Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration

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:
Paulina Zamora
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Mark Anderson
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Sasan Hezarkhani
Sebastian Wüst
Seth Feist
Stephen Lemon
Thibaut Hiegel

00:00 preview
00:36 disassembling
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
19:34 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

My camera:
Panasonic HC-V180

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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  • Yours is the *ONLY* restauration channel on TH-vision 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! :)

    Addicted to ProjectsAddicted to Projectsปีที่แล้ว
    • Not only that, but some of those other channel actually take new stuff and bury it in mud to make it look like they've found on old item that needs restoring.

      Factual FoxFactual Fox5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
    • Very well spoken, could not have done better if I tried

      Jaxon GrayJaxon Gray26 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Addicted calm down no need to get mad about if it’s good or not. But you do have a point, with quality not quantum.

      EmpeROR fireballEmpeROR fireballหลายเดือนก่อน
    • I beg to differ! Go see Hand Tool Rescue, he does a fantastic job with engines and hand tools that is on par with this channel.

      AnStefAnStef2 หลายเดือนก่อน
    • Yes, My Mechanics and Odd Tinkering are my favorites for this reason, the care that goes into it and how thorough they are.

      ShadynightShadynight3 หลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'd really like to see the process of cleaning your workshop.

    Semjon KernerSemjon Kerner5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • What's the brass wedge at the front used for? It's taken off while using the blow torch so not sure why its needed.

    Factual FoxFactual Fox5 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Я кончил

    Brovik BrovikovBrovik Brovikov3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Love these videos. Reminds me when my dad use to work in the shop. He was a manual machinist and I remember how he smelled like the metal shop and tiny shreds of metal that would fall off his clothes or stuck to his boots. Keep up the great work 👍🏼.

    SeñorBoogieSeñorBoogie4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Save yourself the bother of mixing the vinegar and salt and flour, Just soak parts in Worcestershire sauce. That's been used by the Navy for years to clean copper based alloys.

    Andrew GuthrieAndrew Guthrie5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Super 💗

    jithin vmjithin vm10 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Majical is the only word for what I see whenever I watch the "Wizard Of Resto" apply his skills :)

    Polar BluePolar Blue11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Compared to all the shiny parts, the wood handle looks out of place.

    Ryan50RyanRyan50Ryan12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The best

    Fabio FortunatoFabio Fortunato12 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • that looks newish vintage, i love it!

    gandalftheantliongandalftheantlion13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When I'm watching these videos and my wife walks into the room, I have to quickly switch over to pornhub.

    David WDavid W13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Could you please tell us model and brand of the lathe and grinding/polishing machine?

    MisterBraunerMisterBrauner13 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Genius

  • @ 20:14 LOL Wonder how many people caught that???

    Greg FultonGreg Fulton14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • could you make brass knuckles and stainless steel knuckles?

    Mariano LaferteMariano Laferte16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What is the big copper anvil looking thing on the end used for?

    sparky4319sparky431917 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • The flame heats up this part

      José GamingJosé Gaming16 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Came here to see the soldering iron working, not just the flame. It is the first dislike I give you. Hope it gives positive engagement anyway.

    Guilherme FeyhGuilherme Feyh18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • super ;)

    Chris CraftChris Craft18 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 👍👍👍👍

    Aaron johnsonAaron johnson19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Это искусство! Thank you !!!!!!

    Ольга ХрулеваОльга Хрулева19 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh my God your ATTENTION to detail is awesome. You used paper tapes on the wrenches' grabbers to NOT even scratch the metal when adjusting it. Unreal.

    Leonardo ComerciLeonardo Comerci22 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Vengo de parte de UN POCO DE TODO

    EL SOLDADO MK2EL SOLDADO MK223 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love you (no homo)

    بابابابا23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • amazing.

    Burak kaymakçıBurak kaymakçı23 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Диз только из за количества рекламы

    Максим ВасиленкоМаксим Василенко24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its was not hammer.

    Joehinis LenzyJoehinis Lenzy24 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • My life's broken, can you make me a new one?

    YOW GyrlYOW Gyrl25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰😰

    Furniture Arts -DlYFurniture Arts -DlY25 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What? A Lightsaber? Hah...

    Radmir UtemisovRadmir Utemisov26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Am I correct in assuming many of these parts were not polished when original? Simply cast or forged? Marks left, rough surfaces, etc.

    Kevin QuattroKevin Quattro26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I have a question to all these 3.2k people that hit unlike...WHAT THE DUCK is not ok with the video so that you unlike it? I really want to know.

    George Cristian PavelGeorge Cristian Pavel26 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Надо было что-то припаять для теста

    Витос ХВитос Х27 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • test

    Neutrino B.Neutrino B.28 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love how complex this one is.....

    The Beige RabbitThe Beige Rabbitหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Marvelous workmanship.

    Ray MarleyRay Marleyหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Random comment:"You can't recess a square hole!" MM : " hold my countersink "...

  • Anyone notice the freaky 70s visual effects when he put the 90 degree brass parts in the lathe?

