I've done my first engraving with red oak (any hardwood actually), and i'm not sure how to stain/finish the project.
Here is the piece:
I'd like to make the grain and color pop and bring out their richness. I figure i'll do a top coat poly or shellac to give it a satin sheen. Just not sure on how to stain it with the nooks and crannies of the inset text.