1930s German Oldtimer Screwdriver - Perfect Restoration.
In this video i'm restoring a german screwdriver from the 1930s.
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My friend found this rare screwdriver in the steel waste at the recycling station. It was dirty, rusty and from its look you can tell that it had a hard life. It was bent in all directions and was used for more than just tighten and loosen screws. I really liked the design of it, specially because of the look of the handle. I've never done woodworking before in my life, that's why I decided to challenge myself and restore this beauty. As i have no clue when it comes to wood, I had to do some research first.I found out that ash wood is very common for handles in general, that's why I decided to go with it. The second thought i had after deciding to restore it was that I'm not going to use any glue to fix the handles. I'm going to use handmade rivets, I've never done that before either. I was really happy with the result, it came out exactly how I wanted.
I hope you like my work and the video.
# showing all the parts
# washing the parts
# removing the rust
# bending it back in shape
# removing all deep scratches with a file
# making the wooden handles
# drilling the holes for the rivets
# finishing the shape of the handles
# countersink for the rivets
# sanding and polishing the screwdriver
# hardening and tempering the tip of the screwdriver
# making two new rivets
# preview before reassembling
# using linseed oil for the handle
# showing the finished product
Time and costs of this restoration:
I spent around 14 hours on this project
$10 Ash wood
$10 Linseed oil
$5 Sandpaper for wood
Timestamps of used tools and machines:
# bench grinder
# 300g hammer and 3mm punch
# 2mm punch
# parts washer with parts cleaner liquid, google it ;-)
# steel wire brush
# Dremel steel wire brushes
# 500g hammer
# adjustable wrench
# triangular file
# flat file
# belt grinder (grid 60)
# semicircular rasp file
# hand drill machine with drill 3.3mm
# semicircular rasp file
# wood sandpaper (grid 40, 80, 120, 150)
# column drill with 3 lip countersink
# metal sandpaper (grid 120, 240, 400)
# polish paste
# cotton polish disc
# acetylene/oxygen torch
# any oil will work
# sandpaper (grid 400)
# lathe Weiler
# linseed oil
# bolt M8
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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