Owner of Jake's Dragstrip: I'm going to have to cut down that big oak. It trashes out the track in the Spring, and shades the left lane.
Me: If you top it at around 10 feet or so, I could chainsaw carve you something.
Owner: (slight head nod)
*4 months later Brother of Owner shows me pic of topped tree. It looks to be every bit of 12 feet, if not more.*
Brother: It's ready for you to carve any time!
Me: (thinking... what have I gotten myself into?!) Great!