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Project by nayo posted 02-12-2015 12:58 PM 1419 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

We have been busy getting ready for Valentine’s. My wife and I are going to a craft show at Copan Ruins, a very busy tourist city in my country. we have never been there to sell our products, so dont really know the market, we know they have lots of crafts from Guatemala which we can not compete with them price wise, but we are gonna try and see if they like our products.

the bodies of the boxes is cedar, and the inlays are some locals woods, including rosewood.

thanks

N.





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#1 posted 02-12-2015 01:02 PM

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#2 posted 02-12-2015 01:06 PM

Those are beautiful, Nayo! The inlays are crisp and professional. Are the magnetic hearts the cut outs from the third and fifth style boxes? Hope you come home from the show with a full wallet and empty truck! Thanks for sharing.

-- God bless, Candy

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#3 posted 02-12-2015 01:08 PM

Just saw the first comment above. Not the cut outs :-)

-- God bless, Candy

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#4 posted 02-12-2015 02:19 PM

Those are some really nice items, Nayo. You guys do nice work!
Hope you do really well with them.

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#5 posted 02-12-2015 04:54 PM

you do beautiful work. hope you sell everything

-- Joe, Ga

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#6 posted 02-12-2015 05:37 PM

The work is great!

Good luck!

I have had very poor luck wit craft shows. Hope you do much better!

-- Wood rescue is good for the environment and me! just rjR

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#7 posted 02-12-2015 05:59 PM

thanks everybody

yes we would like to sell them all!, thats the hope. but things here in my country, as everywhere, are difficult, we wanted to take little keychains and other craft frendly things but we are betting in products that no one fabricates around here, as we can not compete with big factories.

as an example, we used to do a lot of earrings, and the ones of you who does them know that is a lot of work, especially in the sanding. we sold them for about 3~5 USD which is not much but gave us some small profit. but then the other artisans began selling chinese laser cut earrings for less than a dollar!

can fight that. so we are trying mostly different things. and we will see and if that does not work, i will try to buy a laser machine! :) :) :)

thanks

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#8 posted 02-12-2015 10:37 PM

These are all very nice projects. You seem to be very productive.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

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#9 posted 02-13-2015 01:15 PM

All very beautiful Nayo. There will be some happy valentines out there.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. Kentuk55@yahoo.com

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