DE-barking a log half

I am doing some turning as a beginner and find that removing the bark from a bowl blank to be time consuming and tool dulling.
I am looking for a way of removing bark on a green blank.
Am wondering if a right angle grinder with some sort of blade would work but I can't find the right kind of blade.
Any ideas.
Thanks.
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This is kind of low-tech, but how about using a bark spud and just peeling it off by hand?
(a bark spud is kind of like a great big wood chisel with a long handle - you push it down the log peeling up the bark)
Tom
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On Tuesday, October 21, 2014 11:06:07 AM UTC-5, tdacon wrote:

Or a draw knife works well. A good quality knife keeps a sharp edge, also.
Sonny
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Another common method is to use a hatchet. It probably depends on the size and shape of the piece.

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On 10/21/2014 12:08 PM, Drew Lawson wrote:

grab wood. I use it two-handed. Grind the wood with the center area.
Just remember with a tool of any type can grab something and pull in or throw the tool out at you.
Martin
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On Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:29 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@wind.net wrote:

I tried a hatchet once and also a wide chisel. Neither of which worked well. Actually the chisel had to be driven thru the boundary of the bark and wood.
I think I have see guys doing sculpture work on big logs using a right angle grinder and some sort of blade but looked at Lowe's today and they have nothing like that.
Time to do some Googling I guess.
Thaanks for the replies.
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snipped-for-privacy@wind.net wrote:

The following works on fiberglass, it would be my first stab at it.
A 4" Dia, Milwaukee right angle sander/grinder equipped with a sanding disc attachment.
Remove the guard.
4" Dia, 24 grit x 7/8" ID sanding discs.
Don't waste your time with anything but Milwaukee.
I burned out everybody but Milwaukee.
Go to a good industrial hardware, definitely not a Lowes or HD item.
I bought discs in lots of 60 to get a price.
Wear a sanding mask.
Lew
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On 10/21/2014 11:17 PM, Lew Hodgett wrote:

Lots of people start from the bottom and go up. Guess they figured the cut off area was to start from.
Martin
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On Tue, 21 Oct 2014 22:57:07 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@wind.net wrote:

Fits 4" or 4-1/2" grinder with 5/8" arbor:
http://www.harborfreight.com/22-tooth-carving-disc-7697.html

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1HTtfthXLtc

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On 10/22/2014 8:55 AM, Spalted Walt wrote:

costs more.
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Something like this would do the job http://www.arbortechusa.com/view/woodworking/trade-blade/
or an arbortech Pro-4 perhaps.
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Metabo, best there is!

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snipped-for-privacy@wind.net wrote:

I've turned a couple hundred bowls from green wood, and if the bark isn't loose enough to peel off by hand, I turn it off. It's much quicker and easier. It takes a lot less energy to sharpen a gouge than to get the bark off. You might want to get David Ellsworth's video on his signature gouge. He uses the gouge in a different way, that removes the bark and shapes the bowl easier than the older methods
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http://www.leevalley.com/en/Wood/page.aspx?pC424&cat=1,130,43409
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On 10/22/2014 6:28 PM, snipped-for-privacy@ccanoemail.com wrote:

Same one as harbor freight but about $18 more at lee valley
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I am doing some turning as a beginner and find that removing the bark from a bowl blank to be time consuming and tool dulling.
I am looking for a way of removing bark on a green blank.
Am wondering if a right angle grinder with some sort of blade would work but I can't find the right kind of blade.
Any ideas.
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On Tue, 21 Oct 2014 10:50:29 -0500, snipped-for-privacy@wind.net wrote:

Thanks for the ideas. I will try some of them.
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