I don’t want to clutter up the GF forum with off-topic stuff… Can someone recommend a woodworking forum, ideally with good resources (and attitude) for novices?
I’m going to need help picking out some tools to complement my GF, and I also want to learn how to stain and seal some of my future projects. Getting tips on specific products and what grit of sandpaper I need and so on would be really helpful, because this is the extent of my woodworking experience: I have seen a tree.
And with all that all said, the Everything Else category here works well. I have never found a forum like this that tolerates N00bs and stays helpful that is dedicated to woodworking and home shops.
Just beware that threads fork weirdly, wonderfully, annoyingly, or sometimes not at all anywhere between 10 and 20 posts. If it hasn’t forked in 20 it will be everybody not happy with an announcement most likely and I try not to read those anymore.
A YouTube channel I watch, even though I am FAR from being a woodworker, has a premium forum that sounds like* it might actually be good. The channel is called “The Wood Whisperer” and the forum thing is… https://thewoodwhispererguild.com/
Here’s the latest video ffom the channel…
I haven’t watched it yet, but my guess is that they’re going to cook a garden gate bridge.
*and if you can’t trust the people who stand to gain the most from people being suckered into joining, seriously, who can you trust?