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.