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Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration
- Published on Mar 22, 2023 veröffentlicht
- In this video i'm restoring an old german soldering iron.
This item was sent to me by one of my patrons from Germany. He saw it on eBay, asked me if I'm interested and then he bought it. Thank you for that. I'll send it back to him now.
I really liked the look of the handle and that's why I decided to restore it. It's a propane gas powered soldering iron made by Perkeo. I don't know how old this one is, but they built them since 1919 until today. The modern ones still look pretty much the same as the one I restored in this video, they just made some small changes over the years. I'm very happy how this project turned out, I really like the contrast of the dark wooden handle and the polished brass.
I hope you like my work and the video.
Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:
02:18 showing all the parts
02:39 cleaning the parts with the parts washer
02:57 disassemling two more parts
03:17 removing patina and soot with vinegar, salt and flour
04:07 restoring the wooden handle
04:40 restoring the big tube
06:10 stain the wooden handle
06:38 making a new ring for the wooden handle on the lathe
07:36 restoring the nut which tightens the wooden hanlde
08:04 restoring the holder of the soldering iron
08:46 restoring the sieving head and remake the knurling
09:21 restoring the sieving head cover
09:59 restoring the knurled ring
10:22 restoring the regulation part
10:47 restoring the valve needle
11:07 restoring the nut for the regulation part
11:31 restoring the valve tube
12:16 restoring the gas connection part
12:47 restoring the nut for the valve tube
13:13 restoring the nozzle
13:41 restoring the soldering iron
14:46 making a new holder for the soldering iron on the lathe, mill and welding machine
16:26 making a special countersinked bolt for the soldering iron
16:56 restoring the bolt to clamp the soldering iron holder
17:18 making a new handle for the previous restored bolt
18:47 making the steel parts black by heating up and quench in oil
19:14 showing all the parts before reassembling
21:23 showing the finished product
22:00 final test
Time and costs of this restoration:
I was working on this project over 1,5 weeks
$16 tube for the gas connection
$1 clamp bride for the connection tube
If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.
Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.
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Thank you for watching :-)
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Comments • 6 981
Yours is the *ONLY* restauration channel on Clip-Share that truly takes this subject seriously. A lot of so called restorers just take sh*t apart, don't really understand the intricate nature or function of a lot of the parts, and they often don't really repair stuff. The usually just take stuff apart, clean, paint it with rattle can, and put it back together. That only gets you there 85% of the way.
You Sir, you go the extra 15% and *MORE*. My hat off to your quality of workmanship and dedication. You've earned every one of the 500K subscribers! :)
TysyTube is another decent restoration channel, he's good but he is where Mymechanic was at the beginning of HIS channel.. I guarantee you tysy will be right up there with Mechanic one day, I enjoy both of their channels. But you are absolutely right.. My Mechanic is BY FAR the best!
I prefer those who actually restore, instead of creating some parts anew to substitute for the old ones. That’s not really restoring. It’s well made, and the videos are well made too, but it can’t be really called restoring, right?
I do but I think off tinkering is good too ❤️
Look brand new, or even better 😍
It's some kinda crafted instrument)
I just love when creators of the same nich show support for each other
@Genji from overwatch ninjas and now read my comment again
@Bichael Stevens it’s spelled like tysytube
How do you even say "TysyTube"? Tie-sie? Tísí? Tüsü? What?
i discovered this channel about a week ago and it’s been my go-to-bed watch since. so relaxing and the end results are always impressive
yes, although the description is 100km long to scroll😵💫
Awesome! Thank you!
Hands down the best restoration channel on Clip-Share, amazing results!
Wow, thank you!
I genuinely love your videos. Please don't ever change your methods, or style. Everyone else goes at rust with sanding wheels and wire wheels. Your attention to detail is by far the best on Clip-Share. The duration of coverage for each step is also perfect. Not too long, but shirt enough to keep it interesting.
These exact soldering irons are still produced and sold by Perkeo! Theyre used to solder zinc, e.g. rain gutters, by roofers. I work with one of those almost daily.
Have you seen one more pristine than this one hehehe?
The iron works by storing heat in the mass of the tip. Then heat is instantly available to melt solder and heat the joint area to soldering temperature. The larger the tip the more heat it can store and the larger jobs it can do.
@Fenris Thankk you!
