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How do coppiced poles compare to straight grain lumber as tool handles?

 
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Something I was thinking about. Never having coppiced a tree or made handles from one. Seems like it'd be bendier but perhaps stronger overall. Anyone have experience?
 
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I have a few tools we repaired with coppiced branches.  How the handles behave depends very much on the kind of wood.  Some, like the big leaf maple, have a lot of spring in it which doesn't work for hoeing.  Slower growing trees generally have more rigidity.  I really like the handles we made from holly.

 
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I like coppiced tool handles. Walnut and chokecherry grow well here and are strong and stiff.
 
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