Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Triad, NC (from the PNW)
For dressing the sides, I first remove as much bark as I can by hand. A chisel works good in some areas, whereas a drawknife works great for longer edges. After that, I typically use a coarse ROS or a flap disk on a grinder, depends on the piece.
For filling cracks in live edge stuff, I use CA glue (Fastcap 2P-10) for small to medium ones, and long cure epoxy for larger ones. You can also add colored mica powder to the epoxy for some neat color contrast if desired.
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