And when I say Northern, I mean 10 miles south of the Oregon border...in th middle of the Klamath National Forest (only have 2.5 million acres of trees around us). My wife and I retired here 20 years ago bought a small (20 acre) plot of dirt, made it into our farm. Grow our own food, cook and heat with wood. Decided I needed something else to do, so I'm trying knife making. Posted my first attempt and the folks replying are most supportive, So with a long cold mountain winter coming up, it looks as if I have found something to do.