hi, i ran into some good birdseye maple, has many eyes in it, i made the jewelry box out of 1 of the last wood magazines, anyway the top is birdseye, lots of deep spots, what is a good way to fill them so i can get a glass like finish????????????????
For a nice, slick high gloss finish I usually hand rub the finish on (gloss oil based polyurethane) and then polish it with a good polishing compound and finish with a good paste wax (usually Johnson's).
Another option is to hand rub the poly and then start polishing with micro mesh pads. While I still have not yet done that on flat pieces it does work very well on pens we turn.
imo a shinny surface will detract from the beauty of the wood.
if i was to do a gloss finish i would probably spray with gloss varnish, but i prefure oil and a natural look.
3-4 coats of a danish oil for me. i dont use waxes alot, too much maintenance on a pc thats will be handled alot.
3m puts out a very superior wax. 3M 09030 Marine Ultra Performance Paste Wax
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