LOL!! I finish with CA like I finish a bike tank or helmet with clear, WET!!!!
What I mean by wet is a medium to heavy coat. I first seal the wood prior to any sanding with a good wet coat of thin CA so it soaks in deep. After sanding, I coat with 3 heavy coats of CA, using accelerator between coats. I then wet sand (constant flow, not dipping) through 5 or 6 stages (finishing with 4000 grit) and then 3 stages of buffing ( rubbing compound then machine and finish glazes) followed with a coat of wax. Took me under 15 minutes to finish the stopper above. A lot less for pen blanks, even less for acrylic blanks.