i just had the same issue with a cocobolo pepper mill i made . I let it go for about 2 WEEKS and it still was tacky . It could be do to the high sap in the wood or the change in temp ,depending on where you live. I got ticked off at mine at the second week, it was like i just sprayed it 2 hrs prior, so i hit it with some lacquer, same type of finish and seemed to help the issue out. I resanded it and didn't have an issue after that. I only did what i did, because of the fact it wasn't dry and i needed to try to dry it to sand it and it worked. dumb luck but i would allow it to dry in a place where there is little to no humidity. i wouldn't try what i did, only cause i don't want to be the fool that messed your beautiful piece up!!!!