I have access to a live 50-80y.o. Black Walnut tree, and could cut a branch off to make a handle. Which leads to a number of questions:
1) What would I need to do before sending off to be stabilized?
2) how should I select a branch? Does it matter?
3) would this be a material others here would be interested in? (limited quantity for sure)
4) any special instructions for drying/stabilizing to make the most of the wood?