FAQ

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What type of wood do you use?

We mainly use white pine as it is the easiest to work with and the most available species in our area.

 

How should I take care of my carving?

All carvings come with a care and maintenance sheet.

 

Do you carve anything besides bears?

Yes, we do.  We specialize in bears but can carve just about anything you can think of.  We cannot, however, carve anything under 24″.

 

Do you do on-site carvings?

Yes, we do.  We would first like to see a picture of your stump. If it is an acceptable stump, we would have to inspect it on-site before giving you a quote.  All on-site carvings are scheduled for early spring or fall.

 

Do you ever do demos?

Yes, we do.  Please contact us for rate information and availability.

 

How do I take care of my carving?

All carvings come with a care sheet.  If you need another one, you can find it here:

Most carvings are made from white pine. As the pine dries, it forms small checks (cracks). We recommend that for the
first year, keep your carving out of direct sunlight. Equally as important is to keep your carving off the ground by either
setting on 1 x 4 boards, crushed stone, patio blocks, anything to maintain a dry barrier between the earth and your
carving. If you keep your carving indoors, always keep it off the floor or carpet and away from any heat source.
The first coat of finish we put on a carving is an oil-based wood preservative, followed by a coat of oil-based paint, then
a coat of spar varnish. We use Ace Rust Stop oil based enamel in gloss black. The marine spar varnish that we use is
McCloskey’s Man O War spar varnish, satin finish. It is available at most hardware stores. We recommend that you
apply a coat of spar varnish as needed (when water no longer beads up or carving is dull-looking).
Larger cracks (those that a quarter sideways will fit) can be filled in with a latex caulk (do not use roofing caulk as it will
not dry). Overfill the crack as caulk will shrink. You can paint the caulk when it’s dry and then follow up with a coat of
spar varnish, if needed. You can also fill cracks with a sawdust and glue mixture or wood filler.
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