Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: North of Boston
On a couple of my pens, I sanded them to 12000 grit so they basically shined on their own. For an experiment, I used mineral oil for finishing. It provided a nice shine and although it takes about a week to set in, it kept well.
As the pen is used, the mineral oil may diminish a bit, but it's replaced with the natural oils from the user's hand, which keeps a pretty much steady gloss. It won't gloss quite a mirror like as wax, but it keeps up well and is a good alternative for people who prefer a pen without wax finishing.