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
sunniva thingstad
Micky McKay
Alan Hanson
Alex Roussos
Joan Casanovas
Joel Miller
John Romero
M. A.
Paul Mampilly
SA Graver
Vince Valenti
Zachary Grimes
Alejandro Cavazos
Allan Mckenzie
Bastian Alexander
Brian Boots
Conor Fowler
Dave Ahern
Dawson Mertz
Drew Bell
Ernest Duran
Giambattista Martino
Guillaume Ladouceur
Harrison Hughes
Jack Champion
Jack Tian
Jeff Carr
Jeff Vier
Joel Margolis
Julie Smith
justin f.
Jörg Thomsen
Kersten Rienow
Llewellyn Schubert
Lucy Lole
Marc P
marilyne stotz
Mark Anderson
Martin Kunz
Matthew Hendrix
Matthew Ruediger
Mikko Repka
Pascal Bertossa
Phoebe Knight
Ruslan Balkin
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 Projects24 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • +st3ven That's not really the definition of restoring something though, is it.. Restoring just means fixing, there's nothing extra special about it.

      Lizz WellneLizz Wellne2 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Absolutely true statement there. Beautiful, quality and skillful work!

      Junk in the FrontJunk in the Front8 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Was just watching another restoration video from another channel and it just didn't feel right, your videos always go that extra mile and I love it!

      Sergio M.Sergio M.10 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • Exactly, you're not one of those and this is the key of your success, you deserve even more than 500K and I wish you to have many many more

      Maria MurrayMaria Murray11 วันที่ผ่านมา
    • sooooooo true

      AliAli11 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That is a peace of art 👍

    3%3%11 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Muito foda mano !

    Felipe RodriguesFelipe Rodrigues13 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • How can I get you to restore something for me that would be amazing and I could pay you

    Riley LockardRiley Lockard14 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • انت فعلا مبدع

    عبد الرحمن محمد اليوسفعبد الرحمن محمد اليوسف16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Just from the beauty of it I don’t want to use it

    Dipboi69 YeehaDipboi69 Yeeha16 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • I want to do this. I'll need $100,000 in equipment and... I'll probably get it all together and restore one thing 50% and give up. HAHA. Remarkable work. Everything you restore could be sold as new.

    calcmandancalcmandan17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Right I never ever comment on anything on TH-vision and I have got to say I'm bloody disgusted.... How have I never seen this man before that workmanship is near perfection and that's an understatement. You have at least one more subscriber from me keep up the good work.

    Jason AskewJason Askew17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Love how you make everything so perfect and shiny. Great content!

    Linnéa KaroliussenLinnéa Karoliussen17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Какую масло лучше использовать для закалки металл?

    Адам ТатаевАдам Татаев17 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • This is by far the best restoration channel on yt, no one else makes brand new custom bolts and polishes all of their unpainted medal. Best videos are here.

    m tm t20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Beautiful! I've learned several valuable things - maybe "masking tape covered wrench" is the best one.

    Jim TalbottJim Talbott20 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • так сечас на заводе не делают

    андрей шевельдиновандрей шевельдинов21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • How long do you leave the pieces in the flour/vinegar/salt mix?

    arapeggioarapeggio21 ชั่วโมงที่ผ่านมา
  • Это потрясающе! Я в восторге! 😉

    Георгий АнтоновГеоргий Антоновวันที่ผ่านมา
  • im from vietnam you are the best mechanic

    thanh nguyen ducthanh nguyen ducวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ali AhmedAli Ahmedวันที่ผ่านมา
  • That’s an outstanding restoration!

  • very cool piece, nice work.

    Jeffery ShelleyJeffery Shelleyวันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wauhh amazing.. you can combine that material again if im working for restoration that will done for are few days to remember back combine that material.. Good job bro..

    Archangel AngelArchangel Angelวันที่ผ่านมา
  • not one word spoken on any video and 586k subscribers. love it!

    Dewayne MDewayne M2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Хуита

  • awesome work man u nailed it

    OnePunchManOnePunchMan2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this is like ASMR for mechanics

    Olivia JasniewskiOlivia Jasniewski2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Can't wait for the next video

    Cuan ClaytonCuan Clayton2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Marvelous

    Aniruddha SahaAniruddha Saha2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Antique? We use those exact ones at my work

    Brandon GolisanoBrandon Golisano2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • A perfect job, you're an artist.

    João Batista GomesJoão Batista Gomes2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow… just wow!

