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Forum topic by woodnewbee posted 10-05-2012 07:12 PM 2463 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-05-2012 07:12 PM

Topic tags/keywords: sawmill logs debarking

Not sure if this is he appropriate place to post but need some help getting info on a log debarker. We had a fire that killed lots of pine and some cedar and need to debark before milling. I use a Timber King band mill and would like to keep the black away from the mill. Any info about debarking or where to find it would be greatly appreciated.

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#1 posted 10-05-2012 11:02 PM

Local guys in Texas use power washer to de-bark cedar. Don’t know if it would work on pine.

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#2 posted 10-06-2012 12:31 AM

paper companies debark all there wood in huge quantities. Debarking machinery. Maybe you can get them to do your logs. They do use the bark for fuel though.

-- Phil Zoeller louisville, KY

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#3 posted 10-06-2012 12:36 AM

I used one of these, or something like this many years ago. It could do what you want, although I would Google for more options.{keyword}

-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#4 posted 10-08-2012 04:27 AM

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#5 posted 10-08-2012 05:56 AM

Are you looking for something machine powered or man powered?

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#6 posted 10-08-2012 01:56 PM

They used to make a broadax type hatchet that was sharpened on one side only that would skin the bark off
without too much trouble. Have not seen one for a while, but they might still be available.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#7 posted 10-08-2012 02:58 PM

thanks for the info we are planning on cutting quite a few logs so powered equip would be preferrable. Dallas like the one you posted and will definately have to “Improvise…. Adapt…... Overcome!” if this is to work at all. Not sure about a pressure washer as we are headed for winter. No major logging even happens here so no big companies to help out. I don’t have a lot of money so simple probably better. If interested in wood let me know we will have it available somehow. WaynO

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