Yes Jelee I also thought the lever cap looked a bit too new. I too don’t have a lathe (or the skills to operate one!) Maybe someone will come up with a solution. I try to envisage who it was who first owned the plane, how much it cost?, where did they buy it from?, I wonder if today’s new tools will still be around in over 100 years time?
I’m going to start to dismantle it fully tonight and make it look pretty again.