    Robert ByrdRobert Byrd2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow it's very wonderful thank you you are very cleaver

    Abd elrahman MostafaAbd elrahman Mostafa2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Looks more like a welder

    Jamil KhanJamil Khan2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Watched 3 of your videos so far and fell already in love with this channel. I'm a carpenter from Hamburg and thought that my work was precise but this really is something else. Big respect!! Maybe you could do a video like a tour through your workshop one day? I would love that. Habe bisher drei deiner Videos geguckt und liebe den Channel jetzt schon. Ich bin Tischler aus Hamburg und dachte meine Arbeit wäre präzise aber das hier ist wirklich auf einem anderen level. Riesen Respekt! Vielleicht könntest du ja mal ein Video als Tour durch deine Werkstatt machen? Das würde mich sehr interessieren. Liebe Grüße

    Benedikt OttoBenedikt Otto2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's gorgeous. I've never seen such attention to detail in any other restoration video, and the tool works like it should! Edit: I forgot to mention that I also love the exploded views of the items, this was my first video from this guy, and I loved his work immediately.

    Electro CuteElectro Cute2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I really like bananas 😜

  • I can imagine that making these videos takes some time to do... but I really wish you would put out more videos quickly. You're easily my favorite restore channel and I just want more restore videos from you!

    DavidDavid2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Another masterpiece. Your videos are a pleasure to watch. Your rigor, precision and attention to detail are unique in the TH-vision community, as far as I know. The quality of your restorations is several orders of magnitude above all others. Thank you for another soothing and delightful video.

    Alexandre ZogbiAlexandre Zogbi2 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • wtf is that alien technologie

    Kakashi HatakeKakashi Hatake3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Checking every day for your next video

    Anthony PortelliAnthony Portelli3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Excellent!

    assenortassenort3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Bardzo fajne materiały robisz :)

    Expresso_4Expresso_43 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Alguien más vino por “un poco de todo”?

    JOSHUA RosarioJOSHUA Rosario3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 7:30 "My Precious"

    Leo KruppLeo Krupp3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Waiting..... for a new video from a talented hands

    مسلم محمودمسلم محمود3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • great job as usual, love to follow it,and you. I'm interested in how a parts washer works and what solution you use? I'm about to take car apart and need to wash many small to medium sized objects. Is the solution/clening liquid reused or?

    Claus LindegaardClaus Lindegaard3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great video - again! One detail, though: there are paint strippers like the one you use a lot for paint on metal, that are for wood, This leaves you with a lot more material to work with, even if you have to sand it down a bit. Cheers!

    caps lockcaps lock3 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • never stop making these videos im addicted to your satisfying perfection when it comes to restoring stuff. dont change a thing, this is perfect

    ubermen87ubermen874 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Simply one of the most wholesome youtubers who always delivers and makes great content. Also, i feel like you are under appreciated for your vast knowledge of metal and woodworking.

    Mathieu SchulerMathieu Schuler4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That copper part is the solder? Great work!

    DokramuhDokramuh4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • very cathartic, thank you!

    Miguel VasquezMiguel Vasquez4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • The condition of your hands, with consideration to your profession, tells me a lot about yourself. Your meticulous attention to detail goes without mention.

    Patrick RobertsPatrick Roberts4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 12:21 Judging by its looks, I think this one is supposed to be bent. XD

    Paulo CunhaPaulo Cunha4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I'm sorry, this remark is probably going to be flagged as inappropriate or some lard, but i'm getting so many erotic vibes from these video's, especially from these with all them shafts and that polishing until right up to them power-tools. Then you have the covering that ish up in your crazy removing white mixture and wrap that stuff right in there. And then there is that undercover banana cameo remark... asking your public if they like them too, but don't want to stick it in some places. I can go on and on and on. Again I'm sorry, I don't want to convey my personal feelings too much here, but some of you wierdo's must also be connecting on this material like I do. I can't help shake this feeling. Hot restoration indeed.

    Luitzen SikkemaLuitzen Sikkema4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Good video.

    alguien 1alguien 14 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • روعه يافنان انا متابعك من العراق

    Ahmed AlsafeeAhmed Alsafee4 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • @5:26 "much better, but not good enough" :-) and your best words "I make a new one" :-) You are the only one who thinks so.... best restoration chanel

    juliettpapajuliettpapa5 วันที่ผ่านมา

    Srđan StankovićSrđan Stanković5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Is there any chance that you aren't a very tall dwarve

    Thirteen ScarlettThirteen Scarlett5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Have you tried making/restoring knife or guns

    Thirteen ScarlettThirteen Scarlett5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Something special you have done brother keep doing like this god bless you be healthy live long god bless you

    rocky jonshonrocky jonshon5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • these videos give me sleep, could put a background music would look cooler

    Crazy Clown MusicCrazy Clown Music5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Wow 👍👍

    Pemanah RasaPemanah Rasa5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Are you supposed to use the same threading kit for wood and metal

    Danny FroeseDanny Froese5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What's the big piece of copper at the front for?

