I thought I would immediately clean this miter box up and apply some paint to keep it from rusting, but I didn’t. I finally did it and the pictures are below. I made a new handle, base and top from some leftover cherry. I removed all the gunk and rust with Jasco rust remover. I then spay painted it with black rustoleum. After that I polished all the bare metal parts with a buffer. I accidentally cleared the black off of the nameplate, you can still see the miter box information, but I did not intentionally remove it. Oh well, maybe I will try to fix it later.