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CALLING ALL SAM MALOOF FANS ,LEARN TO MAKE ONE OF HIS FAMOUS CHAIRS

by a1Jim
posted 03-29-2011 07:58 PM


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rivergirl

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#1 posted 03-29-2011 08:01 PM

Love the chairs but making one is wayyyyyyyyy above my pay grade. ;)

-- Homer : "Oh, and how is education supposed to make me feel smarter? Besides, every time I learn something new, it pushes some old stuff out of my brain."

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patron

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#2 posted 03-29-2011 08:14 PM

what pay grade

good news jim
someone will have a great opportunity

thanks for posting

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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littlebear

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#3 posted 03-29-2011 08:25 PM

My hats off to Sam, I had the opportunity to meet Sam a few times…
He also had one of my canoes.. Its to bad that we all must pass.. He was a great man and a very skilled man also..
GOD BLESS you Sam if you looking down upon all us woodworkers..

-- Ralphie Maine

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sandhill

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#4 posted 03-29-2011 09:10 PM

Nice chair Jim, I was going to fly out to Montana and take Andy Chidwick’s class but Charles is much closer for me. Andy has 3 classes class running April 11th – April 22nd, July 25th-Aug 5, Sept 12th – Sept 23rd and is $2,855.00 for each 2 week class so for me $2500.00 and no plane fair is a bargain.
Thanks

Is this your chair that you built?

-- Bob Egbert AKA Sandhill http://www.sandhillwoodworks.com/

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Cozmo35

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#5 posted 03-29-2011 10:49 PM

I wish I was closer!

-- If you don't work, you don't eat!.....Garland, TX

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a1Jim

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#6 posted 03-30-2011 01:52 AM

That’s Randalls chair. If you look at the first part of the post there’s a link showing more photos of his chair.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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a1Jim

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#7 posted 03-30-2011 02:36 AM

I ‘m not sure how long it is .

I would check with Charles Charles@charlesneilwoodworking.com

Or Randall http://lumberjocks.com/messages/new/RBWoodworker

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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jack1

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#8 posted 03-30-2011 02:41 AM

what a great opportunity…

-- jack -- ...measure once, curse twice!

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saucer

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#9 posted 03-30-2011 02:50 AM

I have started making one from Hal Taylors design. I cant aford to go to a class so i will do it the hard way and learn as i go. But if you never try anything new you never learn anything new.

-- It has been deemed bad for you hence there for it is illegal.

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StumpyNubs

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#10 posted 03-30-2011 03:10 AM

thanks for the heads up- very kind of you! (I love his work. It’s not a style I make, but he certainly was a genius!)

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#11 posted 03-30-2011 03:14 AM

Would be a lot of fun hanging with Charles Neil making a Maloof style rocker.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#12 posted 03-30-2011 03:20 AM

He still is a genius stumpy, I’m with you Todd that would a dream come true to hang with Charles and make anything.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#13 posted 03-30-2011 03:42 AM

I hope they do well with the classes.

rivergirl way above my pay grade too ;-) maybe someday.

-- "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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StumpyNubs

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#14 posted 03-30-2011 03:52 AM

I’m and idiot.

-- It's the best woodworking show since the invention of wood... New episodes at: http://www.stumpynubs.com

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a1Jim

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#15 posted 03-30-2011 03:54 AM

I was talking about Charles Neil, Stumpy

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Joe Lyddon

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#16 posted 03-30-2011 05:50 AM

OK, how much does it cost?

How Long is it?

When is it… explicitly?

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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a1Jim

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#17 posted 03-30-2011 05:56 AM

Joe as I said earlier I don’t have all the details but I know it’s $2500 and it’s in Charles Neils shop in New Market Virginia .
The rest of the the details you will have to e mail Charles or Randell.

check with Charles at Charles@charlesneilwoodworking.com

Or Randall http://lumberjocks.com/messages/new/RBWoodworker

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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Bob Kollman

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#18 posted 03-30-2011 08:29 AM

Jim, ol’ buddy ol’ pal, maybe you could talk to Charels, and get me in the class pro bono!!!!

Yep I’m beggin!!!!lol

bob

-- Bob Kenosha Wi.

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CharlesNeil

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#19 posted 03-30-2011 02:23 PM

hey guys, thanks for the post Jim, the class is the week of june 6th thru June 10th ( mon thru fri) , but we are also leaving Saturday open if anyone needs extra time, the cost is 2500.00 and that includes the materials, we are using tiger maple , which I have personally selected there are hotels and motels with in 1 mile of the shop prices range from 40.00 to 70.00 per night, there are good places to eat and we will be doing a little grilling on our own, we will have some after work,, down time together, so while it is definately a class , we also want it to have a nice social time as well… we sent out an email and today is the last day to registar, maybe, we have only 1 spot remaining, and there is only a total of 4 people, we want it very hands on and plenty of one on one time… if you have an interest email me Charles@charlesneilwoodworking.com

hope to see you here,

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a1Jim

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#20 posted 03-30-2011 04:55 PM

Hey Bob Sorry If I were going to beg for a pro bono spot I would be very selfish LOL Charles is in business and these classes cost Charles a lot with high quality wood and lodging and air fare for Randell lost shop time and more. Sorry about that.

