Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 26 אפר 2019
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:

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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.

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  • Yours is the *ONLY* restauration channel on ILaward 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! :)

    • Это же "шишкебаб "😁

    • nah man the first thing he did was cut off the thing in the middle. also he never restores wood, just dumps whatever wood was in the piece and makes a new one. It's kinda rubbish honestly

    • I hope you've watched more channels by now.

    • @my mechanicsGreat Job! Just a quick question; could you paint the handle with a different material to restore it to the original style?

    • He's a good channel but idk I think there's a lot of good channels

  • Здравствуйте а какого год это горелка

  • رائع وأيضا هاذه المكواة تحفة شكرا جزيلا

  • Eu sou o brasileiro que vc tá procurando

  • One of the great ironies about these kinds or restorations is that you're actually removing material from the object, so I suppose the trick is knowing how much you can get away with removing and the object still be functional, and when you have to sometimes replace or restore thickness, etc.

  • From the 1/2 doz I watched you work on, your doing a cracking job of restoration, and a pleasure to watch.

  • Where's your Kyber crystal for that lightsaber? LOL!

  • Beautiful.

  • Really loved it when, at 18:18, you used the oil can from a former project to add oil to threading!

  • What is the copper piece in front for?

  • What does the front part do that isn't attached in the final test?

  • wait so what is that big copper block at the front used for?

  • The fact that you destroyed that beautiful patina is criminal. You have turned this beautiful piece into a basically worthless piece. Not only is the patina beautiful, it's functional. It's an oxide layer that protects the underlying material. Such a terrible video. You don't restore antiques, you destroy them.

  • I am sue many of your viewers like myself have done a lot better restorations. Your techniques are the best I have watched and have imitated then but never close enough to perfection. Keep the good work 👏👏👏

  • From old wreck to hot stuff! Looks beautiful but seems over-engineered, so costly to make with so many parts. I remember as a child the plumber turning up with a large propane tank to run his blow-lamp to sweat both lead & copper joints in pipes

  • Золотые руки!

  • What are the mill and lathe you use?

  • Dude you are definitely the “Clickspring” of tool restoration. You definitely have “the gift” of sanding, buffing and polishing like no other!!! 👏

  • Almost unbelievable. This man can make anything look like a masterpiece.

  • а зачем медный наконечник?? что то не понял или он играет роль рассеивателя пламени?

  • I know this is probably stupid to ask but whats that axe head looking part for?

  • What a unique piece of history restored to be better than the original. What I like about your channel is how so much attention to detail is given to each and every part. The exploded view of all pieces after disassembly is super cool. Even more cool is when you actually use the restored part to show what it can do. Well done and thanks for sharing!

  • it is great job. How long did it take you to do all these procedures?

  • 맨손으로 위험해보이네

  • This looks like so much fun in the wrong hands

  • The possible octagon namely race because elizabeth adventitiously prick circa a eight teaching. scary, loutish century

  • 7:31 Lord of the rings vibe

  • By shortening the adjustment rod you have decreased some of it's function.

  • what a great product. your technique is great. i love this. i am a regular viewer of your channel

    • Thanks a lot for beeing here :-)

  • Calling this antique makes sense like not using the metric system.

  • Why is it people who don’t have english as a first language speak better than some native english speakers?

  • Gasanschlüsse mit Schlauchschellen in Deutschland verboten. Müssen mit Überwurfmuttern geschraubt sein.

  • mindblowingly awesome.

  • Nice work... 😊

  • Да просто бы помыл,вот делать то нехуй))

  • This thing isnt antique...Im using it on a Daily Basis at work :D As far as i know its from the 1980s

  • I feel like I was watching Tenet. Am I losing my mind? 20:10

  • ハンダゴテか⁈

  • You have the perfect hands/nails for ILaward, they’re very normal.

  • "do you like bananas" crying at that part 🤣🤣🤣🤣

    • Thanks a lot for beeing here :-)

  • Que aceite usaste para oscurecer las piezas de metal?

  • MasyaAllah

  • Dude I tought it was a Fallout 4 Mod weapon from the thumbmail, as I also look at those sort of videos.

