An Indonesian gunstock craftsman in the vein of Craftsman Vit is looking for a cash injection. He once sent me sample pictures of his work (see below) and I tried to arrange an export deal for him with a popular local retailer, but that fell through. The guy is looking for US$500 (hardly business capital for many, but I think in that part of the world it goes a long way). He needs it to buy blanks.
I thought of setting up a GoFundMe.com page for him, but I imagine most people online would baulk at the idea of funding a gunstock craftsman.
His name is Handi Sugih of Gunstock Indonesia.
Anyone care to chip in? I am willing to assume some of the risk in return for helping a hard-working artisan.
Edit: I am speaking to him and he says that US$500 would get him a minimum of 20 Rosewood blanks.
Here are some recent stocks that Handi just sent through.