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Antique Hand Cranked Hammer Drill - Restoration

  • Published on Dec 18, 2020 veröffentlicht
  • 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's all said, it was the perfect item for a new restoration video.
    At first I thought this should be a quick and easy project, but one problem after the other became visible and it turned out to be a real challenge. There was the big dent in the left side of the case. Usually you can't bend casted parts, but with a bit of heat and careful pressure on the arbor press I was able to remove it a bit. It also worked to get rid of the warping with some heat. For the finish of the housing I wanted to have an antique cast aluminium look. I thought it would look very cool if I could tumbler these parts after sandblasting. I ended up building a huge rotary tumbler from scratch and it worked very well (video link below).
    Another big issue was the tool holder and the drill bit, as they were both completly rusted. Big thanks to @HandToolRescue at this point for helping me out with the dimensions on these two parts by disassembling and measuring his own hammer drill. After a bit of search on eBay I found a set of original Rawlplug drill bits. After they arrived I was able to measure the shaft and the taper of the drill to then turn a new tool holder. It all worked out very well and yes, the drill only holds with the taper ;-)
    Before I even started this project I just had one question in mind „How am I going to replace the messed up handle cover?“. My first idea was to wrap it in nice black leather like steering wheels are made. That would definitely work, but that's something I've never done before so I was quite sceptical. Then the idea of a heat shrink tube came up. That would be a very easy solution, but heat shrink tubes don't have any structuires to it and it wouldn't quite fit the the rest of the tool. Thanks to the research of my Patreons and channel members, they have found very special heat shrink tubes that have a structure in it. I really liked it as it almost looked exactly the same like the original handle.
    After all it was a very intense and time consuming project. I've done so many hours of research on this one and I had to learn new skills. I'm very happy how it turned out.
    I hope you like my work and the video.
    Huge thank you to all of my Patreon supporters and specially to:
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    I payed a lot of attention on the lighting when filming this video and also the quality of the sound to create an ASMR style video.
    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.
    Subscribe for more of my content. I'm uploading videos about mechanical stuff, as new creations and buildings and also restorations.
    Thank you for watching :-)
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Comments • 13 980

  • Atticus
    Atticus 11 months ago +1398

    I gotta admit, there’s always an anxiety filled moment at the end when I feel like you’re not going to test it out and you never disappoint

    • Smashy Rashy
      Smashy Rashy 3 months ago

      Thats where other restoration channels sometimes fail

    • Alberto Serolf
      Alberto Serolf 3 months ago

      I felt the same 😆

    • Kate Apple
      Kate Apple 4 months ago

      What I am always genuinely surprised by…is how relaxing the videos are! they’re like ASMR but better and REAL 😂

    • Mia Grace Quitco
      Mia Grace Quitco 5 months ago

      Same here!

    • sybe3214
      sybe3214 5 months ago

      So true. 😄

  • Jessica A. Voigt
    Jessica A. Voigt 8 months ago +221

    So cool to see you using some things that you restored in the past to help restore new items! Amazing restoration as always!

  • Alo Ryt
    Alo Ryt Year ago +28

    WOW !! Za każdym razem oglądając twoje filmy, jestem pełna podziwu dla majstersztyku i precyzji. Ale przede wszystkim, że potrafisz to potem poskładać na nowo. Świetna robota!!

  • Василий Ипполитов

    На три вещи можно бесконечно смотреть в жизни - Как течет вода, как горит огонь и как "моя механика" реставрирует казалось бы "мертвые" вещи! Великолепная работа!

    • Pavels Vincento
      Pavels Vincento 17 days ago +1


    • Gayaz Musin
      Gayaz Musin Month ago +2

      Не мёртвые вещи, а уже практически обглоданные кости, я бы так сказал.

  • Михаил Гурьянов

    Потрясающая работа! Сколько сил было вложено! Приятно было смотреть

  • Moulk Inc. - Studios La Belle Bretelle

    Hey, I just wanted to say I love your videos. You are very talented and watching you fix old stuff is somehow really satisfying and calming. Keep up the great work!

  • Sandpit Family Adventures
    Sandpit Family Adventures 2 years ago +53

    There's no other restoration channel on Clip-Share that I've found that's as good as yours. You set the bar sir.

  • kaziel
    kaziel Year ago +36

    Just found this channel, such beautiful precision in your work. So relaxing to watch and so satisfying to see the product fully restored at the end.

  • Ratty Woof
    Ratty Woof Year ago +8

    It always seems to me that you significantly improve on the original casting or machining in your restorations - beautifully done!

