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Best wood for framing chisel handles.

 
                    
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I just scored a couple of old Douglas framing chisels and they need new handles.
What is the best wood to turn a couple new handles out of?
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Anything you like...Artists choice. Heck, you could use an old handle from a rake or a broom and it would be fine. If you have a lathe, then go with anything that feels right to you. There is literally no wrong answer. Whatever let’s you put those chisels to work is perfect. If you want beauty or fancy, go for it... It’s all good.
 
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I've been reusing broken shovel handles. There usually ash. I have heard of others using old baseball bats, also ash.
 
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You cant go wrong with Ostrya virginiana aka  hop hornbeam aka ironwood for tool handles
 
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