Mechanical Sketch Pencil in Black Chrome and Spalted Tamarind


Mechanical Sketch Pencil in Black Chrome and Spalted Tamarind
Enjoy the convenience and durability of this handcrafted, compact, heavy duty custom pencil at home, shop, studio or work. The mechanical pencil features an unbreakable 3mm lead, a precision collet mechanism, built-in sharpener and an attractive clip. Pencil includes a 90 mm length of 3mm lead installed and an extra pack of 3 leads. This Mechanical Sketch Pencil was individually handcrafted through a long process and is one of a kind. The Spalted Tamarind has been turned, sanded and coated with 10 layers of finish and polished to a satin shine that is extremely beautiful and durable.

Mechanical Pencils Black Chrome Plating
Black Chrome offers a unique alternative to traditional plating's that works extremely well with lighter color woods or dark colored wood to evoke that "tactical" look. The unusual "non-metallic" black color makes Black Chrome a favorite.

Sketch Pencils Spalted Tamarind
Spalted Tamarind is a beautiful exotic wood often found lying on the forest floor. The rotting effect on Tamarind creates the spalted look that varies from piece to piece. Spalting is a by-product of the rotting process that is carried out by a vast array of stain, mold and decay fungi, that are found naturally on the forest floor. When the temperature and humidity are right, spalting can cause many different and beautiful patterns in rotting wood. Before turning, the wood is stabilized, to ensure hardness and durability.

Handmade Sketch Pencil Features and Specs
Lead Pencil Type – 5.6mm Click Pencil
Pencil Type Operation – Click Top
Fittings – Black Chrome
Material – Wood – Spalted Tamarind
Color – Browns and Creams and Black
Pencil Length – 4-1/4 in
Width (measured at point of finger contact) - .560 in
Weight – 1.5 oz
Lead Type – 5.6mm 4B Soft
Includes – Extra 3 pack of lead
Replacing Lead – press the plunger and hold down. The jaws holding the lead will release the lead. Slide a new lead stick through the open jaws to the desired extension

Additional Information on Handcrafted Pencils
All of my mechanical pencils are handcrafted on a lathe in my shop
Each picture of a pencil is the actual pen that you will receive
All pencils will ship within 24 - 48 hours
Each mechanical pencil is unique; no two will ever be alike since they are handcrafted works of art.
All of our wood products are purchased through legally licensed providers that provide exotic woods from sustainable forest product areas.

Crafting Process
The sketch pencil is constructed first by hand selecting each piece and then cutting, drilling and turning the pen to its final shape on a lathe. The pencil is then sanded 7 times with progressively finer grits (150, 220, 320, 400, 600, and 800) of sandpaper, to achieve a very smooth surface and a diameter tolerance of .001 - .002 in, for a smooth transition with the metal parts. Wood pencils then have 10 coats of finish applied and the pencil is sanded again 9 times with sandpaper to 12,000 grits to a high shine or satin finish. Acrylic and Tru-Stone pencils are sanded 9 times with sandpaper to 12,000 grits for a high shine and then a polish is added.

Shipping from United States

Processing time

1 business day

Estimated shipping times

  • North America : 1 - 2 business days

I'll do my best to meet these shipping estimates, but can't guarantee them. Actual delivery time will depend on the shipping method you choose.

Customs and import taxes

Buyers are responsible for any customs and import taxes that may apply. I'm not responsible for delays due to customs.

Payment Options

Secure options
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards

Returns & Exchanges

I gladly accept returns

Just contact me within: 14 days of delivery

Ship items back to me within: 30 days of delivery

I don't accept exchanges or cancellations

But please contact me if you have any problems with your order.

The following items can't be returned or exchanged

Because of the nature of these items, unless they arrive damaged or defective, I can't accept returns for:

  • Custom or personalized orders

Conditions of return

Buyers are responsible for return shipping costs. If the item is not returned in its original condition, the buyer is responsible for any loss in value.

Privacy policy

I will only use your shipping and billing address, and contact information

  • To communicate with you about your order
  • To fulfill your order
  • For legal reasons (like paying taxes)

Frequently Asked Questions

Who manufactures your pens?

I handcraft all the pens on this website. They are all one of a kind and when it sells that particular unique ink pen is gone

Where does your wood come from?

All of our wood products are purchased through legally licensed providers that provide exotic woods from sustainable forest product areas.

How do you price your pens?

All of our pen pricing is based on the price of the materials involved in the making of the pen. You may see two pens that are the same style but priced differently. The price of the finishes plus the cost of the Woods or Acrylic affect the pricing. Chrome plating while durable is less expensive than say Antique Pewter. A more common wood is cheaper than a rare exotic such as Burl

Will the pen I order be the same as the image?

Yes, all of our pens are one of a kind, no large production. When a pen is purchased, the item page changes to out of stock because it is the only one there is.

What if I want a pen that is out of stock?

If you see a pen you like, let me know, I will give you a price, and estimated ship date. Please note that although the pen I make will be similar there will be slight changes in color and grain as each wood or acrylic piece is unique

Can I get a custom pen made?

Yes, you can, if you see a pen style you like and a wood or acrylic you like on another pen let us know and we will give you a price, and estimated ship date

Where do you ship to?

We currently only sell and ship to the 48 continental USA states by USPS.

Can I return my purchase?

We accept returns for 14 days from the date you receive your order. We do not pay for return shipping unless the pen is defective.

Can I get refills for the pens I order?

Every ballpoint and rollerball pen I sell uses standard Cross or Parker refills. The fountain pens use Waterman Style, and all are available at office supply and stationery stores worldwide

Do you display at Craft Fairs?

Yes I do, any upcoming shows will be found on my homepage under announcements. I currently am only doing shows in Massachusetts.

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