Juniper bark 'secret'

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Juniper bark 'secret'

Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Jul 08, 2009 10:46 am

Hi!
I am wandering about this think for quite some time now. What is the 'secret' to make the bark of junipers (of yews) so smooth and dark red? Could someone explain the procedure (some photos are welcome too) how to achieve this. I would be very greatfull for that.
Thanks.

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Re: Juniper bark 'secret'

Post  DaveP on Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:07 pm

Flaky/flaking bark is removed *gently* - the very rough parts can be removed with tweezers and then finished with a toothbrush. Let the tool do the work and don't focus on just one area, otherwise you risk thinning the bark too much. To get the color and shine you're talking about, the odds are pretty good the bark has been treated with shoe polish (yes, believe it). Some folks find the practice pleasing, I don't. Very Happy

Kindest~
-d

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Re: Juniper bark 'secret'

Post  Nik Rozman on Wed Jul 08, 2009 1:09 pm

Thanks for the tip Dave.

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Re: Juniper bark 'secret'

Post  Martijn Willems on Thu Jul 09, 2009 4:52 pm

Let me add that it can be done with very fine sanding paper (400-600 grid) and when it's done, u could rub the bark with some olive oil.

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