This is my stash of hardware. I collect anything that has appeal including door hinges, drawer pulls, and just about anything that has a hole in it. Letters or numbers are my favorite. I am always adding to this box whenever money permits or when I pull off a piece from some other project. I really like painted hardware that has a natural aged look. Any color really. Rusty pieces are always great finds, old rust not new rust, and yes there is a difference. New rust has a bright orange appearance and when touched can get all over everything, aged rust has done its job years ago and cannot be rubbed off, it also looks much better. I am not sure you needed that much information but I thought I would key you in on some of my secrets of rust. I hereby dub you knighthood of rust.
Here is me using the chop saw as they call it. Greatest purchase I have ever made to date. This little guy packs a punch and can cut through just about any wood and with great precision. The chop got used quite a bit this last week. Sure my neighbors upstairs appreciated that. Hey it's not like I build these houses everyday so I'm sure they can live with it for a few days.