I’m in the process of making a wood and brass Marking Gauge.
I have some nice local black walnut and it looks good against the polished brass.
What are the typical high end gauges finished with? Is the product suitable to finish over the brass too and if not what should be placed over the brass to keep its high polish look? Part of me says to just leave the oils from my hands take care of it but I know myself better and this will be a grungy dirty mess if I don’t do something.
Thanks for suggestions/experiences
-- "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do" Wooden