Test deglossing of six rag-wiped coats of Waterlox on a white oak table leaf: Used gray "scotch-brite"-type pad by itself (no wax) on half closest to camera. Tried a white pad first and as had been predictied by netizens, its impact was amost unnoticable.
I'm not a big fan of the high shine on the untouched portion on the back half of the leaf, but I'm a bit suprised at my feeling that the deglossed portion seems "dead". Having spent the last three weeks seeing the shine, I'm going to wait a day or two to see if I get used to the deglossed look before continuing.
Perhaps the suggestions to finish up with waxing need to be reconsidered! :-)
Advice, suggestions and critiques welcome -- email or leave 'em in the newsgroup.