Tulipwood bottle stopper


About this Product

"A bottle stopper turned out of tulipwood and matched with a chrome base. It will add an elegant touch to your open bottle of vino while keeping the flavor at its best.<br /> <br /> A bit about of the process of creating these bottle stoppers: I start with a hand-selected block of wood and the bits that make up the metal base of the bottle stopper. I then spend some time working the wood to be the proper diameter to match bottle stopper diameter. I often start out with a design that I'm trying to achieve. Sometimes my desires match with the finished form, but often the wood convinces me to change along the way, either by showing me an interesting feature, or by showing me a nasty fault. Sand paper is applied, through a number of grits, to get a nice, smooth surface. Several coats of finished and buffed. The wood and the metal base are then combined to create the finished product.


Friendswood, TX

Meet the Maker

I first got into a woodshop during college. Took one course on woodworking and was not able to finish the project because of time constraints. It would be several years before I was able to complete that project, with the help of a family friend. Since then I've added a shop onto my house and get in there and work as often as I can.

That shop is also where I do my stained glass. Mostly pieces for myself and friends, but I'll occasionally get a bee in my bonnet and do a piece on spec that I love, but does not fit in with the house.

The chainmaille is a recent restart. I stopped doing it because I thought my pets might swallow the rings. (They are now old enough, and slow enough, that I can catch them before they try anything.) I was initially intrigued at a Renaissance Festival (and am working on a mail shirt off and on) and am now intrigued by the massive variety of weaves that are out there.

I've recently acquired some leatherworking supplies, and am starting to increase my skill in that medium.  Feel free to drop me a line with questions about my items, possible commissions or anything up my alley.

Thanks for stopping by, Scott (aka the Mad Moravian)

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