  • Тамара Москаленко

    Изумительная по качеству и красоте работа! БРАВО Мастеру! 😍😍😍

  • Richard Szabo
    Richard Szabo Month ago +2

    I have tried to watch other restoration channels that come up in my recommended, and it's just not the same. The sounds and enjoyment from your videos are unparalleled in my brain. Definitely, my favorite restoration type channel.

  • hard hat hatchery
    hard hat hatchery Year ago +17

    I really admire your perfectionism. Unbelievable how you turn things that are trash in the eyes of most people into the original, no a far better, optimized state. I've watched every video of yours with joy!

  • Rescue & Restore
    Rescue & Restore 2 years ago +3827

    All I want for Christmas is to watch My Mechanics!

    • Capi
      Capi 8 months ago

      It's real

    • Uash Hzhz
      Uash Hzhz 11 months ago


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      Магомедов Ислам 11 months ago

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      Здоровья и Счастья вам и вашим близким Незнакомцы листающие комментарии 🤲🏻💗

    • Made Bali Channel
      Made Bali Channel Year ago

      love it

  • Андрей Осадченко

    Как так можно делать! Я просто в восторге, от качества исполнения восстановления перфоратора!

  • richfiles π
    richfiles π 5 months ago +4

    Never gets old to see such fine attention to detail and extraordinary craftsmanship on these restorations!
    Also, looking at the shape of this device... The stock, that pistol grip, the overall shape...
    Hmm... Yes, this is _clearly_ a "hole rifle". It fires holes! LOL

  • Илья Полтавченко

    Невозможно оторваться от видео. Приятно наблюдать за работой мастера, который любит свое ремесло!

  • cat3crazy
    cat3crazy 23 days ago +1

    I always enjoy watching you put items back together, making them better than they originally were.

  • Надежда Новаковская

    Как же мне нравится смотреть когда восстанавливают старую вещь.И от куда вы только знаете что к чему подходит.ВЫ огромный молодец и руки золотые.Похожая вещь была у моего отца в его огромном столе.Походу он любил собирать старинные инструменты.👍

  • Lexx Str
    Lexx Str Year ago +75

    Полчаса эстетического удовольствия! С какой любовью всё сделано! Просто нет слов.

  • Pg
    Pg Year ago +24

    The amount of tools you’ve got is amazing! Like the barrel with sand at 6:40, amazing!

    • King Arthur
      King Arthur Year ago +3

      He stated that those were porcelain stones, not sand

  • Ртутный Ливень

    Операторская работа просто вышка, как будто снято сразу со спецэффектами!!!!

  • cyprusgrump
    cyprusgrump 5 months ago

    Beautiful! The cranking handle assembly on its own was a complete work of art!

  • stephanie parker
    stephanie parker Year ago +2

    I love the details you include in the video description. Very interesting to learn about where you get your items and the processes you use! 💜


    Genial , parabéns melhor restauração já vista.

  • Pedro Fleck
    Pedro Fleck 2 years ago +163

    I love one aspect of your videos beyond the repairs: your editing. That's part of what makes them so enjoyable, the way you show the progression of time without just accelerating the video is wonderful.

    • Daniel Mcilwaine
      Daniel Mcilwaine 2 years ago +1

      This is why I watch these videos and basically no one elses. Hate sped up footage.

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  2 years ago +21

      Wow, thank you!

  • Ronaldo Ferreira
    Ronaldo Ferreira 11 months ago +7

    Sensacional esta de parabéns você é incrível.

  • Chi Keung Tse
    Chi Keung Tse 11 months ago +7

    The craftsmanship and precision is absolutely amazing!

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  10 months ago

      Glad to hear that, thank you very much

  • Ian Tyler
    Ian Tyler Year ago +5

    I love watching your restorations. Particularly when you have to fabricate parts such as nuts and screws etc. Now I know how they are made. Very educational.

  • venceslau neto
    venceslau neto Year ago

    Trabalho espetacular e perfeito.

  • Павел Максименко

    Золотые руки и светлая голова, волшебство от инженера👍👍👍

  • William Wallace
    William Wallace 2 years ago +57

    I think this has to be one of your best restorations yet. Absolutely spectacular. I stand (okay, I sit) in awe of your ability to restore these things.

  • Andrey Snegirev
    Andrey Snegirev 8 months ago +2

    Искусство какое-то, а не реставрация! 👍👍👍

  • Tracy Robinson
    Tracy Robinson 7 months ago

    From the disassembling, sandblasting, remaking bits, bluing, to the reassemble. Your work is beautiful, and watching from beginning to ending is relaxing to, because I know when you finish the results are amazing. 🤩

  • Lucas Maximiano
    Lucas Maximiano Year ago +7

    My first thought once I saw this hammer drill being disassembled was "NO WAY HE IS GOING TO ASSEMBLE IT BACK."
    Amazing restoration, unbelievable!
    Good job indeed.

