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  • Thom2
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    Originally posted by meika123
    I just love it when Thom gets in his "Profound" mode.

    Dave in NC
    "appreciation" is a lot easier when something doesn't happen very often

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  • crokett
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    Steve,

    You should meet a good friend of mine. He also has one that was his father's and still plays around with it. I remember doing math problems on a TRS-80 in 4th grade and my math teacher was considered ahead of the game for using a computer in his class.

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  • Bruce Cohen
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    As far as I'm concerned, we can call it anything, I'll still love this place and the people here.

    Bruce

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  • scmhogg
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    I think we will prevail.

    When I first heard the rumor that our beloved saw might be discontinued I was worried. During the early computer days, around 1980, I bought an early Tandy Color Computer. It had 4k ram and cassette tapes as storage media. I loved my CoCo and spent more money upgrading it than I have on the three new computers in my house.

    We were a tight knit group, we had a couple of magazines, a convention in OC, and we chatted on Compuserve with our 300 baud modems. We wrote show-off programs in basic using less than 4k. Try writing a basic program for word-wrap in 4k. When they upgraded to CoCoIII with 512K, I ran my law office with it, word processing and accounting, with a huge bi-directional daisy wheel and one slow disk drive.

    My rather rambling point here is... in 1991 Tandy discontinued the CoCo. The magazines stopped coming, nobody hung around the Radio shack to buy the latest version or add-on. I bought PCs and moved on with my life. But, I still miss the CoCo group. I know there are a few die hards out there, but it's not the same.

    My son now uses all my old CoCo stuff like we use antique tools. He writes basic and machine language like we use an old wood bench plane to smooth a board, when we have an electric planer. His young friends are astounded by basic, it's like he is writing using hieroglyphics or Latin.

    As Thom says "It's not just about the saw." This the site with a heart. I'll keep coming to Sam's House as long as he will have me.

    Steve

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  • Jeffrey Schronce
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    Plus the name and spirit of the BT3 keeps all the snobs away! Don't need another woodnet!

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  • meika123
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    I just love it when Thom gets in his "Profound" mode.

    Dave in NC

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  • pierhogunn
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    to bob and thom, rerit.

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  • Ken Weaver
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    I'm with Thom and Bob - its not just about the saw. I even like darksiders. But I like the name because of the heritage.

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  • BobSch
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    Originally posted by Thom2
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    BT3Cental.com
    It's not just about the saw

    I personally think the forum has created it's own legacy that goes FAR beyond any tablesaw. While the name was originally conceived due to the BT, I feel this name has taken on it's own meaning and will probably stay here as long as the forum does. I'm not speaking for Sam, nor can I, I'm just conveying my personal opinion on this matter.

    I'm with Thom. I've learned a lot more about woodworking in general from this forum than I have about the saw itself.

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  • bigsteel15
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    You'll notice there are quite a few people that admit to being "Darksider".
    Some of our most prolific contributors are Darksiders and may or may not have started with a BT3.
    Then there are also some who don't admit to being Darksiders but still make us proud.

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  • Thom2
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    at the top of your screen ...

    BT3Cental.com
    It's not just about the saw

    I personally think the forum has created it's own legacy that goes FAR beyond any tablesaw. While the name was originally conceived due to the BT, I feel this name has taken on it's own meaning and will probably stay here as long as the forum does. I'm not speaking for Sam, nor can I, I'm just conveying my personal opinion on this matter.

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  • SteveJ
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    Frank:

    I don't in any way speak for the other members, but I think that while the Bt3100 may be the thing which brought everyone together in the first place, it's friendship and a mutual interest in woodworking that keeps us all coming back. I visit this forum several times a day and I don't even use the Bt3100.

    Steve

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  • gimpy
    started a topic "New" title for forum

    "New" title for forum

    If the BT goes away, are we still going to have our forum here? Will we keep the same name or will it be changed? Just wondering out loud.

    Frank
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