Top view. To maintain your press and keep it looking nice, polish occasionally with good quality paste wax. I don't wax the inside faces of the jaws; adjusting the book-block can be hard enough without slippery jaws. Paste-wax should also be rubbed into the screw threads from time to time; alternatively a candle end can be rubbed over the threads and top of the jaws where the sole of the plane runs. The plane should also be waxed as needed,