I have used Tru Oil alot. You shouldn't use it outdoors in the cold as it will dry amazingly slow. Inside you have to deal with the smell which won't kill you but might lead to an intense discussion with your spouse. In where it is warm and dry with a little air movement it will dry in 1 to 3 hours. A fine product. You talk about stuff in the kit but fail to give the kit name. All stain is different on each piece of wood. If the stain is oil-based and looks to dark on your wood you can quickly wipe the wood down with mineral spirits(paint thinner) on a rag to lighten the color.
Just walking on the edge of of my grave.