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Completely Stuck Vise - Restoration
In this video I'm restoring a very small rusty and deadlocked Gressel bench vise. Its jaws are just 80mm wide. My friend has found this tiny vise on the steel waste and I thought this would be cool for a video.
On first sight it was only seized and had some additional holes. When disassembling I also quickly realized that something on the half round part was not right and after sandblasting I also saw pretty deep damages near the jaws. To disassemble the movable jaw I quickly made a tool to open the vise. There's also a video about that on my second channel „my mechanics insights“, link below.
I closed the two additional holes with slight press fit plugs and closed the gap with welding. Aft...
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Broken WW2 Headphones - Restoration
Views 2.1M2 months ago
In this video I'm restoring a pair of antique German headphones. I've found these headphones at an online auction for $30 and I thought they look pretty cool for a restoration project. Unfortunately they didn't work anymore. I measured the coils and three of the four were broken. That fact put this little project to a whole new challenge. It required a ton of research to completely understandin...
1930s Desk Lamp - Restoration
Views 3.3M4 months ago
In this video I'm restoring a very stylish German desk lamp from the 1930's. This model is called „Vitalux Type G101“ made by „Osram“. Vitalux lamps always had UV bulps. They were advertised as healthy lamps back in the 30's to get your vitamin D at home. My friend has found this lamp at the local junk yard. I really liked its design, so I bought it for $25. To be honest I first thought this sh...
Early 1900s Electric Door Bell - Restoration
Views 5M7 months ago
In this video I'm going to restore an antique german electric door bell. I've bought this door bell from an online auction for $45. It was in pretty rough condition, but it was still working, kind of. What I first saw as a quick and easy project turned out to be a really tough and time consuming challenge. Remaking the broken copper part needed a lot of trial and error until I have finally mana...
I built a trick Lighter - Will it work?
Views 6M10 months ago
In this video I'm going to build a lighter completely from scratch out of solid stainless steel. I have this idea from the russian channel called "Левша" (Levsha). He has built the same lighter, I just designed it a bit different. Check out his channel and video. Levsha's channel: clip-share.net/user/Левша1 Levsha's Lighter: clip-share.net/video/x_rsfJa5AIo/video.html I remember when I first sa...
1895 German Book Press "Alexanderwerk" - Restoration
Views 6M11 months ago
In this video I'm going to restore a very rusty, broken and completely stuck antique german book press. After a bit of research I was able to find out that this book press was made by Alexanderwerk in 1895. The disassembly was quite tough. All the threads have been very rusty and only got loose with a lot of heat and penetrating oil. The feet and top plate had rivet connections. Removing the he...
Antique Firefighter Axe - Restoration
Views 4.9MYear ago
In this video I'm going to restore an antique firefighter axe. I've always wanted to restore an axe since the beginning of my channel, but I've never found a cool looking one. But then, all of a sudden I came across this beautifully designed firefighter axe and knew immediately that this will be the one. I've found it at my friends place, he took it home from the steel waste and sold it to me f...
Antique Seized Adjustable Wrench - Restoration
Views 4.8MYear ago
In this video I'm going to restore an antique adjustable wrench. My friend found this wrench at the steel waste and I bought it from him for $10. It was rusty and all movable parts were completely stuck. The jaws seemed to be in good condition. I had to soak the whole wrench in rust remover for one day to get it unstuck and I've put it right back into the rust remover for another day after I co...
Antique Italian Coffee Grinder - Restoration
Views 10MYear ago
In this video I'm restoring a very unique looking antique italian coffee grinder. I recieved this coffee grinder a few weeks ago as a gift from a subscriber from Italy. He sent me a picture of it, asking me if I want it on Instagram and I said yes immediately. I really liked the unique look of it and its design. At first I thought this would be a very simple straight forward project. It would s...
