^Interesting technique, otc. I used to strip and wet sand old growth fir trim from my old Victorian house, and it sure did make for a smooth finish. Once I painted it with high gloss oil paint, it shone like a mirror.
I actually decided to tackle the McCobb table refinishing job myself. I had the time this past week, so I figured why not. So far, I have stripped the old lacquer and sanded everything down with 120 grit. I'll come back through with 220 grit before oiling. There were a lot of nicks in the table, and I've managed to sand them all out. Man, my shoulders have been tired!
I could not find Waterlox anywhere, so I am planning on using clear Deftoil Danish Oil Finish. It's a mix of Tung Oil and urethane, so it's a little more durable than just oil. Are there any other suggestions for prepping that you guys suggest prior to oiling? wiping with mineral spirits or just a tack cloth? Buffing the wood with leather?