1930s Rusty Metal Shear - Perfect Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 19 ינו 2019
In this video i'm restoring a Beverly Shear model B1

My friend found this Beverly Shear in the steel waste at the recycling station. When I first saw this Beverly Shear I had no idea why it has such an unique shape. After a bit of research I quickly found out that this is a very well known tool. So I decided to restore it and bought it for $30. The Beverly Shear is a tool to cut sheet, because of it's unique shape it enables you to cut curved shapes and that's what makes the Beverly Shear so special. The Beverly Shear was invented by Kurt Nebel in 1931 in Chicago. There are 3 different sizes available: model B1, model B2 and model B3 which is the biggest one. They have made some changes over the years, but since 1947 the shears have remained virtually unchainged. For the colour i decided to use a darker grey than the original and choosed anthracide, I also added two washers. To make the parts black I used a bluing liquid called „Birchwood Casey - Super Blue“ and it worked very well. It's easy to hanlde and the big advantage over heating and quenching in oil is that you can do it without heating the parts up. So you won't change the structure of the steel and you can use it on hardened parts as well. Because I have no tools and experience in sharpening such blades, I decided to ask my friend Philipp Elsener from Elsener Messerschmied to do it. He's a professional knifemaker here in Rapperswil Switzerland. Check out his website, linked below. Overall I'm very happy how the Beverly Shear came out and as it is such a unique tool I'll keep it for myself.

I hope you like my work and the video.

Huge thank you to all of my Patreon supporters and specially to:

Paulina Zamora
Stephan Becker
SA Graver
Joel Miller
Joan Casanovas
Allan Mckenzie
Dawson Mertz
Julie Smith
Lucy Lole
Pascal Bertossa
Ian Hutchinson
Sasan Hezerkhani


00:00 preview
00:38 testing
00:57 disassembling
03:45 showing all the parts
03:58 washing the parts
04:21 removing paint with paint stripper
04:50 protecting the parts from rusting with Motorex MX50 oil spray
05:02 restoring the main part
06:49 restoring the front plate
08:18 restoring the back plate
09:09 restoring the two big bolts
09:50 restoring the nut
10:24 restoring the special washer
10:42 restoring the blade holding plate
11:21 making a new screw for the blade holding plate
12:32 polishing the new washer
12:44 assembling test
13:24 restoring and sharpening the blades
14:36 restoring the handle holder
15:39 restoring the handle and making a sleeve for it
17:54 restoring the screw for the handle
18:20 making a special washer on the lathe
19:18 restoring the sign
19:44 showing the two new rivets for the sign
19:52 restoring the small screws
20:15 making the parts black with Birchwood Casey - Super Blue
21:04 masking the parts with aluminium tape for sandblasting
21:46 sandblasting
22:51 filling the holes with 2K filler
23:18 masking the parts for painting
23:27 applying 2K primer
23:36 applying 2K anthracide coat
24:07 showing all the parts before reassembling
24:23 reassembling
26:29 adjusting the blade distance
26:40 showing the finished product
27:36 final testing
27:57 cut comparison before/after

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project over 3 weeks and I can't really tell how many hours I spent.
$30 Beverly Shear
$20 primer (2K)
$20 anthracide coat (2K)

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.

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  • My mouth has fallen open and I'm drooling, transfixed at the absolute mastery of the work you do. In every industry there is a benchmark. In the restoration industry you and the final products that you put out are that benchmark. Some people perform tasks and execute skills well, what you do is artistry. You are a master craftsman thank you for sharing your vision of perfection with the world. No music? you don't need, it the sounds of your work and tools are music fitting to the artistry done here, your editing is phenomenal with no fast motion photography just the steps it took to get the job done, the time spent doesn't matter it shows in the final result. I am forever grateful that I found your channel don't change anything.

