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Author:  byf44 [ Mon May 26, 2014 3:22 pm ]
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Here is a pic of me with a repro traffic wand I got from a DIY source. The gentleman took a Post-war wand and applied "reflective" paint. There are subtle differences between this and the real deal that can be spotted upon close inspection...but from a couple feet away, it looks pretty close. From wartime photos, I've noticed the "white" outer ring varies in width a bit. Correct me if I'm wrong here...

I've since removed the leather wrist strap.

(sorry to "necropost" :P )

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Author:  Hennig [ Fri Jun 06, 2014 8:55 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Traffic wand

[quote="byf44"]Here is a pic of me with a repro traffic wand I got from a DIY source. The gentleman took a Post-war wand and applied "reflective" paint. There are subtle differences between this and the real deal that can be spotted upon close inspection...but from a couple feet away, it looks pretty close. From wartime photos, I've noticed the "white" outer ring varies in width a bit. Correct me if I'm wrong here...

I've since removed the leather wrist strap.

(sorry to "necropost" :P )[/quote]

An excellent example of how to make a Traffic Wand 8)

Author:  byf44 [ Thu Jun 19, 2014 3:46 pm ]
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Hennig wrote:

An excellent example of how to make a Traffic Wand 8)


I'm pretty happy with it. Completely worth it to hold out and find someone who could "do it right" -- or at least get pretty close!

:)

Author:  Hennig [ Fri Jun 27, 2014 9:19 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Traffic wand

Here are my Home Made examples , sorry for the poor photo

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Author:  johankreig [ Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:22 pm ]
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is that a stripped post war one, if so how did u strip it, I need to get mine back to metal so i can spray it.

Author:  Hennig [ Mon Jul 28, 2014 4:49 pm ]
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[quote="johankreig"]is that a stripped post war one, if so how did u strip it, I need to get mine back to metal so i can spray it.[/quote]

What i done to my post war ones was to sand off the edges the red part , then go over the entire piece with the sander , go easy on this , then mask off the wooden area , get some white spray paint ( i had some hammerite so used it ) i was lucky as i used to work for a graphics company and i had some red circles made out of vinyl which i applied after the white disc had dried .
Hope this is of some help to you , good luck and enjoy :wink:


Mike

Author:  gedj2 [ Mon Sep 22, 2014 11:09 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Traffic wand

Afternoon all,

would anybody by chance have the measurements for the traffic wand, want to see about making one as have had no luck in finding one.

Ged

Author:  last drop of blood [ Tue Sep 23, 2014 9:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Traffic wand

glad to know this thread!interesting!! 8)

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