Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration

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
sunniva thingstad
Micky McKay
Alan Hanson
Alex Roussos
Joan Casanovas
Joel Miller
John Romero
M. A.
Paul Mampilly
SA Graver
Vince Valenti
Zachary Grimes
Alejandro Cavazos
Allan Mckenzie
Bastian Alexander
Brian Boots
Conor Fowler
Dave Ahern
Dawson Mertz
Drew Bell
Ernest Duran
Giambattista Martino
Guillaume Ladouceur
Harrison Hughes
Jack Champion
Jack Tian
Jeff Carr
Jeff Vier
Joel Margolis
Julie Smith
justin f.
Jörg Thomsen
Kersten Rienow
Llewellyn Schubert
Lucy Lole
Marc P
marilyne stotz
Mark Anderson
Martin Kunz
Matthew Hendrix
Matthew Ruediger
Mikko Repka
Pascal Bertossa
Phoebe Knight
Ruslan Balkin
Sasan Hezarkhani
Sebastian Wüst
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.
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 :-)
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  • Yours is the *ONLY* restauration channel on TRvision 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! :)

    Addicted to ProjectsAddicted to Projects27 gün önce
    • +st3ven That's not really the definition of restoring something though, is it.. Restoring just means fixing, there's nothing extra special about it.

      Lizz WellneLizz Wellne4 gün önce
    • Absolutely true statement there. Beautiful, quality and skillful work!

      Junk in the FrontJunk in the Front11 gün önce
    • Was just watching another restoration video from another channel and it just didn't feel right, your videos always go that extra mile and I love it!

      Sergio M.Sergio M.13 gün önce
    • Exactly, you're not one of those and this is the key of your success, you deserve even more than 500K and I wish you to have many many more

      Maria MurrayMaria Murray14 gün önce
    • sooooooo true

      AliAli14 gün önce
  • I have to say I love how you restore old school stuff brand new I know I know people or pay top dollar for that stuff because it's old and they can't find parts for it no more

    Walter CobbWalter Cobb2 saatler önce
  • I did not understand the part looks like hummer ,

    alhumaidy alenzialhumaidy alenzi4 saatler önce

    mastertrade mastermindmastertrade mastermind9 saatler önce
  • Truly amazing. Imagine buying something like this brand new today. I just don't think it's possible.

    GabjaGabja12 saatler önce
  • you remind me of another youtuber who fixes old thing his name is TYSYTUBE RESTORATION you should look him up

    Jacob O'BrienJacob O'Brien14 saatler önce
  • Excellent restoration as always, I love how you polish all the parts. Just one thing - the new black metal shaft that you made to hold the copper block has to be about an inch longer, like the original one was, to allow some adjustment of the distance of the copper block from the flame. In your remade version, the shaft is so short that the only position the block can be is right in front of the flame.

    LMF5000LMF500016 saatler önce
  • Not really a restoration. More of an adaptation and a rebuild with non original parts. Good work all the same.

    William WallaceWilliam Wallace18 saatler önce
  • How about a battle between you and Kai, the TysyTube Restoration guy, about restoring the same item and then comparing the results in terms of speed, outcome, quality, originality, etc.?

    Uwe KeimUwe Keim19 saatler önce
  • Completely Drained me NOT Seeing the Flame touch the Copper Piece as Intended. You usually show us a Working Final product.....Close....

    Paul TrepanierPaul Trepanier21 saatler önce
  • Its so SHINY!!!

    Mark BrinMark Brin22 saatler önce
  • 20:13 Are you playing this clip in reverse? You fucked my head

    ZeidGhoZeidGhoGün önce
  • Sa sert a quoi ?

    harpeznharpeznGün önce
  • Красота!

    KOT_ KRD23KOT_ KRD23Gün önce
  • Hallo. Bisch du us dr schwiiz? Hätti dir no 2 wahnsinigi projekt im keller we du intresse hesch schrib mr doch. Greez

    dinimuetterdinimuetterGün önce
  • Beautiful work!

