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Gil Jones
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Reply #30 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 7:59am
 
Interesting idea Doug, we have Cypress knees all over the shoreline here. I was going to test one, and a friend said that I could just snap one off with a solid whack. The solid whack did not work, so I may need to go back with a handsaw and an armed alligator/snake lookout.
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Reply #31 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 12:22pm
 
Well  RevDoug,
  We dont have "knees". All of our timber is either resawn or circular saw cut from the mills. I'm sure there is plenty of dry cypress out there, we just dont deal with it. As far as pics go, what are ya wantin to see?? The cutoffs we have stacked up??
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Reply #32 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 12:25pm
 
Gil,
Ya best check if havesting knees is ok. From what I remember (things may have changed or yur situation may be different) cutting knees was prohibited.
  I could very well be wrong tho
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Reply #33 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 2:20pm
 
Not pics of the scraps, but pics of pieces made of cyprus.  I don't think I've ever seen anything made of the stuff.  I have no idea what the grain looks like or anything.  While your thinking about it, how does the wood work?

Ain't it fun being the resident expert? (ex=has been, spert=a drip under pressure   Grin)   8)
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Reply #34 - Oct 2nd, 2005 at 2:22pm
 
The lake is gov. property, administered by the Army Corp of Engineers, so I imagine that cutting anything is a hanging offence. Next time I see the ranger I will ask.
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Reply #35 - Oct 3rd, 2005 at 1:43am
 
The square bowl in my pic gallery is new growth cypress. My employee ,Dan , turned his first piece out of antique sinker cypress. Ill post a pic of that. Working of the wood is a dream......if its dry. Green or wet wood is very stringy and  has alota tearout. End grain is hard to cut smooth also.
  Generally a very soft wood, not very dent resistant at all. But very stable and rot resistant ( when dry)
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Reply #36 - Oct 3rd, 2005 at 10:36am
 
Thanks, SkyJ.  That's exactely what I was looking for.  8)
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