The paint came. Tape went on. Paint went on. Tape came off. Parts went on.
I like it. And it’s a far cry from the rusty mess I started with. Restoring an old tool like this is really gratifying. I haven’t made any cuts with it yet, the paint isn’t cured, and the finish on the handles isn’t completely dry.
And yes, I went with the original handles, stained and varnished.