I recently picked up a scrap of Cocobolo, which I'm now using for a
small Christmas project. I noticed that when I sanded the wood, it
lost its red hue. I'm guessing the red hue will reappear if given
enough exposure to oxygen, which brings up the question of how exactly
should I finish the wood? I need the final product to be resistant to
oil and water (it will be used in a kitchen). I have obviously never
worked with the wood before, and could use any advise.