Thanks for the reply. I'll check those out.
Apparently there's not much of an issue bringing domestic hardwoods across the border. As long as bark is removed and it's kiln dried, there is no problem. I'd likely get the yard to put on the receipt that it's kiln dried. There is some duty to pay, but it would likely be minimal.
The exchange rate is slowly improving, so I'd have to call to get pricing and then do the math to see if it makes sense. Our gas prices might be a problem - right now we're about $1.55/L which works out to about $5.90/gal, so the trip alone will add a fair amount.
ugh. my thoughts too. Maybe I should have you discuss the merits with my wife (just kidding...she's so supportive of my hobby it borders on the ridiculous...)
I guess I'm torn about going from a 6" to an 8" (parallelogram) or looking at the long haul and saving for a 12"...