Monday, November 30, 2015
Sadly Birk Petersen Passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2015 Birk loved building steam engines, small scale models, and whimsical creations of his own imagination. He loved showing his amazing collection to visitors. Some of Birk's favorite visitors were kids, he enjoyed watching their enthusiasm as they turned cranks, got their hair to stand on end, and dumped out a whole scoop of candy from the steam shovel.He also loved sharing his creations with his blogging community and friends on the internet from all over the world. This blog only showcases a fraction on the many wonderful creations the Birk has built over the years. He was and inspiration to us all. Please take time to browse through this blog. Nothing would make him happier than having others enjoy his work. Feel free to leave comments and memories below.
Posted by Kactiguy at 9:28 AM
Sunday, November 15, 2015
That grasshopper has now been immortalized forever in bronze.
Can you imagine an 82 year old man messing around with something as silly as casting a grasshopper in bronze?
The two pictures showing the heating arrangement and pouring were simulated to give you and idea of the process. Working alone I could not photograph that part in action.