Thanks for the information. We do have both yew and juniper here. The problem with most junipers is that they have limb-split after limb-split, going up the trunk, and it seems like there’s never any decent “trunk” to get a blank out of to start with. I do have a piece of juniper that was a small diameter tree (probably 2-2 1/2″ at the butt) that’s about 6 1/2 or 7 feet long, perhaps a bit more, that I kept from a job site we were working on. Most of the yew that grows around here is just a big bush, basically, about the same diameter as the piece of juniper I have, but yew tends to have more curve to it, so I don’t know how well that would work. I may have to look into finding a copy of the Bowyers Bible, and go from there. Thanks for the information, though, as it will get me thinking a bit…lol….of course, that could be dangerous, too.