Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Steve Cooke passes away at age 61

Popular Woodworking is reporting that Steve Cooke, the "Sharpening Guy", has passed away at age 61.  Like many of our fellow woodworkers, I'm deeply saddened at the loss of Steve.  I recently had an old Disston backsaw sharpened by him.  He returned it with a great sharpening job and even took the time to clean the blade a little and apply some wax to the tote.  The saw was, and is, beautiful.  It is my go-to joinery saw.  I was so pleased that I was just getting ready to send him some more saws.

Steve, you will be missed.  If you had any experience with Mr. Cooke, feel free to comment here.

A sad day.

Zach

2 comments:

  1. I too have had saws sharpened by Steve - and - received the sad news only today (25 Mar 10) that he had passed away. I had only talked to him once - but - he was one great guy - who truly enjoyed his profession. Rich from Arizona

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  2. Rich,

    Steve will definitely be missed. Thanks for commenting.

    Zach

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