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Julian

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#1 posted 1918 days ago

Wow, what a sad day indeed.

-- Julian, Park Forest, IL

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#2 posted 1918 days ago

I’m glad for the designs that he has presented to the world. His name will continue for many, many years.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware karson_morrison@bigfoot.com †

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scott shangraw

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#3 posted 1918 days ago

Man that breaks my heart.He has been a great inspiration to me .When I saw him a two months ago at an Art show in CA I knew he was not doing that well then.I am greatly honored that he stopped at my booth and talked to me .That was the third time I had seen him and he was very uplifting to me and my career and always gave me words of encouragement to “hang in there”I was planning on going to his shop next month when I do a delivery it will be very sad not to see him there.

Sam you will be dearly missed and thank you for all you have given to me and the world.God Bless.

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

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#4 posted 1918 days ago

He definitely left a mark on the world that will be revered for years if not centuries. Sounds like he was of sound mind and body right up to the end. That’s the best exit we can hope for. Condolences to the family.

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

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a1Jim

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#5 posted 1918 days ago

This is a big loss . a great woodworker and from all reports a wonderful human being.

-- http://artisticwoodstudio.com Custom furniture

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grizzman

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#6 posted 1918 days ago

i don’t have high speed but Ive been able to look at some utube stuff…tours of Sam’s home and other interviews hes done…hes been a wonderful example for the woodworkers around the world….I’m thankful for his inspiration that hes given , a good man…..grizzman

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#7 posted 1918 days ago

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if we all had the opportunity to spend our entire lives doing the things we love to do and on top of that be able to give to others along the way. A hundred years from now, folks will still desire one of his creations, they will imitate them and comment on what a great man he was.

Don’t be sad, be happy we were able to share his time and get to learn directly from such an artist.

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

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kiwi1969

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#8 posted 1918 days ago

A great loss not only in his native country but internationally as well. The woodworking community worldwide has lost a shining light.

-- if the hand is not working it is not a pure hand

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Konquest

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#9 posted 1918 days ago

If I got to spend one day, much less 90+ years as Sam Maloof, it would likely be my greatest day ever. Celebrating the life>mourning the death.

-- 9 3/4 fingers remaining.

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#10 posted 1918 days ago

I could only hope to contribute a tenth of what he did before I go.

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

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gizmodyne

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#11 posted 1918 days ago

Sigh…. I still had hopes of meeting him. R.I.P. Sam. What an inspiration. He supported others in their artistic pursuits as well.

Wow.

-- -John "Do I have to keep typing a smiley? Just assume it's a joke." www.flickr.com/photos/gizmodyne

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cabinetmaster

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#12 posted 1918 days ago

Oh wow. What a pioneer. He will be missed by all. Thanks Sam for all the inspirations you have given all us woodworkers. You will be missed by us all.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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johnpoolesc

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#13 posted 1918 days ago

an true master

-- It's not a sickness, i can stop buying tools anytime.

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oakdust

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#14 posted 1918 days ago

Not only is the woodworking world saden by the lose of Sam Maloof but trees around the world are weeping knowing they will never be touched by the masters hands

-- Bob, Rockford IL,

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John Ormsby

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#15 posted 1918 days ago

This is truly a sad day. Sam Maloof was a great inspiration for all. He will be missed. He has left woodworking a legacy that will inspire many people for many generations to come. Of that I am grateful.

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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