A different view in different light of the same peace pole at the top of the page.
Reflective objects are interesting to photograph.
Shipping is included in all Peace Pole Prices
Stainless Steel Peace Pole Shipping
The stainless steel peace poles usually come by FedEx in two boxes that, in residential areas, will be left by the door if no one is home. The larger box is 106 inches long and weighs about 40 pounds. It is not hard to carry inside. The smaller box is the cap which easily attaches to the pole. It is 36 inches long and weighs about 15 pounds.
Copper Peace Pole Shipping
Copper peace poles are more likely to arrive in a wooden crate delivered by a truck with a lift gate. The crate weighs more than the pole. Either have the lift gate set it on two furniture dollies, like the limestone peace poles, or have it set on the ground and open the crate right there. The crate with the peace pole in it weighs about 140 pounds, but 90 pounds of that is the crate. The peace pole itself weighs less than 50 pounds and can be carried away by one person once removed from the crate.
Limestone Peace Pole Shipping
More about this is coming. I'm still moving this site to this new server and deciding how much about this to put here and how much on the page about the pole itself.
However, this is a crate that needs to be set on a couple of furniture dollies. It weighs 750 pounds. If you don't have a loading dock, it will come on a truck that has a lift gate. The driver will lower it onto two of your furniture dollies so that you can wheel it away.
I have a collection of photos and directions I'll be posting here soon.
In general my peace poles require no maintenance.
Stainless Steel Peace Poles
I use a series of stainless steel referred to as 316. It has a high nickle content and never gets the white patina that more normal stainless steels, like 304, get when in exterior environments. Usually that shows up within a year or two. I had one of mine by my front door for about ten years. It still looked as though it had been planted yesterday. Then I replaced it with a the prototype of a new design.
Limestone Peace Poles
In most installations the best thing to do for limestone is nothing. However, if you are certain that graffiti will be a problem, there is a product you can get that will help seal it. And another product (I've tested everything I could find) that you can use to remove graffiti if it happens whether or not you've sealed against it. I will be listing both of those here as soon as I get this new site in a little bit better order.
Copper needs no maintenance. You want the acid rain to fall on it and continue developing the patina.
The translations are done by native speakers. From time to time I re-check even ones that have been being used for decades by everyone making peace poles. When a language is requested that has not been translated into "May peace prevail on earth" yet, I look for multiple sources. Sometimes it takes longer to work out the translations than it does to make the peace pole.
A couple of times I kept a log of the steps taken to get a translation done. If you would like to read an example so you can see how it is done, check out my page on the Lakota translation.