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#1 posted 11-08-2018 04:45 AM

I m just starting out this whole real woodworking thing so it ll be cool to see the different mediums ie 0000 wool, wax etc.

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I commend your desire to learn. Prepare for some frustration trying to rub out a surface that size for the first time.

Trust me, if you want to just be done with it and have a beautiful table top, do the satin wiping varnish. Minwax wipe on poly works. I like Waterlox satin urethane. There are a few dozen more that will be beautiful.

You’ve gotten some good advice from several experienced people on this thread. But that’s the thing, they have experience. It takes practice to get a perfect, swirl free surface at just the sheen you want.

Anyway, I wish you the best. Stick with it and you’ll be turning out beautiful pieces. Just don’t expect a wad of 0000 steel wool and a can of wax to get you there first try.

-- Half of what we read or hear about finishing is right. We just don’t know which half! — Bob Flexner

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