yup, I did condition. Makes me wonder if on that partulcar panel I missed cond. or blotched the conditioner application. Funny thing about it was the stain was ok -- it was the Tung - can't remember pure or canned. It was a later door of 5 or 6 and could've been either type. Maybe I can spot it now whereever it is hung and note the grain for some pattern and watch those going forward..
Sanding Sealers and grain fillers -- same thing as conditioner? will check..
Whats the canned Tung cut with? Maybe that adulterant allows better penetration.
Ask the builder does seem to say "sand 'er down" -- doesn't say anything about wet sanding 800 or 1200 , but still alot more than I was doing.
A.Einstein: the more ya'know the more ya don't. (paraphrased of course)