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Just getting interested in sticks and I found my first piece of wood, already seasoned and what I believe to be sycamore. It has a reddish brown bark, pairs of knots alternating up the branch at 180 degrees to one another and a creamy very fine grained wood. The upper layer of bark comes off with a sharp knife like a sheet of paper, albeit thin strips, but it leaves underneath a off-green layer which again will come off but is going to require either whittling, which will leave tool marks that need sanding, or hitting it with the sander from the get go. Is there a technique I'm missing here to shift this stuff?