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I thought I ought to make a post about my wand making, since I’ve been asked a few times. So here goes…
All harvesting is done during the waxing and full moon phases, with permission being asked of the wight (spirit of the tree). All wands are new growth. Wounds are sealed to prevent infection and a small offering left by the roots.
The bark is usually stripped there beneath the tree, being left at one end to create a grip.
The blank is then seasoned by leaving it in a warm dry spot, protected from the elements, but where the sun and moonlight can fall on it, for a full cycle of the moon.
The wand is then ready to be engraved with runes and sealed with pure linseed oil.