this is what i did, and it came out quite nicely......
prep as usual.......
finger application of tru oil, thin coat, "press" into the wood.
let dry over night.
wet sand with w&d 400 and danish oil - follow the grain.
let dry for 1-2 hrs, wipe off excess cross-grain.
repeat 2-3 times, to build up layers ie. fill up all the divots/holes to a smooth surface. are they open grains? pores? what are they?
finish off with a few coats of danish oil
light buff with fine wirewool for a matt finish.