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.

11 comments:

Anonymous said...

I just discovered Birk's blog a few months ago. I have loved reading through the pages of this blog. I think my favorite was his last, the grasshopper. Thanks Birk, I am sorry I didn't get to meet you. My best to your family. Imagine what he is making now.

Mike

George Bulliss (HSM) said...

It was with great sadness that I heard the news of Birk’s passing this weekend. Although I never met him in person, we kept in touch via email and I very much enjoyed our chats (and his projects). He will be missed.

Joyce Kohler said...

Dale and I loved talking with Birk, visiting his amazing collection and emailing back and forth. We are so very sad to lose him and send our love and sympathy to his family. Thanks, Birk, for all the good times and encouragement. God bless you.

Paul Sperbeck said...

Sadly, I never found Birk's Blog until after he had passed away. There are many years of blog postings here, and I will be checking in to peruse them. It would be a nice tribute if there were some way to preserve the entire blog for others to read in the future.

God Speed Birk

Paul Sperbeck

Craig Miwa said...

I'll will really miss Birk. He was a huge inspiration in all my tinkering. I enjoyed touring the shops and latest projects. I loved the enthusiasm he had towards his project. I remember that every time I told him how amazed I was at something he made, he would tell me that I could do it too. He taught me a number of things in life as well, including the principle of self enablement.

Birk will be sorely missed by me, my boys and all the people I brought trampling through his shop.

Coby Gerstner said...

I lived next to Birk all my life. I'm really sad to see him go. I enjoyed all the times I spent at his home. I loved the way his shop smelled. He was so enthusiastic and kind to me, always. You can really get a sense for his personality through his writing on this blog. I will really miss him.

Anonymous said...

I just found this site, amazingly skilled man. Like a magical grandfather.
RIP Birk

oldironrecycler said...

Thanks Mr. Peterson, for everything.

Jeff Michel

Anonymous said...

Very sorry to hear this, condolences to all the family. I'm sure he will be sorely missed.

I've really enjoyed the incredible engineering feats Birk shared through this site over the years. He truly was skilled.

Jerry Simmons said...

I just learned of him today while admiring his old tools and am in awe of him, his ablities, and what he did. Thank you agian for the history lessons. What a man to be proud of.

Jerry Simmons said...

I just learned of him today while admiring his old tools and am in awe of him, his ablities, and what he did. Thank you agian for the history lessons. What a man to be proud of.