Quite awhile back, years, I changed to pretty much just using Titebond II, thinned 50/50 or so, with water, as a finish. Dries way fast, putting on multiple coats takes a short time, no smell that I've noticed, and seems to be quite durable. Gives a nice sort of amber finish. I use this on my canes, easy to put on 3-4 coats in about 15 minutes or so, really makes the inner plies of plywood stand out, and lasts well. I tried spraying lacquer, once, smell was horrible, and to my eye didn't look any better than my Titebond finish, tossed the rest of the can. Yes, I've used poly, oil and water based, and prefer the Titebond. Can't say it will be everyone's, cuppa, but does just what I want.
"It ain't what you're told, it's what you know." - Granny Weatherwax
Gather the villagers, pitchforks, torches; we march at dusk!
Some days, the supply of available curse words is insufficient to meet my demands.
.....Call me a craftsman, artisan, or artistic, and I will accept that. Call me an artist and you will likely get a quite rude comment in return. I am not a @#$%ing artist.