What is the best finish for a nob and handle of a plane.

//What is the best finish for a nob and handle of a plane.
What is the best finish for a nob and handle of a plane. 2015-06-09T11:29:12+00:00
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    augcampos
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    Hi there,

    I’m restoring a hold <span style=”font-family: Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, Times, serif; font-size: large; line-height: normal;”> </span><span style=”font-family: Georgia, ‘Times New Roman’, Times, serif; font-size: large; line-height: normal;”>Stanley (type 19 1948-1961).</span>

    For the nob and handle I’m thinking on use linseed oil and some polyurethane varnish. Anyone recommend anything?

    This will be a working plane in my shop

    Augusto Campos

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  • Willard Anderson
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    I have found that MinWax Antique Oil Finish (red rectangular quart can with white script) is a great finish for planes.  Available at discriminating local hardware stores or also at Rockler and Woodcraft online.  It is a quick drying oil, high build, but leaves a satin finish.  Very user friendly.  I have been frustrated by some other oil finishes (Danish Oil, Watco), which polymerize in the can after opening.  Not so with this finish.  BTW I have tried all of the tricks known to man to prevent  polymerization.  More of a problem with the higher gloss oils.

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