Forgotten Rusty Oil Lamp - Restoration

Forgotten Rusty Construction Oil Lamp - Restoration
In this video i'm restoring an old oil lamp made by Locher.
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My friend found this oil lamp in the steel waste at the recycling station. This one was owned by a big swiss construction company called WALO, it was used as a signal light at construction sites. These oil lamps made by Locher were very common in switzerland for railroads as well. I really liked the look of this lamp, specially the combination of red and white. As I'm still a complete beginner when it comes to painting and working with sheet, I decided to challenge myself and restore this beautiful oil lamp. I learned a lot of new stuff, specially about the painting. The result came out quite nice and I'm happy with it.
I hope you like my work and the video.

00:00 preview
00:53 disassembling
02:16 showing all the parts
02:28 washing the parts
03:00 pre test
03:09 measure the temperature of the lamp
03:28 removing the paint with paint stripper
04:49 bringing the sheets back in shape
05:58 removing the dents on the top part
06:41 sandblasting
07:31 using filler on the door
07:49 apply heat resistant paint
08:18 apply primer
08:29 apply white coat
09:15 apply red coat
10:22 restoring the glass
10:41 making new gaskets for the glass
11:29 restoring theclips
12:13 restoring the small steel shaft for the door
12:36 restoring the lock
13:01 making a new square shaft for the lock
14:15 restoring the new key for the lock
14:40 restoring the oil container
15:28 restoring the burner
16:32 replacing the wick
16:41 showing all the parts before reassembling
17:04 reassembling
18:38 showing the finished product
19:25 final test

Time and costs of this restoration:
I spent around 30 hours on this project
$3 new wick
$20 new gaskets
$9 lamp oil
$20 heat resistant paint
$20 primer (2K)
$20 white coat (2K)
$20 red coat (2K)

Timestamps of used tools and machines:
01:57 300g hammer and 3mm punch
01:59 pliers
02:01 bench vice with soft jaws
02:38 parts washer with parts cleaner liquid, google it ;-)
02:57 lamp oil
03:00 lighter
03:09 laser temperature gauge
03:28 paint stripper
03:33 nylon brush
03:45 scraper
04:00 nylon brush for kitchen
04:34 universal spray (Motorex Intact MX50)
04:59 300g hammer and piece of aluminium
05:16 air die grinder wit sanding bit
05:25 angle grinder
05:28 300g hammer and 3mm punch
05:44 300g hammer and piece of aluminium
05:54 air die grinder wit sanding bit
06:41 sandblaster
07:35 two component filler
07:39 sandpaper for metal (grid 120, 240)
07:49 heat resistant paint matt black
08:11 masking tape
08:18 two component primer
08:29 two component white paint
08:49 masking tape
09:15 two component red paint
09:42 scalpel
10:28 cotton buffing wheel
10:51 scalpel
11:33 steel wire brush
11:37 steel wire brush
11:46 pliers
11:53 300g hammer
12:01 cotton buffing wheel
12:17 300g hammer
12:23 sandpaper for metal (grid 120, 240, 400)
12:28 cotton buffing wheel
12:40 steel wire brush
12:46 sandpaper for metal (grid 120, 240, 400)
12:51 cotton buffing wheel
13:01 lathe Weiler
13:17 milling machine Aciera F3, carbide endmill 10mm
13:43 lathe Weiler
13:55 belt grinder (grid 60)
14:00 sandpaper for metal (grid 120, 240, 400)
14:09 cotton buffing wheel
14:21 cotton buffing wheel
14:29 cord drill with steel wire brush
14:44 sandpaper for metal (grid 240, 400)
14:49 steel wire brush
14:56 cotton buffing wheel
15:13 funnel and acetone
15:31 mixture of equal parts of vinegar, salt and flour
15:55 nylon brush for kitchen
16:10 steel wire brush
16:16 sandpaper for metal (grid 240, 400)
16:22 cotton buffing wheel
17:12 300g hammer
17:31 300g hammer
18:08 lamp oil
18:14 tweezers
19:25 lighter

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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Thank you for watching :-)

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  • A lot of people are asking the same questions, so i'm going to answer them right here. 1. Why use paint stripper first when you sandblast it anyway? Simply because you don't want to have all that paint in your sandblaster. 2. You forgot to paint "WALO" back on! That was just the name of the construction company who once owned that lamp. As this was not there originally, i decided to not put it back on. 3. What are you doing with these items after you restored them? I keep them for display and i use some. As you can see i'm using the air die grinder in this video, the one i restored in my first video. 4. Why use oil spray, when you sandblast it after? Between the oil spray and the sandblasting were a few days, so it would rust a lot in that time. You can find a lot more info in the description. Thank you :-)

    my mechanicsmy mechanics6 aylar önce
    • @Liku Mersune the answer is Very simple. He's not a germaphobe. What do you think is going to happen if he touches them without gloves? LOL. Do you think it has not germs on it because it's an antique? (It doesn't. In fact it has WAY less germs on it than your dirty, filthy, hands. Quick... Go wash them. Or better yet, dump sanitizer on them, so you can select for antibacterial resistant bacteria.)

