Sunday, February 27, 2011

Repairing the Hierophant Sceptre



Decided to take a couple of pictures of the Hierophant's Sceptre as I repaired it today. This particular tool has been in use for eight of the ten and a half years of Bast Temple's existence (for a couple of years, we used a different Sceptre). This one was made from a wooden dowel, red and gold paint, some balsam wood for the crown points, and a giant cork. I am not sure what the support rod is made of (and I did not think about examining it before gluing the crown back onto the shaft). It is not as neat as the one that I saw that used a Pringle can for the crown. This is the first time that I ever had to repair it in the decade it has been in use. It is ugly, but functional.

5 comments:

Peregrin said...

Hey, the first Sceptre I made used a Pringles can too :) Nice to be part of a tradition...

Rufus Opus said...

Right on! It's not even ugly. Much. It's barely ugly.

Nick Farrell's Blog said...

Chic has started making these out of thick leather which is brilliant. It is easy to cut and can take the odd smashing aside of the wands in the 1=10 without breaking

Hermetic Order of the Temple of Starlight said...

I think it is beautiful, because of the love and care
Ina Custers-van Bergen
www.templeofstarlight.eu

Frater YShY said...

That sceptre will be in an archive one day, i am sure. :)

You can buy pre-made tough wood crowns in the form of curtain rod finials at home finishing stores.

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