‘Thank you so much for the sign and delivering it so well wrapped and by special delivery. We received it yesterday and are really very pleased with it; it’s beautiful!’ A.F.
‘Thank you for your help with the bench that I purchased from you recently. You kindly delivered it to Alistair Park in Bristol who engraved it for me. I would like you to be aware that he has done an excellent job for me. He has engraved the bench with the name of the person who is being commemorated and has been most helpful at all times. Also his costs have been reasonable. You might like to recommend him to other people who would like engraving done on benches or furniture.’ J.A.
Carved signs, memorials, gifts and other lettering make up a large number of the commissions that I undertake. Depending on what is required, some are produced using traditional hand tools whereas others are engraved by hand using a small electric drill.
Unlike companies that use computer-controlled letter cutting machines I can carve onto uneven and unusual surfaces and, in contrast to many other businesses, I always use ethically-sourced timbers. I can also hand carve and paint any image that you would like to accompany your text.
The signs aren’t necessarily as cheap as computer-produced ones but they are genuinely hand made by a craftsman, so I have to charge a little more rather than compromise on quality.
Although most signs are carved from oak, as it is beautiful and durable outdoors, I’m very happy to carve other suitable timbers and to advise on which kinds are best suited to a particular commission.
If you would like a quote, please feel free to contact me.