Spalting info

There have been a few questions about spalting lately, so I thought I'd share this article from the Ohio DNR. http://www.dnr.ohio.gov/forestry/industries/spaltedwood.htm (I originally found this via the Woodworker's Journal eZine. No affiliations.) Andy
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Andy wrote:

The timing is very good. I just made up 38 mushrooms from some spalted birch limbs. The tree had spalted while standing (apparently the result of a bad pruning job) and then blown over by breaking near the entry point. I cut the tree up for the owner (a gloat I posted a year or so ago) in exchange for the wood. These 'shrooms are just the first pieces to go on the lathe. I think that there are 3-4 sets of candlesticks on my shelf, too.
This leads me to a question ...
I have begun the finishing process by dunking them in 50/50 tung/mineral spirits overnight. They took on enough liquid to sink. The wife says she thinks they'd look best with a somewhat shiny finish. What I have in mind is to let them dry for a month or two, then hit them with a wipe of straight tung oil. When that dries I plan to follow up with a couple layers of wiping poly and then buff up with the Beel 3-on wheels.
I want to end up with a satin finish on the cap of the mushroom but nothing in particular on the stem & base. Does this finishing protocol sound reasonable to you guys / gals? Or is there a more direct way to get to where I want to go? Or am I headed in the wrong direction entirely?
TIA,
Bill
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