Turning Archive 2005

Subject:
Proper Wood For Tool Handle

Tom Colligan, Peoria
>When a tree is taken down there's quite a bit of 5 or 6 inch round branch material that's very straight. Can this wood be used for a lathe tool handle after it's been properly dried?

Or, is any wood having pith in it - even for tool handles - unuseable? Tia, Tom

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