oops, stain over danish oil
I applied danish oil on new pine and wasn't happy with the color. Then I did the mistake of applying minwax over it to correct the color. I guess the oil has already sealed the wood, because the minwax doesn't take, and also it remains tacky. So I tried to remove whatever residue I could with paint thinner, sanded the piece, and tried again to apply the stain. Oh well, I guess it's a learning experience, but what can I do now to fix the situation?