Just curious as I've never seen a soldering iron like this before. How exactly is it used? I'm guessing that large diamond shaped hunk of metal on the end is heated up and pressed into something but I'm curious on how it's supposed to work. Do you know of anything that demos it in action?
Кадры этих видеороликов оказывают какое то гипнотическое воздействие. Мастеру выражается благодарность за отличную работу и доброе дело.
...а я такие ролик называю- залипалово!, как начинаешь смотреть- про всё абсолютно забываешь!!!
I appreciate the disassembled layout of the component parts show in their proper order. It helps me to better appreciate the design of the tool and how it has to be reassembled. That’s a fine detail I like.
Same here, I remember these kind of layouts in my mechanical drawing classes in high school,.......!!!!
Золотые руки . И растут из правильного места !!! Это очень круто !
Непревзойденного качества работа, удивительный инструмент и руки золотые!
These videos are like ASMR, so relaxing and satisfying to watch. The workmanship is absolutely fantastic. My favourite parts in these videos is when he goes "I'll just make a new one"
Brilliant as always .. I think this channel deserves more attention because we can really see how much hard work and dedication was put in every single step of every restoration this man does. Thank you sir for inspiring us all
I don't care what anyone may say. This is art. No one will probably use that soldering iron, but just looking at it restored is wonderful. I would rather look at an exhibition of before and after pictures of what you have done then 90% of any modern art these days. Love the channel!
Absolutely awesome restoration, every work of yours is a masterpiece!
Johnny Ackermann I agree!
It’s a good thing you recorded all this because no one is going to believe that’s not just a newly purchased torch. 😆 It’s gorgeous!
Got a sub from this. Amazing craftsmanship, I can tell you have been doing this for a long time and it really shows in your product. The care you put into the tools like when you put tape around the pliers is astounding!
Awesome, thank you!
Well I have been binge watching restoration videos for the past few days. And I must say that you are in a completely different level than anything else I have seen so far. Your work is awesome and you really do a total and complete restoration. Unlike most that are doing a clean up job and call it a restoration. Your work is very impressive. Thank you for sharing
Thanks a lot for being here :-)
Love the channel, serene and highly satisfying. 😌 Keep up the great work!
Thank you so much for the support, I really do appreciate it!
What a unique piece of history restored to be better than the original. What I like about your channel is how so much attention to detail is given to each and every part. The exploded view of all pieces after disassembly is super cool. Even more cool is when you actually use the restored part to show what it can do. Well done and thanks for sharing!
Thank you very much :-)
What a precision!
You’re not a regular restorer, you’re an artist.
Turan Oguz 100% agree
That's unbelievable, it honestly looks like it belongs in a museum for iron workers or something of the like.(which it does) Kudos.
Thanks for watching, much appreciated
Amazing job! I still have no idea what that hammer-looking part on the front of the blowtorch was for, but it looked amazing at the end.
Mind-blowing. Your attention to detail is spectacular.
The amount of care and expert craftsmanship you put into everything you restore is incredible. Im always amazed to see what you can do with things others have left to rust and decay.
Almost unbelievable. This man can make anything look like a masterpiece.
The fact that you'll make your own parts, even bolts you could simply buy, and the close attention to detail in EVERY part, is why this is hands down my favorite restoration channel. It's not even a competition.
Bardzo świetna robota i przepięknie jest to wogule zrobione pozdrawiam twórcę tego filmiku 👍👍👍👍
You have an Inhuman level of patience and finesse. Addictive watching, I love it when you make a part from scratch that has an unusual shape.
Ive been watching a bunch of your videos (and i know this is a olf video) But i just cant get over how beautiful they all look when you are done. Awesome attention to detail, the brass work comes out amazing every time. Just great work overall, thanks for your videos and effort.
I really do enjoy the videos of your peers on the other Clip-Share channels but no one has a restoration channel quite like yours.
You're the OG of restoration videos.
Love the video so far, I think it would be interesting if you would weigh the objects before and after the restoration , you could also do it with each individual part as well if it is not too much work to do so.
I liked that you kept the PERKEO tag as it was, it's like a piece of the tool's history that keeps living on with it. Really nice restoration!
Perkeo are still producing them. So what kind of history?
Pesterenan yes, lovely touch
It truly is a pleasure to watch someone go to this level of detail and you can feel the passion for the work even though not a word is spoken. I honestly wouldn't change a thing in your videos, I enjoy them exactly how they are, you're production quality is amazing, the shots, the pacing, everything is just perfect.
