Wood? Turning A Valentine’s Vase From A Tagua Nut

Miniature VaseThis video may also be viewed on YouTube, Vimeo, and Facebook. All the same – best right here.

When I see a good demonstration, I have to try it myself. That is the case here for a tagua nut. The demonstrator was Clive Christiansen. He has turned hundreds of tagua nuts.

Tagua nuts used to be used for buttons as a substitute for ivory. With the advent of plastics, they have been replaced.

My little vase is a little over one inch tall and a little under one inch in diameter. No finish – only a good buffing.


2 Responses to “Wood? Turning A Valentine’s Vase From A Tagua Nut”

  1. NEIL says:

    I could not open the video,
    Is there something wrong with my link?

    I so enjoy your videos.

    I think that we call it vegetable ivory in South Africa.
    Looking forward to your reply.


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