Step 4: Remove the Bark

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Remove the bark (all in one piece) from the ring forward.

I find that if I tap on the bark a little with my knife, it will loosen up. Grasp the stick above the ring with one and and below the ring with the other hand and twist. The bark should come loose from the wood with a satisfying crack.

Slip the bark of the end and set it aside.
my stick has a TON of knots in it, is that bad? I have been trying to "twist" the bark off, and its not coming. any help?