Here's what I'm working with. From a distance, the reflection is good... but up close, scratch city. I just cant figure out where I'm going wrong, and I'm willing to bet it's related to my technique. https://imgur.com/a/l1L694H My grit progression is 140, 300, 600, 1500, 3000, 6000, 14000, 50000, 100000, 200000. I polish using compound-loaded basswood. I feel like I stop making progress with the scratches around the 1500-3000 mark. The good looking areas get better, but the scratched ones stay scratched. Is there a "hand polishing for dummies" guide out there for this process? I am guessing that it has something to do with my technique, not my materials used. I have tried: - only going in straight lines - only going in diagonal lines - criss-crossing - circular motions - countless combinations of the above I'm thinking there's some kind of fundamental "scratch pattern" knowledge that I'm missing. Thank you very much.