I have several older shovels and garden tools that the wooden handles have dried out, cracked, and split at the wood grain. The handles are still pretty good but produce nasty splinters. I have sanded them down but would like to protect them from further detioration. And or what to do about newer tools to make them last longer. Thought about painting them but would a teak oil or stain oil be better???? Seems new they have a thin polyeuathane coating. My old wheel borrow I have wrapped the handle with electrical tape. I couldn't find any "cloth tape". I remember buying some stuff to rewrap the the handles of metal bats years ago but I haven't found any local. What have ya'll done????