This is my first wood project and it was a father’s day gift. My dad found this beautiful piece of spalted tamarind in a Woodcraft store. I added the padauk because I knew they would look like magic together. Finished with danish oil. I think its very cool that the danish oil brought out a multitude of colors in the tamarind that weren’t visual when it was “raw.” Sanded the indentions with drum sanders on the drill press. I have never worked with wood except staining and painting so this was an exciting project. I planned the shape but my boyfriend cut it out on the bandsaw until I get more practice with that machine. I eventually want to make a jewerly box and there are a ton of impressive ones on this site that have sparked my imagination.