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Wine barrel stave - how to smooth out internal surface

by Foozin01
posted 09-25-2018 01:43 AM


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John Smith

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#1 posted 09-25-2018 02:01 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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#2 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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EdDantes

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#3 posted 09-25-2018 02:49 AM

Agree on the fact that smoothing it would lead to it losing the character…then what’s the point? At most I’d use sanding mops to get it “smooth” while leaving the character. Also it appears the picture you’re trying to replicate was perhaps a wine barrel stave given its burgundy color. You could certainly mess around with some water-based dyes (e.g. TransTint) to get that look.

If you were really looking to smooth it out I’d use a draw knife followed by sanding or a round-bottom spokeshave. The latter is not only harder to use, but also something that won’t get much use for the majority of people.

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