pickleguy wrote:Do you think this is the official violators stand!!1 lol
By your question, do I think this is retch Sweeney's stand? Yes, it is. A very well made stand for his Father to hunt from for his remaining years. Sweeney was a good craftsman, and shared his knowledge, his attention to detail was quite good.
Sweeney had a lapse of judgement, and paid forbit , in money, embarassment, and loss of position. He screwed up. But this constant kicking him while he is down is unseemly. I didn't care for the man much myself, and called him a troll to his "face" several times when he could defend himself, but he did have some good points, and this stand project was one of them. His smoker was top notch as well. He backed up data with provable and repeatable fieldwork.
Let it go. This belittling is beneath us. Learn what he can teach, use what you can, and move on. Enough already.