Cabinetman - I'll look at how I can resize it, sorry about that! It took me the better part of 20 mins just to figure out how to imbed the picture, I hadn't given any thought to resizing.
Dave - Thanks for the helpful feedback. I am aware that I should expect the padauk to oxidize with age and brown up. I don't really mind the dark brown it turns, and if that happens I'm okay with it. However I am planning on using a flooding epoxy to seal the top and poly for the body. From what I've been seeing/reading that tends to protect it from oxidation as long as the item isn't heavily UV oxidized (which my "clients" live in the Seattle area so no worries there, haha). Have you found this to be true? Thanks for the link as well, I'll check that out now!