Antique Hand Cranked Hammer Drill - Restoration

تم نشره في 2020/12/19
It was in spring this year when I picked up this beaten up antique hand cranked hammer drill. My friend has found it on the steel waste together with the german „Weltrekord“ ratchet screwdriver. The condition of the drill was super bad. It was very corroded, had a lot of missing screws, the handle was in very bad condition and the crank was bent so much you couldn't even make a full turn. That's all said, it was the perfect item for a new restoration video.
At first I thought this should be a quick and easy project, but one problem after the other became visible and it turned out to be a real challenge. There was the big dent in the left side of the case. Usually you can't bend casted parts, but with a bit of heat and careful pressure on the arbor press I was able to remove it a bit. It also worked to get rid of the warping with some heat. For the finish of the housing I wanted to have an antique cast aluminium look. I thought it would look very cool if I could tumbler these parts after sandblasting. I ended up building a huge rotary tumbler from scratch and it worked very well (video link below).
Another big issue was the tool holder and the drill bit, as they were both completly rusted. Big thanks to @Hand Tool Rescue at this point for helping me out with the dimensions on these two parts by disassembling and measuring his own hammer drill. After a bit of search on eBay I found a set of original Rawlplug drill bits. After they arrived I was able to measure the shaft and the taper of the drill to then turn a new tool holder. It all worked out very well and yes, the drill only holds with the taper ;-)
Before I even started this project I just had one question in mind „How am I going to replace the messed up handle cover?“. My first idea was to wrap it in nice black leather like steering wheels are made. That would definitely work, but that's something I've never done before so I was quite sceptical. Then the idea of a heat shrink tube came up. That would be a very easy solution, but heat shrink tubes don't have any structuires to it and it wouldn't quite fit the the rest of the tool. Thanks to the research of my Patreons and channel members, they have found very special heat shrink tubes that have a structure in it. I really liked it as it almost looked exactly the same like the original handle.
After all it was a very intense and time consuming project. I've done so many hours of research on this one and I had to learn new skills. I'm very happy how it turned out.
I hope you like my work and the video.
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Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.
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  • We've just stumbled onto this. Watching "my mechanics" makes us realize there's hope way beyond the normal disposable mentality!

  • Sorry amazing machine bro

  • Amazing tool bro

  • Amazing restoration, it looks better than new. The only thing is ... it shouldn't. Yes you are restoring it, but I think you should not remove sharp edges. That's how it was made, even if it is ugly. Changing that goes beyond restoration. But still, very nice video, very relaxing :)

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  • Что есть не работает

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  • This is amazing 🤩

  • that was lot of work .

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  • the "shoulder plate" was different before. It was in assault position now its in tactical. lol

  • 26 mins nah to long me after 26 mins woww 🤙

  • So good, that was worth watching 😍😍😍😍

  • Amazing job ! I’m never new that mechanic hammer drill exist

  • How do you get those things

    • MM has said finds some items at the steel waste plant (he has a friend that lets him know when interesting items are found), some on Ebay, some from subscribers, some barn finds.

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  • Amazing work 👍👍 as always , perfection.

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  • first off..wonder why this vid gets dislikes in the _first_ place - in the end there's even an example of the "new tool" being tested

  • What oil are you quenching the hardened pieces in? I often see you blue pieces with heat and what looks like a vegetable oil, but that looks like used motor oil.

  • OMG! What u scratched on your workbench : )

  • Love how at 5:10 he actually uses one of the tools that he has previously restored, awesome to see you still find a use for them even though they're antiques !

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  • Incredible.

  • Ok ok ok

  • Great work! I have to get some of that Bluing stuff I’ll paint my house my car everything with it 😎

  • Hnl

  • Why didn’t you paint the main body? I would think it would rust pretty quickly. No?

  • Never get tired of the blueing process...

  • What is the stuff that you put one metal that turns it black and what does it do. thank you

  • Господа, прежде, чем критиковать, умничать и всячески демонстрировать негатив, попробуйте сами что-нибудь восстановить. Пусть самую примитивную вещь, но восстановить качественно, а не тяп-ляп. И когда поймете, что это не нагетсы в микроволновке разогреть, тогда и будете умничать...

  • Mechanics ASMR

  • If I could send you a LD 150 Lambretta would you restore it?

  • That handle = a piece of art! =)

  • Bluing steel is super satisfaing 👍

  • did not repair what happened. Each piece made a new one. That's why I didn't like it

  • Can we just appreciate the incredible quality of the images in this? Especially the close ups. You can really see some time and money has been invested to get this sharp an image. Thank you.

  • This is amazing work, as usual for you! Why do you make all the bolts by hand on the lathe? Other than to show off your crazy mad machinist skills, is there is any other reason?

  • Crazy

  • Who ever invented the lathe machine is a genius

  • no one gonna tell him that drill looks like a grappling hook

  • the part at 9:05 where you make the rivet just... disappear into the plate is truly one of the most beautiful things i have ever seen

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  • me thinking it was a harpoon omg

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  • What kind of paint is that?

  • Visual ASMR. i love watching the macro style shots.

  • All is extraordinary. ...except the handle. Even if that was how it was originally it just looks cheap. Whether shrink tubing is cheap or not.

  • Just awesome, the best since the tire pressure gauge. When I win the lotto this is what I will be doing.

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  • Nice restoration! I probably wouldn't carry that thing in public.. it might attract some callers, someone might mistake it for a semi-automatic rifle!

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  • Awesome, a thing from the time we brits actually made something. Quite badly judging by the castings, it worked just didn't look very eye catching but what do you expect, a Gucci Hand cranked hammer drill..... function over form. Got to admire your talents though, superb job every time.

  • What is the bluening for?

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  • Nice

  • This guy is a real master, what a professional end!

  • You make it all look so beautifully easy!

  • How long to complete?

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  • I was like, this looks like a good quality tool....then I saw the British made.... That's why!!!!

  • super!

  • ...если сказать что ты молодец!,- это значит не сказать ни чего!, меня удивляет другое!,-я про механический перфоратор первый раз увидел из твоего ролика, не знал, что бывает такая техника, а после восстановления-,выглядит лучше новой, такой перфоратор можно использовать в тех местах, где отсутствует электроэнергия, здоровья тебе и удачи во всём!!!

  • I wish you could work on a piece for. me! It's a typewriter crank.

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  • That test was very satisfying to watch and hear oml

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  • It always amazes me when I watch these videos at how complicated some of these things are period from the outside it looks like 2 or 3 pieces like the gas lamp Yeah looked to be. And then when he takes the cover off it's a million pieces that he knows how to put back together!

  • В итоге что это такое 🤷‍♂️? Есть тут русскоговорящих 😂

  • What is this black paint


  • When he applies black colour, it looks like my pc is not rendering the scene on my screen properly

  • Мастер! Супер! Пример всем!

  • The privilege you have and skill is uncanny

  • He is too good. Master on it! Bravo!

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  • Слов нет. Хотя одно есть. ОХРЕНЕТЬ МОЖНО!!!

  • at the beginning, I remember being in the middle of the desert

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  • very professional and I like your content channel👍👍

  • It’s not really restoring if you are just going to make new parts but the video itself was good

  • Your videos are pure eye candy. Even the sandblaster power button.

  • No person is a better restorer than he.

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  • mano poe uma luva ae parsa pelo amor de deus

  • Зачем я это смотрю?

  • I love that old things can be fixed because they’re not 95% plastic.

  • Do you do research on all the things you restore or just go with the flow?

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