I tried to work on some half finished lockpicks, but it was frustrating to have to keep searching for tools that had been misplaced years ago and decided I needed to get organized before I started working again.
I also had to clean. Before I went to Korea I sprayed most of my steel tools with LPS 3 Premier Rust Inhibitor. I had used it before and it seemed good. You spray it on and it dries to sort of a sticky grease. They claim it will protect metal for up to 2 years indoors. I was in Korea 4 years and it worked great, though I never had problems with rust in my studio before.