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    WHAT HAS TO BE DONE TO THE RAW KNEES BEFORE CARVING. ??? ??? ???

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    put a bandaid on them :P :P :P :P

    Sorry just kidding. If they are dry then I think you can just peel the bark off.
    I Cut It Six Times And It's Still Too Short!!!

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    • #3
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      hat is correct lorax. Most of the shops sells the knees already cleaned. I made some lamps with carvings in them. Used cherry for a base and outlined the base of the knee but out 3inches. Beat heck out of a square base. Used tongueoil for protectant.
      Safe and happy carving.
      Safety first, then enjoy carving! Ken Caney, Ks

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      • #4
        Re: CYPRESS KNEES

        I would recommend you acquire them already 'debarked' if at all possible. Even when dry, peeling the bark off is more effort than you would first believe. I have used a pressure washer to strip the bark off, it worked OK and didn't damage the knee but it got kinda messy!

        If you need a source for kness try http://www.cypressknee.com/ or http://woodcarvers.com/default.asp

        Good luck!

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        • #5
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          YES I'VE HEARD THAT CLEANING THE KNEES ARE A CHORE. BUT BEING I LIVE IN LA. AND HAVE ALOT AROUND THE HOUSE. I JUST GET IN MY BOAT AND GO GET THEM. LET ME ADD I DO GET THE OK OF THE LAND OWNER FIRST. I'M NEW TO CARVING AND NEVER THOUGHT OF CARVING KNEES UNTIL I LOOKED AT SOME THE OTHER DAY. HAD THEM IN MY BACK YARD AND NEVER THOUGHT OF USEING THEM. THANKS ALL FOR YOUR HELP.

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          • #6
            Re: CYPRESS KNEES

            Steve, the easiest way I know of cleaning the ones laying around your backyard is to boil them first. Makes the bark much easier to peel off.

            Teri
            "Santas for the Soul" &&Original Carvings by Teri Embrey&&http://www.teriembrey.com&&[email protected]

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