I have made a few “wizard” wands recently and in the process of cutting down the rods, I was asked more than once if I were making a conductor’s wand. I hadn’t considered it, but my father thought his choir director at the Senior Center might like one if I ever did.
The handle should be cork and the rod should probably be plastic or vinyl material, but I made it with what I had…. wood!
The rod has been painted with several layers of white spray paint and a high-gloss lacquer. I kept the handle simple by only staining it and giving it a light sanding. I figured it should be so slick it wanted to fly out of your hand.