Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: Florida Panhandle
That's a great restore!
I think most of the later model economy tools were generally "mystery wood", whatever was cheaply available to to the manufacturer. Someone else could probably look at the wood and tell you what that is, but not me. I think it's a nice sample of wood, though.
I keep my tool handles (planes and chisels) finished with boiled linseed oil, I don't wax or otherwise seal, because I go back periodically to reapply the BLO. It leaves a semi-shiny finish that shows off the grain, and leaves the handles comfortable to hold.
There's a saying that goes something like this for applying BLO: "Once a day for a week, once a week for a month, once a month for a year, once a year for life." I'm not that disciplined, but I may hit a tool or two if I happen to have the BLO jar open.