Originally I wanted to use Briwax but all I had was Trewax. It’s a hard paste wax which imparts a high sheen to the surface of the oiled wood. Prior to wax application I rubbed the surface with the grey #000 scotch brite then with the white #0000 scotch brite. The grey pad should leave the surface uniformly dull. Then it’ll shine up with the white pad. I always seem to have a problem with the edges, so make sure you use a rubber pad with the synthetic steel wool pads.
I swirled the yellow pad over the block of wax and wiped it into the surface of the wood like Mr. Miyagi. I then let it sit for a while then buffed it using some elbow grease. This is what the finished surface looks like. I really really like this look. It feels very smooth but still feels like wood; not like a plastic poly finish. It doesn’t have a reflective gloss, but that’s not what I’m looking for. We’re going for depth and chatoyance here. Basically enhancing the natural beauty of figured walnut.
I made sure to take pictures showing the shine and figure. The pores are still open and I dig it. This will be a great finish for the guitar. I don’t think I’m gonna bother with gloss.