Marvin, you coming in June? If so I have all the black walnut you want. Also, I use shag-bark hickory. It's pretty rare, but I have a place where I can get it by the butt-load for free. The location shall remain unnamed though. The shag-bark hickory is most definitely the best. It's light and sweet. In fact, though I haven't tried pecan yet, I'm betting the shag-bark hickory is a close match. I'd like to get some mesquite. My Dad is supposed to bring me some from AZ this spring, but we'll see if he remembers.