Each item has been meticulously hand crafted from woods from around the
world. Each wood is unique in its grain pattern and will darken
naturally over time; NO stains are ever used in the finishing process.
Please remember that color intensity of some woods will vary, therefore,
exact grain and color matches are impossible to provide.
The small turnings are finished with tung oil and many have been waxed
as well. The larger items are finished with either lacquer or a satin
gloss polyurethane. Periodic light dusting with a quality furniture
polish will help preserve the natural luster of the wood. Items that
will contact food, (such as: the rolling pins, chopping blocks, and
cutting boards) are finished with "Preserve" -- a non-toxic blend of
exotic nut meat oils -- and should never be placed in the dishwasher.
The executive writing instruments are available with either a ball
point, or rollerball tip and are compatible with the Cross® brand
refills. The fountain pen will accept either a Mont Blanc® or "A&W"
brand refill. The mechanical pencil uses a standard .05 mm lead and an
eraser and spare leads are located under the plunger cap.
Most of the items shown are made from a particular specie of wood as
indicated in the item's description. Please contact us if you wish to
special order an item from a specie different from what is listed; we
will make every effort to accommodate your wishes. All orders are
subject to wood availability, however. Please note that all items are
individually handcrafted and, as such, may vary slightly from the
photographs or from each other. No two items will ever be exactly alike.
Our goal is NOT to make money on shipping! However, due to ever escalating charges for both shipping and packaging materials, we were forced to develop a shipping policy based on a historical analysis of our records of the actual charges for shipping our larger, heavier items.
This, however, proved to be unworkable, so we decided to go back to charging the actual costs for shipping. We will bill the charges to you after shipping and will send you a copy of the receipt, if requested.
We will still make every effort to use recycled packaging materials, whenever possible, in an attempt to keep our costs lower; we will pass the savings on to you.
We accept cash, good checks, money orders, or Mastercard and Visa. Ohio
residents must include 6% sales tax on every order. Please DO NOT send us cash
in the mail; we cannot be responsible for it arriving safely
We will never rent, share, or sell your name to another company. We use
any information that is collected from order requests to process those
orders and/or to update our mailing lists. We do not share this
information with anyone else except for what is absolutely necessary to
complete and ship your purchases. We only use e-mail addresses to reply
to any messages that we receive and to correspond with regard to orders;
they are not shared with anyone else!
Our goal is your satisfaction! Each item purchased is guaranteed for
life (yours or mine) against defects in WORKMANSHIP. Should any
problems arise please call us to make arrangements for repair or
Remember, QUALITY TAKES TIME!! Please allow approximately three (3)
weeks for delivery. We will, however, make every effort to get your
item to you sooner whenever possible.