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    Have no clue what wood this is. My guess comparing to a piece I had with a positive ID I think it's Cyprus,
    It's quite hard (eats blades) and the saw dust is more like small grains of sand.
    It's as nice to cut as BB. Wish I had ton of it.
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    I would say Ash. Cypress does not cut that hard.
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    • #3
      Looks like sasafrass to me. I trimmed a house inside with sasafrass once, looks kinda like oak when finished.

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      • #4
        Oily, you sure that's not silver or white oak? I am using it to make bandsaw boxes and it looks the same
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        • #5
          When I first looked at it, I thought oak or ash because they both look the same. But a closer look will determine between oak and ash. Although oak and ash look the same, a close look will make a positive ID. Oak has an open grain while ash grain is closed. Look very close at the dark areas or patterns. If you have a smooth area, it's ash. If you have what appears to be deep open areas, open grain spells oak.
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          • #6
            Oak has a definite odor to it, kind of a sour smell.
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            • #7
              Oily, if it is Cypress, those grains are very hard. My brother gave me some & I cut a picture & frame from it. It is nice cutting, but, watch the grain when you cross it with the blade. Looks like some nice wood for you.
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                By the smell I don't think it's oak. If not cypress I would lean to ash
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                • #9
                  I would say its Ash. I have used a lot of it and it has the very open arches in the grain

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