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    Turning with bark

    Remember, I don't turn. But I'm curious, what happens if you want to turn something and keep the bark on it, but the bark has moss growing on it...? Do you clean it off? leave it?

    thank you
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    Just remember the bark is worse than the bite.
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    I've turned a couple piece of bark-edged walnut that had moss on them when the wood was green, but by the time the rough-turned bowl had been dried and the finish turning done. the moss had pretty much dried up and disappeared. There's no real reason (as far as I know) to take it off, but in my limited experience, it's not easy to get it to stay.
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    I managed to keep the bark ...and the Lichens on this Cherry natural edge. Moss might be a different story.

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    The Lichens and moss don't come off my pieces I turn with the bark on. When the turning is done I apply finish and leave as is. Adds to the character of the piece.
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    I tried to turn with bark once...all that came out was a growl
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    I found a gouge works better. Hard to sharpen Bark
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    I like leaving the bark on but if it does not stay and I can not glue it back and make it look right - off it comes. I then sand the edge and it still looks great with a wavy edge to it.................
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