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Antique Italian Coffee Grinder - Restoration

  • Published on Jul 3, 2021 veröffentlicht

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  • Almuric
    Almuric  2 months ago +58

    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.

  • Ricardo Nieves
    Ricardo Nieves Month ago +17

    I love good coffee and also this kind of care and passion restoring old houseware.
    But honestly, I would make another piece of wood from scratch, not glueing it

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Month ago +6

      I appreciate your oppinion, thanks for watching :-)

    POSTALMNDCLARITY 11 months ago +559

    The restoration is great and all, but the filming and editing here is masterclass! The amount of time it must take to make sure that every piece is captured, in focus, and lit beautifully is mind blowing. Truly great content!

    • Chris Mayer
      Chris Mayer 11 days ago

      I like how he blued most of the metal to give it a ‘coffee’ colour and drive home the point that this device was designed for coffee! ☕️

    • Jonathan Correia
      Jonathan Correia 5 months ago +1


  • Sherry Ramsey
    Sherry Ramsey 10 months ago +357

    I love seeing unusable antiques brought back to life. The restoration is great

    • MrCrimeTime
      MrCrimeTime 7 months ago

      Yes.. This MAN bringing back to life, something what is left behind, destroyed, not used by anyone.. Dont you think that is a great example of our existence too? If you left behind something, its not gonna transform something bigger and better and greater, but get dust, rust, and it'll totally destroy one day. So, that theory, what is teach us to believe millions of years ago the NOTHING explodes and here we are.. I say, ohh, come on... How can we be so stupid??...

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  10 months ago +30

      Glad to hear that, thank you very much

  • Игорь Тюрин
    Игорь Тюрин Year ago +5565

    He gives more love and attention to the coffee grinder than some parents give to their children.

  • Matthew Newlin
    Matthew Newlin 7 months ago +83

    Buying new screws instead of making them from scratch? Honestly I'm proud of you. This is growth.

  • Neiros2
    Neiros2 Year ago +460

    I have the exact same coffee grinder on a shelf in my livingroom. It originally belonged to my great great grandmother and has been in the family ever since she got it some time in the late 1890's!

    • T-raw
      T-raw 5 months ago +2

      Kindly upload pictures asap

    • Michael Lovely
      Michael Lovely 9 months ago +5

      Wow! That's one cool family heirloom.

    • Avenger_007
      Avenger_007 9 months ago +8

      Could you upload pictures of your coffee grinder and share them so we can compare his result with the way it's actually supposed to look? Thanks!

    • YaFriendCeko
      YaFriendCeko 11 months ago +8

      damn that's like 130 years old

    • Goober Pea
      Goober Pea Year ago +2


  • Jean-Baptiste PEYLIN
    Jean-Baptiste PEYLIN Month ago +1

    très belle vidéo.
    Je n'avais pas vu sur les autres vidéo le descriptif en Français, j'adore.

  • Peter Vex
    Peter Vex 10 months ago +52

    You have my utmost respect! You outdid my expectations with every single part. You were born for this. It's beyond well done!

  • TysyTube Restoration
    TysyTube Restoration Year ago +126

    I Love My Mechanics videos 😍

  • scarminati
    scarminati 5 months ago +16

    Really nice restoration. I particularly appreciated not going the easy way and making a new wooden base, even after it broke! Using the original parts as much as possible is wonderful.

  • Carlo P
    Carlo P Month ago

    Love that color

  • João Melo
    João Melo Year ago +35

    Simplesmente não existe um canal de restauração melhor, o jeito com que você é perfeccionista e tenta aproveitar o máximo das peças é maravilhoso, meus parabéns

    • Layna Ribeiro
      Layna Ribeiro 3 months ago

      @Jessy Valeria nunca tinha procurado um canal sobre isso. Mas ameiiiiii esse q me recomendaram

    • Jessy Valeria
      Jessy Valeria Year ago +7

      sem duvida o melhor

  • tradde11
    tradde11 Year ago +58

    It is so enjoyable to watch a skilled artisan fix something like this. And he has all the needed tools too which helps. Thank you for this great video.

