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#1 posted 11-22-2012 08:35 PM

pine , fir ,poplar etc. is great wood to practise with
just grap the cheapest you can get
maybee there is knots in it but that is possiple to work around
thugh you shuold beaware that softwood like pine will tell you if your chisels is sharp enoff
or need to be honed when you do endgrainwork dovetails or tennonwork
many will tell you that its sometimes easyer to work with hardwood when it comes to endgrainwork
maybee I do not know yet

donĀ“t forget scappieces/cutoffs to practice on later in your journey :-)

good luck

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