Yeah not so bad on the finish. Not handrubbed, just 3 coats Minwax Tung oil thinned with a bit of Turpentine, and a 320 sanding between coats 2&3. The result is a hi-gloss finish. The earlier concerns with blotchiness didn't happen or are so subtle as to be invisible.
ah, but the DIY gods are not always benevolent: Turns out my measurement between jambs was not sufficient/accurate(?) enought to allow hanging without ripping 1/8" or 1/4" total or so from the side-by-side slabs. Before I do that, and since they're already finished (but only a few days cured) is it safe to rip-away without prepping/de-glazing the rip area? somehow I picture the saw fracturing the glaze like an icebreaker. Should i gently sand the rip line and then re-finish, I'll have to anyway on the edge. Or some sort of "softening" of the ripline (with a solvent of some sort) before cutting?
A.Einstein: the more ya'know the more ya don't. (paraphrased of course)