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Old 10-18-2009, 11:51 PM   #1
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Default Best Way To Peel Cedar Logs?

So I'm building a woodshed, using cedar posts freshly harvested from my own property. I've always understood that the logs must be peeled prior to use (sinking them into the ground and nailing stuff to them). What say you?

To peel or not to peel?

And if I should peel, what method/tool do you suggest? I did two today with an old 1' chisel and it was a massive PITA - bark was coming off in small chips and stips and it was taking forever to do one log. I'm reluctant to spend the time to peel the rest in that fashion.
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Old 10-18-2009, 11:57 PM   #2
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Use a draw knife to peel them
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Old 10-19-2009, 01:22 AM   #3
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yup google draw knife.
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Old 10-19-2009, 10:05 AM   #4
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Default Re: Best Way To Peel Cedar Logs?

Cool, I will try to locate one of those. A chap here at work suggested a "log spud".. looks like one of those "old world" tools that, for the most part, has fallen out of use these days.
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Old 10-19-2009, 06:43 PM   #5
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Lee Valley has draw knifes, not sure how there prices are though.
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:23 PM   #6
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You're not going to air dry them?
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Old 10-19-2009, 07:53 PM   #7
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You're not going to air dry them?
Nope... these are going up in the next week or so.
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Old 10-19-2009, 09:33 PM   #8
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tractor supply carries draw knifes along with lee valley and several other places.
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