    Gringott FennGringott FennGün önce
  • Your work is literal art. Amazing job in every way.

    marissamarissaGün önce
  • Thanks for not playing any music.

    RakeRocterRakeRocter2 gün önce
  • how long til a new video man

  • Hats off to ya man,,, that probably looks better now than it did new,, awesome work

    Stephen PerkinsStephen Perkins2 gün önce
  • Харошый паяльник

    Серий ГолунгаСерий Голунга2 gün önce
  • That is a peace of art 👍

    3%3%2 gün önce
  • Muito foda mano !

    Felipe RodriguesFelipe Rodrigues3 gün önce
  • How can I get you to restore something for me that would be amazing and I could pay you

    Riley LockardRiley Lockard3 gün önce
  • انت فعلا مبدع

    عبد الرحمن محمد اليوسفعبد الرحمن محمد اليوسف3 gün önce
  • Just from the beauty of it I don’t want to use it

    Dipboi69 YeehaDipboi69 Yeeha3 gün önce
  • I want to do this. I'll need $100,000 in equipment and... I'll probably get it all together and restore one thing 50% and give up. HAHA. Remarkable work. Everything you restore could be sold as new.

    calcmandancalcmandan3 gün önce
  • Right I never ever comment on anything on TRvision and I have got to say I'm bloody disgusted.... How have I never seen this man before that workmanship is near perfection and that's an understatement. You have at least one more subscriber from me keep up the good work.

    Jason AskewJason Askew3 gün önce
  • Love how you make everything so perfect and shiny. Great content!

    Linnéa KaroliussenLinnéa Karoliussen3 gün önce
  • Какую масло лучше использовать для закалки металл?

    Адам ТатаевАдам Татаев3 gün önce
  • This is by far the best restoration channel on yt, no one else makes brand new custom bolts and polishes all of their unpainted medal. Best videos are here.

    m tm t3 gün önce
  • Beautiful! I've learned several valuable things - maybe "masking tape covered wrench" is the best one.

    Jim TalbottJim Talbott3 gün önce
  • How long do you leave the pieces in the flour/vinegar/salt mix?

    arapeggioarapeggio3 gün önce
  • Это потрясающе! Я в восторге! 😉

    Георгий АнтоновГеоргий Антонов3 gün önce
  • im from vietnam you are the best mechanic

    thanh nguyen ducthanh nguyen duc3 gün önce
  • Ali AhmedAli Ahmed3 gün önce
  • That’s an outstanding restoration!

  • very cool piece, nice work.

    Jeffery ShelleyJeffery Shelley4 gün önce
  • Wauhh amazing.. you can combine that material again if im working for restoration that will done for are few days to remember back combine that material.. Good job bro..

    Archangel AngelArchangel Angel4 gün önce
  • not one word spoken on any video and 586k subscribers. love it!

    Dewayne MDewayne M4 gün önce
  • Хуита

  • awesome work man u nailed it

    OnePunchManOnePunchMan4 gün önce
  • this is like ASMR for mechanics

    Olivia JasniewskiOlivia Jasniewski4 gün önce
  • Can't wait for the next video

    Cuan ClaytonCuan Clayton4 gün önce
  • Marvelous

    Aniruddha SahaAniruddha Saha5 gün önce
  • Antique? We use those exact ones at my work

    Brandon GolisanoBrandon Golisano5 gün önce
  • A perfect job, you're an artist.

    João Batista GomesJoão Batista Gomes5 gün önce
  • Wow… just wow!

