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Making a Wizard's Wand, a Secret-Compartment Box, and More!

Making a Wizard's Wand, a Secret-Compartment Box, and More!

by Loyd Blankenship


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Are you ready to get started being a Maker?

With this book, you'll learn the basics of woodworking. You'll learn how to work with standard hand tools such as you will find in any home or school workshop or makerspace. And you'll find out about the techniques woodworkers use to measure, cut, and join wood pieces together to create objects that are sturdy and useful as well as fun and creative.

Makey the robot and his friends guide you step by step through four do-it-yourself projects:

  • A wizard's wand just like the ones you see in the movies
  • A sanding block that will help you with all the other projects
  • An attractive charging stand for your smart phone or tablet
  • A wooden box with a secret compartment for your valuables

Suitable for young adults working with a little bit of adult supervision, these hands-on projects will show you how to use the right tools and materials to make great-looking stuff. No prior experience or knowledge is required — everything you need to know is right here!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781680452549
Publisher: Maker Media, Inc
Publication date: 11/01/2016
Pages: 120
Sales rank: 197,549
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.30(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Loyd Blankenship has more than two decades of woodworking experience and, when not busy with his day job at Intel, can often be found making stuff at Ocean State Maker Mill in Rhode Island. He has written on topics ranging from sports to computers to roleplaying games.

Lane Boyd is a former political beat reporter and computer graphic design journalist who now manages websites and email campaigns for the healthcare industry. You can find more of his wand-making tutorials at

Mike Gray is an award-winning writer, cartoonist, animator, and director. He is also a proud father but, so far, has not won an award for that. You can peruse his portfolio online at

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