Turning Archive 2006

Subject:
Turning in NW Montana

ShawnO
>Hello all,

I'm new to turning, and am quite fascinated with it.

I live in NW Montana, and this place is covered in timber. Mostly larch, ponderosa pine, cedar, birch, and other NW timber abounds.

Do you have recommendations for good turning wood based on the above species?? I would love to have access to hardwood, but I'm learning and don't want to spend cash on blanks that I will probably end up ruining.

Also, I would like to be able to learn how to look at and judge trees in the field to determine maybe good trees to potentially harvest for turning/woodworking?

Thanks in advance!

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