  • Austin Smith
    Austin Smith 2 months ago

    Im addicted to your restoration videos you r very very good at this

  • Y
    Y 11 months ago

    Приятно смотреть на мастера своего дела.

  • Brian McReynolds
    Brian McReynolds Year ago +138

    You are an amazing machinist. I loved watching the process of machining new parts to replace missing and damaged parts. The care you took to even smooth out casting defects is amazing. Looking forward to seeing more of your videos.

    • Matt H
      Matt H 11 months ago

      Yea most creators who restore would stop there or restore it as best as they could with rust remover.

  • gustav0gans
    gustav0gans 11 months ago

    Really, really good work! Watching you restoring, is like listening to a symphony.

  • Duncan Hurst
    Duncan Hurst 7 months ago +2

    Another beautiful restoration! These are just the best.

  • Профиль Аккаунтович

    Так. Не удержался и решил написать комментарий.
    На это просто очень приятно смотреть и слушать. Прям успокаивает нервы 😊😌😌😌😌😌

  • Interdiffusion
    Interdiffusion Year ago +2

    This was truly magnificent to watch. I am humbled and blown away by the mastery of craftsmanship which I see here. Inspirational in every way.

    • AboveEmAllProduction
      AboveEmAllProduction 11 months ago

      Pls if u have time one day can u explain how the blue liquid enter full metal turn all black not just outside. Pls thanks uu

  • PerfectRestore
    PerfectRestore 13 days ago

    Great work! Spectacular, interesting to watch the action! How long did it take to restore ?? I recommend everyone to watch!!!!

  • Michael McGlade
    Michael McGlade 2 years ago +82

    It's always so satisfying to see you use tools you previously fixed. It's like watching a TV show and saying "I remember that character!"

    • Noble Herring
      Noble Herring 2 years ago +5

      It's a nice doubling up of the channel's theme. The tools haven't just been restored to looking nice. They've been restored to *usefulness*, and get *used*
      Something pleasant about it

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  2 years ago +11

      Thanks, I'm glad you like it :-)

  • Blue BukkitDev
    Blue BukkitDev Year ago +2

    Handle restoration was my favorite part. Absolutely perfect. Immensely satisfying.

  • James Last
    James Last 4 months ago

    One of my favourite! I think this is the third time now for me. Always amazing work!

    • James Last
      James Last 4 months ago

      @my mechanics looking forward to the next one!

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  4 months ago +1

      Wow, thank you!

  • Andrew Stanley
    Andrew Stanley 7 months ago +1

    I love when I see him using tools that I've already watched him restore like the press and the oil can. Makes it even better that they are being used. Gosh I love this guy's work

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  7 months ago

      Glad you enjoyed it and thanks for your support 🙌🏻👍🏻🙌🏻

  • Delta Johnny
    Delta Johnny 5 months ago

    Absolute perfection... 🤤🤤🤤🤤 And I LOVE to see you use previously restored tools 👏👏👏

  • K Rob
    K Rob 11 months ago +4

    Had no idea hammer drills were that old, that's crazy. Great work.

  • Mark Binner
    Mark Binner 2 years ago +219

    I have watched hundreds of Clip-Share videos and this one is the closest to perfection I have ever seen. Beautifully filmed, no annoying music and sampled handclaps, just calm, clear poetic craftsmanship. I totally agree with Paul McKenzie's comment about it being art. Even if I wasn't interested in restoration, I would still love the video. What a talent!

  • R Garlin
    R Garlin 11 months ago

    What a wonderful restoration! Honestly, you turn things into BETTER than theyw ere even when brand new!👏🏻👏🏻

  • Dillon2013
    Dillon2013 9 months ago

    Awesome work! Incredible craftsmanship

  • Dolores Mallia
    Dolores Mallia 6 months ago

    I love the way you work. You're so talented. And the best part of the video is that you showed us how they work. Thanks for sharing this video with us.

  • Chrislov
    Chrislov 11 months ago

    Félicitations pour ta chaîne, c’est incroyable de voir un Suisse faire autant de vues! T’es vidéos sont incroyables. Magnifique travail. J’adore!

