So I have this nice piece of walnut that comes in at about 1 5/8" x 4 1/4" and about 37" long, but..as you may be able to see there's a fair chunk of bark still remaining. That entire side was covered in bark till I ran as much through the planer as reasonable, (originally it was 2 3/8 so that side had a bunch of bark and the opposite side was pretty much rough cut not to mention twisted and warped. It's quite straight now ) there's still up to about 1/4" (of hard bark) left in the corner of the side showing. I really don't want to plane it much more and definitely don't want to cut off an inch, but I don't want the bark.. It's not soft like most of the bark I did plane off, but still softer than the rest of the board. Any suggestions? I don't have any immediate plans to make anything from it, but I eventually will.