Realized that I left some thing out. Most of my smaller turning wood, is actually scraps from a pallet making operation. The local saw mill cuts out 7 ft long 4x6's for a machine company to make packing pallets. When he trims the lengths to 7 ft, the cut off's go in a pile, which is free for anyone who can use it. Picked up about 30 pieces of poplar 10 to 20 inches long just this past monday. He sometimes cuts the pieces out of cherry and black walnut. A year ago, there were about 100 x 10 to 20 inch pieces of elm. The pieces of oak are sometimes used for turning, but, generally I take the oak for my grill or the local lions club to use for fires at their park. so in actuality, most of my wood, comes from somebody's scrap pile. .