      Andrew DelashawAndrew Delashaw4 gün önce
    • @Владимир Григорьев It is an inconsequential amount. It matters not.

      Andrew DelashawAndrew Delashaw4 gün önce
    • @Rich Wojehowski They are not worthless. They are worth far more in restored condition.

      JamesJ FiskJamesJ Fisk6 gün önce
    • @ano61nym Exactly. Collectors of antique Georgian tea tables may prize the original finish, but collectors of mechanical and industrial devices often prefer things in restored or at the very least working condition. Old rusty metal objects are rarely valuable because nobody wants them.

      JamesJ FiskJamesJ Fisk6 gün önce
  • The manufacturer's stamp says Sherwoods of Birmingham right?

    Stanton BroseStanton Brose3 saatler önce
  • Wow! Master!!

    David GaitanDavid Gaitan7 saatler önce
  • You really do go to eleven.

    Skeeter LewisSkeeter Lewis19 saatler önce
  • Bravo!

    Mateo MattMateo MattGün önce
  • 👍

    Emerson SilvaEmerson SilvaGün önce
  • Peeling is so satisfying

    Fantom ZmanFantom ZmanGün önce
  • you not only restore it, but you make it perfect . very satisfying!

    Ijal ConfirmIjal ConfirmGün önce
  • 👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍

    Дмитрий ГрузинДмитрий ГрузинGün önce
  • 16:26 it's just, wow.

    TuubiUserTuubiUserGün önce
  • w....what the hack

    HwaJeong JeonHwaJeong JeonGün önce
  • I have on occasion restored stuff, I would love to do it as a full time job

    ZelosZeloZelosZeloGün önce

    Ирина ИИрина ИGün önce
  • Oh forgot to mention, I used to love the smell of these dimly glowing oil lamps hung around the workmen's low tents covering the dug up street or pavement, as we walked past at night.

    Jeanette AnsellJeanette Ansell2 gün önce
  • 👍👍👍👍🇳🇿😸 Again fantastic job! Love the restoration of the warning lamp. The WCC (Wellington City Council) used these lamps when I was young through to the 70s, maybe even later, when they dug up the pavement or city street to repair underground services. This was a job they never seemed to finish. Here in NZ they were painted completely dark red (maybe a lot of that darkness was oily dirt on the top). Great job again, enjoyed watching.

    Jeanette AnsellJeanette Ansell2 gün önce
  • Ну и почистил ты его,,, и что?? Забыл, что он масляный? А сажа ? От нее никуда не деться. Разве что мини дымоход придумать😊😊

    Zaur SagitovZaur Sagitov2 gün önce
  • On a scale of 1 to 10, this guy rates at least a 20! Amazing!

    RomeoleusRomeoleus2 gün önce

    skkrananas -skkrananas -2 gün önce
  • These videos are amazing. It’s so fun to watch new joy be brought back in to the items. Keep up the awesome work

    Dwight Kurt SchruteDwight Kurt Schrute2 gün önce
  • It hurts when you waste clean water

    LE RGLE RG2 gün önce
  • Another great job. Do a small old motor bike one day.

    tim coppingertim coppinger2 gün önce
  • Excellent work as always. One tiny little comment: Wouldn't it be nice to paint the interior all black instead of white? After all, it is an oil lamp which create stain on the paint.

    Levent SALTLevent SALT2 gün önce
  • 2:17 this calms my soul

    Michał ZakrzewskiMichał Zakrzewski2 gün önce
  • Very nice sir. Thank you.

    Marshall BrummelMarshall Brummel3 gün önce
  • Another amazing job well done. Love how you just fabricate parts as needed.

    Hell's favorite NPC #69OU812 . exeHell's favorite NPC #69OU812 . exe3 gün önce
  • Belo trabalho

    Caio MatheusCaio Matheus3 gün önce
  • I really appreciate old things being brought back to life. Great patience and skill set. To the 1000 plus idiots who disliked the video you are grow up.

  • Should be against the law to throw such things away.

    Search4TruthSearch4Truth3 gün önce
  • Videos without background music makes us sleepy

    Salman KhanSalman Khan3 gün önce
  • Where do i send This? I would Like to have my files from my broken harddrive *Restored*

    Noah WellinNoah Wellin3 gün önce
  • Vvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvv good Work

    Mohammad yahiay Mohammad yahiayMohammad yahiay Mohammad yahiay3 gün önce
  • These videos can be watched at 1.5x playback

    Risky NightsRisky Nights3 gün önce
  • Man,this is just pure art!AWESOME job,definetly got me to subscribe&like your stuff!

