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#1 dave51

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 11:26 AM

don't know if to strip or not
I have a hazel shank with bark still on it
so don't know if to take the bark of or not
must sticks I seen have the bark still on
I would like to do something a bit different with this shank
maybe all off or half and half

Edited by dave51, 14 October 2019 - 11:27 AM.


#2 Rodney

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 05:39 PM

I suspect it will be pretty bland without the bark.



#3 dww2

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Posted 14 October 2019 - 07:25 PM

If it looks good, I'd leave it on. If it's scarred up from a) damage while collecting then strip it b)damage which has healed a bit, leave it. It's part of the history of the tree.

Edited by dww2, 15 October 2019 - 07:01 PM.


#4 dave51

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Posted 15 October 2019 - 07:37 AM

thanks guys
it don't have any damage to the bark
just a bit now and again where there was twigs growing on it
what have been shaved of
so I may just do a bit where the handle will be about 10 inches or so
thanks once again for your input

Edited by dave51, 15 October 2019 - 07:37 AM.


#5 Sean

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Posted 11 November 2019 - 01:47 PM

If you can wait drying time wise I like leaving bark on some of my sticks. You can do some neat things later sanding down to different layers of bark for contrast if desired.




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