  • Nagyon sszerete

  • I really enjoyed the re-creation of a beautiful tool. And in this episode, your sound recording is superb!! Thanks

  • I have become obsessed. You are really (re)making things of beauty.. I love watching these videos

  • Тоже смотришь до конца, чтоб понять что это такое и как оно работает?

  • this may be one of the most beautiful objects i have ever seen

  • Do you ever decide to keep patina?

  • Спасибо за видео!!!

  • Fantastic work! I would have made the holder bar for the copper block a bit longer, as a second way to late the heat in addition to the flame, as it was in the original. Besides that, wonderful job!

  • 5:43 was the best part

  • А что это такое?

  • а медный брусок там для чего?

  • In the end, I think we are still happy the electric soldering iron was invented, even if it didn't look so cool.

  • Thank you for not painting that gorgeous piece of wood. It was a crime for the beautiful grain to have been hidden in the first place

  • Why did the disassembled layout look kinda like an rpg-7

  • You don't have to sand every sharp edge, some of them are there for a reason

  • What's the tool at 14:24? I get what it does but I don't know the name

    • The Mill?

  • Я не torch, просто дунул

  • Excelente trabajo!!!!

  • Maravilhoso

  • The lord of the ring

  • bugger, cut the rod for the big block too short. beautiful work besides

  • This looks like something that the pyro would use from Tf2

  • Imagine somebody in the future finding this blowtorch and being like Wow this Perkeo brand made some high quality stuff for the time! Not realizing it was restored even better than when it was initially built

  • This guy is the pack-a-punch machine personified

  • 👏👏👏👏👏👍👍👍👍👍

  • Your videos have a very calming effect. 😌 🤩

  • Real restauration

  • 👏👏👏😊👏👏👏 Super 👍

  • 20:15 what?

  • what's the use of the part in front the torch?

  • Jaja tu eres como yo. cuando desarmo una pieza, la coloco en la mesa en la posición en donde va en la forma completa jajajaj

  • Wish I had shown it in action

  • Every time he buffs a brass ring I immediately picture golem from lord of the rings lol

  • Ah, beautiful!!

  • Do you know why the hose connection is reverse threaded?

  • One more peice for the museum. Excellent restored. 👏👏👏👏👍

  • Way too good to use

  • Wait, so that's not a weapon from Warhammer 40K?

  • Wow

    • Amigo ojalá puedas traducir esto El trabajo qué haces es perfecto es maravilloso tienes un talento increíble de verdad me encantaría conocerte estrechar tu mano y platicar con una persona tan inteligente como tú ojalá sigas haciendo esto eres increíble Gracias.

    • Many thanks :-)

  • What does that triangular part in front of the equipment does? You took off to light on in the end of the video. Thank you

  • videolarını izliyorum çok iyi işler çıkarıyorsun ama videolarını izlerken uykum geliyor :(

  • Not gonna lie soldering iron is something rare nowadays. I wonder from where he gets all those antiques

  • What's that large metal piece on the front of the blowtorch? It looks like the head of a mini pickaxe. I just noticed you removed it when you lit the blowtorch, so I'm not sure what it's purpose is. Thanks.

  • is that the shieshkabab from fallout

  • Nice job

  • Your work is outstanding! Love watching and it makes me wish I had the equipment you have. Im hooked and thanks for sharing your work!

  • Hi! I love your videos, but I would like you to put the epilepsy warning (or flash warning) when you are going to use the welding tool, or something else that can cause images of that kind. We must take care of people who may have inconveniences or problems with images like this. From already thank you very much!

  • It looks like it was fresh from factory while it is probably very old.

  • Beauteous! You are obviously a perfectionist, and it shows in the quality of your finished work. It is clear that the phrase, "Good enough for government work" doesn't fly in your shop. My late hubby was the same way. Kudos, sir, on being such a meticulous craftsman.

  • Love your channel! I'd love to see you use some different wood stain colors for some variation between projects!

  • 👏👏👏

  • Wait so what is that other part used for? The part that looked like an axe head or whatever lol idk what it's called. Great fuckin video tho 👌

  • "I forgot to record that part" I'm surprised you didn't go ahead and made a new one just to make sure it's on tape! Your channel is one of the best things I've encountered this month. I can't stop watching!

  • 잘보고갑니다

  • Молодец

  • That thing wasn’t that beautiful when it was brand new. Awesome

  • thank u :)