I have lots of white cypress (native) that need peeling before use or insects get under bark and destroy the timber. I had a broken trailer leaf spring. All I did was weld a piece of tube on each at 90 degrees to long axis of spring to make a handle each end, then with angle grinder, sharpened back of curve. Touch up every so often with file or grinder to remove any bigger nicks. Works fine, especially if log lifted off ground onto truck tray or back of ute.