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Blog entry by Sam Shakouri posted 12-04-2013 11:06 AM 989 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I’ve just received sad news about Martin Svaabec that he passed away yesterday. He was a member of Macarthur Woodturners, Sydney, Australia and a close friend of mine.

Let’s pray for him to RIP.

-- Sam Shakouri / CREATING WONDERS WITH WOOD.....Sydney,Australia....

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#1 posted 12-04-2013 11:30 AM

Sam, sorry to hear of the loss of your close friend Martin. We will all offer a prayer for him.

-- Bob C, Australia. I love sharing as long as it is not my tools

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#2 posted 12-04-2013 12:06 PM

Hello Mr Shakouri, I also am very sorry for the loss of your good friend Martin may he rest in peace safely. I hope you also are ok but please take it easy.

-- No tree was harmed in the making of this project...... wait a minute, yes there was, uh oh

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#3 posted 12-04-2013 12:26 PM

Never a very nice thing to hear of a fellow wood turner’s passing. My thought are with you during this time of need.

-- Brian, Ontario Canada,

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#4 posted 12-04-2013 01:56 PM

Thanks for letting us know, Sam. I’ll remember him in my prayers.

I’ll miss him…........................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#5 posted 12-04-2013 02:44 PM

We are saddened to hear about your friend, Sam.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#6 posted 12-04-2013 03:06 PM

The same thing happened to me this week Sam. A friend of 60 years and fellow woodworker. Life is short, make sawdust all you can..

-- A childs smile is payment enough.

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#7 posted 12-04-2013 04:33 PM

Sorry to hear about the passing of a good friend, will include him in our prayers.

-- As ever, Gus-the 76 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 12-04-2013 04:36 PM

Sorry to hear that Sam.

-- Custom furniture

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#9 posted 12-04-2013 05:19 PM

Sorry for our loss, Sam.

Prayers sent…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: ... My Small Gallery:"

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#10 posted 12-05-2013 03:18 AM

You have my condolences!

-- Erwin, Jacksonville, FL

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#11 posted 12-06-2013 11:09 AM

Sam, very sad to hear of your friend Martin passing away. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your friend.

Kind regards,


-- Cliff Australia : Snoring is good. It blows away all the Sawdust.

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