The finish is just some sanding dealer then micro mesh to 12000 and then several coats of Mylands. I have done a lot of BLO/CA pens and I seem to be really good at getting the milky look down perfectly <G>. This gives a prety good shine and lets the wood feel come through.
NOw I need to work on the photography. That's just on the scanner bed.
Great Looking pen. I just ordered my first few Statesman pens from CSUSA and I CAN'T WAIT TO GET THEM! I'm so excited and I get even more excited every time I see someone with another turned Statesman.