    Adrian FrigoAdrian Frigo4 gün önce
  • Great job, when you old and new comparison. Do side by side..

    Food ChaserFood Chaser4 gün önce
  • This great man could "polish a turd" (better than Mythbusters)

    andymouse123andymouse1234 gün önce
  • Nice !!

    aux1z11aux1z114 gün önce
  • Where are you from and where are you live ?

    КириллКирилл4 gün önce
  • Amazing... God level, as usual.

    Olivier JouetOlivier Jouet4 gün önce
  • Schöne Lampe schöne Arbeit 👍

    Michael LauschMichael Lausch4 gün önce
  • I Love your Videos from old to new❤️

    Old & RestoredOld & Restored4 gün önce
  • Молодец, просто класс!!! 👍👍👍

    Виктор ЛебедевВиктор Лебедев4 gün önce
  • 15:34 And now you shall make a dough for the oil lamp to eat.

    Gabriel SvärdGabriel Svärd4 gün önce
  • Основное действие это полировать

  • *i wann job with you*

  • Даёшь новую жизнь уже ветхим предметам.

    Pr. MoriartyPr. Moriarty4 gün önce
  • До реставрации выглядела старинной , а после к сожалению - винтаж.

    Саша СашаСаша Саша4 gün önce
  • are you going to do a video of your plumber fixing your sink from all the crap you throw down it.?...that would be cool

    enigmaenigma4 gün önce
  • Tell you a little secret, try boiling these kinds of parts and see if the paint doesn’t bubble off. Big old crab pot & burner.

    Drew DiazDrew Diaz5 gün önce
  • Amazing result.

    DanTuberDanTuber5 gün önce
  • 12:18 reminds me of when my grandpa had us save crooked nails to straighten them out later 😄

    Alwee 'N' BooAlwee 'N' Boo5 gün önce
  • Ну ты кудесник

    Канал 4Канал 45 gün önce
  • А мне одному интересно зачем он краску снимает , а потом все равно пескоструит

    Александр ГригорьевАлександр Григорьев5 gün önce
  • Золотые руки!!! Молодец!!!

    Анатолий М.Анатолий М.5 gün önce
  • Are you a Marine Engineer ? They work for pure satisfaction by restoring equipment as per makers design and that's what you also do. You certainly give feel of achievements.

    sunil pawarsunil pawar5 gün önce
  • What you do is beautiful. Knowing the work involved to restore them, I don't mind paying extra for these items.

    Iskandar PCIskandar PC5 gün önce
  • Perfect

    Sam FisherSam Fisher5 gün önce
  • good! What is the age of this lamp?

    Ровшан АзизовРовшан Азизов5 gün önce
  • How old is the lamp?

    In Full BloomIn Full Bloom5 gün önce
  • What is the name of that this machine 07:00 you used for removing all rust from metal

    Adam_AliAdam_Ali5 gün önce
  • Просто отлично,молодец.

    Дмитрий АнатольевичДмитрий Анатольевич5 gün önce
  • белый цвет внутри быстро закаптится, если будет использоваться лампа.. а так здорово получается!!!)

    Максим КМаксим К5 gün önce
  • Керосиновая лампа светит по настоящему,а это так сувенир безтолковый,или это сигнальный флнарь?

    Белогоръ ѨБелогоръ Ѩ5 gün önce
    • Это железнодорожный фонарь обходчика путей 50-х годов.

      Васо ЗдоровольцевВасо Здоровольцев3 gün önce
    • Sergy64Br понятно,ну с такой лампой тогда и при свете темно будет.

      Белогоръ ѨБелогоръ Ѩ5 gün önce
    • Белогоръ Ѩ , походу это тоже керосиновая лампа, просто ошибка перевода.

      Sergy64BrSergy64Br5 gün önce
  • 比原来的还要精工。

    腐魂腐魂5 gün önce
  • It’s awesome 👏 ❤️👍

    Mohamed AlfekieMohamed Alfekie6 gün önce
  • Realmente mágico.Es adorable ver cómo revives todas esas joyas olvidadas.El cariño con el que tratas cada pieza,es digno de ver.

    q pasa nen?q pasa nen?6 gün önce
  • one note: the ends of the rubbers in the Windows have to converge at the bottom( look down). then the condensation can drain off and not stagnate. it's a street lamp!

    Владимир ПищулинВладимир Пищулин6 gün önce
  • 19:10 Dent😅

    Yasmin KhanYasmin Khan6 gün önce
  • When the term "anal" become the most sincere compliment. This channel, & Abom79, should receive grants from the government for their therapeutic effect. I can watch these all day, every day!

    Morten KristoffersenMorten Kristoffersen6 gün önce
  • Дело мастера боится.

    momentextractormomentextractor6 gün önce
  • Great job

    maxx1991maxx19916 gün önce
Forgotten Rusty Oil Lamp - Restoration