1880 Giant Blacksmith Drill Restoration

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  • Watching you restore these old tools is mesmerizing. You really had your work cut out for you this time- had to use your beefiest tools. I love the Hammerite green finish and loved seeing it working at the end. Thanks for the lovely video... as always!

    Vickie FowlerVickie Fowler16 gün önce
    • I agree, after seeing the restoration all i could think was; but will it drill? Great work and even better to see it doing the job it was meant to do all those years ago.

      sunkinthesandsunkinthesand7 gün önce
    • Just wondering if it’ll get used, or be a defining tool of an era, and end up in a museum?(r.o.?)

      Christine BerryChristine Berry9 gün önce
  • Ça fais plaisir de voir du contenu comme le tien (restauration d'objets ) et d'une qualité pareille bravo Et en plus tu es français !!

    MineLyes EdeNMineLyes EdeN3 saatler önce
  • Beautiful restoration! I love these old cast iron machines.

    drbahb1drbahb15 saatler önce
  • OMG!!! Such beauty!!! Amazing!

    Artur HakobyanArtur Hakobyan11 saatler önce
  • Pump Green, Perfect

    Lawrence KennyLawrence Kenny12 saatler önce
  • Love this! Thank you and kawaii neko! Could you put a light filter up when welding? I like to watch

    Jack StrawJack Straw14 saatler önce
  • where is a 55-gallon drum of used motor oil when you need one :) that was ruff

    j kayj kayGün önce
  • Where's your washer on the gearshift nut?

    Don PollardDon PollardGün önce
    • OK - there wasn't one!

      Don PollardDon PollardGün önce
  • Good effort, but I was a litle disappointed in the quality of your weld...

    kiwibryntookiwibryntooGün önce
  • your cat needs better PPE if she's going to be working around solvents like that.

    Jordan NeffJordan NeffGün önce
  • All these restoration videos really motivates me to try and restore small older tools, nice work was happy to see it put to use in the video to!

    Silly GooseSilly GooseGün önce
  • 11:10 restore the pipe cleaner before you use it 😂😂😂

    Anthony LoderAnthony LoderGün önce
  • you should keep a bucket of al your collected rust

    Anthony LoderAnthony LoderGün önce
  • Gostei da restauração, agora doar para um museum de mecanica.

    Serralheria & DicasSerralheria & DicasGün önce
  • Wonderful to see a restoration video without any annoying background music. The intricacy of these old machines astonishes me. Thank you for the great video!

    Danny BoyDanny BoyGün önce
  • Excellent job for restoration of antique things , it is just like to put a soul in dead body .

    gurpreet singhgurpreet singhGün önce
  • A hot caustic tank for degreasing and a glass beader for removing rust would make these restorations a lot easier but nice job

    Thom VoganThom VoganGün önce
  • Nice work! What about a sand blaster though?

    ViracochaViracochaGün önce
  • Glove with acétone !!! Always !!!! BY the way, amazing job !!

    bert lamontagnebert lamontagne2 gün önce
  • What a beautiful object. Great job of bringing it back to glory. Love the speed adjustment mechanism. Peace

    Ludwig HohlweinLudwig Hohlwein2 gün önce
  • Perfekt!!!!

    Врач в ГерманииВрач в Германии2 gün önce
  • I like the chosen color...looks period.

    Wendy OwensWendy Owens2 gün önce
  • Wonderful!

    Alpha MachinaAlpha Machina2 gün önce
  • Wow ! Just Wow !

    SargentRaySargentRay2 gün önce
  • Awesome resto. Keep up the good work.

    AwG AwGAwG AwG2 gün önce
  • Да, это хорошо! Спасибо!

    Алексей ПанинАлексей Панин2 gün önce
  • God I fucking love WD-40

    SPHINX MaybeGamingSPHINX MaybeGaming2 gün önce
  • One has to admire both your discipline and patients; not to mention the great results. Nicely restored.

    digimikekdigimikek2 gün önce
  • very good - I was thinking, wow it's lucky the handle and pedestal broke, the rest of it remained unused and didn't get any wear after that ... I believe the original makers of this would be proud that it got fixed up +sub

    cheese chiselcheese chisel2 gün önce
  • daang

    ChampChamp2 gün önce
  • Горе сварщик)

    Maksim ZaicevMaksim Zaicev2 gün önce
  • Question: why not air sanding?

