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Jordan

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02-26-2014 04:25 AM

To tell you the truth, I don’t know what a cypress knee is but this is an email I just received. Some of you may be interested

.Hi;
We are a Louisiana based company specializing in cleaned, kiln dried cypress knees.

We will have a website up and running by Friday.
Let me know what you think.

Cypress Knee Pricing :
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10 ”.......$ 8.00
11 ”.......$ 8.00
12 ”.......$ 9.00
13 ”.......$ 9.00
14 ”.......$10.00
15 ”.......$10.00
16 ”.......$11.00
17 ”.......$11.00
18 ”.......$12.00
19 ”.......$12.00
20 ”.......$13.00
21 ”.......$14.00
22 ”.......$14.00
23 ”.......$15.00
24 ”.......$15.00
25 ”.......$16.00
26 ”.......$17.00
27 ”.......$18.00
28 ”.......$20.00
29 ”.......$20.00
30 ”.......$24.00
31 ”.......$26.00
32 ”.......$28.00
33 ”.......$30.00
34 ”.......$32.00
35 ”.......$32.00

36 ” and over….....$ 1.25/ inch

Double knees are determined by adding the cost of the 2 points.
( We can work a better price on multiple knees if needed)

Call for pricing on multiple point knees and hollow knees.

We have a large selection of knees and can accommodate any size order and can custom cut any request you may have.
louisianna swamp products

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patron

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#1 posted 02-26-2014 04:31 AM

in boats knees are the corner connectors
(could be any angle needed)
from ribs to deck framing
ideally from branches with the curve already formed
or at least the grain going diagonal

for fire place and stand alone shelves
(also known as corbels)
they are the brackets that hold the mantle or shelf up

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Jordan

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#2 posted 02-26-2014 04:40 AM

Ohhhh. Well I guess I won’t be needing any then. Thanks David

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patron

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#3 posted 02-26-2014 04:45 AM

oh well

you could buy a bunch
and carve them
sell them on the net

get rich
get fat
go bald

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Jordan

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#4 posted 02-26-2014 04:47 AM

One out of three ain’t bad – and it isn’t fat or rich.

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#5 posted 02-26-2014 04:48 AM

Ha Ha
These are cypress knees,the cone shape objects that stick out of the swamp.

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#6 posted 02-26-2014 04:50 AM

Some folks carve them.

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Jordan

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#7 posted 02-26-2014 04:54 AM

Boy I learn a lot here.

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#8 posted 02-26-2014 05:03 AM

How hard are they to carve o, as compared to basswood or maple?

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Kryptic

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#9 posted 02-26-2014 05:04 AM

it appears you bought a lot of them

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Greg..the Cajun Box Sculptor

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#10 posted 02-26-2014 05:12 AM

Jordan…you can send me the contact info for the people with the knees…
I have been around cypress knees all my life. Love them. We have 8 cypress trees by the entrance to out driveway. The small one on the shelf is one I got out by our fishing camp when I was a young kid.

The one on the table I have had since sometime in the 1960’s

and the one with the bark standing next to my friend is about 5 or 6 years that I have had it.

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#11 posted 02-26-2014 05:13 AM

During 50s – 70s, there was a thriving trade in lamps which use cypress knees as the lamp base.

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#12 posted 02-26-2014 05:24 AM

Kryptic
I never saw one in person,the photos off the net.

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#13 posted 02-26-2014 05:32 AM

They are quite soft. I think. My grandparents had quite a few when I was growing up. Cypress knees are really the lungs of Mangroves right? Anybody read that the Mangroves of Florida are moving northward due to climate change.

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#14 posted 02-26-2014 05:53 AM

No, cypress knees are extensions of the root systems of cypress trees. Mangroves are an unrelated species.

The scientific community has not conclusively determined what function is performed by the “knee” structure.

Herb

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#15 posted 02-26-2014 06:47 AM

Jordan,

I’m sure you could do WONDERS with them!

... whatever you decided to carve, you would do a great job of it…

You might try one & see how you like it… I think I’d ask for some Pictures, so you could see what you were buying.

Just my 2 bits…

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