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Well the other day I was at a good friends farm, and was picking through a pile of rough cut lumber (he has an old circular saw sawmill). I found a couple of 8' boards of something fairly hard and straight grained, out of curiosity I asked him what the boards where, to which he replied, "oh, they are just hickory, not good for much as far as I'm concerned." I came home with four nice hickory boards, about 7/8" thick by 6'' wide. I smoothed both faces with a handheld belt sander, and plan to rip half of the lumber into tool handles. So the million dollar question is, what size hammer handle do you find works best? Through trial and error, I've found that 7/8'' by 5/8'', rounded over a 1/4'' radius with a router feels best for me. Are there any general rules of thumb or things I should know before I dive into making mountains of hammer handles?