I sometimes get asked:
"So, what's the secret to making a Real Magic wand?"
Well, it's quite simple, and like all good magic - it's not a secret.
You pick the right wood, from the right tree. You shape it, just so. Then you have to energise it.
If you don't, it won't work.
This isn't as woo-woo as you might think.
I do it using a 'Jacob's Ladder' (stairway to heaven and all that). It's a bit of Steampunk High Voltage kit that I made in the lab.
Sometimes it scorches; sometimes it doesn't.
Explained better in the video.
The next question is invariably: " So, how do you DO real magic then?"
- Duh... With a real magic wand....