  • Nicolas D Springfield
    Nicolas D Springfield 11 months ago

    I love how you restore things its gorgeous 😍

  • Aaron H.
    Aaron H. Year ago +148

    I don’t know how I missed this exemplary restoration, but I’m convinced you could take a bucket full of iron shavings, rocks, and dirt, and turn it into a masterpiece. MAGNIFICENT!!

  • Miguel Rodrigo
    Miguel Rodrigo 6 months ago

    EWl trabajo es espectacular y el acabado magnífico. Lo que me gustaría es que esplicara más los productos que aplica. Por lo demás magnífico.

  • крд
    крд 11 months ago

    Очень хорошо зделана работа!

  • Mikey boy
    Mikey boy 2 months ago

    I remember both my grandfather and father talking about using these when they were in the trades ..now we got cordless hammer drills lol thank god! Great work!

    TEMPLO | DO | MANGA 4 months ago

    His restoration work is perfect down to the last detail. A true craftsman and professional. My greetings!

  • Brendan Doyle
    Brendan Doyle 5 months ago

    I am amazed at how well it worked! One fascinating thing I am discovering about watching your videos, is how incredibly different the engineering can be with different countries of origin.

  • Matt Dizzy
    Matt Dizzy 2 years ago +45

    One of the most complicated restorations yet, and perfectly done. I have watched a few other “restoration” channels and none are on this level of skill. You’re a badass Mr My Mechanics.

  • Fabinho Fabinho
    Fabinho Fabinho Month ago

    Trabalho magnífico de um excelente restaurador que devolveu a vida a uma ferramenta já condenada pelo tempo

  • Andy Studebekker
    Andy Studebekker Year ago +3

    Очень интересно, отличная работа!

  • Christopher Bedford

    Wow - awesome as always. Magnificent.
    Can't help feeling it is better made now than it was when it came from the factory. Well, certainly the cleaned up casting marks and finer surfaces, but I'm referring to the overall build quality, how the pieces fit together, and the attention to oxidation protection. Well done.

  • Dan-O
    Dan-O 11 months ago +2

    Usually I tell people “you do good work”. Well you do amazing work! I’ve build some amazing things but I don’t have the patience that you do for the tedious details. Keep the vids comin!

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  10 months ago +1

      Glad to hear that, thank you very much!

  • grahamman80
    grahamman80 Year ago

    Great job again. This channel rocks. Super addicting.

  • wonderwu
    wonderwu 2 years ago +35

    If my mechanics had his own tool line, with his level of craftsmanship, I would want to gather a set! This guy not only has to know all of the wood and metal working, but he learns the way every single new mechanism works. Down to the point that he understands which parts need to be exactly which size. Especially when he has to completely make a new part of it. I love when he shows an old beat up part, and then the next scene says "I make a new one" and that's it. It makes me laugh to myself! Keep up the good work, friend!

  • JCastle007
    JCastle007 11 months ago

    The cinematography is just as masterful as the craftsmanship 🎥✨

    • JCastle007
      JCastle007 11 months ago

      @my mechanics Anytime! Your videos are very therapeutic. I'm sure you get that a lot 😊Subscribed!

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  11 months ago

      Nice to hear that, thanks :-)


    What an amazing job. I’ve never seen one of these in working condition. Thanks for sharing.

  • Magnus Lindvall
    Magnus Lindvall 2 months ago

    Absolutely amazing! Your skills are incredible

  • Billy Foster
    Billy Foster 2 months ago

    Great work on a vintage tool! 😁👍🛠️

  • Вадим OboVsem
    Вадим OboVsem 11 months ago +1

    Впервые вижу перфоратор такого типа . Автору респект 👍

  • IceyEdge
    IceyEdge 2 years ago +19

    Yours is the ONLY restoration channel on Clip-Share that truly takes this subject seriously. Others just take it apart, clean it, and paint it with rattle can. It only gets them 85% of the way done.
    You Sir, get the other 15% or more my hat off to your quality of work. You've earned every single one of your subscribers

  • Hamster Vera
    Hamster Vera Year ago +10

    Очень крутое преображение, молодец!👍

    • AboveEmAllProduction
      AboveEmAllProduction 11 months ago +1

      Yo can u explain how he made those items black from the outside in with that blue liquid? How did it penetrate the metal and made all turn black inside??

  • ElLenadorLA
    ElLenadorLA Year ago

    Wow looks great! And that is WAY more effective than I thought it’d be!

  • Александра Лебедева

    Awesome Tool - Awesome restoration.
    Great choice of the colors as well - perfect job ;)

  • Tech Guy
    Tech Guy 7 months ago

    I bet this guys collection of perfect antique hand and power tools is awesome. He should showcase a museum video👍

  • Александр Шевченко

    Насколько уникальны и безграничны человеческие мысль и умения! Восхищён вашими работами, мастер!

