Then once you decide you like call making, order a quart of Velvit Oil from the manufacturer in Wisconsin (they are really nice to talk to). It will cost you $25-$30 to your door, but it is great stuff and goes a long way. Then if you want more sheen, get a buffing system like that from Beall. I started with Minwax Wiping Varnish (my normal woodworking finish), went to Tru Oil based on what others were doing, Teak Oil like David recommended, and then Velvit Oil that a lot of folks use. I'm done with experimenting based on how foolproof Velvit Oil is to use and how the wood turns out. No finish can make up for improper sanding. I sand 120-150-220-330-400-600 which seems to work for me, then two coats of Velvit Oil, then buff and wax if I want something other than satin finish.