Handmade Mini Sketch Pencil in Calif Valley Oak with Chrome hardware
This is a mechanical pencil turned out of California Valley Oak with metal components in a chrome finish. The lead used is 3mm and is ideal for broad strokes in a sketch or design. The supplied lead is graphite. The cap is removeable to expose the eraser and contains a sharpener. The total length is 4 1/2".
The Valley Oak grows into the largest of North American oaks. It ranges over the hot interior valleys of California where there is a water table within reach of the roots. Valley Oaks grow quickly, reaching 20 feet in 5 years, and 40 feet in 10 years, and up to 60 feet in 20 years. Mature specimens may attain an age of up to 600 years. Its thick, ridged bark is characteristic and evokes alligator hide. The sturdy trunk of the Valley oak may exceed two to three meters in diameter and its stature may approach 100 feet in height.
A bit about of the process of creating these pencils: I start with a hand-selected bit of wood and the bits that make up the pencil. I then spend some time working the wood to be the proper diameter to match the mechanism. Sand paper is applied, through a number of grits, to get a nice, smooth surface. Several coats of finish are applied and buffed. The wood and metal bits are then combined into a unique item.
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Wood and wire objects will be shipped through USPS, usually through priority mail. If the postage costs exceed what I've charged, I'll absorb the difference.
Stained glass must be insured in shipment and will usually be shipped through UPS.
All shipments to Texas must add 8.25 % for Sales Tax.
I'm happy to discuss custom work, whether it's a pen, bottle stopper, chainmaille, or stained glass. Custom pieces require a 50% deposit up front to allow me to purchase materials.
If an item needs to be returned, let me know within 7 days of receipt and we can arrange something. The return policy on custom pieces can vary and will be discussed at the time of commissioning.
Beautifully crafted bottle stopper! WOW! I will definately be back to buy more!!!
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Scott! This pen is the very BEST I've seriously EVER seen! I love what you do and I can see that you ENJOY it! Perfect!
Thanks for your purchase and quick payment! You have a nice store.
Thank you for such a smooth transaction. I appreciate your business and hope the earrings are enjoyed!
LOVE my new pen!!! The pic didn't do it justice! Beautiful packaging w/ it's own case, too! Thanks so much, Scott!
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Thanks for the fast payment! Hope to do business with you again!
Thank you for such a lovely pen. Quick shipping too. Regards, Trish (SJ)
Thank you Scott, great pens. Trish - SJ
Gorgeous! Thanks for working with me to get the custom wood ( Olive wood) and the fountain pen. I love this pen and I will not let anyone touch it!!!
Gorgeous pen! Absolutely beautiful and well made! Thanks so much!
What a great artisan. Fantastic work! I am just thrilled with this purchase. Thanks so much!
Thanks for coming back and purchasing from me again! I hope the recipient of these earrings enjoys them! Thanks for the super fast payment, too!
I just got the pen and it looks really really good! Thank you for fast delivery!
This beautiful bottle stopper will have pride of place in my mother-in-law's home. Thanks for the superfast shipping.
Beautiful Scott! This was purchased as a gift for myself - after all, I'm worth it! The quality of workmanship is apparent and I can guarantee this set will never leave my side. I've handwritten more letters and notes in the last four days since receiving this set then in the last year - I can't put them down. I completed a review post on my blog at http://tinyurl.com/6m85apk. Thanks again Scott! CRyan
Holy cow, the wine bottle stopper and pen are absolutely spectacular! They arrived lightening fast and my family will love their gifts!
Beautiful pen! Purchased as a gift. I'm certain he will love it. Thanks for the extremely fast shipping.