Some more progress on the church lectern project -
Lots (and lots) of final sanding with 180 grit.
Applied first coat of Tried and True Varnish Oil (polymerized linseed oil + resins). I like the look of this on the oak. :)
Planning to do a second coat of varnish oil, and possibly a coat of thinned down wiping varnish if I think it needs a bit more protection.