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Posted on Beginner question about bark removal (live edge/epoxy)

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#1 posted 07-15-2020 04:57 PM

Am I correct that you’re going to fill in the live edge with epoxy, similar to a “river” table? If so you’ll want to remove the dark fibrous stuff (which is the inner bark) until you hit the lighter colored sapwood. The initial layer of bark comes off pretty easily with a drawknife, as you found. You can still use the drawknife to get to the sapwood, using the same technique: put the edge between the sapwood and the inner bark.

Anything you can’t get off with the drawknife you can use a chisel. I like using a fairly dull beater chisel, as it won’t dig in. Best of luck.

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