Entries by Charles Berolzheimer

Timberlines: Keeping a Road Trip Journal

Keeping a Road Trip Journal Over at Timberlines, WoodChuck has posted an entry discussing his experience with one of our Journals Unlimited Road Trip journals. Journals Unlimited journals, which are made in the USA using soy-based inks, come in a variety of styles ranging from wine tasting journals to website journals.  Below is an excerpt […]

Timberlines: Introducing the Blackwing Pearl

Timberlines: Introducing the Blackwing Pearl Over at Timberlines, WoodChuck has posted the first image of the Palomino Blackwing Pearl! His Timberlines post not only reveals the look of the new pencil, it also gives an inside look at the design process and the reasoning behind the pencil’s release. Here’s an excerpt from his post: “Over […]

I, Pencil Video

Over at Timberlines, Charles “WoodChuck” Berolzheimer has posted a video from the Competitive Enterprise Institute based on the Leonard Read essay I, Pencil. Below is his blog post in it’s entirety, along with a link to the video.  I, Pencil “Over the past year or so I’ve been providing some technical advice and input to the Competitive […]

A Visit to the Dave Brubeck Collection: Pencils Only Please

In this Timberlines blog post, Charles “WoodChuck” Berolzheimer muses on pencils, jazz music and the University of the Pacific’s Dave Brubeck Institute. A Visit to the Dave Brubeck Collection – Pencils Only Please This week I’ve had the great pleasure of participating in several events hosted by the University of the Pacific’s, Brubeck Institute as […]

Illegal Chinese Pencil Allegations Cause Stir

Illegal Chinese Pencil Allegations Cause Stir In a recent Timberlines blog post titled “Allegations of Illegal Chinese Pencils,” CalCedar CEO Charles “WoodChuck” Berolzheimer shared his thoughts on the decline of pencil production (and product manufacturing in general) in the United States and the recent illegal transshipment allegations that have been levied against a number of large […]

Kitaboshi Pencil Company: A Wooden Connection

Kitaboshi Pencil Company: A Wooden Connection Among our many slat customers in the Japanese pencil industry, I think one of the most interesting is the Kitaboshi Pencil Company.  Don’t get me wrong, we have long standing and close relationships with all of the industry participants and, as I’ve recently written, I find the Japanese industry […]

Guitars, Pencils and Lacey Act Compliance

What do pencils and guitars have in common? Aside from the obvious ties to creative expression, they have had a bit more in common as of late. In his most recent Timberlines blog post, WoodChuck discusses the recent seizure of Gibson’s raw materials and guitars, the impact the amendment to the Lacey Act that caused the seizures […]

Celebrating the Japanese Pencil Industry

Celebrating the Japanese Pencil Industry Sometime next week, tentatively on November 2nd, we’ll be introducing a few select items from two Japanese brands on Pencils.com; Kitaboshi Pencil Company and Tombow. The selection includes several great items for the holiday gift giving season. You can learn more about those specific items in an upcoming Studio 602 story early next […]