This Monday, my plum tree will removed from my garden (the tree got too big).
I would like to save some wood of this tree for making it into (the handles of) pocket knives. Since I have no expertise in woodworking, I need some advice.
First of all, can this plum wood used for this purpose?
I will not be making the knives myself but I have to select the pieces to keep. What are the best parts? Does it matter I take the stem or better some branches. What minimum size should I aim for? Anything else to look for?
As I might not find the woodworker on short notice, how do I store the wood best?
Hope you can help me.