Hello Ganoksin, I have been lurking for a while and now have a
question to ask you…
My father’s best friend’s father was a professional jeweler active
in the 1930’s and I recently was given a box of his jeweler’s
tools!!! I am just starting to set up my first bench and can barely
afford one really nice long file so I’m very excited to now have this
large collection of antique professional files.
However, many of them have some rust on either the file or the file
and handle. I would love to fix these old files up and start using
them but want to make sure I do it right and minimize damage and
alteration. Here is a link to a photo of a few of the files to show
the way the rust is…I’m not sure if it requires a serious strong
solution or if I could use some simple home remedy.
Any tips are much appreciated!
Rebecca S. in NYC