Broken Rusty Oldtimer Scooter - Restoration
Views 18MYear ago
In this video I'm going to restore a very rusty and broken scooter from the 1970s. I've bought this scooter almost two years ago at an online auction for $40. I really liked the look of it, especially the design of the aluminium casted wheels. I knew this one would be a very challenging project because of multible reasons. I knew I need to replace the tires and handles, but I had no idea back t...
Antique Rusty Cleaver - Restoration
Views 22MYear ago
My friend has found this rusty old cleaver on the steel waste. I really liked the unique look of it with the hook instead of a hole to hang it on the wall. As christmas holidays were just around to happen, I knew I had to pick a project that I have all the material ready in my shop, because everybody was in vacation. So i choose to restore this cleaver. The disassembling was done very quickly, ...
Antique Hand Cranked Hammer Drill - Restoration
Views 37MYear ago
It was in spring this year when I picked up this beaten up antique hand cranked hammer drill. My friend has found it on the steel waste together with the german „Weltrekord“ ratchet screwdriver. The condition of the drill was super bad. It was very corroded, had a lot of missing screws, the handle was in very bad condition and the crank was bent so much you couldn't even make a full turn. That'...
Antique Rusty Pruning Saw - Too Broken to Restore... I Make a New One
Views 2.6M2 years ago
This old rusty and broken pruning rip saw was sent to me by a follower on Instagram. He was on a mission to clean the Swiss Alps from trash. They removed around two tons of trash in total. At the Albert-Heim-Hut, which was built in 1918, he found this old pruning saw. It must have been digged into the ground for decades. It was in a terrible condition to say the least. The handle was missing ha...
I make an ''8 Ball'' out of solid Stainless Steel and Brass
Views 38M2 years ago
I had this idea since I recently discovered how to easily make balls on the milling machine and lathe. As I currently don't know what to restore next, I decided to make the 8 ball. It was a very cool little project. Very accurate work was needed to get all six individual pieces fit together with no gaps. The hardest part of this project was filming the last few shots, because it is so super shi...
1891 German ''Weltrekord'' Ratchet Screwdriver - Restoration
Views 76M2 years ago
It was around three months ago when I visited my friend that works at the steel waste. He made an amazing found. He found multible items that were in a very rough condition. They almost had some kind of concrete on them and a lot of heavy rust. This little screwdriver got my attention right away. It was not clearly visible what the function of it was, but I remember that I thought it might be s...
Antique Kitchen Scale Restoration - The Masterpiece
Views 13M2 years ago
Antique Kitchen Scale Restoration - The Masterpiece
Broken Deadlocked Vise - Perfect Restoration (I did it again)
Views 6M2 years ago
Broken Deadlocked Vise - Perfect Restoration (I did it again)
Barn Find Oil Lamp - Perfect Restoration
Views 8M2 years ago
Barn Find Oil Lamp - Perfect Restoration
Antique Rusty Hacksaw with Broken Blade - Restoration
Views 4.3M2 years ago
Antique Rusty Hacksaw with Broken Blade - Restoration
Antique Ox-Tongue Iron - Restoration
Views 12M2 years ago
Antique Ox-Tongue Iron - Restoration
Broken Rusty Lock with Missing Key - Restoration
Views 14M2 years ago
Broken Rusty Lock with Missing Key - Restoration
Rusty Arbor Press - Restoration
Views 4.4M3 years ago
Rusty Arbor Press - Restoration
Antique Watchmaker Vise - Restoration
Views 3.6M3 years ago
Antique Watchmaker Vise - Restoration
Rusty Jammed Rebar Cutter - Restoration
Views 10M3 years ago
Rusty Jammed Rebar Cutter - Restoration
Antique Rusty Hand Plane - Restoration
Views 6M3 years ago
Antique Rusty Hand Plane - Restoration
Mirror Mirror... Wrench Restoration
Views 2.7M3 years ago
Mirror Mirror... Wrench Restoration
I turn a Stainless Bolt into a Combination Lock
Views 30M3 years ago
I turn a Stainless Bolt into a Combination Lock
Antique Hand Cranked Grinder - Restoration
Views 18M3 years ago
Antique Hand Cranked Grinder - Restoration
Huge Rusty Leg Vise - Perfect Restoration
Views 3.1M3 years ago
Huge Rusty Leg Vise - Perfect Restoration
Iconic French Wonder Lamp - Restoration
Views 6M3 years ago
Iconic French Wonder Lamp - Restoration

