Several walnut trees were cut down to make room for my house about five yrs ago. Couple years ago I had them sawed into roughly one inch lumber which I will use to make furniture for my home. Any reason I couldn't just cut one inch pieces from these and use them for turning pens? Anything special about wooden pen blanks that I'm missing? Please keep in mind that I have yet to turn my first pen...or anything else for that matter. Thx a lot.