Welcome to The Zoo - make that The Wreck. Quite a collection of
interesting folks with a wealth of information AND opinions on
all sorts of things.
If you haven't already found them, there are two other related
woodworking groups to check out - alt.binaries.pictures.furniture
If you like great writing, watch for Walt Akers and Tom Watson.
If you haven't figured out how to do Goodle searches on "groups"
you'll miss a lot of older posts full of answers to the first
200 most frequently asked questions.
If someone will post the link to the groups Anti-FAQ check it
out. But don't be drinking anything (coffee, tea, coke etc...)
as you go through it. The Crowbar section is a must read.