    • Реостат
      Реостат Year ago +2

      Восхещен тем кто это придумал и сделал.
      И у мастера руки золотые.

    • Константин Жуйков
      Константин Жуйков Year ago +1

      @Irina Gev 123 уже

    • Irina Gev
      Irina Gev Year ago +1

      Ура я не один здесь русский!

  • Zehra Oluz
    Zehra Oluz Year ago

    i do love it when he uses the tools he restorated in previous videos 👍🏻

  • sergafan 1111
    sergafan 1111 Year ago

    У тебя руки из нужного места растут супер!!!

  • Сашина дочка
    Сашина дочка 11 months ago

    Восхищаюсь способности ума разобрать конструкцию! и работы по восстановлению !!

  • Jess Simpson
    Jess Simpson 5 months ago

    This piece is beautiful, you did amazing work. My fav part to watch is the blueing, it's like painting with a time delay.

  • Eugen Hencke
    Eugen Hencke Year ago

    Unfortunately I can only like every video once ... I would give 1000 likes at least ... excellent work! Thanks for sharing it with us.

  • Joe Jackson
    Joe Jackson 2 years ago +31

    Love love love the extreme close-up shots. You've really grown as a video producer.

  • Sergeykoo
    Sergeykoo 11 months ago

    Жвачка для мозга! Золотые руки 👍🏼

  • Ricashbringer
    Ricashbringer Year ago

    Restoring those tools, really shows the craftmanship we had in the past. Great job.

  • User Name
    User Name 11 months ago +1

    Impressive. Been involved in construction almost a half century and never seen this tool (or the likes of it) in that time. Not the manual version.
    Really like that parts tumbler and how it came to fruition. How you stick as close to original design as possible but are willing to improve upon it, if necessity dictates, garners my admiration. In this vid I got to see an earlier restore put to task, the arbor press. These are tools that were meant to be used, and use them you do. I find that immensely gratifying and impressive.
    How someone, anyone, handles and treats a tool is a testament to their character, whether admiring/respecting an old tool or doing the same with the lastest gadget/tool. 🤘👍✌️🤛

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  11 months ago

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

  • Clemens Wexler
    Clemens Wexler Year ago

    Tolle Arbeit! Alles absolut präzise bearbeitet, restauriert und neu angefertigt!
    Lob & Anerkennung!
    Und dabei immer saubere Hände/Finger ...
    Ich bin begeistert! Thanks!

  • madaxman72
    madaxman72 Year ago

    You sir, have some amazing skills. Absolute perfection. Top job.

  • Le Kramm
    Le Kramm 2 years ago +30

    I like this new style of editing. Those close-ups looks crisp makes me appreciate the restoration even more! Great job on the restoration and video!

  • Nathan KW
    Nathan KW 7 months ago +2

    This looked incredibly painful to do. Handled like a champ

  • Thiago Furlan
    Thiago Furlan 9 months ago

    Parabéns ficou perfeito

  • Mark Browning
    Mark Browning 11 months ago

    Very cool. Impressive workmanship.

  • Danny n Julie
    Danny n Julie Year ago

    I thought that I was an engineer, but after watching your work, I realise that I'm not. Great job, I could watch all day

  • Ricardo Martens Mechán
    Ricardo Martens Mechán 11 months ago

    Buen trabajo 😎❤🇵🇪®️

  • De Peltenburg
    De Peltenburg 2 years ago +8

    The level of detail when it comes to restoring it still amaze me after all this time. You are becoming a legend!

  • Андрей Прохоров

    Маленький совет, когда работаете центровочным сверлом, зажимать в сверлильный патрон его нужно так, что бы прорези распологались горизонтально. А этом случае стружка не будет застревать в сверле, и кончик не будет обламываться, особенно при сверлении нержавейки.

  • HAL9000
    HAL9000 5 months ago +4

    How is it possible for 23K people to dislike this video? The restoration was remarkable and his skills are incredible. Even the videography was superb. If this level of expertise doesn't impress you then nothing could.

  • MSG
    MSG Year ago +1

    Everything is amazing! Skills, tooling, filming. My guess is the tool became better than it was brand new!

  • Marina Gschwind Grieder

    Einfach perfekt, was dir Hände dieses Mannes vollbringen. Auch das bedienen der Maschinen, welche Schrauben, Muttern, Stängel etc. zur Perfektion herstellt. Großartig! Möchte gerne wissen wie viel Stunden daran gearbeitet wurde….