Re: Renewing dried wood, drawers, etc.
That mix is pretty deadly stuff. I tried a variant of it, using alcohol in place of the turps.
It has the property of being able to begin the breakdown of whatever finish is on wood. The oil becomes a magnet for dirt, and if it does soak in all the way it permanently darkens the wood. The formula was originally popularized be Mason & Hamlin (pianos and organs) of Boston (!) ; from the 1860's onward the recipe was included in the owner's manual of all of their french-polished instruments.
Furniture conservators disdain such polishes.
I would recommend a furniture wax like Johnson's or Butchers for dry-looking wood finishes. The wax is harmless, the oil & vinegar is best kept on salad greens.
Remove not the ancient landmark, which your fathers have set.