Beauteous! You are obviously a perfectionist, and it shows in the quality of your finished work. It is clear that the phrase, "Good enough for government work" doesn't fly in your shop. My late hubby was the same way. Kudos, sir, on being such a meticulous craftsman.
First I wanna say you are the best on Clip-Share your attention to detail is like no other everything always comes out brand new and you share everything little detail I love that about you! I would really like to see you take old car parts and restore them I think that would take your channel to a whole other level think about it 🤟🏾
Not only is your restoration projects a work of Art, your video too is also a work of art! Like of a mechanical poem. Very meditative too.
Too, maybe only a Master can make a complex project look simple!
I watch your videos every single night, ..........the time and effort and skill you put into these is astounding, I love that you not only restore, but actually bring back to life,.....!!!!
Thank you for not putting background music.
Ong some channels put the goofiest, most overused bg music and it ruins the whole video. Hearing the actual sounds is way better.
Yea I came to watch a video about old machinery not to hear your Spotify playlist
ASMR always is the best
That's why I subbed
I appreciate that you preserve the most parts and also make from almost zero some pieces, it's amazing, also you make usable the restore pieces, it's quite great.
This chap makes restoration look easy... Have spent hours watching his videos. Always try myself but usually end up just breaking the item I'm trying to restore or realising my toolkit just isn't up to scratch. Good on ya! Keep the videos coming!
Wow, that's amazing. I could not imagine soldering something with this. You definitely should have tried! 🙂
Always someone trying to be a wet blanket.
@burningBoy8080 kurwa Shut up and enjoy the magic >:(
This restoration was totaly unnecessary. We work with them every day and they work perfectly and they look more fucked up then that. This also isnt "antique". This model is still produced.
I really didn't wanted to make the nice copper part dirty ;-)
Великолепный инструмент и великолепная работа с металлом!!!!!
I love watching your Restoring videos it makes me feel calm relaxed and chill 10 out of 10 keep up the good work
Такие видео должны быть в топе, работа на высшем уровне👏👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍👍
@Николай Бубличенко это газовый паяльник, жало нагревает пламе газа
Люди, подскажите что это за паяльник?
Давно ждал, когда же тут появятся комменты на русском)
так-с, объясните мне, что творится на 20:10? это обратное воспроизведение или а-ля магия?
Que vídeo tão bom.
É pra não parar de admirar, parabéns pelo zelo na Profissão.
Супер если руки золотые они значит золотые! Спасибо за видео!
Sou do Brasil e gostei muito das suas restaurações, obrigado
Schön einem Perfektionisten bei der Arbeit zu zuschauen! 👍
Absolutely remarkable restoration project. You sir, are a true craftsman! Thank you for your videos. I could watch them every day!
Как всегда, получил огромное наслаждение. Спасибо за ваш труд.
Achei que não fosse assistir até o fim por ter 22 min. de duração, mas valeu muito a pena, parabéns pelo seu trabalho.
You never cease to amaze me! I can’t stop watching your videos!
Insane work, you are sooooo skilled, it's just eye candy how clean the things end, great job !
Awesome job again. Love your channel and also that you always final test each restoration to see it function. Thanks
Изумительно! Спасибо за Золотые руки! Получил удовольствие от просмотра.
So cool that you can make pieces from scratch when something is broken or doesn’t fit. Great restoration👍🏼
Очень хорошая работа! Разве только это очень дорого.... Мне очень понравилась ваша работа, удачи вам!
I like your dedication to quality. To both the function and the finish. The work flow looks effortless and seamless. Obviously the hand of a master craftsman.
Que vídeo mais satisfatório ❤️ muito bom
Thank you :-)
Great restoration. I used one of these for years. Very similar. Only difference mine had a chamber behind the soldering head. It was difficult to light on humid days. Great to see this preserved.
Germany should be grateful to you for receiving its tools as "contemporary witnesses" of German pioneers for posterity! It is fantastic to see the skill with which they developed and shaped their tools back then! And most importantly, you will show how these old tools work! Thank you very much for receiving this part of German history for posterity! You are a real master!
You are a perfectionist. That device probably didn't look that good when it was first made. Such a pleasure to watch you work. Thanks
Que gran trabajo y que gran dedicación.
