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Project by Pete Santos posted 03-29-2008 11:24 AM 1828 views 1 time favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Just some unusual clocks with a Guam theme I thought I’d share. Laser engraved.

“Hafa Adai” is the Chamoru equivalent to “Aloha”

Chamoru is the indigenous culture of Guam

The shape is a Latti Stone, symbolic to the natives, just like the cave drawings.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#1 posted 03-29-2008 11:52 AM

Good looking clocks. Thanks too for the cultural lesson.

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#2 posted 03-29-2008 12:39 PM

how wonderful.
Very nice and a great little lesson. Thanks :)

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#3 posted 03-29-2008 01:39 PM

These are nice clocks and I am sure that they would make nice gifts. Thanks for the story behind them as well. Stories add a great deal of interest, for me personally, to the project. By the way what type of woods did you use in these clocks?

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#4 posted 03-29-2008 03:44 PM

Thanks for the cultural information behind the engravings on your clocks.


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#5 posted 03-29-2008 05:29 PM

Thanks all for looking and for the kind words.


The pair is reclaimed wood and I strongly believe it’s Bubinga, but I cannot be absolutely sure.

The one with the Guam map is Alder (my “Cherry alternative”).
I love Cherry wood but it’s kind of expensive. I only use cherry when it is specifically requested.

-- Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and love.

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#6 posted 03-29-2008 06:25 PM

Dude those are cool!

-- Matt Gradwohl, Upper Cut Woodworks,

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#7 posted 03-29-2008 06:30 PM

very nice…I really like the laser engraving…if I am remembering correctly you use it a lot…what machine do you have and how much is something like it??? have you done a reveiw of it? If you have (or do) send me a PM…because I would like to check it out…

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#8 posted 03-29-2008 06:56 PM

Hey, these are great… especially because of their cultural significance. Thanks for sharing them with us and for the glimpse into the culture, and keep up the good work!

Greg – Snohomish

-- GregS, Snohomish, WA ~ Some of life's greatest lessons I learned at my mother's knee; the rest I learned at other joints.

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#9 posted 03-30-2008 01:31 AM

Interesting concept, and great execution.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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