Comments

  • Pikuls Again
    Pikuls Again 6 hours ago

    You are my Febarit... Love from INDIA 🇮🇳

  • Mehmet Şahhit
    Mehmet Şahhit 6 hours ago

    We became addicted to your work, this is another level 😍

  • TineFanGaming
    TineFanGaming 7 hours ago

    Thai translate so horrible

  • Роман Власов

    Вы возвращаете к жизни такие уникальные вещи! Спасибо от всех, кто понимает зачем это нужно! Браво!!!

  • Almuric
    Almuric  7 hours ago

    It nice to see you’re eye for detail. Normally I would say it lost it’s originally because of the removal of the patina. On this one it was great by the way.

  • Philip Walton
    Philip Walton 8 hours ago

    ‘Does a better job on the handle than 99% of other restorers would’.. “I am not happy with this at all”

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      I remember I was very disapointed back then.

  • Josefine Matilde Hansen von Killinger

    You make it look so easy to restore old things. Love your work!😍

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      Thanks for watching, much appreciated

  • supercharger
    supercharger 9 hours ago

    Urrghhh 3:58 my eyes my eyes.... lol. Another perfect job done!

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      Thanks for watching, much appreciated

  • Billy Ireland
    Billy Ireland 9 hours ago

    19:00 "I make a new one" spotted

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      Thanks for watching, much appreciated

  • FrenchFrysz669
    FrenchFrysz669 10 hours ago

    Thank you for your content, I was very exited when I seen a new " my mechanics" video! Top notch work Sir! You are excellent at what you do.

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      Thanks for watching, much appreciated

  • Fey
    Fey 10 hours ago

    Why don't you restore something bigger like a car or motorcycle ?

  • kraj
    kraj 11 hours ago

    Не бита,не крашена))

  • çahal ve sefo fanı
    çahal ve sefo fanı 12 hours ago

    "My efforts are useless... One day, someone will take all mine and make new ones via them." -Some craftsmans from 1910's

  • Henry Santana
    Henry Santana 12 hours ago

    Hey my mechanics! Big fan of your work…I was wondering what is that ratcheting tool you used at 7:53? Thank you 👍

  • çahal ve sefo fanı
    çahal ve sefo fanı 12 hours ago

    Thanks to you, I learned that the "prototype" of the headphone in present doesn't involve "flat magnet". Also the knowledge of physics you have necessitates dexterity, Herr. Well done, keep up the good work!

  • Elle Burgess
    Elle Burgess 15 hours ago

    i didn't read the video description and was so confused wtf was this device until the very end, and finally realized omg it's an old school ratcheting screwdriver, that is so cool

  • Giovany
    Giovany 15 hours ago

    Nice job nice programs

  • Ray Nabozny
    Ray Nabozny 15 hours ago

    PERFECT!

  • Ray Moore
    Ray Moore 15 hours ago

    ...is Gressl German, isn`t it..., I love your videos you are such a spezialist and clever and smart in all you are doing, thanks a lot...Ray...

    • Ray Moore
      Ray Moore 7 hours ago

      @Vickie Bligh thank you and please go on I love your detailed and exact work, I could not do it that perfect way, sad but true...dear...Ray...

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      Gressel are located in Switzerland

    • Vickie Bligh
      Vickie Bligh 14 hours ago

      Swiss.

  • Tidybitz
    Tidybitz 16 hours ago

    I had to watch this to the end and find out what the ball and spring in the end of the handle was for. Lovely video and a talented man who did this restoration.

  • J B
    J B 16 hours ago

    The way you fixed that thread! Wow very cool.

  • Nordic Son
    Nordic Son 17 hours ago

    Very cool , a lot of people have chickens now so l guess these might make a comeback , although not as nice and well made as these were.