    Gianluca SiniGianluca Sini2 gün önce
  • The time and effort you put into each and EVERY piece is REMARKABLE! It's almost like it just came from the factor it was originally manufactured(with the help of Avril of course eh) bravo sir BRAVO Cheers from Canada

    Darren JinksDarren Jinks2 gün önce
  • Nice video, and enjoyed the restoration. Glad it was old as doubt those broken bits would of fixed so easily if they were cast (or just wasn't watching) Must be some good penetrating oil :)

    boltonkyboltonky2 gün önce
  • I don't know how you figure out how to take these things apart, but it sure is interesting to watch!

    D Rock 75D Rock 752 gün önce
  • should not have used a pipe wrench ... should have used a strap wrench to not effect surfaces. also, should not have used a metal hammer especially on those gears ... malet or dead blow hammer or, better yet, a slide hammer. get some decent tools, fellas

    David BeecroftDavid Beecroft2 gün önce
  • 1880 lol

    Justin FulkJustin Fulk2 gün önce
  • This is more like a Resurrection.

    Lars VisionLars Vision2 gün önce
  • Would’ve gone with a clear coat. I like the color of iron and steel.

    Isaac RayIsaac Ray2 gün önce
  • Nice! Sold! How much?

    Maintenance ManMaintenance Man2 gün önce
  • I guess I don't get what the top wheel is for, unless it's just a flywheel??? That would make sense. That automatic feed is a nice feature, tho. Probably wouldn't have hurry to have a release mechanism on that crank. I think I know how it got broke. ;)

    l337pwnagel337pwnage2 gün önce
  • If this man ever gets demonetized...

    Tharock15Tharock152 gün önce
  • It is so cool to see all the mechanic parts working together in harmony. It gives a brain satisfaction.

    Alfredo Olvera TorresAlfredo Olvera Torres2 gün önce
  • You should have restored that spanner at 17:33 while you were at it! Beautiful job on the restoration, but I can't help feeling a new key for the crank at 19:56 and a new brass collar nut (chuck nut?) at 21:04 have been a good idea? The paint colour was an excellent choice; there are times when a Hammerite finish just works, and this is one of those times

    AlexAlex3 gün önce
  • Its the first Makita hand drill!

    lostcoastlocal 707lostcoastlocal 7073 gün önce
  • Simplemente perfecto,Imprecionante grasias por no poner musica de fondo ni explicasion alguna.

    Alexander TorresAlexander Torres3 gün önce
  • The tolerances were pretty incredible even 140 years ago. Wow. It's like clockwork

    Squiggly phrankSquiggly phrank3 gün önce
  • That's one way not to repair cast iron....

    littlefish bigpondlittlefish bigpond3 gün önce
  • How well did the repairs hold up? Welding Iron usually is weak. Any tips or for that matter, failures?

    slingshot1961slingshot19613 gün önce
  • Was the drill retrofitted before you worked on it? Are all parts original? Some of the pins that you removed looked modern.

    lrobles99lrobles993 gün önce
  • 信じられない、過去の遺物が新品同様に復元できるとは、また、極めて巧妙な仕組みのドリルとは凄い!!!

    村里英明村里英明3 gün önce
  • Nice job..😁🇦🇺👍🏻

    Michael PageMichael Page3 gün önce
  • grat job, my son asked where the power cord was,lol.

    Clark KentClark Kent3 gün önce
  • Con un gato ayudante, ya podrás. Muy bien.

    Francisco AmigoFrancisco Amigo3 gün önce
  • фига се друль мудрёная))) оригинальная штука

    неважно неважноневажно неважно3 gün önce
  • Color? "We don't need to stinking color!" - I'd have gone with blackening it.

    Jim TalbottJim Talbott3 gün önce
  • 10:46 - gun cleaning kit comes out - it's serious now!

    Jim TalbottJim Talbott3 gün önce
  • me what its like cleaning my house

    SomebuildsSomebuilds3 gün önce
  • Nice cat!

    StephanStephan3 gün önce
  • Awesome !!!

    matt garciamatt garcia3 gün önce
  • I just don't understand how anyone could dislike a video like this

    bigmac076bigmac0763 gün önce
  • Whole video I was just think how the original owner would have smiled to see this had he still been around!

    evonicevonic3 gün önce
  • Now that's something i like to see, giving new life to otherwise dead mechanical beasts

    TheRadioMacheteTheRadioMachete3 gün önce
  • That thing saw a lot of hard miles before it ended up in your shop!

    Ruthless CardiganRuthless Cardigan3 gün önce
  • Hope you used a high nickel content stick rod to weld the cast iron.

