need help refinishing walnut dining table
I'm new to the forum and desperately in need of some advice. I have a large dining room table from my boyfriend's grandma. I have been told it is walnut veneer over solid wood (also walnut). My boyfriend's mother told me to strip the top using Formby's Furniture Refinisher and follow that with Formby's Tung Oil Finish. I have gone over the top twice with the refinisher and steel wool (used about 1.5 small cans), but the top now looks slightly blotchy (lighter in spots and darker in others) and feels a little gummy. I'm nervous to do any sanding because it's veneer, so I'm not sure how to proceed.
1. keep using more formbys?
2. apply the tung oil and hope for the best?
3. lightly sand and hope i don't bust through the veneer?
4. some other option I haven't thought of . . .
Advice? I can send pictures if that would help.