I recently aquired a Ries Model A tripod. It looks to have been made in the 1940's or 1950's. It has the photo plane head. The wood is not cracked but looks old and the black paint on all the metal parts is almost gone. What is the recomended process for bringing this trpod back to life. Should I take all the metal off and have it powdercoated and refinish the wood? Suggestions? Thanks Gary No I will not give it to you to field test.