Where it began...
Nicholas Hemingway's beautifully crafted handmade mechanical pencils are all hand produced on his grandfather's old workshop lathe. Nicholas was left the lathe when his grandfather passed away and started his stationery business in honour of him.
"My grandfather would have been proud to see his lathe being put to really good use by his grandson, and such an apt product for a Hemingway to have produced with his own hands"
Nicholas' pencil ranges are bought all around the world, and it started right here on Kickstarter.
Our aim, as many of you already know is to create tools that last. Our previous metal range of pencils have their own charm and appeal, but we thought we'd create a piece of drawing technology based on the humble wooden pencil, where all pencils began. Treasure this pencil and it will last a lifetime
Risks and challenges
Of course there is a small chance that there may be delays in the process, but I hope to absolutely meet my deadlines and fulfillment agendas once the pledge target is met. Realistically, there are no real obstacles to overcome as I am machining all the units myself and have estimated that I can produce a maximum of 20 pencils per day absolutely all on my own. That's the great thing about a self producing production line, I am not relying on any other companies or manufacturers to meet my demands.
If I get an order for 40 of my precision pencils then I make 40 pencils and distribute them myself with no one else to depend upon. This bespoke made to order service is the way small business used to run before industrialisation. It's a straightforward service much like a tailors. Its a beautifully simple means of production and so I hope not to run into any problems.
- (30 days)