GrainWorks

Hand-Crafted Wood Pens, Key Chains & Other Fine Gifts

949 Sales

GrainWorks

Hand-Crafted Wood Pens, Key Chains & Other Fine Gifts

949 Sales On Etsy since 2010

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Mike O

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Announcement   Quality Hand-Crafted Items for People to Enjoy...

My design philosophy is simple... allow the wood to be the star of the piece.

Grain Works has one of THE LARGEST SELECTIONS of species of woods from around the globe! I'm constantly searching for beautiful and unique woods to offer in my shop. Check again often to discover what wooden gems are found! Every item in my shop is a reflection of my love for design and nature. I hope to pass on the enjoyment it brings me with every new creation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEWEST ITEMS:
Artisan Classic Safety Razors
Elegant Sierra Twist Ballpoint Pens
Glacia Ballpoint Pens
New Turning Material - TruStone
Sierra-Grip Twist Ballpoint Pens

REFILLS NOW AVAILABLE:
2mm 2B Pencil Leads
5.6mm 4B Sketch Pencil Leads
Cross-style Ballpoint Pen Refills
Mini Bullet Pen & Key Chain Pen Ballpoint Refills
3mm Lead Refills
Mechanical Pencil Erasers

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Grain Works has a sister shop on Etsy - Grain Works 2. Here's the link to my other shop specializing in vintage collectibles and fine handmade gifts: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GrainWorks2

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Last updated on Nov 4, 2015

Quality Hand-Crafted Items for People to Enjoy...

My design philosophy is simple... allow the wood to be the star of the piece.

Grain Works has one of THE LARGEST SELECTIONS of species of woods from around the globe! I'm constantly searching for beautiful and unique woods to offer in my shop. Check again often to discover what wooden gems are found! Every item in my shop is a reflection of my love for design and nature. I hope to pass on the enjoyment it brings me with every new creation.

ANNOUNCEMENTS:

NEWEST ITEMS:
Artisan Classic Safety Razors
Elegant Sierra Twist Ballpoint Pens
Glacia Ballpoint Pens
New Turning Material - TruStone
Sierra-Grip Twist Ballpoint Pens

REFILLS NOW AVAILABLE:
2mm 2B Pencil Leads
5.6mm 4B Sketch Pencil Leads
Cross-style Ballpoint Pen Refills
Mini Bullet Pen & Key Chain Pen Ballpoint Refills
3mm Lead Refills
Mechanical Pencil Erasers

WE'RE ON KABOODLE.COM:
http://www.kaboodle.com/indie/etsy-inside-scoop/slideshow/14-clever-ways-to-hide-your-most-prized-possession?fbItemId=AAAABHGuGDYAAAAAAkYLlg

GRAIN WORKS ONLINE
facebook.com/grainworks
twitter.com/grainworks
instagram.com/grainworks
www.grainworks.blogspot.com

Grain Works has a sister shop on Etsy - Grain Works 2. Here's the link to my other shop specializing in vintage collectibles and fine handmade gifts: http://www.etsy.com/shop/GrainWorks2

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About

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step... (Lao-tzu)

It's not often in life that you really know what is coming around the corner. In grade school, I found drawing to be second nature and I wanted to be an illustrator. In high school, I joined the school paper and yearbook staff and was enamored with journalism and photography. By the time I attended college, the art "bug" hit me again so I took many art classes and majored in graphic design, a field that I thought would give me the greatest chance of earning a decent living in the art world. After college, while looking for work, I landed a Hawaii government job in the arts. The job provided me the opportunity to travel the Hawaiian Islands, install artworks, and work in an art museum. Being around art daily was very inspiring... it also made me realize that I longed to create art myself.

In 2008, I decided to move from Hawaii to California and pursue a lifelong dream of honing my skills in woodworking to become a professional furniture designer and craftsman. From the age of 12, I was deeply involved with woodworking and it had been a staple of all of my hobbies. Several months into living the California life, I attended a local community college and learned many of the advanced woodworking techniques that I often dreamed of acquiring one day. It was apparent to me early on that all my years in the arts had paid off with my ability to design furniture and other objects. One of the classes that I enjoyed immensely was wood turning. There, I learned how to turn small projects on a lathe, including pens. Many of my family and friends were so impressed with my work that it made me think how great it would be to make and sell pens and similar objects to jump start my new career. Soon after, my wife introduced me to Etsy and "Grain Works" was born...

