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Tip suggests using shavings to buff a high luster on spindle turnings.
AMERICAN WOODTURNER Jun 1992 (v.7#2) pg. 32

Selecting the right finish for a tabletop that you want to "rub out" using sandpaper.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #25 Mar-Apr 1992 pg. 6

Rubbing out a satin finish using mild abrasives (pumice or steel wool).
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #38 May-Jun 1994 pg. 76

Rubbing a lacquer, shellac, varnish or polyurethane finish to a high gloss.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #39 Jul-Aug 1994 pg. 68

Final rubout technique that eliminates the dust "nibs" and leaves a silky smooth finish.
AMERICAN WOODWORKER #82 Oct 2000 pg. 8

Gloss finishes. Part 2. Professional tips for rubbing-up or rubbing-down a gloss finish.
CANADIAN HOME WORKSHOP Oct 1999 (v.23#1) pg. 22

Rubbing out a finish. This vital last step for any film-forming finish (lacquer, varnish, polyurethane, etc.) is the difference between ordinary and stunning.
FINE WOODWORKING #119 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 46

Tips on dry burnishing a furniture finish to add a smooth, lived-with patina. Success depends on proper timing of the burnishing process.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 10

Tip on avoiding visible pumice residue when rubbing out a finish.
FINE WOODWORKING #123 Mar-Apr 1997 pg. 16

Tips on rubbing out varnish finish.
HOME FURNITURE #3 Summer 1995 pg. 14

Less expensive alternative for honing oil and rubbing oil.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #57 Nov 1990 (v.10#3) pg. 8

Secrets to a silky smooth finish. Rubbing out a finish of varnish, shellac, lacquer or polyurethane with two or three different grit sandpapers.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #107 Mar 1999 (v.19#1) pg. 34

Wet sanding. A technique to produce some of the finest wood finishes and the most practical way to smooth lead-based paint prior to repainting.

Rubbing out a finish. A four-step process involving sanding, pumice, rottenstone and a polishing compound.
SHOPNOTES #25 Jan 1996 (v.5) pg. 30

Tip on using a vinyl drip-irrigation line to continuously feed water for wet sanding.
SKINNED KNUCKLES #188 Mar 1992 (v.16#8) pg. 28

Tip on using brown paper bag material (instead of oil and pumice) to rub out a varnish finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #85 Jan 1996 (v.13#1) pg. 17

Wet sanding. Seven steps to achieving a glass-smooth brushed-on finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #124 May-Jun 2000 (v.17#4) pg. 39
Added Info WOOD MAGAZINE #137 Nov 2001 (v.18#8) pg. 14

Sequence of steps for rubbing out a lacquer or urethane finish.
WOOD MAGAZINE #140 Mar 2002 (v.19#2) pg. 20

Guide to wood finishing. Part 4. Rubbing out a finish using fine abrasives.
WOOD MAGAZINE #145 Nov 2002 (v.19#7) pg. 78

Rubbing a finish using abrasives to achieve a quality look. Three exercises are presented to teach you how to rub out a finish.
WOODWORK #27 Jun 1994 pg. 41

Rubbing (or cleaning) compound is made from lemon oil and "Bon Ami" cleansing powder.
WOODWORK #33 Jun 1995 pg. 14

Tip on using strips of denim to do the final sanding and polishing on wood projects.
WORKBENCH Nov-Dec 1990 (v.46#6) pg. 19

Rubbing a film finish with 0000 steel wool is an essential last step to achieving a fine finish.
WORKBENCH Dec 1994-Jan 1995 (v.50#6) pg. 18