I wasn’t certain what to expect with the Compendium of Wooden Wand Making Techniques. The cover is definitely compelling enough to make me want to take a second look. I have to say, I was not disappointed. While the book does give a nod to blockbuster movies with wands in them, the authors (Al Baggetta, James Miller, Barry Gross, and Tamera Seevers) went above and beyond with this book. They walk you through step by step several different processes for wooden wand making. Whether you are hand carving, using a scroll saw, using a lath, or pulling out a dremel, you will find engaging instructions and photos to show you exactly what you need to do. The only complaint I have is my lack of more expensive woodworking tools to make some of these super cool wands. I will have to stick to the instructions for some of the more simple techniques for now.
Disclaimer: An advance copy was provided by Fox Chapel Publishing.