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Hi, I recently bought an old Stanley No 50 from an antique store that I would like to use. Based on the description here, http://www.supertool.com/StanleyBG/stan7.htm, I think it was made between 1890 and 1910 because it is all metal with a floral motif on the handle and no adjustment lever. That article says it should be nickel plated, but the little bit that I have polished looks copper, and the patina is green. There is a bit of grime and oxidation, but no major rust and it is functional. What is the best way to go about polishing up this tool so that it looks good?
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I typically use a fine wire wheel
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