I have recently begun a project to build a white oak desk, and I want to keep the white oak look. If the color could stay like this: http://www.japan-tool.com/kanna/Yokoyama_Compass/Yokoyama_Compass1.jpg  I could be happy.
I was stumped, I tried natural shellac, poly (straight out), lacquer…the only thing that’s come close has been microcrystaline wax, but I don’t think that will hold up? I then read about Liming wax, but I don’t know enough about it or how the finish will hold up. This will be a desk and I don’t want it to get stained, but I also do NOT want to yellow/darken the wood. I want to keep the white/dusty look as I call it as pure as I can. Possibly just straight up liming wax? Or liming wax with some form of other wax over it? Any suggestions?