Mercer, wooden pencil cup hand turned by Tanya Faberson

Mercer is a wooden pencil cup / pen holder that I hand turned on my lathe from responsibly sourced sweet gum wood. I added a leather base to protect the surface on which it sits.

The leather comes from the off-cuts, which otherwise would be considered waste. I get these off-cuts from leather and tack operation, known for making halters for several Kentucky Derby horses, just down the street from my woodshop.

This wooden pencil cup measures 5″ tall by 3″ wide. The opening measures approximately 2-1/2″ wide with a depth of 3-5/8″. I finished the wood with high friction polish to enhance the natural changes in coloring, tone, and grain in the wood.

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A little about me….
I’m a historical archaeologist and spend my days excavating sites, analyzing artifacts, and writing up my findings. When I’m not in the field, you’ll find me in my woodshop. I primarily use found and reclaimed wood from here in Central Kentucky. It’s my hope that incorporating elements of the wood as I found it into each piece serves as a reminder that the object you see once was part of a beautiful, living tree. Learn more about me and my shop here.

Creekview Woodshop donates a portion of every sale to Green Forests Work, a nonprofit dedicated to re-establishing healthy and productive forests on formerly mined lands in Appalachia.


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