I have started on a pile of wood that is in 4X2 [or 100 by 50mm] form. This is the standard size for building. They are left overs from demolition of my old shed, and some off-cuts I got from a timber merchant. They have all been cut into halves so they are now 2X2 [50X50mm]
The bottom shelf has blsnks of wood, mostly Rimu, from the old shed. The top shelf has Plane tree wood. That is from the timber merchant.
Her are the billets of wood waiting to be drilled. There are two pieces of Eucalyptus on the left, four pieces of Mahogany in the middle and a piece of Bay tree wood. This is really great to turn as it has a fragrance like the leaf does... the Bay leaf used in cooking.
Cheers Chris the Pipemaker