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triton
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Hi John,

A suitable alternative maybe something like Douglas Fir. As this is used in the building trade, it maybe available from your local builders/timber merchant.

If you get stuck, then check out this site under merchants. Should give you something in your area for specialist wood suppliers.

http://www.greenspec.co.uk/html/design/materials/FSCtimbermerchants.html

Not sure how good your DIY skills, but my tiller is laminated in three parts. I have no doubt this was done in order to prevent any inclination to warping.
I am sure one piece will be ok, providing it is thoroughly dry before you start . Any slight warp, if present, can be removed in the shaping process.