You mentioned that if you can smell it then it is still curing but do you mean smell in the air or by placing my nose close to the finish.
You have to carefully smell it. You should still smell a pinch of the finish smell, but it should be extremely faint and almost not there at all.
If you smell string finish odor, then you need to wait longer.
Also, don’t make a habit of sniffing finish. Wait a couple weeks and then give it a smell.
If you smell it every couple hours all you are going to do is kill brain cells and make yourself upset that it’s not cured yet.
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