|Project by Pete Santos||posted 10-14-2007 06:44 AM||4564 views||2 times favorited||7 comments|
Been busy over the summer. Got a bit more serious with my woodworking hobby and started building my woodshop up. I got a lot of requests to purchase the coconut shredders that I make and I decided that I wanted to add carvings. I knew that I couldn’t turn out stuff quick enough by hand and everything I ever carved by hand, I did not want to part with anyways.
So I figured I’ll get me a compucarve from Sears that way I could add carving to pieces and not feel so sentimental about selling them. When I was doing the research on the compucarve I was impressed but I was blown away when I stumbled on this thing called a laser engraver.
After I got the most expensive toy I’ve ever had ($17,000.00 – it belongs to me and my bank, ha ha ha!) I decided that I had to find a way to make it pay for itself. I’m still playing with the thing and learning new stuff every day and having a blast.
My wife and I got ourselves a business license and we have done very well selling at special events and through our online store.
This is a party caddy made with mahogany with bamboo used for the cradle that holds the plates. “Hafa Adai” is the Guamanian equivalent of “Aloha”
It is the first model and will continue to evolve. I use screws for now instead of any other type of jointery because the demand is too great for me to do anything more elaborate (and I don’t yet own a Festool Domino). Also, these things get lugged around quite a bit by the customer so the joints need to be durable and stand up to abuse.
-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.