It makes a really good under painting for oils. Although there is a lot of debate as to it's durability. I don't think there is much cause for concern if you paint on masonite panels instead of canvas.
I think I see how you might have done it. The wife got me a routing table and router for my birthday, so I've been trying to get my inner carpenter to come out... I tell you that i've spent A LOT of money on wood that is now scrap! haha... Let me get my next one done, and I'll return the favor... thanks
It has a very tribal look to it. Reminds me of things like voodoo and santeria, since the characters to me seem to kinda have something african in them. The positions are awesome, especially the man. Makes him look really powerful and evil at the same time.