I always look forward to the moments when I plane into a piece of wood and find out what lies beneath the surface. Sculpt a little deeper and it even reveals more with the changing surface curves.
I can create a box that is fairly similar in design out of two different wood types and the results are as different as night and day. This is a box I completed this afternoon for my booth at the New Orleans Jazz Fest this weekend.
Cocobolo and finished with seven coats of lacquer. I still need to buff it out and I will do that tomorrow evening after the lacquer has a few more hours to thoroughly dry.