Thanks all. Im going to go with the Epifanes and tung oil mix. Years ago I used BLO and found its not very durable. Havent been a fan of it since. Ive always liked the look tung oil gave and the Epifanes is tung oil based so.... I like Maloof's recipe and this is similar sans the linseed oil. Ill post pics when its done. Oh I also have a small countertop to make in the room from another couple of beams I got out of an 18th century horse barn. Havent cut into them yet but going to very shortly.
Thank you again for your ideas and input.
He who laughs last, thinks slowest