Mike, I have been using Danish Oil for many years, and the one I use comes from the U.K., being Rustin's. I don't know if this is the one you have been using, but I have never had a drying problem with it. The technique I use is to apply the first coat with a brush, but to make sure that any excess is wiped away within 5 minutes. I wipe it until it is virtually "dry" to a light touch. After 24 hrs I give a very light fine sanding (500 up) and then a tack cloth to remove any dust, and wipe on a second coat with a cloth. Even strokes with the grain, (viewing against a back light to monitor) and being careful to not have any excess oil anywhere. After a few minutes, a firm wipe with a soft cloth should leave it once more "dry" to a light touch. Same treatment after another 24 hours, should leave you with a lovely even satin finish. I sometimes, but not always, follow later with a Black Bison Paste Wax finish.