Sand that sucker to 800 or 1200 grit then burnish
with dry shavings and it'll come up almost like glass.
Add carnuba and it'll take a glass like finish.
Global Wood Source here in SillyCone Valley often has
cut offs of the stuff in their exotics scrap bin. Sold
by the pound but I'm betting it's less expensive than
by the bf.
If you like kingwood try and get your hands on some
Persian Walnut. Stuff is HARD and HEAVY - with blues
purples and reds in it. Absolutely gorgeous.