Hand Tools Archive
Derek Cohen (in Perth, Australia)
Here are a couple of videos on the timber of Oz.
The first made a 3 hours drive south of where I live, in the Karri and Jarrah forest, set about 100 years ago (or it seems like this).
The second was made on the other side of the island, in the Kosciuszko National Park, (pronounced cozzi-oskah) in New South Wales, featuring the restoration of the Coolamine Homestead built in 1883...
The timber here appears to be Alpine Ash (Eucalyptus delegatensis) which, owing to its straight grain, split well with hand tools.
Regards from Perth