  • 4NN13 H
    4NN13 H Year ago +42

    My goodness, this is so complicated and interesting. It really makes me appreciate all of the work that went into both the original production and the restoration.

  • Duygu Dindoruk
    Duygu Dindoruk Year ago +30

    I really love the fact that you try to repurpose and reuse every object, and keeping them true and authentic!

  • Виктория Грачева

    Огромное эстетическое удовольствие смотреть, как Вы работаете!!! Спасибо,что снимаете Ваш труд🤝👍

  • nickynick
    nickynick Year ago +28

    I absolutely love what you're doing. As a coffee enthusiast, this video was particularly endearing to watch :) One thing I would consider here though is replacing the burr completely. Technically it's functioning (as we saw at the end of the video) but these things really must have sharp and extremely precise edges, otherwise the grind quality will be subpar. With blunt edges, burrs crush beans instead of cutting them, and this leads to uncontrolled and uneven grinding.

    • KyuubiMisao
      KyuubiMisao 6 months ago

      @Donnie Darko tru but the burr is kind of the only real functional part of this item, kind of its heart in a way; I'm a little sad it wasn't replaced/refurbished xD

    • Donnie Darko
      Donnie Darko 6 months ago

      I don't think someone would actually use it for grinding coffee...that's a piece of vintage art nowadays

    • Ash
      Ash 11 months ago +1

      @ceset yup it leads to uneven grinds that lead uneven extraction of the coffee. Underextracted coffee tastes sour and over extracted tastes bitter. With uneven grinds, there will be both which is just unpleasant overall

    • Kathleen
      Kathleen 11 months ago +1

      @ceset if the beans aren't ground in a uniform manner then the flavors will not be extracted evenly and will lead to weak/watery or even sour tastes

    • ceset
      ceset 11 months ago +1

      What happens if its uneven or crushed? Tastes different?

  • Gilson S. Bezerra Junior

    Que trabalho maravilhoso! 👏👏👏👏

  • Jekku
    Jekku Year ago +11

    OOOH that's a nice one. Italian? You have a lot of great tools and tips. This was very interesting, and VERY well done. That metal lathing and building an entire new shaft was CRAZY. _AND_ that paint job! So fun to watch a master at his craft! Now the upgrade looks--and probably functions--better than new might have been!

  • Kelly Salles
    Kelly Salles Year ago +6

    Perfeitoooooo, não consigo parar de assistir 💚

  • Fatima Abu taha
    Fatima Abu taha 6 months ago +5

    Love your work mate! Keep up the good job 🎉

  • Theodore Kaiser
    Theodore Kaiser 3 months ago +2

    Your work is fascinating, most excellent, and pleasurable to watch! As a former surgical nurse once captivated by the work, especially plastic surgery, I believe your thoughtfulness and attention to detail are extraordinarily similar, especially in quality, higher standard of acceptance, as if the inventor him/herself were beside you, judging the restoration, or the former owner who depended on it for a great, consistent grind. Wunderbar! For me, relaxing, separated from my pain, thank-you again. We’re I fortunate to have money, I without hesitation sponsor your work. I hope my thoughts are in their appreciation sufficient. Our surgical instruments, chosen for their exceptional quality, are made by folks like yourself, the finest complement I believe. Please continue!

  • Luis Ribeiro Dos Santos
    Luis Ribeiro Dos Santos 6 months ago +1

    Perfeito!!! Parabéns!!! Assisto o canal já algum tempo. Parabéns pelo conteúdo. Paz e Prosperidade!

  • Misha
    Misha 6 months ago +3

    Hey man, love you videos! Your crafting is so wholesome to watch. And you really succeed with the ASMR style. I'm curious what filler do you use (Brand / Name)?

  • Павел Рудяк

    Просто отдых для глаз, супер)))

  • Abraão Damasceno
    Abraão Damasceno Year ago +6

    belíssimo trabalho !

  • Luiz Ribeiro dos Santos
    Luiz Ribeiro dos Santos 4 months ago +1

    Como sempre, um excelente trabalho!

  • RoadTrippin
    RoadTrippin Year ago +6

    This is a great channel, I’m glad you take time with your uploads so you can make each restoration as beautiful as possible

  • Альбина Константинова

    Завораживает,золотые руки!

