While a simple tri-string can be made with just two sticks and a piece of string tied in a loop, there are many different elaborations on this basic design. This page provides a gallery of tri-string wands that may give you some ideas for making your own.
DIY (Homemade) Wands and Loops Edit
Here are just a few pictures to get started. More to be added soon -- we hope.
Two of Edward's early wands.
One Edward's very first wands. Bamboo garden stake handles. Cooking twine loop with washer. Duct tape was used to secure the string to the sticks. Real duct tape is bubble juice proof!
From Glowby's simple tri-string
Homemade DipStix-style wand. Click
to learn how to make this wand from chopsticks and t-shirt material.
One of Thommy's early wands. Click on photo to go to Thommy's article.
Another of Thommy's wands.
Business end of one of Edward's favorite wands (circa 2011).
Business end of Todd K's wand circa 2010 (?)
Bamboo poles with dowel plug for tip (Rick Findley)
Homemade velcro straps to keep strings from tangling when not in use (Rick Findley)
Telescopic poles that extend to 54" (Rick Findley)
I use a small masking tape tab to mark the size of the top string in inches and also use a no. 2 or 3 1" swivel at the center of my bottom (sling) string. (Rick Findley)
telescopic pole with loop inserted an inch inside hollow tip with a drop of superglue inside. I also use zip (wire) ties as pictured. (Rick Findley)
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