Thanks Charles for the info that helps a lot . I had hoped you had gotten the last position filled with this post.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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RBWoodworker

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#21 posted 03-30-2011 08:15 PM

Thanks for the interest everyone.. During my time with Sam Maloof i learned a whole lot.. I didnt work for him..but I lived not far from him and was able to swing by and see him often..

In this class.. I will be using original templates copied by Sam for me.. It will give these rockers exact duplication of his..and me and Charles will be showing each person the “how’s and why’s” and a lot of hands on. Charles and I will be able to give each person tons of attention so the rockers are a complete success..

If you check out the other sites of those doing Maloof inspired rockers.. They look great.. And our price is actually cheaper than some of them..

Its gonna be a class that is an awesome adventure as well as a whole lot of fun..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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Joe Lyddon

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#22 posted 03-30-2011 08:52 PM

Hi Randall,

Where do you live? I live in Alta Loma, not very far from 19th & Carnelian.

Your class sounds like a real winner… If I were younger with a lot of income, like it used to be, I’d jump on it… but, it’s not that way anymore.

It would be nice if we could meet sometime… shoot the gab, etc. would like to see your shop. (you would NOT like to see my shop). :)

I’ve been thinking about those patterns that Sam gave you… I don’t think he gave them to you so you could capitalize on them… just for you, as a friend. I can see using the patterns in the class BUT I don’t think they should be given away as part of the class. That would look more like “Take this class and get the patterns too” basically selling the patterns… I don’t think Sam would approve. BUT, USING them in the class but keeping the patterns & NOT allowing them to be copied would be OK with him. I would have to honor Sam in that way.

What do you intend to do?

Wish I could pop for the class… but, not a chance…

Thank you.

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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scott shangraw

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#23 posted 03-30-2011 09:14 PM

I wasn’t going to say anything when I first read this post,and I don’t want to start fight but, I totally agree with Joe above on the templates.I was fortunate enough to spend time with Sam both at his shop and when he taught at Anderson ranch and the subject of copying his templates came up.I remember he stated at a class once(many years ago) a person copied his templates and then went off and started his own rocker business stating it was their design but was an almost exact duplicate and gave Sam no credit I could see he was upset.He wanted people to take what he showed them then expand on it.I admitt a lot of my work is inspired by him but everything is my own plan that I drew up from trial and error over time.I currently no longer even make the Maloof inspired rocker(unless there is a special order for it) and trying to move my own designs.

Anyway just my thoughts wish you the best of luck.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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RBWoodworker

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#24 posted 03-30-2011 09:36 PM

I agree with you both Joe and Scott..our desire ( Mine and Charles) is to just teach others how to make their own Maloof rocking chairs.. Copies of the templates will not be permitted and will only be used to trace onto the lumber being used for the project..

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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a1Jim

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#25 posted 03-30-2011 09:45 PM

Hey guys let’s not get off track here Randall and Charles have impeccable reputations and are super good folks
All there trying to do is offer a way to make your own Maloof style chairs there not mass producing them. There are many of the fine woodworkers through history that have had such wonderful designs that people are inspired to make similar piece and even specialize any given furniture makers style. Your work is great Scott and because of your contact with Sam you have made amazing pieces and many what I would call maloof style chairs (about 30 or so in your projects on Ljs)
No one faults you for their design rather we celebrate your mastery of that particular style and your fine work. Isn’t it great that Sam Maloof shared what he knew and designed with others like Scott and Randall. My guess is that he would rejoice that you both have done so well and that you want to share what he started.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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CharlesNeil

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#26 posted 03-30-2011 10:11 PM

no patterns will be sold, given away, in any shape or form, that was decided in the first conversation of doing this class, rest assured, we would not dishonor Sam or any other woodworker in such a manner, Its not how we do business… We build rockers and chairs all the time, our own styles and designs, just thought this would be a really nice class , nothing more folks,,,

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Joe Lyddon

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#27 posted 03-30-2011 11:41 PM

”I agree with you both Joe and Scott..our desire ( Mine and Charles) is to just teach others how to make their own Maloof rocking chairs.. Copies of the templates will not be permitted and will only be used to trace onto the lumber being used for the project..”

—Randall Child

”no patterns will be sold, given away, in any shape or form, that was decided in the first conversation of doing this class, rest assured, we would not dishonor Sam or any other woodworker in such a manner, Its not how we do business… We build rockers and chairs all the time, our own styles and designs, just thought this would be a really nice class , nothing more folks,,,”

—CharlesNeil

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Very good guys! Glad you agree with me…

Again, sure wish I could go to your class!
But…. :( :(

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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scott shangraw

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#28 posted 03-31-2011 04:30 AM

Glad to hear guys my only concern was the patterns, not the inspiration of Sam’s work.

-- Scott NM,http://www.shangrilawoodworks.com

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RBWoodworker

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#29 posted 03-31-2011 04:15 PM

Just a quick heads up on this Rocker class.. We filled the 4 slots necessary for it and upon talking to Charles.. He said we can fit a 5th person if we got someone interested who is just hearing about it now.. This class filled in less than a week after its announcement..so if anyone is interested still..shoot Charles an e mail charles@charlesneilwoodworking.com

thanks all.. Randy

-- Randall Child http://www.racfurniture.com/

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