    Jonathon RobinsonJonathon Robinson3 gün önce
  • I love your cat

    ‍장봉원[ 학부재학 / 컴퓨터학과 ]‍장봉원[ 학부재학 / 컴퓨터학과 ]3 gün önce
  • Such a nice paint. Satisfying

    Israel de la RosaIsrael de la Rosa3 gün önce
  • Wish you would have done a high end blue with the lettering black or all black with the lettering with a machine finish. Asides that, another great restore.

    ByserByser3 gün önce
  • amazing

    das asdadas asda3 gün önce
  • Рыжему коту лайк !

    Tyler DurdenTyler Durden3 gün önce
  • 👍

    Noone KnowsNoone Knows3 gün önce
  • Good for another 100 years of service.

    Bill OrrBill Orr3 gün önce
  • Excellent work. I love seeing these pieces of history saved, especially when its the odd ducks like this. Who would think to preserve a massive vintage drill? ...Most people wouldnt, thats why stuff like this disappears to the annals of history or ironically becomes valuable because its rare. Good on you man. Now keep it preserved so it doesnt rust to dust again haha!

    sergeantbigmacsergeantbigmac3 gün önce
  • Thanks for restoring this great, old tool.

    clean cyclistclean cyclist3 gün önce
  • Something cool from the great age of iron :)

    tangobayustangobayus3 gün önce
  • 22:55 @.@

    Sebastian SlagiattSebastian Slagiatt3 gün önce
  • Pretty easy restoration. Just remove all the surface rust. This thing was actually in really good shape.

    Daytona Says What?!Daytona Says What?!3 gün önce
  • Riveting ! BRAVO LADB Restoration! Greetings from Mobile Alabama

    Phillip PringlePhillip Pringle3 gün önce
  • I started to watch this while eating dinner, and now I have to go re-heat it becuase I got mesmerized watching a bunch of rust turn into a functioning piece of art. Fantastic job sir!

    Scott HudginsScott Hudgins4 gün önce
    • Scott Hudgins sorry 😐😂

      LADB RestorationLADB Restoration3 gün önce
  • Art

    Tommy GunzTommy Gunz4 gün önce
  • Very nice!! 👍🙂 Any idea what the initials "SM" stands for?

    Phayzyre105Phayzyre1054 gün önce
  • always good idea to have your restoration pass an Avril cat scan before final touches

    sneakapikachusneakapikachu4 gün önce
  • Fucking beautiful piece of machinery. Stuff like this is shows how well designed and well built hardware can last a lifetime.

    suicidalkattsuicidalkatt4 gün önce
  • Why do I watch this at 2 AM

    Just a YoutuberJust a Youtuber4 gün önce
  • Bro, learn how to weld. Those joints are garbage.

    Peter KropotkinPeter Kropotkin4 gün önce
  • manifeste toi si tes français! :D si te plait é.è

    punkerkillerpunkerkiller4 gün önce
  • I could watch these all day long

    Luke StaggLuke Stagg4 gün önce
  • It's better than modern.

    Mikail KrivoruckoMikail Krivorucko4 gün önce
  • I know that thing took blood, sweat, and tears to make

    kyle munskyle muns4 gün önce
  • "That was 25 minutes of pure pleasure...which is about ten times the normal amount of time a man can usually provide it for 😉 What a beast of a machine!"

    DeenaDeena4 gün önce
  • What is the function of the top big wheel?

    Antonio Espinoza OrtegaAntonio Espinoza Ortega4 gün önce
  • What is the blue lubricant?

    Bryan McGheeBryan McGhee4 gün önce
  • That was the machine used to make the machines.

    Idjles ErleIdjles Erle4 gün önce
  • Restoration of ancient big machines & equipments... Very unique area of expertise. Congratulations. Keep up the good work.

    Turan OguzTuran Oguz4 gün önce
  • weld it with everdure (silicone bronze) TGAW, your only weakness is the welding

    elnubnubelnubnub4 gün önce
  • thats so cool! how do you decide which items to restore? Do you have a buyer before you begin?

    Daniel GriffithDaniel Griffith4 gün önce
  • If you hear a silent poping or dinging noise while welding cast iron it's because you developed cracks in the steel for future projects heat the metal to a dark cherry red, then weld so you dont develop cracks

    Yannick GerigYannick Gerig4 gün önce
    • If posible the entire frame

      Yannick GerigYannick Gerig4 gün önce
  • perfect color choice mate 👍👍👍👍👍

    viperx1977viperx19774 gün önce
  • How did you repair the cracked base? New one?

    /dev/random/dev/random4 gün önce
  • Imagine how much work went into building that thing in the first place - using 1880s tools and technology.

    R3DR3D4 gün önce
1880 Giant Blacksmith Drill Restoration