After the bark panels have been veneered and their surfaces scraped, a few where planed to size with a hand plane and many more where then machined to size using a jig set-up on the spindle molder running from two hand planned surfaces. Taking back the corners with fine abrasive paper to achieve a clean result. The edges adjacent with the bark veneer where also knocked back. Sandpaper leave strongly visible marks on bark surfaces and clogs, so the resulting slight round-over is friction abraded on foam backed paper board. I will be experimenting with other materials for this job in the future. Once the squares have been sealed the resulting faces are cleaned back with wire wool.
'De-nibbing' the sides of the squares after they have been sealed with Cellulose Sanding Sealer.
My name is Alex Burgess, I have been a self-employed Carpenter and Cabinetmaker for three years.