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I just saw a piece of wood that came from Florida that is incredibly dense, has a color like boxwood and came from a bush that was used as a hedge. The only name I got was red head or red bush. Anyone hear of anything like that? I would like to get some of this for carving.

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Hi Don, do you know where in Florida? Here in Tallahassee and most of the northern part of the state we have a popular hedge bush called a redbud, known predictably for the red color of its new growth. However, I think this must be a colloquial term, as I cant pin down what species the thing is. So this thing in my mind is my best guess, but I'll see if I can rustle up a piece and examine its properties. I'll keep you "posted" here as to what I find out. :rolleyes:

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Thanks Kathleen for starting the search with a name! The internet is such a great resource!

 

I found a specimen site for woods:

 

http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/archives/forestry/...dsPart_XIV.html

Check out #346. Eugenia Confusa DC. Red Stopper, Garbers's Stopper.

 

This is the home page for the above site, it happens to be from a rare book: http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/archives/forestry/hough/common.html

 

More exploring later!

 

Janel

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Great work folks, I think that is it Red Stopper, Eugenia confusa DC. I am going to try to find some to work with and will let you know what it is like. I appreciate your taking the time to look this up, now I have some great resouce bookmarks. :)

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