Handmade in America: Sam Maloof, 1983

Handmade in America: Sam Maloof, 1983



Interviewer: Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel Part of the Diamonstein-Spielvogel Video Archive in the Duke University Libraries: http://library.duke.edu/digitalcollections/dsva/

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18 thoughts on “Handmade in America: Sam Maloof, 1983

  1. hey Sam 80s was the hair ara. Where is the hair. LOL you sure are missed, as you know so many of us are trying to copy your pieces.

  2. Very interesting well done video – pretty close maybe to actually getting acquainted with Sam in person.  Thanks!

  3. Jimmy Diresta is the only other person I've seen use a bandsaw like that. Now I want to go cut, chisel, rasp and sand some curves in wood.

  4. This interviewer was awesome. She asked well thought-out questions and actually listened to the responses! Could use more like her today 😉

  5. I was born in 1983. It still amazes me that I can sit here and watch this old video on my phone. Thanks for uploading this

  6. Sam was a friendly, down-to-earth guy that was very approachable and humble. His work is amazing. I attended several of his workshops in the '90's and got acquainted with him a bit. The free-hand shaping and trimming at the bandsaw to a design in his head was amazing (Don't try this at home!!) Great video.

  7. ITS NICE TO KNOW THERE ARE MEN LIKE SAM STILL LOOKING OVER YOUR SHOULDER AND GUIDING YOUR HANDS THRU THERE WORK THERE MEMORIES AND THERE SPIRIT GOD BLESS AND THANKS SAM

  8. I saw that and I was just gasping. Wow. I think he's the only person who could manage to pull that off.

  9. Sam …is at that big work shop in the sky making beautiful chairs for the new comers to sit in .

  10. I'm so careful when I'm working with wood
    And the results are not nearly as good
    As Sam who cuts free of restraint
    And uses oil rather than paint

  11. What a great video. Watch him walk away from the piece to go get a tool , he is hustling. So much energy. How about him holding the router one handed while shaping the backs of the chair! Awesome.

  12. Sam was inspiring to me back in 1979 when he came and did a workshop. He was so energetic on that bandsaw. He let nothing stand in his way. He was a self taught craftsperson, as most of us commonly are. You only learn from the doing, so do alot of it (whatever you do) and keep focused.

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