  • DT Restoration
    DT Restoration Year ago +428

    good job bro

  • Arkadi Klein
    Arkadi Klein 9 months ago +1

    Класс! Спасибо большое!!!

  • Dead Interesting
    Dead Interesting  Year ago +4

    absolutely beautiful, stunning workmanship too!

  • Paulo Amaral
    Paulo Amaral Year ago +5

    Dizer que o resultado do trabalho foi excelente, é dizer muito pouco... Sensacional!....................

  • Bat Potatoes
    Bat Potatoes Year ago +2

    It might be possible to turn this into a functional grinder by retrofitting with modern burrs, maybe from a timemore or 1zpresso grinder, also adding a midpoint shaft stabilizer to reduce burr play. The edges on the inner burr shouldn't have been smoothed down, but the original burr set was toast no matter what

  • Pim82
    Pim82 Year ago +886

    This man is an artist. Every single detail in his videos just oozes with quality. I think this may be THE best restoration channel un Clip-Share.

    • Aiden Wooley
      Aiden Wooley 6 months ago +1


    • SPH
      SPH 11 months ago

      It’s all great until he manhandles the wood

    • One for One
      One for One 11 months ago +4

      Rescue and restore also has very high quality restoration videos. Can't recommend them enough

    • Cord Elsner
      Cord Elsner Year ago

      My though exactly

    • NextExiter
      NextExiter Year ago +9

      There are a lot of brilliant restorers on Clip-Share, and 'my mechanics' makes them all look like dogsh*t.

  • M. Austin
    M. Austin 10 months ago +9

    This is the most impressive achievement I have ever seen. Your knowledge, skill, conscientiousness, and talent are incredible. Not only is the project amazing, but your video is top notch. You should be very proud! Wow! I have so many questions and new things to learn. You've definitely earned a new subscriber!

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  10 months ago +3

      Thank you very much, I really do appreciate it :-)

    REJANE CARLOS Year ago +2

    Muitooooo top! 👏👏👏👏

  • Asashiix3
    Asashiix3 6 months ago +2

    My oh my.. i really would love to have one of these in my house.. it would fit perfectly 😭. btw i love your videos i mean i watch you for a loong time (3 yrs with a small break🤡) and something still keeps me interested in watching your channel. keep doing great job 👍

    • Asashiix3
      Asashiix3 6 months ago +1

      @my mechanics no need to thank me im just saying the truth your content is fun to watch

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  6 months ago +2

      Thank you so much for your support :-)

  • PurpleMister
    PurpleMister 6 months ago +3

    I saw the ground coffee and my head just went "now snort it"
    Amazing work dude! I personally love the rugged, rustic feeling so this isn't really my style. It's still amazing work tho. ^^

  • spacesandy
    spacesandy Year ago +622

    I was shocked when you made a new sticker. That's genius and it looks so good. Great work!

  • Ratty Woof
    Ratty Woof Year ago +2

    I just love the way you always improve on the original casting or machining - things look WAY better afterwards!

  • Людмила Захарчук

    Это удивительно, когда ,казалось бы, бросовая вещь обретает вторую жизнь. Успехов в творчестве и жизни!

  • SomethingElse
    SomethingElse 6 months ago +3

    A lot of the sharp smooshed over corners are from your sandblasting. The same thing happens when you use a wire wheel on machined or stamped edges. Instead of rounding the edges like with a file or grinder, it pushes the material around and rolls it over. Maybe everyone already knew this, but I always thought wire wheels, sand blasting, and shot blasting were basically the same abrasive processes as grinding or sanding. I think the percussion of those little particles mostly slowly deforms the base material rather than removing it. It also knocks paint and crud off, and I'm assuming it does also abrade away the base material to some degree, especially with sand.

  • R
    R 5 months ago +1

    What I've learned is that there is a way to fix anything. This was awesome to watch.

  • Nathan
    Nathan Year ago +702

    Can we take a moment to appreciate the no music or special background just all normal and satisfying

    • Theodore Kaiser
      Theodore Kaiser 3 months ago +1

      @Yeah if he was Neo, as in the Matrix, some excellent Rammstein would be fitting. I like the peacefulness of the real production.

