Both Cherry($7.00 bf) and Walnut ($10.50 bf) are both crazy expensive and low quality here on the left coast at the moment. I've been thinking of pooling together with a couple of shop buddies for a wood buying trek back east and U hauling a bunch of wood for our own use. If I'm going to go through that trouble and expense I want to get the best quality/price deal possible. Seems as though Missouri is the spot at least for the Walnut. I found a Missouri saw mill and am wondering if that's the best place. Thank you for your response
Pennsylvania is the cliche cherry state, but don't get hung up on it. Cherry is cherry and you'll find good and bad batches of it from everywhere, depending on many factors from geography and climate to milling and kiln drying and everything in between.
For walnut, Missouri might be ground zero, at least for the sheer number of walnuts growing and I believe we produce the most nuts. I've seen some giant walnuts in Indiana. But they're peppered all throughout the midwest and eastern U.S.
Not sure why you're so interested...go find some cherry and walnut and build something with it...it's gonna look like cherry and walnut.
I'm enjoying and partially in awe of your new sucker system TC. I'm curious as to how you will leak test it. I have a fogger leak tester that pressurized the area with smoke but not sure that would work on such a system.