Pencils With A Story: Salvaged Red Cedar
This is a pencil with a story. This Australian red cedar pencil used to be a dressing table. It was made in the 1940’s for Iris by her carpenter brother and spent many decades holding hairbrushes, mirrors and delicate embroidered handkerchiefs. When Iris passed away, the dresser was inherited by her daughter, Gail. Gail didn't have room in her home for the old but still so lovely dressing table, but wanted to preserve and honour her family heritage so she had pens made from the lovely vintage red cedar timber for herself and her three children (Iris’s grand children) and donated the rest to us for passing on to you. This pencil carries within it many family memories.
This wooden pencil is created by an artisan who hand turns each pencil on a wood lathe in North Brisbane. Using a meticulous thirteen step sanding process and 10 coats of CA we highlight the simple, innate beauty of the salvaged Australian red cedar timber. The natural uniqueness in the woodgrain and timber colour variations, means that each bespoke pencil we create are one of a kind.
The slimline pencil is a pacer-style mechanical pencil, and has quality gold fittings, find mechanical pencil refills here. We also handcraft slimline pencils with chrome fittings if you prefer so please contact us for a custom order. We can also handcraft you a slimline style timber pen that will match your timber pencil or we can make you a matching letter opener from the same wood which makes a lovely custom gift set.
This pencil is posted in a protective sleeve or you can purchase a black presentation case or an engrave-able timber box (options below).
Need it engraved? Type the exact word or phrases needed along with your font suggestion in the text box provided. We will contact you to confirm your engraving prior to it being laser engraved. Please specify if the engraving is for a left or right hander.
Need it gift wrapped and posted direct to someone? Add the name and address of the receiver in the text box, we will gift wrap and send on your behalf. The package will include the senders name (yours) but will not include an invoice.
We are specialist pen makers. Custom pen orders are our speciality and we'd be pleased to design and turn you a bespoke pen or pencil. You can even supply your own wood that holds precious memories.