I have a ton of walnut sitting around (well, may a quarter ton — I exaggerate sometimes). I wanted to try a high gloss on natural wood so it seemed like a good wood to try it on. The white sap wood seemed a bit soft to try to attach to the chuck with either a mortise or tenon so I glued a sacrificial piece of old mahogany on. I then decided to leave it as a foot — at least for now, it may come off later. I figured if it didn’t like the gloss I could always sand it back to 1500 and leave a nice satin finish on the piece. For now it is sitting on the bench until I make that decision but I am leaning towards the shine.