|Forum topic by Ron Ford||posted 09-28-2014 08:00 PM||1536 views||0 times favorited||7 replies|
09-28-2014 08:00 PM
Hi all – I was fortunate enough to find several nice little maple burls (about 9 – 10” across) on a tree that was in the local tree dump lot. I sawed them off and am looking forward to turning them on my Jet lathe.
Question is, how do I remove the bark? It seems that most of the nice burl pieces I see for sale online are free of bark, down to just the wood itself revealing a beautiful texture. A friend suggested picking off the bark with a small flat-blade screwdriver and an awl, which I’m sure would work (he has done it successfully) but I’m wondering if there is another way to accomplish this?
As always, I look forward to your comments and suggestions!
-- Once in awhile I make something really great. Most days I just make sawdust.