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#1 posted 01-16-2019 06:12 PM

Cherry, alder and walnut are all extremely easy to work with. Of those, I d suggest alder since it s about half the price of the other two.

- Rich

I’m new to hand tool woodworking, and am using a lot of alder for the reasons you listed. I live close to mexico and can get rough alder about 1/3 the price of cherry or walnut for whatever reason. Plus its soft enough where I don’t have to sharpen my tools all the time, which is nice especially since I don’t have the greatest sharpening setup yet.

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