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How do I remove bark from a hickory limb

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I have a hickory limb from a tree cut down in my yard. I want to make a cane out of it and want to remove the bark keeping the natural look of the limb. how can I do this chemically or easily without damaging the natural look of the wood?
You need to let the limb dry before removing the bark. If you take the bark off now when its green the wood underneath will split as the outside dries faster than the inside.
This site talks about debarking a hickory stave
http://www.murraygaskins.com/durable.html
its for a bow and it tells you at what point in the drying process its best to remove the bark.
Hope this helps you!
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