    • Theodore Kaiser
      Theodore Kaiser 3 months ago

      @tibbus like a capitulating show, drawing you not only to the moment, but into the workshop. For me, as noted, it separates me from my pain.

    • Darlene Battle
      Darlene Battle 5 months ago

      Amen to that! I get tired of extras that are not nessesary.

    • Yeah
      Yeah 5 months ago +1

      Was hoping for a loud, obnoxious techno soundtrack, bitterly disappointed

    • Belieall
      Belieall Year ago

      @Matt Blomquist he has another channel where he explains everything. you should check it out

  • Диана Немец

    Это восхитительная работа.Золотые руки

  • punprincess321
    punprincess321 Year ago +3

    I love antiques, I would love to someday restore some myself, probably not with your level of expertise but at least attempt. Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Samuel Jimenez
    Samuel Jimenez 5 months ago

    He visto varios videos de cómo hacer su trabajo, son excelentes trabajos realizados.
    Muchas felicitaciones y le mando un saludo desde la ciudad de México!!!!

  • Антон Лагойда

    Просто отличная работа 👍🏼

  • Geoffrey Croker
    Geoffrey Croker Year ago +3576

    Every item… anticipation…
    Oh… he’s gonna fix it. That’s fine as well I suppose 🤣

    • НТ
      НТ Year ago

      Чё я непонял

    • Restaurando Coisas Velhas
    • Ruud Mobile
      Ruud Mobile Year ago

      Geoffrey, just imagine how your landrover would like like, if you would team up with MM and TT LOL... cheers, Ruud

    • Rylan Storm
      Rylan Storm Year ago +1

      That's one theory

    • Mayn 90's
      Mayn 90's Year ago +1

      @Rylan Storm the original parts is the original ship. Wether refurbished or not. So technically the latter would be the OG ship.

  • Indra Aleman
    Indra Aleman 6 months ago +1

    Definitivamente, me encanta tu trabajo, amo tus vídeos y lo mucho que me relajan, es increíble. 💖

  • Rockislander ::
    Rockislander :: Month ago

    Such incredible talent and attention to detail!

  • JetSmile
    JetSmile 3 months ago +2

    What you've made with second thread! Pure magic, dude!

  • الباتريوت - PATRIOT

    Good jop 👌🏻👌🏻

  • Betty Swollocks
    Betty Swollocks Year ago +819

    That is a confident skilled man, swinging a hammer near that lovely paint work.

    • jamesinkeys
      jamesinkeys Year ago

      @Python 357 Yep, caught it... 100% I would damage the paint..

    • Mark Wright
      Mark Wright Year ago +1

      My sphincter tightened a bit watching that bit.

    • jcmee91
      jcmee91 Year ago +1

      @Python 357 if you had watched the hammer parts at .25 speed you would see he never hit the the top at all. He was just holding the top piece down.

    • Andrew
      Andrew Year ago +1

      @Nathan Probably uses a punch.

    • Andrew
      Andrew Year ago

      @Python 357 When he has his finger on the dome it is the other side.

  • Gabriel Babbitt
    Gabriel Babbitt 6 months ago

    Wow, I can't believe you bought the screws, I've been on a bench watching all your videos is the first time I seen you purchase a part. Amazing work is always, you really got me hooked on your videos

  • Берик Жупашев

    Браво мастер! 👏 👍

  • Jay Hinds
    Jay Hinds 11 months ago

    Best restoration channel on the internet. Outstanding attention to detail! Just found you, subscribed. It is easy to see why you have over 3 million subscribers!

  • Алена Букреева

    Шедеврально 👏🏼 Мастер с большой буквы

  • Michael Greene
    Michael Greene Year ago +126

    I was terrified that I wouldn’t see him grind some beans. As ALWAYS he used the item he presented to us. What a great human being.

    • Cool Wolf
      Cool Wolf 5 months ago

      A real human bean

    • Thanny
      Thanny Year ago

      Not always. He didn't use the old soldering iron he restored.

  • Matthew Tong
    Matthew Tong Year ago

    This guy is the Roger Federer of his craft. Unmatched dedication in camerawork + editing, plus all the incredible attention to detail. The only restoration channel that actually makes me smile in the process, because he shows such a great deal of respect for these antiques! You sir, deserve many, many more million subs!

