This blank had some nice pencil spalting, but the niceties end there. It was pinky as all get out and tear out was problematic. I wasn't in love with the shape because it looked disproportionate. I added the lines to try and break up the curves, but it missed somehow. Then the dang thing decided to jump off the lathe while I was finishing the foot. O well. It'll clean up well enough to be a gift to someone.