Dennis Fischer is a retired Mining Engineer residing in Vail, Arizona, a small community near Tucson. Being a lifelong mineral collector and accomplished wood worker, it is a natural fit to enjoy both in retirement. Dennis has recently taken up cutting and polishing minerals and mounting them on custom stands that he fabricates from various media, some of which can be seen on his website.
Dennis has found a unique niche incorporating cut and polished minerals, primarily petrified wood and Brazilian Agate inlaid in various pieces of furniture. This combination of beautiful minerals inlaid in mesquite, eucalyptus and oak with occasional legs or end panels of saguaro cactus ribs gives a rich southwestern flavor to his furniture. Many of the sofa tables or entry consoles are backlit with LED strip lighting which accent the translucent agate slabs. If you have a difficult location in your home and can’t find that right corner shelf, book case or table, contact Dennis to discuss a custom piece of furniture that will solve that problem, be functional and look great.
Dennis also turns bowls and other collectibles on his lathe. One unique item is his very popular cowboy hat wine bottle stopper. These are miniature cowboy hats (+/- 6” across) turned from mesquite in various designs complete with hatband and fitted with a wine bottle stopper inside the hat. This will be the talk of your wine tasting party or simply a conversation piece at your bar.
Please see my portfolio and Gallery for one-of-a-kind items including rockscapes, manzanita roots, polished bookends and business card holders.
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