This is a great thing to make and lots of fun for the budding wizard.
This was the third i created. The first being little more than a single spindle turned in softwood. My second was a commission from my daughter as a present for a friend and was a two part wand in Mahogany and Beach. The wand seen here has three materials again Mahogany and beach with the addition of a resin called Velstone. Construction is quite simple. I turned each separately then glued it all together. For a full guide I posted instructions on the Instructables web space at :
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