I almost did not comment either, and to be honest with you, maybe I shouldn't now. Still others are being honest so here goes with my question that I hope does not infuriate anyone..
Is Walnut the right choice for a saw handle?
Most older saws that I have seen typically had Fruitwood handles on them. When I try and replace my old saw handles I look for wood such as Crab Apple or Pear which are harder than the hinges in a very hot spot!!
For what it is worth I have some Crab Apple sitting in my solar kiln and has been in there for a year or more. If you want to try some fruitwood handles just let me know and I will send you a piece of it.
I have no intention of traveling from birth to the grave in a manicured and well preserved body; but rather I will skid in sideways, totally beat up, completely worn out, utterly exhausted and jump off my tractor and loudly yell, "Wow, this is what it took to feed a nation!"