Rod Castle continues to turn peppermills to fill his Etsy store. The peppermill left is of live oak from Florida - a heavy dense wood. Rod added purpleheart to the during glue up along with some thin pieces of veneer. The second peppermill is of red oak. Both are finished with Minwax Wipe-On Polyurethane.
Dave Grant used DecoArt Metallic Lustre as a guilding wax. This product is available at Hobby Lobby and other craft stores as well as online. It is a soft paste and can be applied with a small sponge, cloth, or even a small stiff brush. If it hardens on you, add a few drops of water and let it sit overnight, then stir it with a palette knife or plastic knife. If needed, do this process again until it is the consistency you desire.