A couple of different guys recommend about 4 coats of iodine rubbed into the wood and then either tung oil or shellac as a top coat. I'm gonna try it this weekend and then post pics.
Here's another variant of the Iodine Orange.
While I'm waiting on the Thai Seedlac, I decided come mix Transtint "Reddish Brown" into Garnet shellac and this is what I got. The photo quality (glare) is bad.