I made a Myrtlewood backing for weather instruments and decided to use
Shellac for the finish. (never used it before). It was rewarding to
learn the old fashioned french polishing methods and I'm very happy
with the results.
However the finish has a mirror shine and I'd like to get to satin.
How long should I let the shellac cure before proceeding?
Should I sand the surface with something like 1000 grit sandpaper or
just use 0000 steel wool to get to satin? What rubbing media should I
use? Undiluted Murphy's Oil soap, paint thinner, mineral oil, etc??
Any other tips for turning gloss Shellac into satin?