I just got a new Masterbuilt Digital Electric Smoker for Christmas. After watching me spend between $10 and $15 on 3 bags of chips today, my thrifty husband wants to know how hard/easy/labor intensive it'd be to make our own? We live in the heart of the Ozarks, have tons of white oak and hickory trees on our place and a dead (fixing to be firewood unless I can smoke with it) crabapple tree out front of the house. We don't own a wood chipper cause we burn everything that drops, but, if feasible, my 9 year old just got a hatchet for Christmas and I'm sure he'd like nothing better than to turn logs into chips. My smoker specifically states to use chips not chunks.