I purchased this old tool box many years ago from a local market and never quite knew where or how to use it. Then had the idea to use it for my bushcraft tools. I started by sanding it down with different grades of sanding blocks and paper until the black tar paint was removed and it was smooth enough to start using 0000 grade steel wool. Before applying coat after coat of Tung oil, sanding in between coates with the steel wool. Didnt turn out too bad.Pics below. This has worked out perfectly to store the tools I dont usually carry with me, such as pieces of Obsidian, Flint Knapping tools, Augers and Carving knives.