Well I have now finished the rehab of this old dovetail saw. After much sanding, I put some finish on it. I had planned on using tung oil, but changed my mind and applied 4 coats of laquer. Here is the handle after applying finish.
Now for some pics with the handle installed. I think it turned out well. I will post as a finished project as well.
-- Hey, woodworking ain't brain surgery. Just do something and keep trying till you get it. Doc