Keith I think it is the oil in the wood. What I would do is sand it down to wood again if possible, wipe it down with acetone let it flash dry then spray with lacquer since it dries faster. I have had good luck that way. Others may have some idea but there are other woods I have had the same problem with poly. I always wipe them down with acetone before putting on finish.
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