DSCN1429Thank you for your interest in my work.  I carve my products individually by hand, using a free-hand letter style that I have developed over the past 35+ years, with strength and readability in mind. My products are durable and I guarantee satisfaction.

“Peace in Wood ~ Scott”

15330792559_c132bc328f_oWhat’s in a Name…?

The name DustyNewt came from the sociable lizards that abound in my tilty, storm-blown workshop here in Central Florida. They love hanging out on my workbench with me, and are curious about the tools that make the dust that they forage in, keeping my shop’s bug population at a minimum. There are so many varieties that I just refer to them all as “newts”, although real newts are rarely seen, except out by the fish pond.

Here is a Name Keychain being born…

When you order from me, you will get….

  • FAST TURNAROUND: I will carve and ship most orders within 3 business days.

  • CUSTOMIZATION: Personalized requests are 99% of my business. There are many variables with my items, so if you don’t see exactly what you want, contact me and I will do my best to fulfill your needs.

  • SELECTION: I now stock over 20 species of wood, exotics and domestic. The largest selection of anyone doing these.

  • SNEAK PEEKS: I will post a preview of your order on my “Sneak Peeks” page and on my DustyNewt Facebook page, unless otherwise requested. So you can view what you’ve ordered no matter where you are having it shipped.

Each item is Unique…

Each item is individually carved. Due to the nature of wood with its varying grains and colors, no two pieces are ever exactly alike. Keychains and such that I make to order are the wood species stated in my listing, but will be of a slightly different grain pattern and color may be slightly lighter or darker than the sample photos shown.

My Workbench

My Workbench


I accept PayPal and Major credit cards through my Etsy Shop. You do NOT need a PayPal account to purchase, but you will be required to sign up for an Etsy account, if you don’t already have one.

Florida buyers are subject to a 7% sales tax on all sales (unless you have a tax certificate).

With prior approval, U.S. Checks and Money Orders will be accepted, but they must be received and clear my account before production on your order can begin.  They are to be made “Payable” to: Scott Dobek and mailed to 128 Scenic Highway, Haines City, FL 33844. Contact me for the quote on what you wish to order.

U.S. Shipping

  • Combined Shipping is automatically configured, so you will not be overcharged for ordering more than one item.
  • Unless otherwise arranged, I will carve and ship your order within 3 business days.

*Delivery for First Class Mail is usually 5 – 7 business days from mailing. *This is an estimate, and may be quicker or slower depending on where you live. Once mailed, I have no control over the item. Please make sure your shipping address is updated when you place an order. If you have any special shipping requirements, please contact me and we’ll work something out.

International Shipping

  • USPS First Class International is Available! Anywhere that mail goes!
  • Combined Shipping is automatically configured, so you will not be overcharged for ordering more than one item.

*Delivery for International orders usually take 15 – 30 “business” days after I mail them. Once mailed, I have no control over the item. Tracking is available for some countries.

Please make sure your shipping address is correct when you purchase an order.

International buyers are responsible for any customs charges, taxes and/or VAT imposed by their country. Please be aware of your country’s requirements.

Satisfaction Guaranteed

If you are not happy with my products or service for any reason, simply ship them back to me within seven (7) days of receiving them, and I will refund your money.

Discounts On Multiple Items

If you would like to order 5 or more items, please contact me with your list of names and woods for a discounted price. I will send you back a quote. If the quote is satisfactory, I can send you a PayPal invoice to purchase.  I do not normally discount items during the months of November and December, so order early for Christmas gifting.

Bulk Ordering – Direct Contact Only

Bulk orders are available directly though my website (via email) only. I do not offer wholesale through my ETSY shop.

From January through the end of October, I am open to wholesale pricing on orders of 25 or more pieces. Since they are individually carved, they do NOT have to say the same thing or be in the same wood.

I have a number of regular wholesale buyers and I am always open to adding more. I also do a couple school fundraisers each year. Bulk ordering is a great way to save money on wedding and holiday party favors.

Florida buyers are subject to a 7% sales tax (unless you have a tax certificate).

Due to holiday time constraints, I cannot normally discount my work during the months of November and December. But you can ask… 

Please contact me for a quote…

Let me know your requirements… Quantity, Woods, Names, Special Instructions, etc. I will reply within 24 hours.


Peace in Wood, Scott