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Shop policies

Last updated on May 29, 2016
Hello and welcome to Grain Works. I pride myself with creating quality, hand-crafted items and want my customers to have a pleasant experience. Please remember to visit my shop often as you just never know what kind of products might show up! Thanks for your interest and hope to see you again soon!

Accepted payment methods

  • Pay with Visa
  • Pay with Master Card
  • Pay with American Express
  • Pay with Discover
  • Pay with PayPal
  • Buy with Apple Pay
  • Pay with Sofort
  • Pay with iDeal
  • Accepts Etsy gift cards
  • Money Order
  • Check
  • Other Method
Payment
I accept PayPal, major credit cards, Apple Pay, Etsy Gift Cards, personal checks, and U.S. money orders. Please note that all financial information used is handled through Etsy and is not shared with Etsy sellers. As a seller, we are notified by Etsy when a payment has been made and completed only.

Not sure how to pay? No problem. Read this: http://www.etsy.com/blog/en/2007/how-to-pay-with-a-credit-card-and-create-a-paypal-account/

IMPORTANT: Please note that, if paying by personal check or money order, if payment has not been received by me or no communication has transpired within seven days of the transaction date, the transaction, unfortunately, will be canceled and the item will be re-listed. Feel free to message me with any questions regarding this issue.
Shipping
My preferred method for shipping is with the U.S. Postal Service. Items weighing 13 ounces or less will usually be shipped via First-Class Mail (US), international orders with USPS First Class International Mail and all others through Priority Mail. In most cases, I will provide a tracking number when available. Also note that any additional duties, fees, taxes, tariffs, etc. mandated by a country's local customs agency is the responsibility of the buyer. Please do not request that the item be sent as a gift to avoid paying additional fees and taxes. If unsure about your local customs laws, please research these possible expenses including prohibitions before ordering.

For PayPal and credit card payments, I will ship your item(s) within 1-3 days of payment. Items purchased on Saturdays, Sundays and U.S. Federal holidays will be shipped the following workday. Delivery of items paid with personal checks and money orders may take longer since payment needs to clear before item(s) are shipped. Thanks in advance for your patience.

If there are any special instructions such as shipping to a different address or name other than the one confirmed through PayPal or your credit card, please let me know in the buyer notes to assist me in making sure that your package arrives at the right location.

Also, I will only include a gift receipt which does not include the purchase price for those of you who are giving the item(s) as a gift.

Thank you!
Refunds and Exchanges
I believe in great customer service. If there is a problem with any of my products, please let me know via email or conversation and I will work with you to make it right. Please allow me a chance to work with you before leaving feedback.
Additional policies and FAQs
FAQs:


Can you engrave images, names, or words onto your products?

Although it is something I am interested in doing, I currently do not have the equipment necessary to do engravings at this time.


Do you sell your products at wholesale prices or work on consignment?

Since I am a one-person operation, I prefer to sell my products as is with the occasional sale or discount within the shop.


Are the items pictured the exact item that I will receive?

With the exception of the parts and refill items, all handcrafted works in my shop are individually photographed and will be the exact item shipped to you.


I noticed that your shop no longer ships everywhere worldwide. Why?

Although it pains me greatly to cut back on my shipping options, the increased costs, unreliable carriers, as well as time needed addressing international shipping logistics has forced me to reconsider where to focus my time in my one-man operation. This choice was primarily made as a business decision. To my loyal affected international buyers, thank you so much for your support and perhaps my shop may open up once again to more international shipping in the future.


How do I clean my secret compartment key chain or pill holder interior without ruining the outer finish?

First of all, please NEVER submerge your wooden objects under water or use harsh cleaning chemicals to clean it. Wood is like a sponge and will not only hold water for long periods but, may crack during the drying process depending on the external conditions.
Although no specific cleaning instructions are given from the makers of the hardware kits that I use, I often use a simple cleaning method that works beautifully. I dip one end of a cotton swab (Q-Tip) into a bottle of isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol and gently and carefully (please try hard not to get it onto the outer surface for it may remove the wax finish) rub the inside of the cylinder until no residue is on the tip. I perform this on each and every key chain before it leaves my shop and into your home.