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Rosiejane

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I've done a few personalised toys lately. The names are painted on.

I find the puzzle trucks rather time consuming because of the thicker wood. Also, I drill the holes after painting so I have to be super careful to get clean holes. Always a relief to get them finished and not have any major muck ups. 

In the last day I've received orders for 2 more puzzle trucks and another personalised swan puzzle, plus I still need to make some more things for my upcoming market which is only 2 1/2 weeks away. I'm going to be rather busy over the next couple of weeks!

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Very nice work as always.

Busy is good.

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Thanks for sharing. These are priceless gifts!
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These are looking really good.

When I did my market stall recently I received lots of positive comments on how nice my toys looked and felt. The extra time to do a nice finish pays off.

I had a walk around another market the other day, to check it out. There were a couple of stalls selling wooden toys and I asked them how well they were doing etc. 
The toys that were selling were the nicely finished ones, of which there weren't too many.
Some painted and some just oiled or waxed.
There was one stall in particular that had roughly made toys. I am talking really rough with splinters, no sanding, nailed together and screws for axles etc. The stall holder was disappointed that he hadn't sold 1 all day.
And they were dirt cheap.

Keep us posted with how you go at the xmas market.

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Great looking toys, all the best at your upcoming market
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These are very nice and I love the personalized toys. 
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I like the way you have personalized them, very nice work. Let us know how your show goes.
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I really like the swan puzzle. Well done good luck in your upcoming market
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Very good little toys what you using for names? stamp or ink or wood burner or something else?
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Thanks for all the kind comments.

Roly - I paint the names. I tried using a wood burner but found that I couldn't get consistent results and didn't want to muck it up and have to start over.

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Very nice toys. If you drill the holes after painting I'm sure you are concerned about tear out. I have found the Fisk brand spiral bit works quit well. A little on the expensive side but works well.
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