    Robert ByrdRobert Byrd5 gün önce
  • Wow it's very wonderful thank you you are very cleaver

    Abd elrahman MostafaAbd elrahman Mostafa5 gün önce
  • Looks more like a welder

    Jamil KhanJamil Khan5 gün önce
  • Watched 3 of your videos so far and fell already in love with this channel. I'm a carpenter from Hamburg and thought that my work was precise but this really is something else. Big respect!! Maybe you could do a video like a tour through your workshop one day? I would love that. Habe bisher drei deiner Videos geguckt und liebe den Channel jetzt schon. Ich bin Tischler aus Hamburg und dachte meine Arbeit wäre präzise aber das hier ist wirklich auf einem anderen level. Riesen Respekt! Vielleicht könntest du ja mal ein Video als Tour durch deine Werkstatt machen? Das würde mich sehr interessieren. Liebe Grüße

    Benedikt OttoBenedikt Otto5 gün önce
  • It's gorgeous. I've never seen such attention to detail in any other restoration video, and the tool works like it should! Edit: I forgot to mention that I also love the exploded views of the items, this was my first video from this guy, and I loved his work immediately.

    Electro CuteElectro Cute5 gün önce
  • I really like bananas 😜

  • 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!

    DavidDavid5 gün önce
  • Another masterpiece. Your videos are a pleasure to watch. Your rigor, precision and attention to detail are unique in the TRvision community, as far as I know. The quality of your restorations is several orders of magnitude above all others. Thank you for another soothing and delightful video.

    Alexandre ZogbiAlexandre Zogbi5 gün önce
  • wtf is that alien technologie

    Kakashi HatakeKakashi Hatake5 gün önce
  • Checking every day for your next video

    Anthony PortelliAnthony Portelli5 gün önce
  • Excellent!

    assenortassenort5 gün önce
  • Bardzo fajne materiały robisz :)

    Expresso_4Expresso_45 gün önce
  • Alguien más vino por “un poco de todo”?

    JOSHUA RosarioJOSHUA Rosario5 gün önce
  • 7:30 "My Precious"

    Leo KruppLeo Krupp5 gün önce
  • Waiting..... for a new video from a talented hands

    مسلم محمودمسلم محمود6 gün önce
  • great job as usual, love to follow it,and you. I'm interested in how a parts washer works and what solution you use? I'm about to take car apart and need to wash many small to medium sized objects. Is the solution/clening liquid reused or?

    Claus LindegaardClaus Lindegaard6 gün önce
  • Great video - again! One detail, though: there are paint strippers like the one you use a lot for paint on metal, that are for wood, This leaves you with a lot more material to work with, even if you have to sand it down a bit. Cheers!

    caps lockcaps lock6 gün önce
  • never stop making these videos im addicted to your satisfying perfection when it comes to restoring stuff. dont change a thing, this is perfect

    ubermen87ubermen876 gün önce
  • Simply one of the most wholesome youtubers who always delivers and makes great content. Also, i feel like you are under appreciated for your vast knowledge of metal and woodworking.

    Mathieu SchulerMathieu Schuler6 gün önce
  • That copper part is the solder? Great work!

    DokramuhDokramuh6 gün önce
  • very cathartic, thank you!

    Miguel VasquezMiguel Vasquez6 gün önce
  • The condition of your hands, with consideration to your profession, tells me a lot about yourself. Your meticulous attention to detail goes without mention.

    Patrick RobertsPatrick Roberts7 gün önce
  • 12:21 Judging by its looks, I think this one is supposed to be bent. XD

    Paulo CunhaPaulo Cunha7 gün önce
  • I'm sorry, this remark is probably going to be flagged as inappropriate or some lard, but i'm getting so many erotic vibes from these video's, especially from these with all them shafts and that polishing until right up to them power-tools. Then you have the covering that ish up in your crazy removing white mixture and wrap that stuff right in there. And then there is that undercover banana cameo remark... asking your public if they like them too, but don't want to stick it in some places. I can go on and on and on. Again I'm sorry, I don't want to convey my personal feelings too much here, but some of you wierdo's must also be connecting on this material like I do. I can't help shake this feeling. Hot restoration indeed.

