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Dragon Wand by Maylar Dragon Wand by Maylar
Custom order, this wand is made so to resemble Asian style. White ash wood, 27-28 cm long (10' 6 - 11 inch), hand carved.

Ash wood proved incredibly hard for my hands, but even though I say it myself, every blister and cut earned actually paid off in the beauty of final piece. This wood gave me the freedom when working with scales and similar details and even though every night of work ended with fingers in the ice bath, I regret nothing ;)

The stand you see in the background is my sister Sanja's work and there's a carved box that also accompanies this wand: [link] :)

By then, here's the video of this (blurry, as I couldn't get my camera in the end, so this one had to do): [link]

Btw, if interested in any of my objects or in unique custom orders, you know where to find me :) Hope you like this :D
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:iconmatelot4:
matelot4 Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014
You are awesome. I'd like to know what tools do you use to make the tiny details ? i'd just bought the tiniest woods carving tools i've found and i'ts still way to big to make little details like yours. 
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Thanks :D

I use the set of tools more or less made by myself, actually. You see, I had the same problem with smallest tools that could be found on the market, so decided to play blacksmith (lol) for a while and converted some miniature screwdrivers and needles into the chisels. Won't lie and tell you it was easy to do, but the effort pays off (and I love working with metal, so it was fun ;)). 
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matelot4 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
Ahah wow. i will tell my father to try that ! What's your favorite wood to work on ? 

You're so inspiring. 
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TommyTwoThumbs Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2014
every awesome mm is great !
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sorry for the late reply and thank you so much! :D
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:iconmiriammoon:
MiriamMoon Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2014  Student
This is absolutely beautiful. Wonderful carving. I'm not an advanced whittler myself, but I have to say this is impressive.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Nov 30, 2014  Professional General Artist
Sorry for a extremely late reply...Thank you so much!
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:iconmiriammoon:
MiriamMoon Featured By Owner Dec 6, 2014  Student
You're welcome~
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GreyAreaRK1 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2013
Really impressive.
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:iconlourdes-laveau:
LOURDES-LAVEAU Featured By Owner Aug 4, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
This is incredible!!!!!
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:icondemigod74:
DemiGod74 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful Piece.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you!
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:icontimbakerfx:
TimBakerFX Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
What a fantastic piece :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! Coming from you, it means a lot! :D
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arrhenius-ohlm Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
This is really incredible! *o* what kind of tools do you use for carving? Small chisels and gouges?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 10, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much :) I use few small chisels, some of my own making and sometimes, the whittling knife. Sandpapers, of course :)
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arrhenius-ohlm Featured By Owner May 11, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I see! Thank you and keep on your amazing work! :)
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Decon-Lee Featured By Owner May 4, 2013
As a fellow woodcrafter I'm curious about the amount of time you put into this peace. im assuming 80+hrs. by chance do you know how many hours you put into this peace?
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 5, 2013  Professional General Artist
You would be right...it's between 80 and 90, all though I can not tell you the straight number. All by hand, so you can imagine. I'm still in the process of curing :P
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Dandzialf Featured By Owner May 3, 2013   Digital Artist
Great, great work!
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 3, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much!
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:iconmypokeniverse:
mypokeniverse Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist Interface Designer
omg
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner May 1, 2013  Professional General Artist
:)
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:iconompabop:
Ompabop Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
You're, as always, awesome and impressive detailed.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you, so glad you like it! :D
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:icongaia-thedragonmaster:
that is an insane level of detail.... congratulations
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Haha, yeah, maybe...but it works well in the end and that's what's most important.
Thank you very much! :D
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skiesofchaos Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Photographer
A very fine piece of work, obviously a tremendous effort. :)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so very much, I appreciate it! :)
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:icongryffgirl:
Gryffgirl Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
Beautiful carving! :rose:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you :)
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:icondejan-delic:
dejan-delic Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
OMG, is that dragon? :D It's truly beautiful! :clap:
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Yes, that's that dragon. I know I whined about my fingers and pain and all, but it turned out nicely in the end :)
Glad you like it :D :hug:
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dejan-delic Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2013  Professional Digital Artist
Final result is more than nicely, it's amazing! :nod:
Now, is it my mind, or is it just me, but I can't stop thinking about direwolf wand... :roll: :D :D
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5Happy5 Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
This is a truly beautiful piece of work, makes me want to get my tools out :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much and do, definitely do! :D
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TheDivineMissM-94 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
The things most worth while come from pain and suffering. Sadly it's true :XD: This is really incredible :D
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
I don't mind suffering or pain for a goal, especially when it turns out how I wanted it to be :D Thanks so much, glad you like it :D
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xofox Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I am frankly astonished that I'm not drooling right now.
This is incredible.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Heh, thanks so much! I appreciate it :)
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Wow. It's stunning, beyond words. I especially love the detail you put into the scales. The wands I've seen you do are really inspirational and remind me just how beautiful woodcarving has the potential to be. I absolutely love them~ :heart: (That being said, the woodworker in me is curious...how did you go about the finer details?)
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
First, thank you very much, truly! I appreciate that you like my wands :)
As for your question, I use very fine tools for details, chisels from 1 to 2 mm in width of the blade...that helps. Also, I made/smithed some of the tools myself and that helps as well :)
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PraeclarusWands Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks for the info! I'm thinking about investing in some 1mm, 1/8", and 1/16" palm gouges, so I'll see what happens.
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Jessica42 Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013   Writer
To say 'a beautiful piece' seems to inadequate.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you so much!
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013
Well done.
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:iconmaylar:
Maylar Featured By Owner Apr 20, 2013  Professional General Artist
Thank you! I know you've been following the complete process, so it really means much that you find it nicely done in the end :D
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Yonaka-Yamako Featured By Owner Apr 21, 2013
I'm very impressed. I know how tedious scales can be given I have carved them and are in the process once again.
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