In order to provide the best results to those customers who want to send me their wood to be duplicated it is our policy to do the following when processing your wood: If in our opinion at any time we uncover a defect in the wood which will affect the finished product or render the stock "unuseable", we will stop work and contact you by email or phone and ask for instructions as to how you would like us to proceed. You will only be charged for the labor already expended on your project and return shipping if you choose to have us stop carving.
The minimum dimensions of a rifle blank of sufficient size must fit the gun to be copied plus at least a half inch all around except for the area of the butt section, which by necessity is usually pretty close. More wood means less likely a jigging error will occur that might leave a bit of the cheekpiece out of the wood, for example. There are always exceptions, so if your blank is undersized email me for suggestions.
We will not accept wood for duplicating that is not between 6% and 12% moisture. If we find that you have sent wood which is either too wet or too dry, it will be returned to you and you'll have to pay the return shipping.