Last edited by Verthandi; September 21st, 2004, 02:02 AM.

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