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Posted on Wine barrel stave - how to smooth out internal surface

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 02:29 AM



to keep it authentic, you need to leave all the flaws and burned wood in tact and clear over it.
to remove all the remnants of being hand made, you then have just another bent board.
if it is not charred on the inside, I would use a bottle torch and burn it a little.
(pour some Jack Daniels over it to give it a little character).

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- John Smith

I agree with John about keeping the flaws

That being said, if you do want to smooth it, there are three options I’m aware of

1) a curved hand plane – Stanley makes one, they are hard to obtain, and probably harder to use. I’ve never used it, but I had an instructor that could, and he’s wasn’t exactly singing the praises of it.
2) a curved card scrapper
3) a sanding mop

Good luck.


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