|Forum topic by brianl||posted 04-20-2011 05:15 AM||2120 views||0 times favorited||2 replies|
04-20-2011 05:15 AM
A while back I picked up a rusty old Stanley 45. I spent some time cleaning it up and while it certainly looks better (and works fine!) it’s still pretty rough. While I’m a tool collector, I normally collect “users” and don’t get too caught up in the looks. The chipped and missing nickel is getting to me though!
#1 is a LOT of work and I’m not sure how it would turn out.
#2 looks tacky to me to be honest. I know some people do this, but it has no appeal to me.
#3 I’ve never done anything remotely like nickel plating. Is it hard? Expensive? Dangerous?
#4 Again, no experience with this…
So what do you guys say? Any options I overlooked?
-- Brian - Belmont, Massachusetts