You want to know what's so great about working with wood? People get rid of it pretty often. Friends in Bodega, CA, invite my family up for a visit a couple times a year, and they just happened to have taken out a sizable Monterey Pine last fall. They had over 5 cords of pine- enough to burn in their 2 wood-burning stoves for the rest of their lives. AND since they love working on their house themselves, they happen to have a table saw set up in the garage at all times- a veritable miracle! Charles had these slabs sawed up in minutes. We barely put a dent in their wood pile, which they would have appreciated, but oh man was I happy today. Maybe I'll just drive back up there and saw up some more! Don't mind me, just gettin' excited about a wood pile! Darling, hand me my power-sander, will you, please?