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My father found this wood a few years ago from a tree that had been cut down by the city. He says it’s very hard but doesn’t smell like oak. Please see pics one is if the wood grain of a piece he milled and another shows another piece not yet milled with bark- help is appreciated greatly!
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Hello and welcome to the forum
It looks like red oak to me also
 

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Hello good Morning. This tree is typical of South America, and is easily found in Brazil. Its veins and its light brown color are characteristic of the jatoba tree. Its shell is also identical to Jatobá. Jatobá is a word in Portuguese that does not have an accurate English translation. The characteristics of this wood are: With a rating of 2,820 on the Janka scale, it is a tree of hard and dense wood, which makes the use of hand tools difficult. It may be brown, yellow or salmon pink when slaughtered. Because it becomes reddish with time and the sun, it is popularly used in the manufacture of floors, cabinets and furniture. Here I have a lot of this wood. It is considered a noble wood and it looks more beautiful when it is attacked by fungi. The fungi leave it in the shape of stunned wood. Sorry for a translation error. This text was translated by google translator.
 

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See some of my work here in Brazil. All the woods that are in light brown color were made with this jatoba wood. This wood that is the same as yours, when well sanded and waxed, greatly enhances her designs.

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My father found this wood a few years ago from a tree that had been cut down by the city. He says it’s very hard but doesn’t smell like oak. Please see pics one is if the wood grain of a piece he milled and another shows another piece not yet milled with bark- help is appreciated greatly! View attachment 398120
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Looks like Butternut to me. Did it have compound leaves? Does it get fuzzy when you try to sand it? Butternut is pretty soft, easily dented with the fingernail and carved with a knife.

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My father found this wood a few years ago from a tree that had been cut down by the city. He says it’s very hard but doesn’t smell like oak. Please see pics one is if the wood grain of a piece he milled and another shows another piece not yet milled with bark- help is appreciated greatly! View attachment 398120
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It reminds me of ash. I once
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made a table from ash; see attached photo.
 

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My father found this wood a few years ago from a tree that had been cut down by the city. He says it’s very hard but doesn’t smell like oak. Please see pics one is if the wood grain of a piece he milled and another shows another piece not yet milled with bark- help is appreciated greatly! View attachment 398120
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My father found this wood a few years ago from a tree that had been cut down by the city. He says it’s very hard but doesn’t smell like oak. Please see pics one is if the wood grain of a piece he milled and another shows another piece not yet milled with bark- help is appreciated greatly! View attachment 398120
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Looks like Hickory. Hickory is very hard,
 
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