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Forum topic by Karda posted 04-16-2018 05:58 PM 605 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-16-2018 05:58 PM

I want to trhat do you do to keep the bark y a live edge bowl. The wood is green so the bark is sound. what do you do to keep the bark from falling off as the wood dryies

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#1 posted 04-16-2018 06:05 PM

it just depends on what kind of wood it is and how thick the bark is. Some types just stay on but others may eventually come off as the wood dries and contracts. I’ve had good luck with bradford pear staying on but oak comes off fairly easily for example.

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#2 posted 04-16-2018 06:42 PM

I am going to assume you are rough turning or final turning the item. Even if the bark is on good I go around the edge with thin CA glue. I normally take it off the lathe so that I can turn it upside down and not have the CA run onto the wood and stain it. I have only done maybe a dozen but I have not had any fail.

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#3 posted 04-16-2018 07:17 PM

Like said already depends upon spieces and also when tree was taken down.

Old wives tale about trees cut down in winter bark won’t come off a natural edge turned bowl. Wouldn’t hurt to use a little CA glue as insurance. Have turned some without CA application and bark still there.

JMHO, kind of a crap shoot seen natural edge bowls treated with CA but tree cut when sap still runing where bark fell off after awhile. Also seen where bark came off on trees cut down in in winter come off even after CA application.

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#4 posted 04-16-2018 09:53 PM

ok thanks i’ll try the CA

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