ABOVE STRIPPED TREE.
It is the case with some pieces of branch, that the whole decomposed timber can be poured or prodded out from its bark casing to be left with a hollow form. The forms can be physically and viscerally light.
The bark can is mostly of three types.
. Open 'Cracked' bark can be commonly found in age old trunk parts of the tree and sometimes on one side of the tree trunk perhaps suggestive of stresses that where subjected more to one side of the tree than the other side.
. Straight striation bark with frequent linear patterns and separations in the bark surface. This type holds whilst being scraped (although all bark can be brittle) and can be found mostly high up the tree trunk or from limbs of the tree. I have experimented with finding the best approach to scrape the reverse side for acceptance of the adhesive. The result of my experimenting led toward preparing the bark using a heavily convex hand scraper with a strong burr, this burr was pushed along the gripped bark (kneeling on one end) whilst upon a cork mat. The cork mat is supple enough to respond against the scraper responsively, making it easier to scrape pieces that are irregular in their flatness.
. Fine dimple holes in the bark in linear and random patterns.
My name is Alex Burgess, I have been a self-employed Carpenter and Cabinetmaker for three years.