My son Christopher is a mix of legendary sword maker Muramasa and Ollivander--only cooler. And, in Ollivander's case, he would never allow himself to be abducted by a handful of clownish deatheaters. He's been into woodworking and carving for a while, making full length samurai swords out of oak and poplar, Harry Potter wands, and various sharp ninja accoutrements. Really beautiful work. Here's a nice set of examples he's created for the final HP movie, including Dumbledore's wand, Bellatrix's wand (the bent one), and various other wands, using walnut, cherry, birch, and ash. These are all hand carved. Christopher you're so creative--really proud of you.