    SirLoinOfsteak85SirLoinOfsteak855 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Big thanks Keep going plz

    Mohammad ALothmanMohammad ALothman5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • эх, резьбу то запорол то на винте с потайной головкой и внутренним шестигранником, я аж расстроился)))

    viacheslav //viacheslav //5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • That's really interesting for my job as a sheet metal worker. I work with these things

    FlorianGrilleFlorianGrille5 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I am at a loss for words!!!

    Outlawflyer78Outlawflyer785 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • But will it blend?

    Floortile83Floortile835 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ~2.100.000 views, it’s worth of it or even more. A M A Z I N G

    Eric LlacaEric Llaca6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Champions du monde !

    Turukmartock AvatarTurukmartock Avatar6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • I love your works more than any other restoration channels.

    Nayoung KwonNayoung Kwon6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • love that video. a small tip. its so relaxing to watch. maybe some light background music would be awesome

    navalernavaler6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Best restoration channel. Period.

    Justin CaseJustin Case6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • When this guy bought his house, he’d be like, “I clean all the parts”, and then he’d look at his house’s structure, and he’d be like “I make new one”

    Ao doragon青ドラゴンAo doragon青ドラゴン6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • это на столько круто, что просто неописуемо

    НикитаНикита6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Antique?! The ones we used in Iraq was nothing but the hammer head attached to a metal bar and wood handle. You put the few hammer heads in fire and use them subsequently as they get hot. This is some high tech. Great job... actually fantastic job of restoration.

    ايمن ابن الكراويه Adamايمن ابن الكراويه Adam6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Please keep up the good work. I've been on a kick about restoration videos lately and of all the channels I've watched, including your friends, yours are the best. Your setup and attention to detail is top notch!

    Eric MartinEric Martin6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • It's so satisfying to watch a meticulous craftsman at work.

    SoreofhingSoreofhing6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • You are amazing , such a Restoration required Time and ProExperience ;Bonne Continuation

    محمد أبو عبد اللهمحمد أبو عبد الله6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Felicitaciones, verdaderamente te considero un Restaurador, la manera como manejas el detalle, el cuidado con que tratas las piezas se convierten en un placer visual verte trabajar!!!!

    Guillermo OspinaGuillermo Ospina6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • что это за хрень такая?? кто знает??

    евгений котевгений кот6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Vine por "Un poco de todo" y no pretendo irme!

    ApoxGisliApoxGisli6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • For heaven's sake, please upload some more video. TH-vision is becoming rather tedious. Your followers are desperate. Pleeeeeeeeeeease. Cheers.

    Adi JonesAdi Jones6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • This is the most satisfying thing i've ever seen

    Sherek BassoSherek Basso6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Газовый резак? С молоточком с переди. Ни чего удивительного!

    Yan de MarkYan de Mark6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Ручку по уипански сделал.

    leprikonleprikon6 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Oh my...!

    Роман СтреловРоман Стрелов7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • All this and no welding! :P :P At least burn your logo into something, hahah!

    David GillDavid Gill7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Great, great job!!!

    David Crazy DronDavid Crazy Dron7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Me encantan estos vídeos vine por un poco de todo i la verdad ,me quedo

    JP _theDOVEJP _theDOVE7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Amazing work! Each detail made with love. Eyes orgams! Thank you for that restauration high level!

    Pavel BatehinPavel Batehin7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • What was that bit of copper in the front used for?

    Chris BjörnChris Björn7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • this is more then restoration, at this point this is ART!

    SPocokSPocok7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Technically good but very slow for video watching purpose 👍👍

    pankaj pundirpankaj pundir7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Its shiny i like it

    mr. 318mr. 3187 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • 👏👏👍👍Good job. Subbed. Will watch all your videos. Learnt a lot!

    Gacheru MburuGacheru Mburu7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Похоже на крафтовое оружие из посапокалиптических игр.

    Арни ЧернонегровАрни Чернонегров7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • ааа ГОРЕЛКА блин, так и скажи

    Yaros YariYaros Yari7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • So amazing I subbed.

    ig33kuig33ku7 วันที่ผ่านมา
  • Yo vengo de un poco de todo

    Vencido_Vencido_7 วันที่ผ่านมา
Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration