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post #1 of 6 Old 10-12-2016, 04:41 PM Thread Starter
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Question Faster de-barking

I build furniture from Eastern Red Cedar here in southern Indiana. Most "logs" are smaller in diameter than a soccer ball. I am currently using a 4 1/2" electric hand grinder with a coarse "flapper" disc to de-bark and take off limb knots.

This works ok, but I'm looking for better, faster, quicker more to shorten my build time and therefore make more profit by taking less time to build my products. De-barking takes the most time for me.

I am aware of this tool: http://www.logwizard.com/

however, I don't own one yet and am looking for something quicker and less labor intensive yet.

Any suggestions ? I'm a home shop, but am growing little by little.

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I've never debarked Eastern red cedar, but I would think a draw knife or a sound debarked would be faster than a grander.

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Damn spell check, a spud debarker!

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Noop.....there's lots of knots. Draw knife is too slow for commercial work.
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Can't say I've ever tried, but I'd wager that a wire brush would work better than a flap disk for knocking the bark off. Might be worth a try, even if it didn't work you'd still only be out $5 or so. I'd also guess a larger grinder wouldn't be a bad idea, for the faster speed

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post #6 of 6 Old 10-13-2016, 04:24 AM
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check this out

I have never used one of these, but it may do the trick if the bark is soft enough:



https://www.amazon.com/Special-Machi...+paint+remover

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