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Forum topic by JarodMorris posted 03-11-2014 02:39 AM 777 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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JarodMorris

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03-11-2014 02:39 AM

Topic tags/keywords: finishing cedar clocks

I am making a clock for a friend of mine out of a slab of cedar that I got out of a bin of scraps from a project at his lake house. I would like to finish the clock with the bark on the outside part of the clock, but I’m not sure how to ensure that the bark stays on and seal it up. if I don’t seal it, I fear that the bark would start to fall off over time. I could remove the bark and sand it all down, stain it, and do the clock that way and I would look good, but I would like to explore the possibility of leaving the bark on if possible. If not, I’ll create a Plan B.

Jarod

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".


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#1 posted 03-11-2014 02:42 AM

somethings are inevitable

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#2 posted 03-11-2014 02:46 AM

Your reply is so kryptic, I’m not sure I understand. lol

-- Dad: Someone was supposed to pick up his toys! Son: My name isn't "Someone".

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#3 posted 03-11-2014 02:54 AM

The only thing that MIGHT keep it on is to fully encase it in epoxy. Even then, it’s like flipping a coin and odds are it wont stay anyway. I hope someone whose had better luck with it than I can give you some input.

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#4 posted 03-11-2014 11:58 AM

Jarod, If you can post a picture of it.

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#5 posted 03-12-2014 12:50 AM

Some go so far as to use Glue and brads to keep bark on. Me, I vote to remove it and ‘texture” the exposed sapwood with a wire brush if you want that “barky look”. A little dark stain rubbed into the textured area will also help achieve the bark look.

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#6 posted 03-12-2014 12:55 AM

+1, gfadvm..Natural edge does not necessary have to have bark intact.

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