Antique Kitchen Scale Restoration - The Masterpiece

פורסם בתאריך 6 יונ 2020
Last time I scrolled through eBays antique section, this nice little antique kitchen scale caught my attention at the first sight. It was a little bit expensive with a price tag of $75, but I didn't even thought twice about buying it. I fell in love with it right away.
The paint looked very bad, it also had some dents and some signs of its age. It was still working and had a new screw added, I guess someone quickly fixed it before selling. The plate did sit way too loose on the top part, that made me suspicious that it isn't the original one. After disassemling I thought this will be a very quick and easy restoration, but one thing came after the other and it tourned out to be the most challenging one i've done on this channel so far.
I wanted to have a super glossy and perfect paint job. For that reason I applied three coats of high build primer after the regular primer and filler. Wet sanding with 400 and 800 grit made the base super smooth and perfectly even. Then it was time to apply two coats of light ivory. After it dried I masked it again and painted the brillant blue. The paint turned out absolutely amazing.
The old glass cover was too messed up to even try to clean it. I milled a new one on the tiny cnc-milling machine. Instead of painting the back of it gold, I decided to mill a brass foil to put it underneath. I cut some threads into the housing and fixed the class with fake rivets in a brushed look.
The whole mechanism of the scale needed much attention. I had to remake some parts that got destroyed during the disassembly. But the most difficult parts were definitely the aluminium part and the paper scale. This was my first attempt ever in metal spinning. After a few tries I knew how to do it and I was able to make an absolutely perfect part. The scale was warped due to the disassembly with water, so I had to make a new one from scratch. It required a lot of math to calculate all the diameters and angles, but it turned out very well.
I spent a long time thinking about the plate. After my success with the metal spinning of the aluminium part I decided to try to make a new one out of a copper sheet. I made a negative form as a template out of wood and than spinn the copper sheet on it to a plate. After a failed tries, I suceed. The key point was to heat the sheet up before hand to make it soft. I then sanded it all clean and soldered a ring on the back.
The plate, The scale with the aluminium part and the glass cover with the brass foil were definitely my personal highlights of this restoration. I think this is definitely one of the most favourite project I've done so far. It was very challenging and I had to learn many new skills to get the job done. After all I'm very happy with this restoration.

I hope you like my work and the video.

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

Yale Baker
Adel AlSaffar
afreeflyingsoul
Courtney Maleport
David Barker
Derek Russ
Gregory
Justin Power
Mellissa Marcus
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Paul Mampilly
Vince Valenti
Alan Hanson
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Allen Frank
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Andrew Phillips
Anthony Adams
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justin f.
Kelly Imgrund
LVE
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Mellissa McConnell
Michael Bier
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Nick Cannon
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Paul Ambry
Risky Deem
Robert Everich
Scott Marshall
Stuart Mitchell
Suiros
The Carlsons
Trevor Kam
웅록 윤


Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project for 4 weeks
$25 kitchen scale
$20 2k primer
$30 high build primer
$30 2k coat light ivory
$30 2k coat brillant blue
$25 brass foil
$5 transparent plastic
$10 copper sheet
$5 aluminium sheet


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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תגובות

  • Everyone on ILaward: "Fix your broken switch of the sandblaster" My Mechanic: blurs switch lol...

    • Its a secret switch ?

    • @Lucas Bolinger He does speak English because he can write in english. he may be German or Polish ?

    • lmao was that what it was? i was so confused

    • @Luis Laija I'm not stupid bro it was a simple question

    • @Lucas Bolinger Do you think there is only one language?

  • Amazing work!

  • 2:48 why us the button blurred?

  • 🇦🇿🇹🇷 Perfect job👏

  • Это просто невообразимо

  • Awesome!

  • O M G 😲😱👏👏👏🏆

  • Perfect restoration man, you rock!!!!!!!!!

  • Beautiful eye for detail my mechanics. Love all your videos

  • Pro/master/suhu/adam

  • No bro, thank you for the awesome video 👊😄

    • I’m in awe every time I watch the mechanic’s restorations. His unparalleled technical skills, patient attention to detail and excellent video compositions are truly impressive! 👍😊

  • It's perfect! Very well!

  • I want this guy to restore my life

  • +

  • This is weird but what happens if people prefer them rusted and antique like they were. Thats what makes them antiques right?

