I want to make a climbing tree/scratching post for a relatives cat for which
I've found some largeish branches.
I now need to strip the bark off them, is there a generally accepted method
for doing this? I remember doing it ages ago with a chisel and hammer but
that was on a small branch to create a walking stick. Would it still be the
same method though for a bigger piece? I was thinking that using a heat gun
would make the process easier too?
On a second note, should I treat the wood once I have stripped it, bearing
in mind its for indoor use and that cats might chew it?
Any thoughts appreciated.
Last time I stripped bark I used a draw knife, and wished I had a
shaving horse to hold the piece. But a sharp draw knife was very easy
to use. A hammer and chisel would be way too much work for me.
I would leave it untreated if a future push stick was going to be
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