I built a desk using a burled maple veneer with a solid maple nosing. Sealed and lacquered with my usual stuff (SW pre-cat). After two weeks I rubbed it out with boiled linseed oil and 0000 steel wool. Dried out nice, but the veneer seemed a little sunk in, so I reapplied the linseed oil. Now the solid maple is perfect, but the center has a slight dusty feel in a couple of spots. I need to go at it again. Should I do the linseed oil with steel wool or maybe wax and steel wool? I'm a little concerned about more linseed oil. The veneer was 500. And I don't want to experiment too much.
From contributor M:
Sounds maybe like you rubbed through your finish.