I've not been nearly as active here as in the past. Things going on in the background keeping me both busy and distracted. HOWEVER, that does not mean I have not been getting in any shop time!
These are a couple of items I just finished. The clock is straight off the pages of Woodsmith with only one variation. They make their clock face from four small pieces, I decided it was a lot easier to use one piece and saw kerfs. I made two, one a little darker than the other. I used a method I picked up from a couple of sources and then modified. It starts off with an honey amber dye, followed by a dark mission brow dye (both Trans-Tint), then walnut dainish oil follow by a 2lb cut of dewaxed shellac. Then, after a light sanding with 400, many light coats of Deft satin lacquer and two coats of paste wax. I like that it makes the piece look 100 years old.
The bud vase is my own design, not earth shaking in any regard, but it does help me fulfill a goal I set for myself to try and use up all the shorts I have laying around the shop.
The clock is QSWO (getting near the end of the stash I took from Larry over 4 years ago) with a hard maple face and ebony plugs. The bud vase id hard maple and lyptus.