Compendium of Wooden Wand Making Techniques: Mastering the Enchanting Art of Carving, Turning, and Scrolling Wands

Fox Chapel. Nov. 2021. 192p. ISBN 9781497102828. $29.99; pap. ISBN 9781497101692. $19.99. CRAFTS
This book gives step-by-step instructions for crafting wands in a variety of whimsical styles, each with its own unique personality that will have readers wanting to get started right away. The content is extremely reliable, with detailed project instructions, and creates a strong technical foundation for readers looking to develop their woodworking skills. The book’s high-resolution photographs demonstrate the steps of each project. Most notable is the informative introduction, with an overview of the history of wands.
VERDICT This book is a useful reference for a somewhat niche craft. Recommended for any library serving a community where woodworking or cosplaying are particularly popular.
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