'I work in wood. Like many people who work in this craft, I had a difficult childhood that helped me become a man who strives to get ahead. We don't use complicated or modern tools, just a lathe, a band saw, a drill and a polisher. Right after the terrible earthquake of 1976, there was just no money in Guatemala and I had to go to Honduras to sell my designs. Thank God, we were able to keep the workshop and get through those tough times.'