I’m relatively new to working with live edge wood and have been working with sycamore up until now.
We have just taken delivery of some air dried slabs (9’ long) of sycamore, maple and ash.
We’re having some trouble removing the bark from the sycamore. We’ve always found it pretty easy to get the bark off before, but this time we have bark which is covered in what I can only describe as deep set, armour plated scales- very, very tough. We’ve tried wire brushing, chipping, etc but progress is very slow. I don’t want to attack it with a power tool as I want to preserve the shape as best I can.
Can anyone recommend a good hand tool for getting thick, scaled bark off of air dried wood?
-- Karen, Scotland