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Bill Tindall, E.Tn.
Bill, the Tasmanian Oak is my “softer” wood. It is pretty similar to your white oaks. Jarrah is not just a hard wood, but also quite interlocked and brittle. Examples can vary quite widely, nevertheless. I cannot think if something similar from the USA.

That's my point when you do any evaluation using these woods as a test subject.

For someone making drawers from poplar or pine and cases from walnut your chiseling, sawing and planing conclusions may be misleading. We are working in different universes of wood properties.

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