SUNDAY JOINT, 3-7-2021: SO LONG AND THANK YOU TO PHIL BECKER AND MIKE EATON

Hey All,

Phil Becker died two weeks ago at age 81, and Mike Eaton died on Wednesday at 86. Between them, Becker and Eaton shaped north of 200,000 boards, with no machines involved save the ancient planers they kept alive with solder and electrical tape and spare parts. Phil’s work ethic was ridiculous, maybe pathological; he shaped the day his mom died, and during his own Hermosa Beach Walk of Fame induction ceremony a few years back he was in the factory inventing bitcoin. No, he was in f...