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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 05-08-2017, 07:54 AM Thread Starter
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Removing Bark from Log

Making rustic furniture...
How do you remove bark from a log?

Anyone have any experience?

I use Adze and Draw Knife....
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This infested Ash log will be a Rustic Bench instead of firewood.
A lot of sanding ahead...
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On the times I saw my grandfather do this he used a draw knife only. I recall that there were some times when the bark just pealed off in sheets and he said that was because the wood was cured.

Hey Hern, whatcha' making anyhow? Looks like Sycamore.....

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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If you have a lot to do, they sell a debarker attachment for the tip of your chainsaw that takes off bark pretty fast

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Cut the trees in june, the bark peels off easily after the annual growth cycle.

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jimsdad, am making a log bench.
It's Ash.

Wald Jager, I saw those log wizards on youtube. Neat gadget. I'll continue to de-bark the traditional way since I never have many to do at one time.

Dried bark peels easy.
But this Ash bark isn't dried yet. I am taking it off so logs & slabs will dried faster.

I'll remember that Yellodog.

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jimsdad, am making a log bench.
It's Ash.

Wald Jager, I saw those log wizards on youtube. Neat gadget. I'll continue to de-bark the traditional way since I never have many to do at one time.

Dried bark peels easy.
But this Ash bark isn't dried yet. I am taking it off so logs & slabs will dried faster.

I'll remember that Yellodog.

Good night Chesty, wherever you are......
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When I was a kid I watched some loggers peel pine bark off long pilings with a garden spade. /they sharpened it pretty good went at it...
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bark spud...

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I use an old ice scraper. Keep it sharp. I like a handle about 4' don't have to bend
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