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A gorgeous CNC'd, hand finished stylus for your smart device. Natural patina, replaceable tip that will last a Lifetime! Made in CA! Read more

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A gorgeous CNC'd, hand finished stylus for your smart device. Natural patina, replaceable tip that will last a Lifetime! Made in CA!

About this project

Timbrr- Cedar meets technology in this gorgeous machined, hand finished stylus for your tablet.

Copper core end
Copper core end

Each Timbrr is unique to the grain of the tree it was born from. This stylus brings the warmth and natural feel of wood with the aroma of cedar to your finger tips as it is fueled by its copper core and capped with a capacitive rubber tip.

The silicone tip is removable so that Timbrr lasts you a life time.

taking notes on touch screen
taking notes on touch screen
works with iOS, Android and Windows
works with iOS, Android and Windows
playing games together
playing games together
draw something!
draw something!
teaching beautiful music
teaching beautiful music
create beautiful art
create beautiful art

It helps you interact with your tablet as you type, tap and draw anything from your imagination!

grain direction, coloring, finish and feel
grain direction, coloring, finish and feel

We specially select each board based on its grain, coloring, texture and finish…which is grown here in California. 

Sierra Pacific Mill
Sierra Pacific Mill

Its really important to us that we use the best material for our product.

MacBeath Lumber Yard
MacBeath Lumber Yard

Once we select the wood we begin the process of making Timbrr. We chop them boards down into smaller more manageable sizes.  Once we cut them down to size we clamp them together to keep the cedar straight as an arrow.  When they reach the right humidity level, we’re able to take our next steps.

cutting on the shopbot
cutting on the shopbot

On the shopbot it makes quick work of cutting out beautiful planks of cedar.  We cut them down, like a traditional pencil making process and make them into perfectly flat pieces.  Once we have flat and squared pieces, begins the process of cutting the inside and outside of the boards with the Shopbot. 

our little shop!
our little shop!
each timbrr is finished by hand
each timbrr is finished by hand

When the final CNC step is finished, we trim them out and finish them by hand in our little shop here in San Mateo, Ca. 

incense cedar grain = natural variation in our products :)
incense cedar grain = natural variation in our products :)
Traditional pencil making process
Traditional pencil making process

Taking special care to notice every little detail…grain, edge, finish and feel, but also has our hand stamp on each one, our fingerprint.

Tried and true tools!
Tried and true tools!

Jon and I are Industrial Designers and Makers at heart, love to design and make things for our friends and family.  We also care very much about our community of people and the environment around us.  The problem with many of todays products and accessories is the waste and use of harmful materials.  So we designed Timbrr, to be made out of high quality materials, authentic and pure as well as keeping mother nature in mind.  We kept it natural to bring out the aroma of the cedar and most importantly encourages the wood to patina over time, so that each Timbrr is unique and special to it's owner Our design, attention to detail and craftsmanship helped us create a product worth sharing with you. 

Timbrr, Cedar soap and incense
Timbrr, Cedar soap and incense
cedar sawdust and shavings are reused
cedar sawdust and shavings are reused

Our community and Environment around us is an important part of this project….making sure that Timbrr is made 100% in California is important to us. The Cedar is grown, harvested and milled in the Sierra Nevada foothills and then purchased at a local hardwood shop.  We reuse the scrap to make things like Soap and Incense.  The untreated copper is made in California and then milled locally by a machine shop. The natural silicone tip we got a few samples from China, but have identified a local Manufacture that can make it for us instead.

We want to make Timbrr for you!
We want to make Timbrr for you!

Risks and challenges

To make Timbrr real there are parts which have upfront cost, machinery, set up, time and minimum order quantities. With your support we will be able to continue working with these local companies to make Timbrr a reality.

Securing space and time with a manufacture here in California can be challenging. There are plenty of places to work with, but as demand for local made goods increases, availability and space to work with these makers can be a challenge. Replicating some of the specific materials needs to make parts like the silicone tip, also have a development and lead time to verify the quality and functionality.

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    TIMBRR SUPPORTER- Receive a Timbrr Logo and MADE IN CA vinyl sticker pack, in metallic copper and black. Spread the word!

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    9 backers Limited (41 left of 50)

    TIMBRR SHIRT- Represent with a 100% organic cotton, American Apparel, Made in California, T-Shirt of our Logo, Sleeve and our Made in CA mark!

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    TIMBRR SOAP + INCENSE- 1 handmade Cedar Soap bar made from reused sawdust, and 1 Dozen Incense cones. The scent of Cedar is so great!!!

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    SUPER EARLY BIRD: TIMBRR STYLUS- 1 machined and hand finished cedar stylus with a Lifetime Guarantee. Be the first to receive your Timbrr as a thank you for supporting us early!

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    EARLY BIRD: TIMBRR STYLUS- 1 machined and hand finished cedar stylus with a Lifetime Guarantee. Receive your Timbrr early as a thank you for supporting us!

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    42 backers

    TIMBRR STYLUS- 1 machined and hand finished cedar stylus with a Lifetime Guarantee.

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    22 backers Limited (28 left of 50)

    TIMBRR STYLUS + SOAP- 1 machined and hand finished cedar stylus with a Lifetime Guarantee, and 1 handmade cedar soap bar made from reused sawdust..they feel and smell great!!!

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    TIMBRR STYLUS + SOAP- 1 machined and hand finished cedar stylus with a Lifetime Guarantee, and 1 handmade cedar soap bar made from reused sawdust..they feel and smell great!!!

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    4 backers

    TIMBRR STYLUS + SOAP & TRAY-
    1 machined and hand finished cedar stylus with a Lifetime Guarantee,1 handmade cedar soap bar made from reused sawdust and 1 cedar soap tray CNC'd on the Shopbot.

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    3 backers

    TIMBRR STYLUS + INCENSE & DISH- 1 machined and hand finished cedar stylus with a Lifetime Guarantee, a Dozen reused cedar sawdust incense cones and 1 cedar dish CNC'd on the Shopbot

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    18 backers

    TIMBRR BUNDLE- BEST VALUE!- Timbrr Stylus, 1 Cedar Soap and Soap Dishl 1 dozen Incense Cones and Burning Dish CNC'd on the Shopbot!

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    12 backers

    MOTHER LODE BUNDLE! You hit pay dirt with this reward! 1 Timbrr Sylus, 1 Cedar Soap & Tray, 1 dozen Incense Cones & Burning Dish and a Timbrr T-Shirt! Oh and a few stickers to boot!

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Funding period

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