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Project by Barbara Gill posted 1249 days ago 2207 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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It is hard to believe that Rosewood is an invasive trash tree in Florida. At least that is what I have been told.

-- Barbara





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LarryN

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#1 posted 1249 days ago

I sure hope it starts invading rhode island while i’m here and north carolina once i move there, thats some nice looking wood!!!

-- Larry, North Carolina

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Barbara Gill

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#2 posted 1249 days ago

Larry, I wish it would grow in Virginia too.

-- Barbara

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lightweightladylefty

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#3 posted 1249 days ago

Barbara,

Your vase really shows off the beautiful grain!

L/W

-- Jesus is the ONLY reason for ANY season.

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draaierjozef

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#4 posted 1249 days ago

I’d guess invasive means someone imported some seeds or some saplings and let them get out of control…and there are no local controls to prevent rapid spreading in the viscinity.

The vessel looks great.

May I ask what your general finishing method was (i.e. what stuff did you put on it?)

Any chance that I could get you to send me a chunk (log) of this “scrap” tree?

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Dark_Lightning

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#5 posted 1249 days ago

I love rosewood and that is on scrumptious looking vase! Too bad rosewood doesn’t grow in California. Except at Rockler, it seems to sprout from a wood rack.

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CSlabon

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#6 posted 1249 days ago

Ya, and it takes an arm and a leg to harvest it from there.lol Vase IS a beauty though! Great job.

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SergioC

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#7 posted 1249 days ago

Where did you get the wood from? I googled “florida rosewood invasive” and google came up with your post!

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Barbara Gill

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#8 posted 1249 days ago

I traded some of my Virginia wood for some Florida wood a number of years ago. I wish I had more. It is Rosewood and since it is from Florida I identify it as such.
Your best bet would be to contact some of the Florida turners and see if they will sell you some or trade for something you have.
I finished the vase with several coats of Velvit Oil. Then I buffed the finish with the Beal System. I use Renaissance Wax as the final buffed out wax.

-- Barbara

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SergioC

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#9 posted 1214 days ago

So I was in a small lumber/woodworking store in Tampa today, Craftsmen Supply. I saw several logs and various chunks labeled as “rosewood FL.” Turns out there is a local company that salvages the invasive trees and sells them. The logs were very cheap for raw logs of real rosewood if anyone is local and interested. They had quite a bit.

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