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#1 posted 08-28-2012 07:02 PM

Tree limbs. Plentiful and available in interesting species.

Pine is pretty soft so you’ll learn some things about cutting
vs. scraping when turning it. Hard woods tolerate scraping
better and it becomes possible to fool yourself into thinking
you are developing more turning skill than you are with them.

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