I have a 1960-era Stanley #5 with black lacquer on the tote and knob. I
polished it out with 000 steel wool and wax, and it looks pretty good.
However, it's still subtly rough, and after a day of slinging this plane
around, it really started to irritate my hands.
I could strip off the paint, sand the wood and repaint or wax or something,
but this plane is no collector, and I really don't care about wood vs.
plastic. I like the plastic "faux rosewood" handles on my other plane
(modern #4) just fine, and I greatly prefer the larger knob too.
I've seen rosewood, but does anybody carry plastic? Cheap is the order of
the day here.
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