    Luitzen SikkemaLuitzen Sikkema7 gün önce
  • Good video.

    alguien 1alguien 17 gün önce
  • روعه يافنان انا متابعك من العراق

    Ahmed AlsafeeAhmed Alsafee7 gün önce
  • @5:26 "much better, but not good enough" :-) and your best words "I make a new one" :-) You are the only one who thinks so.... best restoration chanel

    juliettpapajuliettpapa7 gün önce

    Srđan StankovićSrđan Stanković7 gün önce
  • Is there any chance that you aren't a very tall dwarve

    Thirteen ScarlettThirteen Scarlett7 gün önce
  • Have you tried making/restoring knife or guns

    Thirteen ScarlettThirteen Scarlett7 gün önce
  • Something special you have done brother keep doing like this god bless you be healthy live long god bless you

    rocky jonshonrocky jonshon7 gün önce
  • these videos give me sleep, could put a background music would look cooler

    Crazy Clown MusicCrazy Clown Music8 gün önce
  • Wow 👍👍

    Pemanah RasaPemanah Rasa8 gün önce
  • Are you supposed to use the same threading kit for wood and metal

    Danny FroeseDanny Froese8 gün önce
  • What's the big piece of copper at the front for?

    SirLoinOfsteak85SirLoinOfsteak858 gün önce
  • Big thanks Keep going plz

    Mohammad ALothmanMohammad ALothman8 gün önce
  • эх, резьбу то запорол то на винте с потайной головкой и внутренним шестигранником, я аж расстроился)))

    viacheslav //viacheslav //8 gün önce
  • That's really interesting for my job as a sheet metal worker. I work with these things

    FlorianGrilleFlorianGrille8 gün önce
  • I am at a loss for words!!!

    Outlawflyer78Outlawflyer788 gün önce
  • But will it blend?

    Floortile83Floortile838 gün önce
  • ~2.100.000 views, it’s worth of it or even more. A M A Z I N G

    Eric LlacaEric Llaca8 gün önce
  • Champions du monde !

    Turukmartock AvatarTurukmartock Avatar8 gün önce
  • I love your works more than any other restoration channels.

    Nayoung KwonNayoung Kwon8 gün önce
  • love that video. a small tip. its so relaxing to watch. maybe some light background music would be awesome

    navalernavaler8 gün önce
  • Best restoration channel. Period.

    Justin CaseJustin Case8 gün önce
  • When this guy bought his house, he’d be like, “I clean all the parts”, and then he’d look at his house’s structure, and he’d be like “I make new one”

    Ao doragon青ドラゴンAo doragon青ドラゴン8 gün önce
  • это на столько круто, что просто неописуемо

    НикитаНикита8 gün önce
  • Antique?! The ones we used in Iraq was nothing but the hammer head attached to a metal bar and wood handle. You put the few hammer heads in fire and use them subsequently as they get hot. This is some high tech. Great job... actually fantastic job of restoration.

    ايمن ابن الكراويه Adamايمن ابن الكراويه Adam9 gün önce
  • Please keep up the good work. I've been on a kick about restoration videos lately and of all the channels I've watched, including your friends, yours are the best. Your setup and attention to detail is top notch!

    Eric MartinEric Martin9 gün önce
  • It's so satisfying to watch a meticulous craftsman at work.

    SoreofhingSoreofhing9 gün önce
  • You are amazing , such a Restoration required Time and ProExperience ;Bonne Continuation

    محمد أبو عبد اللهمحمد أبو عبد الله9 gün önce
  • Felicitaciones, verdaderamente te considero un Restaurador, la manera como manejas el detalle, el cuidado con que tratas las piezas se convierten en un placer visual verte trabajar!!!!

    Guillermo OspinaGuillermo Ospina9 gün önce
  • что это за хрень такая?? кто знает??

    евгений котевгений кот9 gün önce
Antique Soldering Iron (Blowtorch) - Hot Restoration