Recently I was lucky enough to acquire a Stanley 607 on ebay. Cleaning it up, lapping the sole, replacing the blade and chipbreaker. But one thing…the japanning. I don’t want to paint the bed with something shiny. I really prefer the finish that you find on the Veritas tools, that textured black matte. Has anyone any suggestions how to achieve this? I’ve been researching the internet and library the past 2 weeks, I’ve found nothing.
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