well i like a glass like finish on my turnings which involve building up layers of laquer the sanding smooth through the grits to about 3000 grit wet and dry then polishing with t-cut to get a perfect finish, with open segmented turning you carnt do that,
Martyn, I for one would be very interested in following along to see how you do the finish you talk about. It would be a great addition to the "Follow Along Projects" thread. You could take a picture and explain each step as well as listing the products & grits you are using. Just a thought.