@capnwes & @Nataku - Thanks, really couldn't get my head around the construction of those.
@Fueco Yeah I figured as much, guess we'll see. Re: the pencils, check out the regular versions/extenders. A bit more modern, and economical in comparison. There are many variations to be had across the interwebs.
Is this… A thing? Actually going to go research it more now, grabbed it late yesterday just in case it was something.