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Offline aburnette165

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Woodworking fourms?
« on: October 09, 2017, 08:04:49 am »
Whats the best woodworking forum? Any forums as good as this one but mainly on wood working? thanks

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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #1 on: October 09, 2017, 08:21:53 am »
If you have any questions, post them in the woodworking board.  Membership here contains several  amateur woodworkers as well as a few pros.
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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #2 on: October 12, 2017, 02:28:15 am »
I used to frequent this one and it was very good. I haven't done so in many years though.

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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #3 on: October 12, 2017, 07:44:29 pm »
Probably a good question to ask is what you want to get from a woodworking forum.

I used to participate at Sawmill Creek, too, but it has turned into a hobbyist machine forum with a lot of discussions regarding who makes the best chisel and 1,000,000 workbench build threads.......no thanks.

I believe the OWWM forum, which is mostly a machine's forum, also has the very best woodworking forum online, if you want to learn something.  It has a large number of professional woodworkers and amateur woodworkers alike, and it has a very friendly attitude towards newbie questions.  In fact, we encourage it, and often post "how to" on most of the basic woodworking topics.  You will see a wide range of furniture and cabinetry building going on there, as well, with some extremely well decorated professionals posting their work.

I would compare it to the old "Knots" forum from 20 years ago, back when Fine Woodworking Magazine was still a good magazine for professionals, and not about selling junk asian made tool advertising.  That was a great forum with a lot of same guys, only 20 years younger, posting frequently.  Very feisty forum back then, which is not allowed at all at OWWM.

My .02, and not a slight at all for the woodworking forum here.  Most of the projects shown here are more of the homeshop variety, although there's some really cool stuff, too.

Like I said, I guess it really depends on what you want to see.
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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #4 on: October 12, 2017, 09:10:16 pm »
BTW, you have to be logged in to OWWM to see their woodworking forum. 

Just machine info is fully public.
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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #5 on: October 12, 2017, 11:47:20 pm »
thanks for the info

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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #6 on: October 13, 2017, 01:38:24 pm »
I like Sawmill Creek and LumberJocks.  This one too, but it does not see nearly as much activity.  I used to be a very active member of FWW Knots, as well as Fine Homebuilding's forum, but when they changed their format (which was highly objected to by most of the membership), I quit.  Couldn't read or follow it very well after that.

Did not know there was an actual woodworking forum on OWWM.  Have been a member there for years, too.  Have to check it out.

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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #7 on: October 15, 2017, 12:45:34 am »
I still look at Sawmillcreek, but won't participate. I don't like the censorship and protective attitude they take with Grizzly Machinery there. I often wonder if Grizzly isn't the real owner. I was banned once for 6 months. They said I wasn't friendly, I say it was because I kept telling people about a bad bandsaw I got from Grizzly when someone asked about their machine quality. My opinion is backed up with the fact that Grizzly won't even sell me or my wife anything. She ordered some guitar pickups off Amazon. It was fulfilled by Grizzly and they sent her an email saying they preferred to not sell anything to our household.            I prefer Woodcentral.  Not as active, but Ellis runs a very open group!

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Re: Woodworking fourms?
« Reply #8 on: October 15, 2017, 10:55:12 pm »
Woodnet is another....some very talented people there that are willing to help.

It has become a more friendly place than years past, the troublemakers are long gone.

Ed