Dealing with the bark on natural-edge items?

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Forum topic by JohnMcClure posted 09-06-2017 11:15 PM 464 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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09-06-2017 11:15 PM

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I just made a bandsaw box from red oak that includes the bark along the top edge. My intention is to use BLO and then Arm-r-Seal on the box, but I’m wondering how to deal with the bark. It still has some green and white lichen in it too. Should I just brush in some finish and see what happens?
Does anyone have experience with this? Any precautions?

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#1 posted 09-06-2017 11:22 PM

I usually just poly over it along with the rest…


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