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 mechanics11 aylar önce
    • Name And Address Supplied It was a simple question you ignoramus. Maybe before you reply to a comment that was left five months ago you can also learn proper manners. I politely asked a simple question and so many people are just blatantly rude. You have no idea how immature and arrogant you sound and appear by just replying to something that has been over and done with for months.

      Liku MersuneLiku Mersune5 gün önce
    • @Liku Mersune Why do you care? You're not touching it. How picky some people are.

      Name And Address SuppliedName And Address Supplied5 gün önce
    • @tobikruse11 Why do you care?

      Name And Address SuppliedName And Address Supplied5 gün önce
    • Hello mate, What amazing job you do! You blow me away. By any chance, do you sell some restored stuff?

      Adam RAdam R6 gün önce
  • I watched this video more than once, and it still makes me smile, thank you for bringing this world some peace and beauty. :')

    黃詠恩黃詠恩6 saatler önce
  • Вы просто гений

    Икрон МирсолиевИкрон Мирсолиев22 saatler önce
  • El trabajo que haces es increíble!!!!! Fantástico

    Alier Obed Jaenz RivasAlier Obed Jaenz RivasGün önce
  • БРАВО!!!!Не перестаю восхищаться!!!!

    shatanail xshatanail xGün önce
  • Супер!!!

    Александр КосенковАлександр Косенков2 gün önce
  • I love you channel and please keep it the same ! And you deserve more respect ! Have any of you guys seen how detailed his description is ????

    MrBlh10MrBlh102 gün önce
  • You have superhuman skills.

    dx398dx3982 gün önce
  • I enjoy watching restoration videos its calming and intuitive and makes me want to tackle something. You my friend are on a whole different level than others I've seen. Your projects looks brand new I love it. Keep it up!!!!

    Justin LanghoutJustin Langhout2 gün önce
  • It would be cool if you restored a World War II submarine.

    Rich HughesRich Hughes3 gün önce
  • in my head: please sandblast it , please sandblast it ..... Video : Now Sandblast . in my head : WOOOOHOOOO

    Christoph HundChristoph Hund3 gün önce
  • "some really sharp edges here" **continues to rub with finger**

    Rubik's CubedRubik's Cubed3 gün önce
  • Just got a similar product, madee rethink my idea and go with restoration

    Elizabeth ManningElizabeth Manning4 gün önce
  • “Time to paint it red” Paints it orange

    Brian ABrian A5 gün önce
    • On the color palette orange and red are right next to each other.. this red might be scarlet...

      zionchar11zionchar113 gün önce
  • Nice job 👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

    anthony anastoranthony anastor5 gün önce
  • i have one of these, not in that condition lol. cool video.

    Todd PorterTodd Porter5 gün önce
  • Красавчик. Лайк!

    Сергей ПетровСергей Петров6 gün önce
  • beautiful work

    KailashKailash6 gün önce
  • Suggestion to your channel. I think your channel's name should be MY MECHANICS ASMR.

    JM Segura CJM Segura C6 gün önce
  • Здравствуйте! Восхищаюсь вашими видео! Вы пишете, что Английский не родной Ваш язык. Если не секрет- откуда вы родом?

    Борис МухаметшинБорис Мухаметшин7 gün önce
  • You should call your channel "better than new!!"

    J & J Yacht RevelryJ & J Yacht Revelry8 gün önce
  • I think I would have painted the top logo white to match the glass trim. Great job!

    TFoTFo8 gün önce
  • love the ultra shiny polished parts, looks awesome and sure took alot of time!

    ArianOriginal21ArianOriginal218 gün önce
  • Нее, это перебор. Ничего от старинной вещи не осталось.

    ДвойникДвойник9 gün önce
    • ​@Titan SA Видел Волгу 21 в люксе, оказалось цех есть выпускает новый салон под оригинал =( . И здесь не отличишь оригинал или новодел, с полированным замком уж точно перебор. Много хорошо, тоже не хорошо. У меня в коллекций такого типа фонарик сохран люкс так в нём хоть керосинка в патине подтверждает возраст. Ну это лично моё мнение, некоторые и монеты полируют чтоб смотрелись как новые.

      ДвойникДвойник7 gün önce
    • В смысле ничего? Там новое только резинки, краска и сердцевина в замке

      Titan SATitan SA7 gün önce
  • So the key is basically the opposite end of a ratchet socket?

    Brent RykalaBrent Rykala9 gün önce
  • Your work style is the unique and very advanced I look forward to your next video SIR my mechanics.

    Mr. ScrewMr. Screw10 gün önce
  • Did I need to watch a 20 minute video of a guy restoring a lamp at 2 am? Nope. Did I watch the entire video anyway? You betcha.

    Brady MartinBrady Martin10 gün önce
  • You are amazing

    OnlyBlaizeOnlyBlaize10 gün önce
  • I love restoring old things! I found your channel and have been watching non-stop!!! My one question is do you take requests to restore something? I had an antique lantern from my grandfather and do not trust myself to restore! Thought it would be cool if you could! Again thank you for the techniques and ideas!!!! I have shared your videos to so many people!

    Good O'l Cousin CletusGood O'l Cousin Cletus11 gün önce
  • #1

    Cristian Daniel GonzalezCristian Daniel Gonzalez11 gün önce
  • Круто. У тебе золоті руки!

    Міккі МаусМіккі Маус11 gün önce
  • Amazing, love your work!

