Section of cedar log

Taking Off the Outer Bark

I shipped one of the two-foot sections to Lorrie’s studio where I planned to work on it.¬†UPS Ground ships anything…even logs…under 150lbs at a reasonable rate — that is, if one finds oneself needing to ship a log. Here, I’ve begun to remove the bark, using a flat chisel, mallet, and Ryoba (http://www.japanwoodworker.com/product/156413/240mm-ripcrosscut-saw-ryoba-noko-giri–koshino-shoku.aspx) saw.

You can see the familiar red color of cedar wood about one-and-a-half inches inside, once the bark is removed. And then there’s that wonderful cedar smell…!

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