Here's some cedar sticks I got in the local lumber yard scrap box. I think they'll come in handy for practice on my new Jet Mini. These are pretty common in their scrap boxes, so I should be able to get more. Not very big, but something to start...and the price/availablity is good.
What do you think?
Also, I called the nearest Harbor Freight store and they have the turning tool sets...a few. I'm going close to where they are tomorrow, so I'll stop by and pick up a set, if they still have stock. I need to call tomorrow morning and have them put one on "Hold" for pickup. Once I get them, I'll be able to get going!