I started with Deft brush on semi gloss lacquer finish. Wanted gloss, took what the big box had in stock. After all I have read about finishes I'm no even sure it is a lacquer anymore.
Anyway, needed a sanding sealer here in the deep south to slow down the warpage while I am trying to turn wood. I read somewhere to add acetone to the lacquer to speed drying. Seems to work.
Moving right along I turned an oak bowl. I wanted a finish that would penetrate deeply and leave a natural appearing surface. Added a little lacquer thinner to the mix and some more of the Deft. At a guess, 60% finish, 20% acetone and 20% lacquer thinner. This dried rapidly enough that I could make back to back passes with a soft rag until it started slowing down soaking in after maybe three coats. Gave it a couple minutes, wiped the few remaining wet spots on the surface and then let it dry a few hours before putting a little wax on it for shine.
Looks just fine to me right now. The seventy-five cent question is, will this finish last or is it likely to cause grief down the road on a bowl that is just a sit on a shelf gee-gaw?