So you know the random adds that pop up on the sides and bottom of the forum? Well I clicked one the other day from builddirect.com and they're offering 5 free flooring samples from their website, no shipping cost either, totally free. Seeing as it was completely free, no credit cards or anything I figured what the hell why not? I picked some nice maple, mahogany, teak, cherry, and tigerwood solid pieces. I figured they'd be good to practice on, to see I liked the wood and maybe get a few palmswells and endcaps out of them, but now that they're here I see that that's not gonna work... because they're huge! They're all at least 5" wide and like 8" long. Enough for one slingshot per sample with some to spare. Needless to say I'm pretty happy with that. The site is http://www.builddirect.com/Hardwood...=GDN&utm_medium=display&utm_campaign=hardwood Not sure if they do international though.