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Thread: Sam Maloof Passes

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    Sam Maloof Passes

    Read about it here

    We've lost one of the greats.
    Host of the 2017 Family Woodworking Gathering - Sunken Wood

    “We all die. The goal isn't to live forever; the goal is to create something that will.” - Chuck Palahniuk
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    Very sad news.

    Tony, BCE '75

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    That is very sad news, but boy did Sam leave us a lot to see and wonder at
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    sad day
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    Very Sad News. I found his creations to be attractive, unique, and beautiful. Something to Aspire to...

    From what I read, he was a darn nice guy too....
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    Sad day on the bright side he left us all a huge legacy.
    cheers

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    Very sad to see that. Definitely one of the greats. I regret not being able to attend one of the teaching seminars at his shop.
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    I saw a video of him a year or so ago...looked frail then. But man, could that guy work some magic! He will be missed. Those that got to meet him over the years are very fortunate. Jim.
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    Met with him at the state fair last fall ... he'd just turned, or was about to, 93 years old. His mind was sharp as a tack that day and I got to spend a couple hours just chatting with him. He loved to talk with other woodworkers and was always full of kindness when he spoke.

    I'm very thankful I was able to shake the man's hand before his departure. Rest in peace, Sam. You'll certainly be missed.
    Jason Beam
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    I had the pleasure to spend time with Sam on numerous occasions. Words fail to express the man's talent or largess, so great were both. He honored all of us by his example of woodworking. I'll never forget the first visit to his shop, where he pushed a 3-1/2" x 2" hunk of walnut through his bandsaw on its edge, undulating slightly from side to side, to cut out an armrest for one of his signature rockers. He commented with a grin, "Don't try this at home!" I'll also never forget the last time our paths crossed serendipitously at a woodworking show in Anaheim. He saw me coming down the escalator, shouted out my name in greeting, and then invited me (and my group) to his house later for coffee and ice cream. Four hours of swapping woodworking stories later and we sleepily escaped his unending hospitality. He joins his beloved Freida, an artist in her own right.

    Peace my friend, you have left the world a better place with your presence here.

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