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  • Sam Conder
    Woodworker Once More
    • Dec 2002
    • 2502
    • Midway, KY
    • Delta 36-725T2

    Remember me?

    Hi, my name is Sam. I used to hang out here a little bit, then life came calling. I adopted a couple of kids, and started raising them. Little League, Boy Scouts and such took me away from woodworking. I sold my BT3100 and most of my other tools and moved on to other hobbies.

    Guess what? Those boys are grown and have moved on. I’ve changed jobs, added a couple new hobbies and dropped a few others. Recently, I rekindled an old one and bought a table saw and I’ve started making sawdust yet again. A lot has changed in the world and in the world of woodworking since my last “go round” in the hobby.

    I look forward to getting reacquainted with some old friends here and meeting some new ones.

    Cheers!
    Sam Conder
    BT3Central's First Member

    "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison
  • Bill in Buena Park
    Veteran Member
    • Nov 2007
    • 1865
    • Buena Park, CA
    • CM 21829

    #2
    Hi Sam,
    I do remember you. Not like some of the real old-timers (Loring, Hank, etc... ) but its been 15 years for me on this site, and like you, haven't had much time to make sawdust for the last couple years. Glad to see you back, and hope to be making some sawdust again soon too!
    Bill in Buena Park

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    • LCHIEN
      Internet Fact Checker
      • Dec 2002
      • 20847
      • Katy, TX, USA.
      • BT3000 vintage 1999

      #3
      welcome back, Sam. We've been keeping it nice and neat just for you!
      Loring in Katy, TX USA
      If your only tool is a hammer, you tend to treat all problems as if they were nails.
      BT3 FAQ - https://www.sawdustzone.org/forum/di...sked-questions

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      • cwsmith
        Veteran Member
        • Dec 2005
        • 2729
        • NY Southern Tier, USA.
        • BT3100-1

        #4
        Hello Sam,

        The legend returns! Welcome back and I look forward to seeing your posts.

        I joined the forum in December 2005, right after I bought my BT3100 and I recall reading many conversations with your name in the posts and contributions of that time. I don't recall actually exchanging texts with you personally, but I do remember that you were key to the BT3 forum.

        I look forward to your future contributions,

        CWS
        Last edited by cwsmith; 01-26-2023, 12:55 PM.
        Think it Through Before You Do!

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        • Black walnut
          Administrator
          • Aug 2015
          • 5431
          • BT3K

          #5
          Welcome back Sam!
          How's Adele, David and Chase?
          Last edited by Black walnut; 01-25-2023, 09:02 PM.
          just another brick in the wall...

          Boycott McAfee. They placed an unresponsive popup on my pc.

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          • Sam Conder
            Sam Conder commented
            Editing a comment
            Everyone is doing well. We are empty nesters now… boy time flies.
        • Jim Frye
          Veteran Member
          • Dec 2002
          • 1051
          • Maumee, OH, USA.
          • Ryobi BT3000 & BT3100

          #6
          Well, hello again! It's so good to hear from you. I'm still mucking around with wood.
          Jim Frye
          The Nut in the Cellar.
          ”Sawdust Is Man Glitter”

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          • Nick Keenan
            Established Member
            • Apr 2004
            • 441
            • washington, dc, USA.

            #7
            Wow. I went through a similar progression, used to hang out here a lot, then didn't. Just reactivated my account to get rid of my old BT3100, but I'm setting up a new shop so I thought I'd see what was going on.

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            • leehljp
              Just me
              • Dec 2002
              • 8419
              • Tunica, MS
              • BT3000/3100

              #8
              Hey Sam. Good to see you here again! Some of the old guys have passed away. You saw the one with Bill (Dud). I remember that time well.

              Don't be a stranger; welcome back; post some more.

              Personally Pulling for Cincinnati this weekend (in spite of my Missouri family) - I guess you and your family are too. I have been a Burrows fan since he was at LSU and generally I am not an LSU fan.
              Hank Lee

              Experience is what you get when you don't get what you wanted!

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              • Brian G
                Senior Member
                • Jun 2003
                • 993
                • Bloomington, Minnesota.
                • G0899

                #9
                Hi Sam! Good to see you back. Please don't try making box joints in 8' lengths of MDF using a Jointech Saw Train again.
                Brian

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                • dbhost
                  Slow and steady
                  • Apr 2008
                  • 9180
                  • League City, Texas
                  • Ryobi BT3100

                  #10
                  Good to see you back!
                  Please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Please check out and subscribe to my Workshop Blog.

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                  • Sam Conder
                    Woodworker Once More
                    • Dec 2002
                    • 2502
                    • Midway, KY
                    • Delta 36-725T2

                    #11
                    Originally posted by Brian G
                    Hi Sam! Good to see you back. Please don't try making box joints in 8' lengths of MDF using a Jointech Saw Train again.
                    I was successful… still have all 10 digits.
                    Sam Conder
                    BT3Central's First Member

                    "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison

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                    • Pappy
                      The Full Monte
                      • Dec 2002
                      • 10448
                      • San Marcos, TX, USA.
                      • BT3000 (x2)

                      #12
                      Great to see you back, Sam! A few of us old timers are still around. You get down Texas way again you know the door is always open.
                      Don, aka Pappy,

                      Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                      Fools because they have to say something.
                      Plato

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                      • Sam Conder
                        Woodworker Once More
                        • Dec 2002
                        • 2502
                        • Midway, KY
                        • Delta 36-725T2

                        #13
                        Originally posted by Pappy
                        Great to see you back, Sam! A few of us old timers are still around. You get down Texas way again you know the door is always open.
                        Only if you take me back to Mamacita’s for dinner! I still think about that salsa.
                        Sam Conder
                        BT3Central's First Member

                        "I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work." -Thomas A. Edison

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                        • Pappy
                          The Full Monte
                          • Dec 2002
                          • 10448
                          • San Marcos, TX, USA.
                          • BT3000 (x2)

                          #14
                          Sadly, our Mamacita's became one of the pandemic victims.
                          Don, aka Pappy,

                          Wise men talk because they have something to say,
                          Fools because they have to say something.
                          Plato

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                          • dbhost
                            Slow and steady
                            • Apr 2008
                            • 9180
                            • League City, Texas
                            • Ryobi BT3100

                            #15
                            If you guys want Mamacitas, come to the NASA area. NASA Parkway location is still open. I'll even give you guys a Daves disaster workshop tour. Warning though, you might get volunteered to help with the cleanup!
                            Please like and subscribe to my YouTube channel. Please check out and subscribe to my Workshop Blog.

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                            • twistsol
                              twistsol commented
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                              I might take you up on that. My son in law and I will be driving the luggage truck to Galveston in October for an extended family cruise. The other 25 are flying.
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