I bought a very nice set of bits through Amazon.com a couple of years ago, worth well more than the asking price of $9 for 15 Porter Cable bits NIB. I've used them a lot, and still have yet to dull one.
Sine you live in the Ohio area, there are probably a lot of home owned saw mills near you. Look them up and ask about buying small amounts of kiln dried or seasoned wood.
Also, since you drive a truck, watch for newer broken pallets. I use to find them made of mahogany, teak, oak, maple and a lot of strange nicely figured African and South American woods that I could never identify. Just make sure the pallets you pick aren't used for hauling dangerous chemicals.
Welcome to the board!