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#11 Rodney


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Posted 05 March 2018 - 04:36 PM

A coat of finish will harden up the fuzzies then it won't take more than a light sanding to get things smooth.

Great looking stick.  I like the shape of that one.


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Posted 06 March 2018 - 05:06 AM

I've come into some nice sticks. However, removing the bark has been some work.. The pic I've attached has very easy top layer bark to remove but the inner bark is a beast! I took a good while yesterday whittling it off with a dull knife. Dull actually works better and I don't have to be careful gouging into the wood and making mistakes. I'm the type where I begin to think there has to be an easier way. Any advice is greatly appreciated!

I still use a small draw knife initially. Some coarse-grained woods such as Bois d’Arc, require practice to avoid gouging too deeply in places. Then I go to a rotary sander with progressively finer grits, then to manual sanding.

Stems and knots can actually damage a sharp draw knife blade, with some very hard woods. Take care with addressing those issues.

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