    Ben FoustBen Foust11 gün önce
  • What was the name on the front panel before restoring?

    Robert Zapata Jr.Robert Zapata Jr.11 gün önce
  • Is that normal that somebody play this video in Facebook as her video? I think it’s not!

    Zoltán HorváthZoltán Horváth12 gün önce
  • This item u actually restored!!! And extremely good 2, THIS IS RESTORING! Just love that Santa red....... absolutely extraordinary well done

    Peter FuchsPeter Fuchs12 gün önce
  • Where r u buying that paintstripper from?

    Peter FuchsPeter Fuchs12 gün önce
  • You are an artist not a work with passion giving it your ultimate and going beyond the industrial design... thankyou

    Yasir M. AbdulateefYasir M. Abdulateef12 gün önce
  • Hi, just letting you know, we have LEDS now

    YY12 gün önce
    • Yeah but this is fun for him to do and it is freaking AWESOME

      Gyzardo The Wizard LizardGyzardo The Wizard Lizard12 gün önce
  • Почини кнопочку на пескоструе.))

    Андрей НаливайкоАндрей Наливайко13 gün önce
  • You could save a lot of money by just by doing that

    Conaday SweetConaday Sweet13 gün önce
  • Hi I'm in my 60's and remember the workmen with oil lamps when I was 7 years old a long time ago. Keep up the good work.

    Patrick BoydPatrick Boyd13 gün önce
    • Patrick Boyd I hope your in good health Sir/Ma’am!

      Gyzardo The Wizard LizardGyzardo The Wizard Lizard12 gün önce
  • How the hell did this only take you 30 hours?!?

    The AustralianThe Australian15 gün önce
  • I'd bet that workshop worths about USD 100M, and the genius' hands some USD 500M each

    Duck TapeDuck Tape15 gün önce
  • I love Your videos mate. Keep up a good work 👍

    Leksu MarginesLeksu Margines17 gün önce
  • Does this lamp blink, if you adjust the wick accordingly?

    MofapilotMofapilot17 gün önce
  • Genial

    Jairo ChicoteJairo Chicote18 gün önce
  • А с лада Веста также сможешь съедаться????

    Ник БоуманНик Боуман18 gün önce
  • Que bonito ha quedado 💜

    Mónica FloresMónica Flores18 gün önce
  • Awesome 👍

    Tim SmithTim Smith18 gün önce
  • La Magick Goop!

    Laurel MontgomeryLaurel Montgomery18 gün önce
  • Did you happen to remeasure the temps of the metal after being lit?

    Anthony CirilloAnthony Cirillo18 gün önce
  • Excellent work love these videos

    Bob FletcherBob Fletcher19 gün önce
  • Monstеr!!!

    Арчибальд АрчибальдовичАрчибальд Арчибальдович19 gün önce
  • заебца, like!

    Torry OntoryTorry Ontory19 gün önce
  • Классные видео) если бы у всех были русские субтитры было бы преерасно✌️ спасибо)

    Галина ЧерепенинаГалина Черепенина20 gün önce
  • 13 minutes without "making new ones". what happened to you?))

    Виктор БорисенкоВиктор Борисенко20 gün önce
  • Es muy estúpido de tu parte usar removedor y desperdiciar mucha agua para enjuagar tus piezas,el sand-blast es mucho mejor directo, solo quieres hacer un vídeo muy completo pero puedes evitar ese pasó,si quieres hacerlo mejor después del sand-blast utiliza un fosfato

    Hector VazquezHector Vazquez20 gün önce
  • 19:00 uh... were gonna need you to light it there partner!? 19:30 oh thank god

    roy arrowoodroy arrowood23 gün önce
  • looks like a good ole' railway worker lamp with Fresnel lenses. The design probably is universal and hasn't changed in 120+ years

    Ivan DmitrievIvan Dmitriev24 gün önce
  • WOW! it didn't look that good when it was new, Great Video :-)

    Dave TheBusDriverDave TheBusDriver26 gün önce
  • People asking why to use the paint stripper when he was going to sandblast it anyway probably have never used a sandblaster ever.

    Arnab BasuArnab Basu26 gün önce
  • Светит конечно так себе. Но сделано классно!

    Falkenberg hlFalkenberg hl26 gün önce
  • This is update. Do not name such us the restoration never … please

    Михаил обычныйМихаил обычный26 gün önce
  • I am very late to this show, but … Another beautiful lamp and another great video. The gasket break should be at the bottom of the lens to shed any water (but I am glad you did not paint the square lock shaft red, as original, because use of the key would delam the sides of the lock shaft)

    bobbob26 gün önce
  • I think you do very well at painting and sheet metal work. I'm just waiting for when you roll a classic car in and say "I make a new one" 🚘

    Acid TearzAcid Tearz26 gün önce
  • Precioso

    Juan nuñezJuan nuñez26 gün önce
  • Это лучшее видео, которое приносит при просмотре удовольствие

    PauloPaulo27 gün önce
  • @7:24...damn lamp looks brand new already lol....

    Marquies RileyMarquies Riley29 gün önce
  • epic 200 IQ play

    Josh LinsmeyerJosh Linsmeyer29 gün önce
  • For a second I thought you were going to make cookies. Nicely done.

    Miguel LanderosMiguel Landeros29 gün önce
Forgotten Rusty Oil Lamp - Restoration