  • Perfeito👏👏👏

  • I wonder where someone learns all this.

  • The details and sheer craftsmanship is incredible. I can barely screw in a light bulb, this guy... amazing!

  • สุดยอดมากครับ Amazing

  • สุดยอดมากครับ Amazing

  • สุดยอดมากครับAmazing

  • This guy destroys every antique he touches.

  • Non è un restauro e' un rifacimento con mezzi ultramoderni. Non mi piace.

  • A good 6/10

  • piękna , nowa waga. ale czy to jest renowacja ?

  • You my hero.

  • Шедевральная реставрация, браво!

  • why do you censor the on/off switch for the sand blaster?

  • Браво!!!!!

  • That's a LOT more love than that device received in its original production. Even with all the modern automated machinery, simply the hand-made screws put it in a different league.

  • Ive watched other restoration channels and ypurs has to be the best. You do not hide anything. You make sure all is perfect. Imo. Your awesome 👌

  • I am certainly a fan now! I’m amazed at the extreme detail and preciseness you have acquired in your craft. If I was to observe the final result - it would be impossible to realize the incredible accuracy and extreme “watch-like” detail you use. My accolades for sharing your craft. Thank you!

  • Pls repair my old scooty hero winner

    • I don't do comissions, sorry

  • Clean and precise job. watching your videos awhile and really enjoy your flawless work.

  • Вери гуд, очень классно.

  • 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Мастер свое дела!

  • 10:39 you tease...

  • eres lo de lo mejor que he visto en ILaward, CON MUUUUCHA DIFERENCIA Mil gracias amigo

    • Your machining skills are exactly why the world comes to the Swiss and Germans for precision work. Your ethic is rarely matched in this world. Please do not apologize for your English, as it is in no way deficient. Your are the epitome of an expert craftsman, and remind everyone of the honor and respect due craft, in an era in which everything is termed an art, yet craft is still craft. Thank you.

  • Четко ...

  • I like to see the shear put to use!

  • Olağan üstü

  • why the censorship when switching on at min 2:48

    • Это было сложно, увлекательно, а результат превзошёл все смелые ожидания. Мастер своего дела.

    • it's a joke

  • The value of history is reduced after restoration

    • The scale actually looked proud when it was finished. I get drawn into these restoration videos every single time (LOL.)

  • It looks better than a new one

  • Nice colors.

  • Stupid question probably, but why use paint stripper if you intend to sandblast something? Just curious...BTW, amazing job as always.👴

    • I appreciate that you have a CNC machine clearly capable of cutting through metal, yet you insist on using the Beverly Shear because you also fixed that one. There'e alot to be said for labor of love

  • one of the things i most love about this channel (apart from the obvious astounding skillset, permeating talent and pleasure of seeing the original item fully restaured and improved upon) is the fact that not a single word is said ! 100% zen in motion !

  • Amazing. What is the stuff that makes the metal go black?

    • Your machining skills are exactly why the world comes to the Swiss and Germans for precision work. Your ethic is rarely matched in this world. Please do not apologize for your English, as it is in no way deficient. Your are the epitome of an expert craftsman, and remind everyone of the honor and respect due craft, in an era in which everything is termed an art, yet craft is still craft. Thank you.

  • Master!

  • ITS BEAUTIFUL

    • I appreciate that you have a CNC machine clearly capable of cutting through metal, yet you insist on using the Beverly Shear because you also fixed that one. There'e alot to be said for labor of love

  • Wahnsinn.

  • My good man, just HOW do you have all the various skills you need for these projects? Awe-inducing!!

  • That cold-blueing really looks great, is it as effective as hot-blueing?

  • Thank you

  • Mak it digital🤩🤩🤩

  • Dude built a new scale.

  • you are amazing

  • 估计是全世界最厉害的修复大师!各种活全部拿得起,超级的耐心,罕见的精细,每一件东西经你之手后都是十足的宝贝。

  • 2배속으로 보면 재밌음.

  • You're an artist!

  • That scale was probably the prized possession of some young bride. Nice to see it back in its original beauty.

  • Это просто ШЕДЕВР!!!

  • Interesting how the increments above 1kg are so much smaller that from 0-1kg.

