Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration
Antique Soldering Iron Blowtorch Hot Restoration

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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 afreeflyingsoul sunniva thingstad Micky McKay Alan Hanson Alex Roussos Gregory Joan Casanovas Joel Miller John Romero M. A. Paul Mampilly SA Graver Vince Valenti Zachary Grimes Alejandro Cavazos Allan Mckenzie audi4444player Bastian Alexander Bloatmage Brian Boots Clément BERNARD Conor Fowler Dapper Dave Ahern Dawson Mertz Drew Bell Ernest Duran Giambattista Martino Guillaume Ladouceur Harrison Hughes Jack Champion Jack Tian Jake Jeff Carr Jeff Vier joe Joel Margolis Julie Smith justin f. Jörg Thomsen Kersten Rienow Kevin Lambapalooza Llewellyn Schubert Lucy Lole Marc P marilyne stotz Mark Anderson Martin Kunz Matthew Hendrix Matthew Ruediger Merkias Mikko Repka Moeparker Pascal Bertossa Phoebe Knight Ruslan Balkin Rybread Sasan Hezarkhani Sebastian Wüst Seth Feist Sheepless Shu Stephen Lemon Thibaut Hiegel Wambaquamba XxJonathXx Yitch Timestamps: 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 :-) My Patreon Page: My PayPal: Follow me on Instagram:


Charlie Boisclair : I appreciate the disassembled layout of the component parts show in their proper order. It helps me to better appreciate the design of the tool and how it has to be reassembled. That’s a fine detail I like.

Finder Outer : I will name my first son Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration.

Andrew Martin : When someone brings a torch out but it looks like an ancient lightsaber

Caylob Stevens : This is my asmr that I actually like and is smoothing to my soul

Bojangles : Me: I'm in a loveless marriage, and my wife is leaving me. My_Mechanics: OK. I make a new one.

WeasleFire : Oh my god you even put masking tape on the spanner to stop it from ruining the finish. Godlike restoration.

TheBrinksGE : in this channel, my favorite phrase is "i make a new one"

marissa : Your work is literal art. Amazing job in every way.

Krissern : Oh my god this video is perfect from beginning to end. The final reassembly was orgasmic

Emmanuel Le petit : hello=)!! i came from par of "un poco de todo" i love your chanel

lschng : Youtube recommended one of your videos to watch and I instantly fell in love and watched all your videos the same day. I don't know what to do with my life now. No other restoration channels satisfy my need for perfection, and you create perfection. NEED MORE VIDEOS PLEASE

Thibault Anginieur : I love your what you do, you are the best ! Have you ever tried try Tig welding? It would be more precise, like you are ! ;) Thank you verry much for sharing your job. Please, keep doing that !

Alexandru Neagu : I appreciate the work but at 13:43 i believe that was how it was meant to be. You would use it to tin solder roof metal sheets (usually copper) and you would want the "iron" skewed so you have better clearance when applying the flat part to the metal... you would turn the tool to suite the position would be more advantageous to you. I guess you could make the point that this tool will not be used in that purpose anymore, but I believe this had to be said.

SLR 96 : These videos are some kind of a therapy for me... They make me feel good :D

ok 70 : Guten Tag Einen solchen Lötkolben besitze Ich auch ! :-) Der ist 30 Jahre alt . Habe ihn fast Täglich in gebrauch . Aber soo Stylisch habe Ich noch keinen gesehen . Daumen hoch für die spitzen Arbeit . Danke für s zeigen

Gustavo Marano : Stop please, let me go to sleep, is late at night and i cant to stop see yours vids!!

Ahmed al.maliki : Dude you’re Really good at what you’re doing, I hope this work is actually benefiting you in life, I enjoy watching your videos a lot ! Keep it up! Best of luck Bud

Frikkie Nel : Making it better than it was to begin with.. Some pornographic stuff man!

Himes Vader : Antique Soldering Iron, lel still in use by my old Workplace. I learnd soldering with it.

lefthandedpolack : Imagine trying to solder smt transistors onto a board with that lol

Brad Wards : Beautiful Work Every time! Really Enjoy Your Videos. Thank You.

Peter Laufer : Hey man, I love your videos. I'm totally addicted to them! Your skills and technical knowledge are absolutely astounding! I'm checking every day to see if you made a new one. Really looking forward to your next project.

D Sol : Thank you for not putting background music.

IRÆ_TM LAB : Really nice work mate! Ceck my work to we work on wood and steel

the flock fisted waffle : what u do is amazing Ur my favorite restoration Chanel what u do is fascinating keep up the goodwork

Visible Confusion : that looks like some kind of post apocalyptic weapon

Maquch M : I find this channel very satisfying and relaxing. Thank you Sir for your work

Cameron Tokay : 4:47 "Do you like Bananas? I do, but not in my soldering iron" XD Awesome Video!

The Slider : Fantastic work, beautifully filmed. What more can I say? 👍👌😊

Sr. Sacaninha : I'm repeating myself here: AMAZING! I like that you left that one little part as it is, as a testament to all the wear and tear this tool has been through... poetic.

Dm S : It is just a piece if art!😁 Don't use it for its purpose. Keep it on a shelf for your eyes! 👍

Sheep Guard : You should push the tail stock (with a revolving centre) into the tap and turn the chuck using a chuck key or using a normal drill chuck put the tap in and rotate the chuck using a chuck key Edit: (when tapping holes)

David : 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!

vafagalla : Nice job but in my opinion it is not attractive or interesting to restore a tool is very different from another old articule... Thanks! Take care dude!

Павел Леонович : Is this some sort of ASMR for lumberjacks?

Guillermo Reynoso : Thats cool and all, but can you restore my playstation plus every month for me?

JustSimple A.H : "much better, but not good enough" YEEEEESSSSS!!

Alex J : Thats amazing. You do amazing things. I love watching this stuff. AVE channel, 'This Old Tony' channel and this restoration like.

WeeManCelticFan : The longer the video the better for me im just in awe at your skills

mechielorena : So cool that you can make pieces from scratch when something is broken or doesn’t fit. Great restoration👍🏼

Lukas Achenbach : You make a REALLY good job😉

SneakyGunz : My favorite Restoration Personality is back on stage!

Hamid Rashidi : It was done so nice & professionally

Abdulrahman Aljamali : Amazing work , thank you 🙏.

Jerry Snoor Jr : You're an absolute boss, brother. I love watching your videos. The pride you take in your work is admirable, and rare.

Renato ChipsS : Que satisfação em ver este video. OBRIGADO por me mostrar cada detalhe e ainda com to que mestre mostrando o uso. PARABÈNS. obrigado

Hostile : Nothing feels better than watching metallic parts being manufactured out of raw material.

Jan VanDam : This is another beauty to your collection. Amazing perfection of restoration. Very well done 👌👌👌

heber garmendia : Can you restore my life? :'(