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(Custom Free Standing & On-Site Stump Carvings)
Revised May 1, 2019
The Sawptician wants to assure customers their carving is exclusively original from an idea right through the final touches.  We therefore refrain from copying custom work of other artists as well as mass producing our own custom carving designs.   Customers supplying a reference photo via digital and/or print media take responsibility of compliance with all copywright laws upon forwarding content.  

About 75% of our on site carvings are completed in 1 day.  Compositions over 7ft tall or with uneven terrain may  require the use of scaffolding or bucket lift which requires additional time as the working platform needs repositioning with each cutting angle.  Customer's  interested in an on-site stump carving are requested to provide at least two preliminary digital photographs of the stump via email.  One should be a close up showing as much of the stump as possible and another from the anticipated viewing perspective.  Understanding any sentiment or special interest which you desire subscribing to helps us develop a uniquely crafted composition for your stump carving.   Once this preliminary information is received, we will  be able to provide an approximate cost or determine if a further on-site inspection may be needed. Some of the cost factors involved with an on-site commission include:  
Composition complexity
Type of wood
and Traveling Distance

Our standard finish includes torch highlighting, flap sanding, and one coat of protective sealer.     Custom painting is available at an additional cost.  Upon completion customers are advised on routine carving care and maintenance.    

Please give specific attention to identification of hardware (ie. nails, screws, dog tie outs, etc.)  Unexpected hardware can compromise our safety and delay carving completion as additional time is required for resharpening.     A $25 charge will be imposed for replacement of each destroyed chain.
A $100 good faith deposit is required to schedule on-site carvings unless other arrangements are made.  All carving commissions with custom lettering are required to be paid in full upon placing order. Otherwise, a 50% deposit is required to begin all other carving commissions.
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