Some of the wood is waxy,some oily, I don't think you want to use an oil,varnish,solvent finish.This wood is also photo-sensitive,so be aware that the dark streaks will probably get a little darker. Bocote will take a film finish and many people simply polish with a buffer. It is a very beautiful wood as you know, I didn't look it up but I think it is in the Rosewood family. If you are going to glue this sand to two higher grits where glue is to be applied just before appling the glue. Enjoy these wonderful woods.