After a bit of time, I received quite a nice shipment of the most beautiful Swiss Pear, Castello and Black Hornbeam from Sergei at @bibigon. I cannot resist telling everyone how pleased I am working with him and I encourage everyone to reach out to him, particularly those in Europe for whom postal customs is less of an issue. The quality of his wood is spectacular, his pricing is very reasonable, and he took the time to work with me to fine-tune my order. This will be my first scratch build since I was a teenager: La Venus at 1:72 from Ancre plans. I cannot wait to get started and share a build log. Yes, @Giampy65 you are an inspiration! And many thanks to @Uwek for recommending Sergei as my source!