I’ve been fine-tuning a wand box for a while (as seen by the evolving prototypes below)
It seemed funny to me that so many wand boxes don’t display the wand. The materials in the prototypes were all draftboard, the final was baltic birch ply, 1/8". I used a dye from Amazon, surprisingly cheap for how nice it turns out. The top of the box is PETG. One sheet (it’s so clear it hardly shows up in photos) spans the entire top and is curved by the wood sides of the box. The other two pieces are painted with stained glass paint and etched away (my usual trick.)
Also, for those curious, the wand was a gift from a friend on Youtube. His channel is a lot of fun, if you’re interested.
I also really got to go to town on the 3D engrave – I told my glowforge it was Maple Hardwood in order to get the option to come up, and I’m really pleased with the results.
For those interested in major nerdage, the text is from a book of Old English riddles, specifically one about a tree that gets cut to make a battering ram. (In my headcanon, the wizarding version is about a wand). I wanted to create something that Harry Potter fans might enjoy without actually infringing on Harry Potter IP, if I decide to make more and sell.