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I have found that MinWax Antique Oil Finish (red rectangular quart can with white script) is a great finish for planes.  Available at discriminating local hardware stores or also at Rockler and Woodcraft online.  It is a quick drying oil, high build, but leaves a satin finish.  Very user friendly.  I have been frustrated by some other oil finishes (Danish Oil, Watco), which polymerize in the can after opening.  Not so with this finish.  BTW I have tried all of the tricks known to man to prevent  polymerization.  More of a problem with the higher gloss oils.