Like any good wood turner (at least I hope that's what I am!), I'm constantly browsing the internet seeing what others are doing for finishings (for their pens/pencils, bowls, stoppers, what have you). I've tried a lot of different styles since I first started turning and below is what I like to do for different things. It's just what works for me. Other turners I know do things completely differently (some don't use CA finish, for example, and some use a ton more than I do). Find what works for YOU and do your best to perfect/change it the best you can.