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Old 12-21-2007, 02:22 AM   #5
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any wood with a tight hard cell structure, Pine os so soft, and pits easily, Birch is harder tighter. Cherry works well, but these are all northern woods. you live in a part of the world that could make making knitting needles a WONDERFUL hobby in and of itself (of course you would have to do a LOT of Quality control)
the trick is to get the tips smooth and dense enough that there are not rough edges to catch on the yarn.
good luck, and by all means HAVE fun

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