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#1 LilysDad

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Posted 28 January 2017 - 10:56 PM

I was looking on the internet and found this 5" curved drawknife that would be great for debarking.

 

https://www.amazon.c...e/dp/B00E3A6VXI



#2 Rodney

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 01:20 AM

That does look like a handy size.  Of course, you would need a shaving horse to go with it. But then more tools aren't a bad thing. 

So far I've just used a pocket knife or utility knife for debarking.  It works but I'm thinking it's a lot slower than the right tools would be.

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 07:32 AM

I use a small block plane (about 1" wide) similar to this for debarking. No shave horse needed and it does great at smoothing knots too.

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#4 LilysDad

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Posted 29 January 2017 - 12:35 PM

Here you are;  http://www.rogueturt...les/shaving.php



#5 Gloops

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Posted 30 January 2017 - 09:14 AM

I use a small block plane (about 1" wide) similar to this for debarking. No shave horse needed and it does great at smoothing knots too.

Like this, I have a german one of a similar size with an extension plate to a larger size plane but the main reason for purchase was that it takes "Stanley" Knife disposable blades - no sharpening, thanks for the heads up Alador will have to give it a try.



#6 Tom Gustafson

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 02:12 AM

I've been using this mini draw knife for about a year and I really like it: 

 

https://www.amazon.c...ords=draw knife

 

It's great for willow sticks if the bark is not too thick. I like it because I can hold the draw knife with one hand and the stick with the other. I put the bottom of the stick against the wall on the floor and hold it up high with the free hand. I can peel a stick in about five minutes.

 

I've been collecting larger pieces (up to 6" diameter) for other projects, in which case a 5" draw knife is perfect. I've been using this:

 

https://www.amazon.c...w knife flexcut

 

I've done LOTS of sticks and logs and both of these tools have held up really well for me. I had to glue the handle back on the 5" draw knife with some epoxy, but that was simple. The blades have held up really well under heavy use.

 

I probably have 500 willow sticks and pieces in my inventory now and nearly all were debarked with these two tools.

 

 



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 11:28 AM

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I use potato peeler simple



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Posted 28 February 2017 - 12:11 PM

I usually like to leave the bark, but when I do strip it I have a spoke shave similar to this:

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