    • Timecode?

      José GamingJosé Gamingหลายเดือนก่อน
  • U r such a real supper man

    irshad khanirshad khanหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Teacher: Give me a definition of a perfectionist Me: Shows them @my mechanics youtube channel

    Hysteric LeperHysteric Leperหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Absolutely stellar work just totally perfect I envy you sir you obviously love what you do and have the tools to do it as somebody stated in another comment do learn proper wood staining techniques a simple double boiled linseed oil all by itself would make a considerable amount of difference it is a very nice piece of wood

    Ken WaidKen Waidหลายเดือนก่อน
  • this really restoration...more like replacement with some old tools still in it.

  • What a genuinely beautiful piece of equipment

    Charlie SlumpCharlie Slumpหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 7:31 Don't let Golum see that!

  • My secret indulgence is getting mad high and watching these videos

    Madison VogelMadison Vogelหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What the hell does that copper thing at the top do?

    Richard SanchezRichard Sanchezหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @José Gaming "heat sink" noun a device or substance for absorbing excessive or unwanted heat.

      mamfzfmamfzf28 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • @Richard Sanchez it's not a heat sink. The flame heats this part up. Once it's red hot, you can turn the gaz off and use it to weld. It can lasts up to 10 minutes hot enough to weld. Then you need to heat it up again. It's use for plumbing, and car repairing (before the filler we used to fill the holes with metal)

      José GamingJosé Gamingหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @mamfzf it's not a heat sink at all

      José GamingJosé Gamingหลายเดือนก่อน
    • @Richard Sanchez Also, this soldering iron is still used today for plumbing purposes- never want electricity near water, so using the gas-heated solder is the way to go.

    • @Richard Sanchez Not really, you'll get lots of videos with modern (electric) soldering irons, where the tip melts the solder (metal) to liquid, and you use the liquid to bind to pieces of metal together- like in MM's coffee grinder video with the funnel he solders together. This Soldering Iron just heats up the copper heat sink separately with the blowtorch, and once it's heated, the "point" melts the solder the same way, it's just dependent on propane gas, not electric.

  • 20:12 I'm sure I'm seeing things but it seems to me this thing is defying the laws of physics. How is it moving upwards by itself?

    Richard SanchezRichard Sanchezหลายเดือนก่อน
    • reversed the video

  • Steampunk Light Saber. Cool.

  • This is more important than sleep. Thank you for this.

  • 20:10 that sound gave me goosebumps

    Josh RJosh Rหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Absolutely beautiful

    neraklr llessurneraklr llessurหลายเดือนก่อน
  • My grandmother took my grandfather's job as a solderer at Lockheed in the 50s and 60s so he could go back to school to become a doctor. Really neat to see the sort of tool she might have been using! Absolutely love this channel.

  • I became addicted to your work. I am just a baroque musician so no technical background, but I adore the passion you show, the love you show treating materials, the respect, the way your transmit your pleasure working with the past. I spent hours today watching your videos.

    Guillermo BrachettaGuillermo Brachettaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • why do you need so many dividers in your video. "now im clearning the nuts" "now im cleaning the shaft" "now im putting the nut on the bolt" "tightning the nut to proper torque specs" "sanding the nut" LOLOL

    Myles DaskeMyles Daskeหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 8:20 woe watch this

    José Andrés solís GamboaJosé Andrés solís Gamboaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 2:31 que es ese sonido

    José Andrés solís GamboaJosé Andrés solís Gamboaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Porwue no reparas tu mueble seris un poco mas atracrico ti video

    José Andrés solís GamboaJosé Andrés solís Gamboaหลายเดือนก่อน
  • I'm Denis and speack, spanish my from is Colombia and no speack inglish sorry

    Denis AragonDenis Aragonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Nice so funny video

    primate Dark forceprimate Dark forceหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 5.38 is why I am subscribed

    Matthew DynesMatthew Dynesหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Ah, that's where The Mandalorian got its design

  • Currently waiting for “I make a new one” merch

  • 19:10 the postcodes with 4 digits were only used from about 1980 until 1993 and the "D" (and not "Western Germany" or sth like that) means it was produced after 1990.

    Feli MüllerFeli Müllerหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 3:25 what kind of flour do you use???

    Aethan de LeonAethan de Leonหลายเดือนก่อน
  • shinny :D

    BKx RepoBKx Repoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • who the !@#$! dislike this video

    BKx RepoBKx Repoหลายเดือนก่อน
  • 3:45 aaaand right into the oven! 👌

    BLP - SkotKashBLP - SkotKashหลายเดือนก่อน
  • Loved it. Just one thing missing... why didnt you try to solder something? Some PC component or something.

    • Yeah sure PC components with this. Good luck.

      José GamingJosé Gamingหลายเดือนก่อน
  • What??? 20:13

  • А зачем эта штука? штробитель или отбойный молоток или кирка? это не подходит не под что! СССР ручные дрели делали вот это вещь!

Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration