A neighbor is moving, and found some of her father's old tools, rusted beyond reason. She asked me if there was anything I could do with them. A day's soak in evaporust, then through the parts washer, then some scotch-bride, wire wheel, sandblaster, paint and polish. Simple like pie. The shears cut nicely too. Then on to another project, my youngest is off to her first apartment and bought a cheap used desk. When they refinished it they just sanded the front of the lock off rendering it useless, so I took the old pieces, some brass, some aluminum, solder, epoxy, the lathe, the mill, and beer and came up with a decorative, working key. Btw that orange circle at the back of the key is glow in the dark powder mixed into Epoxy. Edit: because there's no kill like overkill, I fired up the surface grinder and took a half-thousandth off each edge of the straightedge. I also picked up a sine bar at a swap meet the other day so I figured I'd true it up also.