This beautifully finished Hard Maple pencil is turned using a lathe and then finishing with cyanoacrylate (better known as “Super Glue”). This creates a durable finish that outlasts most other finishes. As with any wooden item that gets handled, the pencil will develop a nice patina after considerable use. The wood in the pencils will darken over time as they are exposed to the air and ultraviolet light from the sun.
All the pencils come in a packageable and presentable linen case with a window for viewing.
This item is made from solid Hard Maple. No plywood, veneers, or substitute woods are used unless specifically listed. This is a one-of-a-kind product as no two finished items will be exactly alike due to natural deviations in the wood used. Hard Maple will tend to darken slightly over time as it’s exposed to air and UV sunlight.
This item is made from solid maple, CA glue (aka Super Glue), and finished with a light coat of paste wax. All items are non-toxic once dried and all items will be completely dry at the time of shipping.
The maple is from non-dimensional rough lumber milled down to 3/4 inch thickness in my shop. All my wood is stored until the moisture count is less than 10% so that warping and/or cracking won’t occur over time (not for outdoor use). The pencil wood is then turned on a lathe and shaped to the desired appearance. This is followed by sanding and finishing with CA glue. The pencil tubes are installed inside the blanks using epoxy suitable for wood to brass bonding. The pencil is then “pressed” and the re-fillable insert is added.
The finish procedure is 5-10 layers of CA glue (Cyanoacrylate or “Super Glue”). This ensures that the handling of the pencil has the longest possible durability. Ultimately the pencil will get a natural patina on it after use. All my finishes are non-toxic and FDA approved as food safe once dry.
This design is called the Slimline series of pens and pencils. This is a common type of pencil that has a more slender base and top and is typically more comfortable. The pencil is a “click” pencil in that you depress the top to move more lead out the tip.
Approximate Product Dimensions (Length / Width / Height): 5.125″ x 0.5″ x 0.5″
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