Tagua nut inlay – wooden clocks

Tagua nut inlay – wooden clocks

Wooden clocks are working works of art.  Using many shades and types of wood, if you make wooden clocks, you can embellish them with tagua nut inlay, and if your gears are small enough you can use it for them too!  Excellent book.  It mainly tells of tagua nut being used for other inlay work … Continue reading »

Tagua Nut Box

Tagua Nut Box

There’s more than one way to deal with a void – such as make it bigger!  This artist has created an ornate box out of a tagua nut with some obsidian inlay. Great for trinkets and other fascinating items, also makes a great gift box for earrings!

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Tagua nut craft kit

Tagua nut craft kit

Curious about an ivory alternative? Rainforest Ramble Tagua Nut Craft Kit  allows you to make up to 25 projects! The kit includes   A tagua nut slice (which makes a great natural “canvas” for young artists), plus an adhesive pin back for each participant to make his or her own tagua nut pin. A “Rainforest Sample Set” to … Continue reading »

Larger Tagua Nuts

Larger Tagua Nuts

Tagua nuts come in many shapes and sizes.  Most if not all have a void in the center which can make carving a netsuke a challenge.  You never know where the void is going to show up, or how large it’s going to be – except that the larger tagua nuts have larger voids.Large Polished … Continue reading »

Tagua Nut Elephant Netsuke

Cute elephant netsuke carved from taguanut – an eco-friendly ivory alternative. The palm nut is almost as hard as ivory and is difficult to hold, making carving a challenge. Furthermore, there is almost always a void in the middle of the nut, making carving more difficult.  For sale at Amazon .