I did the coffee table top glue up yesterday after work. Pulled it out of the clamps this AM and have started the clean up. I was pulled away before I could wipe down the "runners" and of course paying the price today. I have to learn to say "wait a minute".
Even with the PITA glue clean up it shouldn't take too long to finish the top and make the mortise buttons. I expect a couple or three coats of Tried and True with Bee's Wax for the finish and I can walk away from it and on to the next.