  • Evgeniy
    Evgeniy Year ago +1

    Действительно хорошая работа 👍

  • Bill Heitman
    Bill Heitman Year ago +2

    Another 11 out of 10. Very, very enjoyable to watch. Keep up the fantastic work!

  • Raed Salih
    Raed Salih Year ago +1

    Amazing, thanks for the good work

  • TeoTH80
    TeoTH80 Year ago +3471

    "I need to replace these two screws..."
    "I bought new ones"
    Wait, that's illegal.

    • zamis21
      zamis21 Year ago


    • Wolacouska
      Wolacouska Year ago +2

      He usually doesn’t buy screws or bolts or nuts because he doesn’t want them to have zinc coating, cause he usually does something extra to them like bluing.

    • Fixy Clary
      Fixy Clary Year ago +1


    • Matthew Vejar
      Matthew Vejar Year ago +1

      “He can’t do that! Somebody shoot him or something!”

    • Chef Microwave
      Chef Microwave Year ago +4

      oh man unsubcribed

  • Skarfp 1956
    Skarfp 1956 Year ago +1

    Amazing work!

  • Gomes Lessa
    Gomes Lessa Year ago

    Muito lindo seu trabalho

  • David C
    David C Year ago

    Another awesome restoration job by My Mechanics. Well done! Thanks for sharing!

  • Robin Escobedo
    Robin Escobedo Year ago

    Simply AMAZING! What talent! Thank you for sharing.

  • Per-Olov Kindgren
    Per-Olov Kindgren Year ago +242

    I was here! :) As you may know from my "Coffee break series" around the world, I love coffee! And to see you restore this old Italian grinder, made me put my guitar aside and make a cup of strong coffee! Ahhhh... delicious! I old wish it had been grinded in this one!
    Thank you my friend for making me forget the world around me for 20+ minutes!

  • Сергей Комаров

    Как же повезло этой кофемолке, что оказалась в ваших руках.

  • Татьяна Писчик

    Я не смотрю ваши ролики,я любуюсь вашей работой. Отдельный восторг заслуживает чистота вашей мастерской. Такая же чистая получается у вас и работа👏👏👏👏

  • Kbocl Ghana
    Kbocl Ghana Year ago

    This is one of the most enjoyable video I watched on Clip-Share. Every moment, every minute - pure entertainment. You are so very meticulous and crafty. Its the passion that took you to this height. Many Congrats.

  • Loch Laird
    Loch Laird 6 months ago

    The thing I like most about this restoration is the attention to detail. Just incredible. And quite beyond my skillset.

  • Steve Struthers
    Steve Struthers Year ago +277

    Best restoration I've seen all year. You've taken something old and almost broken and turned it into something better than it was when it was new. Nice work.

    • Grammie's gotta BB Gun
      Grammie's gotta BB Gun Year ago +1

      @Tito Rigatoni thanks! Just didn't want to see your comment go to the used car lot! Lol✌
      By the way, I have always preferred the classics and got my hands on an 81 chevy g20 van w/55k original miles and I'm the 2nd owner! (It's the newest ride yet! Prefer 1970 & older) Having the paint job redone due to my other half trusting to quickly and the paint is peeling. I so want a sand blaster! Lol, hoping to hybrid too! Oh. Most importantly! I always make a profit on my rides whether I do any upgrades or not! 👍

    • Tito Rigatoni
      Tito Rigatoni Year ago +8

      @Grammie's gotta BB Gun yeah no doubt. Over-restoring a car requires pride in workmanship, striving for excellence, always doing your best. I didn't mean to imply it was a negative thing - over-restored cars are literally better than showroom new, and it takes a lot of skill and effort to bring an old used car to that level..

