I have read up on rubbing out a shellac finish to obtain either a semi-gloss or satin finish, but I sure could use some help. I know that it's important to wait for the shellac to dry/cure before rubbing out the finish. There are several techniques and utensils used for this process. Some guys say to flood the surface with mineral spirits and then use "0000" steel wool. Some do this but use high grit (600+) sand paper and then wet sand the shellac. I've seen some guys use soapy water as a lubricant and then use the high grit SP to wet sand it. The guy at Woodcraft said that I should just use wax as a lube and then rub it out with "0000" steel wool.
My questions are as follows:
* How long do you wait for the shellac to cure before starting the rubbing out process?
* How do you go about it for either a semi-gloss or satin appearance?
* After the finish has been dulled, what's the best way to polish/burnish the shellac to reach the desired finish?