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Forum topic by chocked posted 12-16-2012 07:30 PM 885 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2012 07:30 PM

I cut part of a river burch tree in my front yard. My wife loves that tree so I saved it thinking I could make something out of it. Its the bark that flares out she liked. Well I cut it for a band saw box, with bark still on it. What can I use on the bark that would preserve it. Does anyone have any ideas? I welcome your ideas.


-- chocked Tn.

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#1 posted 12-19-2012 12:54 AM

I’d like to know myself. The best results I’ve had are from many coats of shellac, or a few coats of oil base polyurethane. In this soft wood there is nothing but the finish gonna hold that bark on. Very fragile.

-- Dan Krager, Olney IL One should always prefer the probable impossible to the improbable possible.

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#2 posted 12-19-2012 01:07 AM

Thanks Dan
I have been trying some lacquer but your correct it is very fragile.
I even thought about some 3 M adhesive and see if it is really tacky.

Thanks again,

-- chocked Tn.

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