This is just the tool I have been searching for! Great job on the restoration.
I have 2 questions. 1) How do you manage the parts while disassembling? Maybe it's the jump cut style of editing, but I can't imagine keeping track of the order of all those parts. 2) Have you ever had something break beyond repair and thus couldn't make a video out of it? Thanks for the years of wonderful content.
I have seen your work in other videos. It is outstanding! I enjoy watching your projects come to life.
Clip-Share recommended one of your videos to watch and I instantly fell in love and watched all your videos the same day. I don't know what to do with my life now. No other restoration channels satisfy my need for perfection, and you create perfection. NEED MORE VIDEOS PLEASE
lschng true my dude
This is my new favorite episode! The Parts Cleaner, Lathe, Buffing Wheel, Sandblaster (not appearing in this episode) and all the other machines are like old friends!
I love the suspense of looking at a sketchy part and wondering if you'll restore it or make a new one!
I am getting a TShirt!
Love your channel! I'd love to see you use some different wood stain colors for some variation between projects!
I really have to admit: Extremely accurate work!
I would have made the holder bar for the copper block a bit longer, as a second way to late the heat in addition to the flame, as it was in the original. Besides that, wonderful job!
Woah!!! I would love to see a video collection of all the things you have restored. AWESOME job!!! 👏🏼 😎
Last time I saw this kind of quality content was...well, lessee here...well, I guess it was about...oh, 3 weeks ago now, I reckon! These restorations just keep getting better and better! Thanks for the great content! This one turned out absolutely gorgeous! Hard to believe all that beautiful brass and copper was hidden under all that grime. Shame it was allowed to get that bad in the first place :(
But if they never would have let it get so bad, we wouldn't get to see him restore it.
@OyeSimón Yeah, it upsets me, too. It's pretty ridiculous. I guess I can understand stuff getting forgotten, generation to generation, but it's still pretty sad.
It upsets me on how careless people are with there stuff,
From junk to a piece of beautiful art. Love your channel.
Thanks for your support :-)
I love watching restoration, one of the best content in youtube 👍
I really enjoyed the re-creation of a beautiful tool. And in this episode, your sound recording is superb!! Thanks
Your work is amazing. You must be super proud in your work.
Thank you for that patina removing "recipe", I used to clean an old brass mortar and pestle, and it worked wonderfully!
@Антон Трифонов The one in the video, 1/3 salt, 1/3 vinegar and 1/3 flour
Привет! В чём заключается рецепт?
Phenomenal talent! You are by far my favorite restoration page on Clip-Share. Would love to see a video tour of your shop!
Just love your videos, so amazing to see what you can do and your eye for details! Thank you!!
Fascinating that they made these how long ago crazy! Great job!
I doubt this iron was this beautiful when new. Great job again.
I love the calming effect of ocean waves and wind in the trees. Since I don't live near the water or in a forest, your channel is the next best thing. Not to mention the excellent videography and editing, the skills you share, and your consistently outstanding results.
You're an artist. Love your videos
It always blows me away when you redo knurling by hand with a triangular file. It is also beautiful that you left the piece with the logo untouched. The heart and soul of their original maker is still in every tool you've restored. Another restoration MASTERFULLY done!
The mass on tools and the mass on know how is so awesome. Love this videos !! And the love, respect and details for every tool !
Glad you like them!
Bravo ! Les pièces deviennent de véritables bijoux !!
This is so satisfying to watch. Amazing work. Love this guy!
This channel is all about what makes humanity great. Fantastic quality and attitude.
Absolutely amazing as always 👏
Thank you for another amazing video!
Best restoration channel on youtube!
Beautiful, thanks. An absolute joy to watch.
An incredible restoupgration.
Restorating and even making better than before.
This guy is just amazing....just the way he brings all back to life
You sir are the undisputed master of restoration! The time and effort you take to finesse every little piece is evident in your amazing final product. I so enjoy watching your transformations. When I retire in 3 years, I will hobby vicariously through you. 😊
Hermoso, que materiales nobles, en su totalidad restaurado.
Hands down, the most meticulous and beautiful restoration work I've seen so far on Clip-Share. Truly awesome.
How did you learn to do all this stuff and be so adept with tools? Magnificent work.
I love how you actively use all the previous things you’ve restored. The vice, the oil can at 15:11, etc.
Great work, as usual!😄😁🔧🛠️