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Kaleb the Swede

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02-04-2014 10:59 AM

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Sam Maloof. Watch the man himself. I know many of you have seen it, but if not grab a cup of coffee and enjoy!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1oZSkD7WoJ4

-- Just trying to build something beautiful


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#1 posted 02-04-2014 11:13 AM

I watched this video last week, very interesting

-- Bert

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#2 posted 02-04-2014 12:52 PM

Very good story.

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#3 posted 02-04-2014 03:01 PM

Thoroughly enjoyed watching this. What a great life story.

His house was awesome. I never knew about how they had to move it and the state had to pay! wow.

can you imagine being one of his apprentices? Now, they own 1/6th of the company.

Sam is such an inspiration to all of us. If he can work that hard in to his late 80s, then maybe I can too.

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#4 posted 02-04-2014 04:27 PM

Yeah. I hope we can continue to create until were finished. That would be a life well lived

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#5 posted 02-05-2014 12:17 AM

Right on Caleb. Thanks for posting the link. I’m a big fan of the man and his work.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#6 posted 02-05-2014 01:31 AM

Gotta like the man, he was an awesome example of true grit and determination, the once in a life time chromosome where the stars aligned, and he became an American Icon in the world of wood working.

When the President of the United States of America, buys your chair ?…. kuddos are due

The man knew his wood, all the faults and imperfections, all the engineering and understanding of to sustain un-imaginable weight loads of the american ass , and mastered the art of making a rocker that works exceptionally well through the ages of time, and that my friends,

isn’t easy : )

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#7 posted 02-05-2014 01:44 AM

I mean Kaleb. Poor speller.

-- Rod - Oregon

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#8 posted 02-05-2014 02:04 AM

Can’t help but admire the man as much as the work. Inspired a new tag line for me;)

-- "At the end of the day, try and make it beautiful....because the world is full of ugly." Konrad Sauer

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#9 posted 02-05-2014 02:10 AM

Love the tag line BigRed…., sweet and very appropriate

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#10 posted 02-05-2014 02:14 AM

I just watched it all the way through for the second time! There will never be another Sam Maloof. One of my clients toured his place last summer and she said it is just unbelievable! She also got to meet “the boys” and got a big kick out of that.

Watching him do those freehand cuts on the bandsaw is just amazing (and it doesn’t look scary when he does it!)

This should be required watching for all woodworkers.

RIP Sam.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 02-05-2014 02:29 AM

I really enjoyed that, thanks for posting it.

-- Wilkerson

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#12 posted 02-05-2014 02:45 AM

The bandsaw seems to be his tool of choice, he uses it like any other artist would use a pencil.

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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#13 posted 02-05-2014 03:05 AM

Thanks for posting. I didn’t know much about him. Touching when he talked about making his wife’s casket. He also showed his character talking about leaving part of his company to the workers that helped him for so many years. Also liked the contrast when he purchased a Porshe at age 85 “I had it up to about 135mph” LOL.

-- Randy -- Austin, TX by way of Northwest (Woodville), OH

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#14 posted 02-05-2014 03:13 AM

No worries R Stad. I’ve watched it 2 times today. Love it. All that wood he bought….WOW!

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#15 posted 02-05-2014 03:48 AM

There are some interesting parallels with Stradivarius, his workers and workshop succession.

http://blog.feinviolins.com/2011/07/who-worked-with-stradivarius.html

http://www.stradivarisociety.com/brief_history.php

-- Bill....... " was you dryin' your nails or a wavin' me goodbye?" Tom Waits

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