  • Ideal

  • for the people who put a thumbs down, can you please explain yourselves? I mean...c'mon

    • I appreciate that you have a CNC machine clearly capable of cutting through metal, yet you insist on using the Beverly Shear because you also fixed that one. There'e alot to be said for labor of love

  • I work in printing and the attention to detail and the workmanship are why we LOVE our Heidelberg products. We have machines that are 60-70 years old and still run like a top.

    • This is a man who goes to the effort of custom-making and blueing screws for the underside of something almost nobody will see.. I'm in love

    • I am a retired printer. I have always looked at the small Stern typographical Heildelbergs (I'm italian, Idk if the proper name is correct, here is named "Stella") as watchmaking jewels even before being excellent pieces of mechanics. But my specialization was on roto web, modern stuff with lots of electronics but always of excellent quality. I think that being printers in particular, or lovers of mechanics in general, accrues sensitivity to precision (but creating and working with particular colors and finishes we arrive at the aesthetics of precision).

  • Trabajo de chinos!🤪

  • whoever does your foley (or you, if you're recording that so well, live), is doing a really great job.

  • Awesome!!!

  • You are amazing, you have all the necessary capabilities

  • новенькая глаз радует

  • интересно сколько стоит такая реставрация?

    • The range of techniques you know is just mind-boggling. You shoot exactly the correct amount (in seconds) of each topic. The photography is so brilliant, clear, and every shot is perfectly framed whether from 1 cm or 30 cm away. I can never get over how ingeniously you approach each little difficulty. Thanks! Thanks! Thanks!!!

  • VERÝ GOOD 👍

  • This channel should just be called "I'll making new one"

  • Сделано то класссно, но вот беда в том что теперь это новодел

    • Это было сложно, увлекательно, а результат превзошёл все смелые ожидания. Мастер своего дела.

  • 👍👍👍

  • Did you make your own lathe?

  • 👍

  • Vous êtes un artiste

  • Extrahordinario!!!(R.S.P)

    • Many thanks for watching :-)

  • ALL DONE WITHOUT SAYING A WORD. iT'S GOOD TO SEE WHAT IT LOOKED LIKE THE DAY IT WAS MADE ALL THOSE YEARS AGO. IT'S A ANOTHER THUMBS UP FROM ME.👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

  • Старых весов, до старинных им ой, как далеко.

  • Ebin Vishers comment below. He says Exactly what I wanted to say. Even though you are an accomplished craftsman, your directorial skills and editing skills are equally brilliant as well. I would go see a movie edited by you.

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

  • Her: "honey, have you seen my nail polish?" Him: 7:43

  • Чётко!!!

    • The scale actually looked proud when it was finished. I get drawn into these restoration videos every single time (LOL.)

  • total satisfaction

  • You should work for the Buckingham Palace.

  • Eu só gostaria de saber de planeta vc veio...Vai tomar no cu. Me desculpe mais isto é mais do que muitas artes.arestauracao da balança de cozinha e a do patinete foi de mais....Pela Amorim.

    • Это было интересно смотреть! Круто! 🙂👍 Особенно мне понрвились используемые инструменты и оборудование! Сразу видно, что человек - профессионал!

  • 👍👍👍👍😳

  • I swear, when he is finished with most of these, the restoration is actually better-looking and in better working order than the original. Inspiring work!

  • Absolutely amazing!!! I'm so in love with your work!!

  • If I never had to work again, I'd have a house full of projects like these, though almost certainly with less patience. If this channel is as good as I'm gettin' in this life, that's alright by me 🙏

  • i make new one...i make new one...i make new one ... :D nice restoration buddy

    • Это было сложно, увлекательно, а результат превзошёл все смелые ожидания. Мастер своего дела.

  • amazing skills

  • ما شاء الله

    • As always, MM, I'm impressed with your attention to detail and your willingness to embrace any trade to remanufacture any parts that don't meet your high standards. Ability, skill, and the commitment to the best possible result. Well done you! :)

  • Is there anything you can't?

  • Really need to know... Why is the button on the sand blasting machine blurred out? 😋

  • 26:24

    • When I saw that it was 26 minutes I was like “There’s no way I watch all of it!” And here I am after watching someone restore a scale for 26 minutes.

  • The Mechanic: "Captain, the quantum capacitor is damaged" . . . . The Mechanic: "I make a new one".