I, like many of you, love an old finish but how to achieve it is a challenge. I have been to public places with hand rails and I have often thought - that is what I want to replicate - a well worn, rubbed, low sheen look. So I made a sample of dye stain and then wiping stain (SWilliams) and then sealed with lacquer. Then I used several coats of heated BLO with beeswax melted in. (a Dunbar Furniture method I learned from a former employee) It looks like that might work. Any thoughts?