Finishing expert Jeff Jewitt describes this technique as a "down and dirty" French polish. Ideal for a low-build, "in the wood" type of look, this wipe-on finish uses ingredients commonly found in the shop -- boiled linseed oil, denatured alcohol, and amber shellac. It takes just a few hours to complete, and you can build the shellac to increase the level of protection. It works so well that we wouldn't be surprised if it became your favorite finish.

From Fine Woodworking #186