I am making Escrima Sticks out of wood in my backyard, and I want to peel the bark off of the sticks quickly.

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    They're usually made of rattan for durability. Are you sure you want to make them out whatever wood you are making them out of? In any case since you're probably going to want to smooth/round them anyways I'd just use a sharp knife or a spokeshave.
    – Jason C
    Dec 13, 2015 at 3:36
  • Do a web search for "stripping wood"
    – Ast Pace
    Dec 13, 2015 at 5:54
  • (@AST "stripping bark from wood", it's all paint stripper otherwise)
    – Jason C
    Dec 13, 2015 at 15:06
  • @Jason my mistake - it was "stripping bark" which as the first hit gave the ever favorite boatload of "Images for stripping bark".
    – Ast Pace
    Dec 13, 2015 at 16:55
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    Hire a monkey and tell him its a banana. Dec 14, 2015 at 21:34

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Try using a knife blade and make a slit lengthwise. Pour hot water from a kettle along entire slit repeat as needed. Like cornhusking without a microwave.

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