where's Mike brooks tutorial?

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  1. Jul 8, 2012 #1

    fort fireman

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    Thats it. Where did it go?
     
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    It was pulled

    :shake:
     
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    I think Mike was a bad boy and he is in time out. I'm guessing that when he returns, his tutorial will too.
     
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    Not again? :shocked2:
     
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    What does Mike being suspended have to do with his tutorial being removed :idunno: :idunno:

    Mitch
     
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    Good question Mitch. I don't think Mike is the type to take his ball and go home just 'cause he has to sit the bench for a while.

    :idunno: J.D.
     
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    Maybe it can be placed on the American Longrifles website in the tutorial section or even on Mike's own Fowlingguns website where his trade gun tutorial is located?
     
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    Mikes tutorial isn't/wasn't the Alpha and Omega of building.
    Handy? Yes.
    For new builders it was nice to say,
    "look at page 4"
    Because of the pictures are worth a thousand words thing,,
    But far from a single, complete aspect of all the ways, tips an tricks.

    90% of the thing with the professional builders is the several thousand dollars worth of tools they've aquired,, it makes it difficult for beginners to do something the first time that a pro has done a 100 times.
    "Aggh,' the pro says.'Just take this tool and drag it once like this"
    or
    "Go over to your welding bench/forge and make a tool like this",,

    Ask your question.
    There's alot of experianced folks here that can help, and alot of links on the internet can be found showing just about any technique.

    Mikes` a fantastic builder, and very experianced and with a single mind,
    His way,, the road he travels is a one way street.
    And it has a blinking neon sign with an arrow.
     
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    +1 necchi. This site does have tons of info to offer the new builder. I am in the "process" of building a smmothbore and have some of the tools and a copy of the "Gunsmith of Grenville County".
    While it is a great book it does not address all issues; especially when dealing with precarves.
    I have had to come on the site and ask questions of things the book did not cover.

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    Soli Deo Gloria!
     
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    TinStar, there is a bunch of good material out there by way of instructional DVDs ... check out the American Pioneer site and SmartFlix.

    by the way, Alexander's book is great ... i thought it an extravagance when i bought it, but it's more than paid for itself in parts i didn't ruin, not to mention cuts i didn't have to sew up, time i didn't waste, and an extended stay in purgatory caused by bad language i didn't use.
     
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    Yea well Mike's tutorial at least showed how to work around the lock areas to get them shaped correctly. I saved Mike's tutorial to my computer. Sure it may not be the Alpha and Omega but sure does help alot of guys that haven't got the books, etc. Some read that and just ask questions here and other forums. I think he should be thanked for giving away his knowledge and not profiting from writing a book. Just my >02$ worth.
     
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    Well, really I didnt have any particular question other than where did it go. There was just a couple of pics I wanted to look at and noticed it was gone. One of the guys at work was curious and I wanted to show him to but :idunno:
     
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    aahhh....Mike was a figment of our collective imagination. He existed only for the time that was needed, now, in his astral projective body, will he continue~

    kinda like the House brothers....there really is no Paris Kentucky, nor brothers........ :rotf: :rotf: :rotf:

    sorry~I had to giggle the issue~ this is all fun, and it is all a hobby, we should just have a good time~ :v

    now I will go look at some serious Hilton pictures............. :rotf:
     
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    Just because someone is good at a given task does not mean he is a good teacher.
    My main interest lies in the music world and I know many very good musician that could not teach a kid how to play Bb. :grin:
    A gauche personality is not an asset. :(
     
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    Well, if that is the case, whoever made that decision is foolish, but...

    (Statement deleted - it was just my opinion, and it doesn't add anything worthwhile or of value to the discussion. Besides I'm in the same "box" as Mike to that person. :rotf: )

    Mike is anything but a "bad boy".
     
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    Hmmmm, that could be said about a lot of people, couldn't it? Mike is a good teacher, and an excellent student of history. True, some don't like his irascibility, but that just shows where they are coming from.
     
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    :hatsoff:


    The problem is with those few individuals that cannot handle an honest, non-sugar coated schooling, especially when the answer points out how much they really don't understand about the subject matter being discussed.
     
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    And if that is the case, I'm sure Claude will appreciate you calling him foolish...
     
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    Va.Manuf.06

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    You could have increased the size of the type so it was easier to see, sometimes red is not enough. :slap: Claude is in charge and will do as he feels is necessary, he doesn't need your help.

    I stand behind Mike and feel that too many would like to see him gone for no good reason. And that does not include the owner or moderators, only some who value their own opinions (and lack of knowledge) far too much. I will step out of the discussion now, hardly worth the time.
     
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    wow. at this point I just want to see what he did. lol
     
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