I keep telling people if they want a busy woodworking group, but
without all the politics, religion and swearing, then they should have
a look at the Festool Owners Group. Registration is limited to a valid
Although it's a moderated group, that moderation is pretty benign as
long as you don't get into the three taboos listed above. And, a major
part the woodworking discussions have nothing at all to do with
But, if those limitations are also too much to bear, then the rec is
one of the few alternatives.
both offer something different (than what we have here).
lumberjocks has a lot of members and they have a really huge
skill-range, maybe too huge. sawmillcreek has a classified ad and "sale
awareness" section in their forum (but you have to pay $6 a year to
access that part). If it leads you to something once a year, you surely
get your $6-worth! It pointed me to a new Delta 14" BS for $150 and,
just recently, to a 2 year subscription to Wood magazine for $9.60.
Much, much more general woodworking than just some forums dealing with
And no, you don't have to subscribe to their magazine to take part in
Might as well work up a list for those looking for something else
I apologize to the newsgroup for my political crap. The only excuse I have
is that I feel I should let my viewpoint be heard too (most often I reply,
not start a new thread or redirect from woodworking to poloitics.)
I use my real nickname (it's uncommon in the US), but since this is usenet,
no other easy traces. Occasionally a real email address may pop up, either
in response to a request, or to get a private response.
Also, because I retired and do not expect to have to ever apply for a job
again, I couldn't care about potential employers reading my crap they can
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