Bud Vases For Mothers Day

Bud Vase - ApricotTwo brothers and I met recently for a woodturning Turnover. They wanted some supervised practice and training. We started with a project agenda to give them several woodturning experiences.

However, our well planned agenda was interrupted when our wives called back from visiting Saturday’s Market. They had seen bud vases and each wanted one for Mother’s Day.

So we switched gears to make a bud vase. It was a good experience; they turned out very nice.

Then then agenda took another turn. Bud vases for daughters and daughters in law for Mother’s Day. So we spent the rest of our time making bud vases in Apricot, Walnut, Poplar, and Maple.

We have a degree(?) of sibling rivalry. Please view all the vases at the end of this video and select which one you like best. Please put your selection in a comment below this video.

7 Responses to “Bud Vases For Mothers Day”

  1. Barry says:

    Your apricot bud vase that you showed on the video is beautiful, much character in the wood. I like the slender neck and the small top flare.
    Great work —- and great instruction.

  2. Keith Wagstaff says:

    Hi Alan. Many thanks for your excellent videos. I have a suggestion to make. Would you explain what tools you are using, and how best to use them, how to sharpen them etc. I am quite new to wood turning and would appreciate your help.
    Thanks Keith

  3. Hi Alan
    I liked the shape of No 5, each person has his own style and individuality.
    keep chipping or shaving

  4. Leslie says:

    I like the profile of #1 the best, but think it would look better slimmed down, proportionally.

  5. Troy says:

    nice turning session … #1 has a nice shape … yes, a video on sharpening the carbide tip cutters would be nice information.