Broken Rusty Lock with Missing Key - Restoration

פורסם בתאריך 20 דצמ 2019
In this video i'm restoring an old broken and rusty Padlock.

This Padlock was sent to me by one of my subsrcibers from Italy. Right when I saw the picture I knew I want to restore this lock and I was impatiently waiting for the package to arrive. I found out that his padlock was made in Germany by Kamp in the 1930s. The lock was very rusty, the key was missing and it seemed to be broken. It was also very rusty inside, all moving parts were stuck and the closing mechanism was broken. Due to the amount of damage on the case due to rust I decided to paint it. This way I can use filler to achieve a nice finish, otherwise I'd had to sand all pitting off and there was just not enough material left to do so. The plates from the mechanism were damaged a lot too, but they were all still functional. So I only removed all sharp edges and gave them a nice bluing finish for rust protection. The aluminium part, where the key comes in was damaged a lot too and had a lot of play in the case. If I would sand it clean it would get even more play. For those reasons I decided to make a new one, I choose bronze because it would fit better to the overall look at the end. Making the key was quite a challenge, but it turned out very well and it actually worked. In my opinion the padlock turned out very well and I'm very happy with the endresult.

I hope you like my work and the video.

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

Daniele Castoldi
Tyler Nelson
Ricardo David
Adel AlSaffar
Alan Hanson
Amanda Taylor, Esq
Andreswara Hermawan
Andrew Phillips
Courtney Maleport
Dan Williams
Dre Gilley
Ethan Hartley
Hunter R.
JD Smith
Jonas Richartz
Mellissa Marcus
Nick Cannon
Paul Ambry
Paul Mampilly
Shawn Daniels
Trevor Kam
TRG Restoration
Vince Valenti
Yale Baker
Zachary Grimes


00:00 preview
00:39 disassembling
02:09 showing all the parts
02:22 cleaning the parts with the parts washer
02:50 sandblasting
03:29 restoring the case
06:18 restoring the shackle
07:38 making two brass parts to support the shackle sideways
08:17 restoring the plates
08:58 remaking the broken part
10:09 making a new spring
10:53 making new pins on the lathe
11:37 making three rings for the blind rivets
12:08 making a new front cover
13:34 making a new part for the key on the lathe and mill
15:19 making a new key
18:12 showing the parts before reassembling
18:31 reassembling
20:25 showing the finished restoration
21:05 final test

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project for 2 week
$10 steel for the frontplate and closing mechanism
$10 steel for the pins and key
$50 paint
$25 rivets

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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  • Ded nla

  • ARTHuR

  • ขั้นตอนแรกผนสีหรอ

  • Also R E S P E C T, as your other restaurations. Greetings from Germany.

  • As

  • Did you alter the sequence of the levers in case the original owner still has a key? :-)

  • Alo

  • Why cold blue the metal just to paint it?

  • Votre travail est exceptionnel Bravo et respect pour votre capacité manuel C’est restaurer avec gout et a la perfection sans aucun default Bravo

  • Смазывать механизм не пробывал???

  • You🍯🌑

  • 11:12 nothing but net

  • it feels unsafe to watch you weld things LOL

  • Қазақтар барма?

  • я конечно хз но он передела дофига деталей. Не легче купить новый замок или уж сделать полностью самому новый замок

  • Gg

  • Bạn biết tiếng Việt không​

  • Not restoration, this is replica - but perfect made.

  • 這是我看過最好的修復影評,我覺得你是年輕的亞洲男生,太厲害了

  • Amazing

  • I make a new one. Classic !

  • Amazing skills.

  • Please make more videos.

  • Difficult but nice work.. 13:41 excellent 👍

  • Incredible

  • You are an artist!

  • You really have the knack of documenting fabulous videos of simply brilliant restorations. I particularly like the fact there is no soundtrack, just the sounds of engineering transformations. Top Class!

  • 5:24 Бутербродик)

  • 👍👍👍

  • 자물쇠 원리를 모르겠네ㅋ

  • Outstanding.

  • OUTSTANDING !!!!!!

  • wow is gglog


  • That thing is massive!! Beautiful craftsmanship as always!

    • Your work is truly the best I have ever seen! Every minute detail addressed with absolute perfection! IMHO, restoring this lock and key is at the very top of your projects. What an inspiration you are!

  • Sai come si chiama il laser per togliere ruggine

  • 블랙 장갑안끼네

    • 11:57 "This part missed the box and was lost forever under the lathe." "I make a new one."

    • Wish he showed figuring out the key pattern and how he tested prior to reassembly. There’s no way he fully assembled without testing.....right? Is he that good, I’m new to the channel.

  • What is the liquid "Super blue"?

  • Now send it to LockPickingLawyer

  • Nice, Now send it to the lockpickinglawyer XD

  • Wow amazing!