    • Pl0ppppp

    • Poll pp

    • Um okay? Kinda weird…

    • Rrrrr44r44rr4444r

    • So wie Thefalcro es beschreibt empfindet man tief versunken in die Anmut des Werkens. Dem ist nichts hinzuzufügen. Ganz große Arbet - Respekt ✊

  • WTF

  • Почему твоя миханика английская ????

  • Ficou ótimo, com tradução ainda melhor 👍

  • Before, dull. After, a cut above the rest ☺

  • This is not only the restoration, it is improvement! Casting edges removed, sharp edges too, parts alignment, etc. It looks better than when it was brand new! Awesome work, thank you for sharing!

  • What’s the make/model of the lathe?

  • very nice resto

  • Where do you live? What's your name?

  • ребят,завязывайте сваркой в лицо светить,не опасно,но не приятно

  • Mantap sangat ful power

  • What solution is in your parts washer?

  • Que genio

  • Absolutely brilliant work. I saw this tool in use in later videos of yours. Should have known you restored it!

  • 5:21 plop plop :D

  • I want to believe that when you asked your friend to sharpen the blades, you just held the blade up and brushed the edges a bit with your thumb, with no words exchanged.

  • Esse canal me inspira! Good

  • Beverly Crusher to the bridge

  • How long does it take you from start to finish?

  • Bravo👏👏👏❤

  • klasse ...du bist ein Proffff sehr schoene Arbeit

  • read "beverly shear" in the weezer voice


  • What happened to that awesome green Gressel vise that you restored? Is this the same one, just repainted to blue?

    • I have it stored in a shelf in the shop.

  • Exelente exelente es un trabajo con mucha dedicación. Saludos de Lima- Perú.

  • Beverly Shear ? Sister of Billy ?

  • I Absolutely appreciate your videos. Love the detailed work and the NATURAL restoration. I've seen others get lazy and do a lot of paint over jobs. But I admire how you work with the metals and bring them back to their original glamour.. I believe they look even better than they were originally ment to be... Thanks, Keep the videos coming.!

  • Oke 👍

  • After a long day of work I make dinner and watch thirty minutes of someone else working.🤣🤣

  • He could sell it to a Mohel!!

  • Vous maîtriser tous je crois que vous avez fait plusieurs métiers Tourneur, mécanicien et vernisseur Vous avez des mains d'or

  • Мужик, ты лучший! Такую вещь вернул к жизни.

  • Magnifico 👏👏👏👏👏

  • I wouldn’t even want to use the tool afterwards

    • I use it a lot and I love it :-)

  • 2:37 lick your finger! covered with chocolate powder! yum!

  • фактически вы не только воссоздаете инструмент, но и сильно его улучшаете, просто исправляя браки штамповки, производства и предыдущего использования. После такой реновации вещь выглядит лучше новой и кажется ещё прослужит триста лет.

  • Damit traut sich jezt keiner mehr zu arbeiten 😂

  • Nothing is impossible for u

  • Создатель этого резака вообще не парился обработкой краёв) режет и ладно)

  • Fantastic job !👌😷👍

  • Amazing!!!!

  • Looks better than brand new. Great work 👏

  • Very cool, wish you would explain what the tools are actually used for in detail, but great work overall my man.

  • My God, the precision. The target rifle you could build would score perfect every match 👍🏼

  • Оп, сюжетная серия аниме

  • Restoration is good, can it be used practically?

    • This is one of the more commonly re-used tools in his other videos. It makes many cameos.

  • I enjoy all of these videos but seeing something restored that I have seen used in so many other videos is absolutely fantastic!

  • Кстати, отдельная благодарность за отсутствие музыки и болтовни! Это - высший пилотаж в наше бестолковое и шумное время.

  • Из такого количества металла сегодня сделают целый автомобиль. Раньше трава была зеленее, это точно. Автору респект, молодец мужик.

  • Looks amazing I'm apprised you don't do powder coating

  • Love how he cant stand sharp edges! You have to have a little OCD to be a specialist, that's what makes you great!

