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Figure 111.  Bark spud

Archie Waiters said that when small print.  Get on one page.Ruska Gregg wanted to make a basket, he first cut a straight white oak tree.  If he wanted five-foot strips of oak for a basket, he cut a log 5' 6" long.  He then used a bark spud to strip the bark off the log.  Here, Waiters demonstrates using a bark spud--a sharpened piece of metal on a long handle.  (Photo 1984)
Bark spud


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