Natural Spiral Knot Walking Cane

Sometimes I find a piece of wood that I try to work as little as possible – usually for wands since I come across small interestingly shaped pieces than larger ones. If memory serves, which it might not, this was cut from the small patch of woods growing (mostly maple) near my house where some sort of vine grew along the small tree creating the nice spiral. I stripped away the bark then sanded it and after deciding to leave it as is applied some boiled linseed oil. It is on the smaller side measuring 50” or 4’2” making more of a cane or walking stick than a staff.

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Knotted Haft Garnet Magic Wand

I’m very proud of this wand. When I came across the haft laying in some brush I knew it’d be perfect for wand-crafting.

The haft and blade are made from separate pieces of wood. After removing the bark from the knotted haft and shaping the blade I sanded them down, secured them together, and the whole wand a few coats of boiled linseed oil for protection and aesthetics. A garnet crystal was also embedded in the base of the haft.

Even though it’s a bit large for a wand at about 17” it’s well balanced with a comfortable, natural grip.

Artist: J.R. Goslant

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