Johnson Paste Wax.. has been around for decades and can be used on wood, leather, stainless steel, plastic, cast iron, etc to help protect and shine the surface. Many people use it on their tools (ie the table saw tops) to aid in rust prevention and to allow the wood to glide over the table top easier. It can also be applied as a wood finish using 0000 steel wool after the stain has dried. Great stuff! Minwax also has a paste wax and I'm sure there are a few others as well.
Its also great to dab screws into slightly before drilling into wood. Makes them go in easier.
Got my new table saw last week and after assembly cleaning off all the shipping oil off the top. First thing I did was apply 2 coats of the Johnson Paste Wax.