This top and it’s quarter sawn wood gave me fits with, as you can imagine, tear out. I can’t say that I’m really very happy with it, but it’ll have to do.
I’m sure you know the situation. As a maker of the top, all you tend to see is the mistakes. There’s tear out, a tiny gap I had to fill and some plane tracks. And after a lot of attempts to fit all of that, I wasn’t able to get them all out.
I wet sanded this first coat of Pro Fin and the top looks better than I thought it would, but I can still see the imperfections. Chalk it up to a good learning experience.
If I had to do it over again, I’d use some nice old cherry or just oil the 1/4 sawn instead of trying to finish it.