Mark Mandell - Gone Round In New Jersey
I use Fix-a-Tif on turnings as well. But sometimes a deep, optically "perfect" gloss is called for as part of the design. There are turners who get that with Frenching shellac, others with lacquer in a gun, still others with Waterlox applied with a paper towel. To my design sense, the smaller the item, the higher the gloss it might need. Shiny for the sake of shiny doesn't work, whether round of flat, in my view.