Tool restoration is a fun project...and when your done you often have a tool better than a lot of the modern "cheap crap". I picked up an older stanley hand plane many years ago, but a full refurbish on it and it is now the hand plane I keep in my truck. This plane cost me less than $30 and is twice the plane, that now costs $80 and has many cheap plastic parts.
I've got old files and anold manual drill I was thinking for decoration any ideas?
Make a clock on the wall. Use tools for numbers.