A set of 300 coloured leads for the manufacture of greenwood twig or coppice pencils.
The set is made up with twenty five each of the following range of twelve colours:
- Dark blue
- Light blue
- Dark green
- Light green
- ‘Flesh’ pink
Each lead is 4mm in diameter (with a tolerance of +/- 0.05mm). I tend to find that a twist drill of either 3.8mm, 3.9mm or 4mm works well for me depending upon the type of twigs I am using and how well seasoned they are when I get around to them!
The length of the leads is 185mm. If I am careful with my cutting, and depending on how generous I am feeling, I can make five or six pencils from each length of lead core.
The leads have been certified to EN71, the European Standard for toy safety – although I don’t actually hold a copy of the certificate. I’ve never been asked to provide proof of the certification although I might request one just on the off-chance I’m asked for it at a fair or event I’m attending!