    • Grammie's gotta BB Gun
      Grammie's gotta BB Gun Year ago +8

      @Tito Rigatoni in the productive world, we call it pride in workmanship, striving for excellence, always doing your best......🤷‍♀️☝

    • Tito Rigatoni
      Tito Rigatoni Year ago +3

      In the car trade we call this "over-restored" :-D

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Year ago +12

      Thank you very much, I really do appreciate it :-)

  • Kat
    Kat 5 months ago

    Amazing work 🔥

  • amir sadeghi
    amir sadeghi Month ago


  • Johannes Wilhelm Gerhardt

    Another Excellent and Interesting Video. You are a great Restoration man. 👍

  • Random Fella
    Random Fella 11 months ago

    All those precise measurements with the wood work. I'm amazed.

  • Rohit Bakshi
    Rohit Bakshi Year ago +43

    The attention to detail and the aesthetics are what makes me come back to this channel since the last 3 years that I've known about it.

  • Kokace
    Kokace 9 months ago +1

    C'est fou ta chaîne me détend plus que toutes les chaînes ASMR réunies 😂 C'est magnifique de contempler cette passion ! Continue et merci pour ce contenu sur YT !!

  • Amy Tamez
    Amy Tamez Year ago +1

    Wow 😯!!!! You are a master!!!! New subscriber from México 🇲🇽 I LOVE HOW YOU WORK WITH THIS ANTIQUE! 😍

  • MrShanman
    MrShanman Year ago +3

    I’d give anything to just WATCH this guy do all this stuff in person all day.


    Absolutely professional … seeing you work is like a form of meditation. So perfect . 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻🌲🌿

  • Alex Milkis
    Alex Milkis Year ago +44

    This is not a restoration, this is a perfection of its own level. True mastership and dedication!

  • Matheus Ihl
    Matheus Ihl 9 months ago +2

    Perfect! Every single detail on this restoration is spotless!

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  8 months ago

      Thank you very much, I'm glad you like it :-)

  • Scott Jorgenson
    Scott Jorgenson Year ago

    Wow! You are a Master Restorer. It is a pleasure watching you bring your skills to each project.

  • Jonathan Bartron
    Jonathan Bartron Year ago

    Outstanding. I want one just like it!

  • 8Todote8
    8Todote8 Year ago +1

    Красота какая! 🤗

  • Cheb Tihej
    Cheb Tihej Year ago +506

    You did not only restore that coffee grinder, you improved the design thanks to superior skills and more advanced machinery

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  29 days ago

      Glad to hear that!

    • vanpenguin22
      vanpenguin22 2 months ago

      It's amazing what can be accomplished if you aren't under pressure to complete, box and ship so many hundred units by 5pm.

    • Mr Buttocks
      Mr Buttocks 5 months ago

      @Akyde If you want the most flavor and caffeine possible out of the coffee bean, then you do need a super fine grind.

    • Jose Martinez
      Jose Martinez 6 months ago +6

      @Arch-Zero That is always his goal. Making a new part is always the last resort.

    • Arch-Zero
      Arch-Zero 10 months ago +12

      Pretty sure he wanted to use the original materials as much as possible

  • אביתר גלצר

    The restoration of the wood parts was perfect!

  • ScienceCHUS
    ScienceCHUS 10 months ago +1

    I love the way these videos are made. The detail is great! The right tools make a difference!

  • Max Sergeev
    Max Sergeev Year ago +1

    Я заметил, что вы восстанавливаете вещи очень качественно, практически до нового состояния, устраняя все, вплоть до малейших отклонений.

  • Юля Плотникова

    Вау. Какая огромная работа!

  • GasPuch62
    GasPuch62 Year ago

    That's a really nice grinder. Looks like an even grind size too.

  • Miranda Duncan
    Miranda Duncan 10 months ago

    Love your video. Watching from Oregon USA. Great attention to detail and appreciate you taking an old thing and making it new. 👌

  • William Carter
    William Carter Year ago

    You did a brilliant job as usual. Far better than I could ever do. My one concern though is the turning knob, I would have reversed the thread as its operation will cause it to unscrew.

  • 12 Вольт
    12 Вольт Month ago

    Было из натуральных материалов, а теперь декоративное, после всяких эпоксидок я бы там зерна кофе молоть не стал бы. Они очень запахи впитывают.
    В общем выкраси да выброси проект по сути оказался ))

  • c4gray
    c4gray Year ago +72

    I already press “like” button before the video started because this guy is THAT good.