Nefris; can you be more specific as to where you live? You'll likely get some really helpful leads on wood sourcing in your particular neck of the woods.
I'll be more specific as to where i'm residing. I Commute between Quincy, Ma and Providence Rhode Island on a daily basis. The two towns are about an 1hour drive. I don't know how to search up on local lumber mills or similar.
I do have my spring-summer part-time employer, "Lennin's Tree cutting service" Spoke to him today, and he said i can help myself to as much oak pine and mapple wood as i would like for free..
When i say spring-summer part-time employer is because i have worked 2 seasons for him, but hardly had chance to learn about wood from him since he was always up on a tree and i was the helper
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I don't know how i would do to strip the wood since its whole and most range about 2 feet length and same or smaller for width. I can always ask him to aid me on this. but any ideas would be great.?
The kind of projects I'm looking forward to, are beginners projects like; "cutting board as first, small 18" table with a drawer, and a study desk for my 2 year old daughter. those should be my 3 first projects.
as soon as i get my 10 post, I'll post pictures of my bits since i'm totally clueless on the purpose for each and there is only so much i can understand. today afternoon, i'll get scrap wood and test each one