  • Super . Perfekt jop .

  • هذه صناعة قفل جديد وليست ترميم

  • Your jack of all trade bro.job well done on all your project.

  • Your skills are really amazing. That lock was a piece of junk when you got it.

  • This is God level❤️❤️❤️❤️👌👌👌👍👍👍👍

  • Замок получился золотой.

  • no

  • Hey can you get into contact with me I have a great lock for you to restore.

    • Continue to be impressed with these restorations, this lock and key by far the best I've seen. So impressive.

  • Mein kamp!

    • Your work is truly the best I have ever seen! Every minute detail addressed with absolute perfection! IMHO, restoring this lock and key is at the very top of your projects. What an inspiration you are!

  • You should make 3 keys.

  • If ever I accidentally get tricked into a video of “restoration” and there is no machining, milling, filing sanding and “making a new one” from scratch like I had happen once already on the Y tube… Hell hath no fury….

  • was für Arbeit da gehe ich in einen Baumarkt und kauf ein Schloss und alles ist gut .

  • Masterful work as always!

  • What does blueing the metal do, especially if you cover it with filler afterwards and paint over that?

  • .....очнулся через 20 мин... Завораживает!...так и не понял, зачем я это смотрел))) Но было интересно!!!

  • у меня только одно тут вызвало вопрос. Почему при сборке не смазал механизм??

  • ok, now pass that to LPL... :D

  • I like it

  • Es un placer verte trabajar, eres increible

  • Where are you located? Curious. thanks. Love your work.

  • Three rings there were: but they were all of them deceived: for he made a New One!

  • Man what you do is incredible

  • how many people do you have trying to buy your fixed products back?

  • Mi video preferido del canal, maravillosa restauración. Mi enhorabuena!

    • "Beautiful work" he says passive aggressively, as MyMechanics continues to silently craft his masterpiece - this time, creating a lock that only the Gods themselves could pick. There stood the only craftsman to cause him feelings of frustration - for there was no lock that he could not pick within 10 seconds... until now. "This is the LockPickingLawyer, and today we are going to pick a restored lock"... he mutters, but his smirk barely reveals his gritted teeth. MyMechnics still stoic and focused beyond the limits of a normal man, slams his hammer down hard once against the table, as if in acknowledgement of his archenemies' challenge. The gauntlet now thrown, both people and animal flee from a vast radius of where the two legends stand, safely clearing away from the upcoming battle....

    • "These took a lot of damage but they still function." Same... same.

    • Thank you

  • With the blessing of the goddess of time, turning decay into magic

  • What do you do with all the swarf?

  • Nice !

  • Super!

  • Behind every "I make a new one" there's a project we don't see and many times we don't even realize you did, therefore thank you, you're great!

  • daddy

  • Perfect work, but now its no more old its a refurbished lock not restored.

  • Lubricant?

  • 1menit yang lalu

  • Надо было смазать. Дубина

  • That's by far one of your best works, hat off my friend, i envy you for your skills and this envy i hope will lead me to setup a workshop one day

    • Your work is truly the best I have ever seen! Every minute detail addressed with absolute perfection! IMHO, restoring this lock and key is at the very top of your projects. What an inspiration you are!

  • Just perfect!!!

  • Excelente!!!👏👏👏

  • ?

  • May I know that Chemical like rush converter but make it black!

  • What's that chemical did you used like ..

  • Good job ,master!!!

  • i don't need all the different caption, i will need english video caption.

  • Exelente 👍👍👍👍👍

  • If i've done so many things i would sell that Rusty Lock for at least 1 Millione Dollar

  • Good thing I don't live near him or else he might break into my house

  • Are you willing to train

    • I would love to see how you figured out the key profile! Making a working key from seeing some stacked up strips of metal was so impressive!

  • After all this fabulous work the lock maybe more valuable than the items it had protected before.

  • the god of Restoration! i love the videos !!!

  • Cualquiera lo puede hacer, super facil

  • sandblasting be the best part i like

  • By the two minute mark I would have thrown that pile of rusted metal away!! You also need a plasma cutter and a powder coat setup.

  • I make a new one

  • Just Awesome man🤗

  • Hii I,m turkey nice greek video broo

  • Ein Künstler im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes!

    • Your work is truly the best I have ever seen! Every minute detail addressed with absolute perfection! IMHO, restoring this lock and key is at the very top of your projects. What an inspiration you are!

  • Cái khoá đẹp quá vậy

  • 2 yaşındaki oğlumla birlikte izliyoruz ☺️

  • بسم تبارك الله لاقوة إلا بالله إنه الاتقان والصبر والمثابرة قال نبينا محمد صلى الله عليه وسلم { إذا عمل أحدكم عملا فليتقنه }