  • Holton 345
    Holton 345 17 hours ago

    Bravo!

  • Pj Mccabe
    Pj Mccabe 17 hours ago

    God bless your hands Your work is of the highest quality and perfection

  • J B
    J B 18 hours ago

    Seriously impressive. I wouldn't have the patience.

  • Jan Winterhagen
    Jan Winterhagen 19 hours ago

    I grew up a few hundred metres from the Alexanderwerk factory in Remscheid, Germany where this was made. Amazing restoration effort :)

  • sean mac dermott
    sean mac dermott 19 hours ago

    Some of what you are doing is not "restoring". Removing factory casting and forging marks, beveling factory edges, and chamfering factory holes is "modifying" not "restoring". To restore something is to return it to as near as possible to its original condition. What you are doing is what SHOULD have been to begin with, but to actually restore it you have to leave the factory blemishes and shortcomings. You do excellent work and are indeed improving upon factory work. But you are not "restoring", or maybe I am nit picking.

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      I appreciate your oppinion, thanks for watching :-)

  • Yakyto Shinichi
    Yakyto Shinichi 19 hours ago

    Perfectionisly, i like this restorasion.. ta pek e PO.o hehe

  • José Antonio Martínez Cruz

    Lástima que subes videos cada medio siglo :'(

  • janusz rekin
    janusz rekin 20 hours ago

    I am writing in broken English from Poland -- I am 59 years old, all my life I have been making nice things out of wood, steel, glass or stone but seeing what you are doing I find that I don't know how to do anything, just GREAT HAPPINESS!!!!!! You are the master of the world!!!!! I admire the determination as well as the skill, once again CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!!

  • ΝΕΚΤΑΡΙΟΣ ΜΠΟΡΜΠΙΛΑΣ

    Excellent reconstruction. I had the same headphones. They were from submarine. But the guy that gave them to me wanted them back....

  • Levi
    Levi 21 hour ago

    Me seing that he uses German machines: Ah yes German engineering is the worlds finest.

  • Josefine Matilde Hansen von Killinger

    I cannot believe it's the same thing!

  • Armadirm
    Armadirm 22 hours ago

    The world is MyMechanics and you are the sharp edge

  • Edmon Nikogisyan
    Edmon Nikogisyan 23 hours ago

    Здравствуйте, сколько будет стоить 2 таких шара?

  • Cláudio
    Cláudio 23 hours ago

    amazing.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • papercut
    papercut 23 hours ago

    WOW amazing!! The attention to the details is astonishing! Also if you are into stuff like this, you should try restoring an old (50s-70s) electric guitar!

  • Cláudio
    Cláudio Day ago

    This is a restoration class, very good.

  • King Domibo
    King Domibo Day ago

    the welding porosity hurts my soul but man he gave this a new life!

  • Cam'ron Diplomats

    Всегда смотрю с наслаждением

  • Cam'ron Diplomats

    Давно тебя не было на канале....рад что ты с нами....спасибо за проделанную хорошую работу

  • Ebrahim Karolia

    I did a similar job not long ago...easy when you are a toolmaker.

  • Dirk Kramer Sr

    Can you do humans?

  • Falcon Falconfy

    very nice job

  • Falcon Falconfy

    very nice job عمل رائع

  • Andrew Lloyd
    Andrew Lloyd Day ago

    After watching a bunch of your videos, I suspect you might actually be a wizard. Also thank you for no music.

  • Cláudio
    Cláudio Day ago

    perfect job.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Mirko Nardecchia

    Love this channel! Impressed by your skills and the results are amazing!

  • CharlieP
    CharlieP Day ago

    Beautiful. Do you think about doing the oven baked finishes?

    • CharlieP
      CharlieP 6 hours ago

      @my mechanics it wouldn't take much honestly. And the primers, coatings come out absolutely beautiful. I see a LOT of toys like Tonkas restored using it and they absolutely look pristine. Just my thoughts..

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics 7 hours ago

      I don't have the setup for that

  • Emre Çelik
    Emre Çelik Day ago

    This is art!