looking for very high gloss pen finish
I've turned a bunch of wood pens now and am getting pretty happy with how the shape has been coming out, but then I turned an acrylic pen and just love the high gloss finish that came out on it - I can't stop looking at it at the office.
So far the best finish I've been able to do in wood was a pretty nice sheen with Crystal Coat, but not as glossy as the plastic sections of a Wall Street II pen and the finish seemed to dull a bit later. In the last couple of days I tried a BOL/CA finish on a scrap piece of purpleheart and it was pretty nice, but not quite the gloss I was looking for, and I sanded with micromesh both before and after the CA/BOL was applied, but still could see the pores coming through the finish.
I'd love to hear any recipes for a really nice high gloss wood pen finish.