  • Hey, Chicago 👍🏼😆🤣my home town 👍🏼👍🏼💙💙✌🏼✌🏼😄😂😅

  • شكرا اخي الفاضل

  • 👏👏👏👍

  • .

  • охуительно

  • Just want to meet an example of perfection 😌😌 Love u Sir💙💙

  • - Improving the tool's current condition - CHECK - Restoring the tool to is original working condition - CHECK - Improving the tool's condition beyond factory new - CHECK CHECK CHECK

  • Much simpler and less chance of damaging the name plate is to center punch the rivets and drill them out.

  • God damn. Is there literally anything this dude CANT do? Fucking jack of all trades but also the master at them apparently lol

  • Now we know that you are a Swiss guy

  • Eze wüssemer das dui us de Schwiz chunsch😂

  • The mirror finish you put on those parts is exquisite.

  • Bist du deutsch?

  • I can honesly not think of a single other restoration channel I would ever compare to or even mention in the same sentence as the legendary Cool Again Restorations. you are defiantly worth watching and even rewatching

  • i have an old beverly shear, you have inspired me to restore it. question?: what is the proper blade gap setting

  • Sen Erlik

  • Super cutting edge technology!

  • the fact that he uses this specific shear that he restored in his later videos to cut metal makes me quite happy. channels like this first got me into manual labor, and i like it a lot.

    • Nice to hear that, thank you :-)

  • boring

  • Increíble

  • Tres belle restau 👍

  • Yes yes that screw is loose.

  • The way you cleaned up the hardware was amazing! You made that stuff look like jewelry!

  • Let's make it SHINY! And I hear the crab's song from "Moana". 🦀

  • Another brilliant restoration by you friend, look's absolutely great, have a nice day & Stay Safe friend !!!.

  • Wow!

  • The sweeping curves of that device... when tools were as much art as function.

  • You never let me down can’t wait to see you do more

  • I‘m pretty certain that’s the same “air die grinder” my dentist uses … oh the noise it makes

  • Hey! At least the blade was still sharp... ;-)


  • Recently discovered this channel, and I'm completely hooked (or mesmerized, can't decide which). Not only have I come to savor the craftsmanship of your work, I've come to appreciate the care and discipline of your work processes. That you have a knack for recording and editing the process makes your videos a wonderful introduction to what the machinist's art can achieve. Many thanks! [BTW, I googled 'Beverly Shear' and the firm was purchased by Mittler Brothers Machine & Tool in Wright City Missouri--and they continue to manufacture & service the Beverly Shear line.]

  • This is a very 'love to Details' Restauration.But I will call it 'SWISS PRECISION WORK'. I really love it !!

  • Excellent workmanship like all your projects.

  • Do you use gas on your wire feed welder?

  • Đây là máy cắt Kim loại

  • Why would you not sand blast first so that you can see the damage that needs to be repaired better ?

  • Wow. Seems like the most labor intensive one I’ve seen you do!

  • I'm impressed they already had allen keys back at 1930

  • Du bist unschlagbar,, wie immer, PERFEKT :)

  • Hello from Australia. Is there anybody out there who is a tool maker or fitter and turner. It really bought back memories when l worked on the railways. JOB WELL DONE!!!! Stay safe!!

  • How well was that tool made, top class

  • золотые руки!!!

  • Please go find a nice old man who has a shop full of old tools needing Restoration and restore one if not all of them for him and film his facial expressions and reactions

  • Hebat keren 👍👍👍👍👍🛠

  • 👍👍👍👍👍

  • If you see this, may I ask where you acquired all the experience necessary to complete such masterful restorations? Incredibly inspiring.. Something about the Swedish excelling as master craftsmen.

    • I'm a machinist for 20 years :-)

  • عالی بود.

  • estan chidos los videos lo unico que hace demaciadas tomas lentas tipo Zack Snyder jajaajaj hay q ver estos videos de fastfowardx2