Best way to clean out juniper knots?

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Forum topic by LiveEdge posted 07-24-2015 08:24 PM 980 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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07-24-2015 08:24 PM

I know that when people strip juniper logs or branches they typically do it with a pressure washer, but what about the smaller nooks and crannies one finds bark in? Pressure washing for those too? Some sort of pick or chisel tool? Dremel?

I’m working on a piece of 4/4 juniper for a fireplace surround that has some of these (I’ll add a picture in a bit) and am wondering the best way to clean them out.

If I use a pressure washer, is the wood still only superficially wet and would dry back in a day or two?

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#3 posted 07-25-2015 02:40 PM

If pressure washer works, yes, the wood will dry in a few days. You can get a scrap, pressure wash it, then plane it. It shouldn’t penetrate beyond 1/32-1/16.


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