1891 German ''Weltrekord'' Ratchet Screwdriver - Restoration

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    It was around three months ago when I visited my friend that works at the steel waste. He made an amazing found. He found multible items that were in a very rough condition. They almost had some kind of concrete on them and a lot of heavy rust. This little screwdriver got my attention right away. It was not clearly visible what the function of it was, but I remember that I thought it might be some kind of ratchet mechanism. At home I posted a few pics of it in my Instagram story. It didn't took long for @hand tool rescue to reply, as he has the same screwdriver, just a slightly modern version of it, but similar mechanism. After some research I found some more pics and videos online. The brand is „Weltrekord“ made in Germany and it's called „Hebelschraubenzieher“ which meas „lever scredriver“. The model I found was the first ever designed one from 1891. Weltrekord later made some small changes on the design. Newer ones have a small collet to clamp the insert bits and even newer ones came with plastic handles instead of wood.
    At first I thought this will be a quick straight forward restoration project. It turned out to be a very tricky one. The most difficult part was definitely the disassembly, it took me three full days to get it in pieces. Heavy rust has done so much damage to all of the parts. Unfortunately the handle cracked when I removed it. I tried to restore it, but it became a huge mess and I decided to make a new one to have a nice and clean look. There's a 40 minutes version of this video on my Patreon page where I show how I tried to repair the handle. I had to weld up material on a lot of parts and machined and sanded it clean afterwards. That all worked perfectly fine. Some parts have still very slight pitting but overall it turned out very well. For the finish on the steel parts I decided to try nickel plating for the first time and it worked fantastic. I went with a brushed finish and with the nickel coat the parts turned out amazing. I really like the look of the nickel plated parts with the wooden handle.

    I hope you like my work and the video.

    Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:

    Adel AlSaffar
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    Time and costs of this restoration:

    $5 wood for the handle
    $3 spring steel wire
    $10 vinegar for nickel solution
    I was working on this project for 2 weeks

    My camera:
    Panasonic HC-V180

    I payed a lot of attention on the lighting when filming this video and also the quality of the sound to create an ASMR style video.

    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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satan165 +12

its been obvious since day 1 you were destined to have 1M subscribers. but this is the first video where i see you truly exploiting that, and really milking so many procedures in a way youve not done in the past. this is a new dawn. i will support you brother in whatever you decide to do. been a patreon for a while, and will continue to be - this is why. this is beautiful, beautiful art and it calms me. you will have more subscribers that you could dream soon. well done.

年 前
Silver Cymbal +2
Silver Cymbal

This guy doesn’t do restorations... He turns every day products into one of a kind museum quality pieces - The best!

年 前
Bryan Jacobs +227
Bryan Jacobs

I had no idea these types of tools even existed in the late 1800's. This was a pleasure to watch. Always enjoyable to watch a person with obvious skill. Thanks for the post!

21 日 前
Natan Mishelson +252
Natan Mishelson

Отличная немецкая инженерия! Просто обалденная реставрация на уровне искусства! И безусловно превосходный видео монтаж и подача материала! За всё 5+

21 日 前
reidonoliver +45

My father, like you, was a master machinist. He would have been absolutely delighted to watch your work. Thank you for sharing your gift.

14 日 前
Mario Quesada +74
Mario Quesada

I never thought I was going enjoy more than 20 minutes of a video of restoring a tool.

21 日 前
Олег Норов +43
Олег Норов

На одном дыхании!!! И с восхищением что руки растут с правильного места!!!

14 日 前
Beerdy - Bruce Lee Central +394
Beerdy - Bruce Lee Central

This was really satisfying to watch. Great job!

Лариса Захарова +74
Лариса Захарова

Руки,золотые!!Конечно же и тиски и станки это очень важно в этом деле,но руки и мозги это на первом месте.Я женщина,но очень люблю смотреть такие рубрики о восстановлении и реставрации.Получила огромное удовольствия смотря Вашу работу,спасибо и дай бог здоровья Вам.Я надеюсь,что Вы порадуете ещё не одним видео.

21 日 前
J Fla Rodrigues +19
J Fla Rodrigues

Sensacional, que trabalho perfeito. Parabéns!!!

21 日 前
Alex Volob +31
Alex Volob

I don't think there has been a video that has deserved my like more than this one. Damn, you put a lot of work into that! Thank you for the share

14 日 前
Jonas jacques +2
Jonas jacques

Excelente trabalho, por gentileza poste mais vídeos...!

21 日 前
everton da costa
everton da costa

Trabalho incrível parabéns 👏

4 時間 前
Mufassil Islam +304
Mufassil Islam

You have restored the past and have given a fresh start. Amazing !!


I am really glad to see this video. This inspired me a lot to restore the valuable things. I appreciate the person who did this work and revive the old instrument to new state.

21 日 前
Xiaomi Note 5 +42
Xiaomi Note 5

Я завидую людям которые своими руками делают такие вещи..шедеврально красиво

21 日 前
Emanoel Teles
Emanoel Teles

Muito legal!! Parabéns 👏👏

14 日 前
Valor +13

The level of craftsmanship is paralleled by very few. This is art, dedication, knowledge, and experience personified.

14 日 前
Brian Cherry
Brian Cherry

Absolutely wonderful to watch, thank you for taking the time and patience to restore that which is lost. Great job

21 日 前
sickre +2

130 years old and that's a better ratchet screwdriver than you can buy today.

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