Antique Kitchen Scale Restoration - The Masterpiece

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Last time I scrolled through eBays antique section, this nice little antique kitchen scale caught my attention at the first sight. It was a little bit expensive with a price tag of $75, but I didn't even thought twice about buying it. I fell in love with it right away.
The paint looked very bad, it also had some dents and some signs of its age. It was still working and had a new screw added, I guess someone quickly fixed it before selling. The plate did sit way too loose on the top part, that made me suspicious that it isn't the original one. After disassemling I thought this will be a very quick and easy restoration, but one thing came after the other and it tourned out to be the most challenging one i've done on this channel so far.
I wanted to have a super glossy and perfect paint job. For that reason I applied three coats of high build primer after the regular primer and filler. Wet sanding with 400 and 800 grit made the base super smooth and perfectly even. Then it was time to apply two coats of light ivory. After it dried I masked it again and painted the brillant blue. The paint turned out absolutely amazing.
The old glass cover was too messed up to even try to clean it. I milled a new one on the tiny cnc-milling machine. Instead of painting the back of it gold, I decided to mill a brass foil to put it underneath. I cut some threads into the housing and fixed the class with fake rivets in a brushed look.
The whole mechanism of the scale needed much attention. I had to remake some parts that got destroyed during the disassembly. But the most difficult parts were definitely the aluminium part and the paper scale. This was my first attempt ever in metal spinning. After a few tries I knew how to do it and I was able to make an absolutely perfect part. The scale was warped due to the disassembly with water, so I had to make a new one from scratch. It required a lot of math to calculate all the diameters and angles, but it turned out very well.
I spent a long time thinking about the plate. After my success with the metal spinning of the aluminium part I decided to try to make a new one out of a copper sheet. I made a negative form as a template out of wood and than spinn the copper sheet on it to a plate. After a failed tries, I suceed. The key point was to heat the sheet up before hand to make it soft. I then sanded it all clean and soldered a ring on the back.
The plate, The scale with the aluminium part and the glass cover with the brass foil were definitely my personal highlights of this restoration. I think this is definitely one of the most favourite project I've done so far. It was very challenging and I had to learn many new skills to get the job done. After all I'm very happy with this restoration.
I hope you like my work and the video.
Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:
Yale Baker
Adel AlSaffar
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Courtney Maleport
David Barker
Derek Russ
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Paul Ambry
Risky Deem
Robert Everich
Scott Marshall
Stuart Mitchell
Suiros
The Carlsons
Trevor Kam
웅록 윤

Time and costs of this restoration:
I was working on this project for 4 weeks
$25 kitchen scale
$20 2k primer
$30 high build primer
$30 2k coat light ivory
$30 2k coat brillant blue
$25 brass foil
$5 transparent plastic
$10 copper sheet
$5 aluminium sheet

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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Kommentarer

pyrotfd
pyrotfd - 2 måneder siden
Everyone on Youtube: "Fix your broken switch of the sandblaster"
My Mechanic: blurs switch
lol...
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN - Dag siden
@Evan Walters communion .9 .o. p .cv.99 Lompoc
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN - Dag siden
@Lucas Bolingeroo O
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN - Dag siden
@Mr White be O
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN
ABDUL RAHMAN HASSAN - Dag siden
@Lucas Bolinger ,mm . U O . T Oo
Eric Dennis
Eric Dennis - 5 dager siden
Was going to ask lol
Tomasz Sz
Tomasz Sz - Time siden
I am surprised that this scale is so accurate. Nice job.
A yin Vlog
A yin Vlog - 2 timer siden
SUBSCRiBED to your channel
hex1c
hex1c - 12 timer siden
When are we getting new videos? I miss him
Aashish Sharma
Aashish Sharma - 17 timer siden
Inspired by your videos I now treat my dishes and pots and pans with the same respect when washing them. :)
Aj B
Aj B - 18 timer siden
Kewl 👌
Nigel Taylor
Nigel Taylor - 22 timer siden
*" Well done ... what a superb finish ! "*
Abu Mustafa
Abu Mustafa - Dag siden
روعة وابداع 👌👍
хасан Хaшими
Very very good
Donald Stotmeister
Donald Stotmeister - Dag siden
Your english is fine, better then english I hear everyday here in Florida. You got a really really nice shop with super cool equipment. Your workmanship is amazing. I catch myself talking to my computer saying "Oh he has to be an engineer". Love your video's, please don't stop making them. I have an old lighter lost in my garage, when I find it, your getting it. It needs love and a good home.
Bobby Henley
Bobby Henley - 2 dager siden
Id love to see you do an old bait caster fishing reel.
Mark Inglese
Mark Inglese - 2 dager siden
Why do you blur out the on switch to the sandblaster?
Mark Inglese
Mark Inglese - 2 dager siden
Me: "Wife I'm going to go to the garage and restore something"!
Wife: Picks up phone and calls ambulance as she knows how this is going to end🤣🤣🤣. New subscriber brother.
James Perez P
James Perez P - 2 dager siden
hermoso y limpio
BELLA
BELLA - 2 dager siden
you keep everything you restore?
Debbie Ivey
Debbie Ivey - 2 dager siden
By far one of the best restoration channels on YouTube. He makes any parts that are ruined or missing and above all USES FILLER and sands before applying paint. I LOVE IT!!! You sir are one talented fellow. :-)
Sel Gonzo
Sel Gonzo - 3 dager siden
Its been a couple of months no new video yet?! There has to be some kind of flea market over there to find antiques; ahh well just rewatch some of my favorites. ;-)
Amar Gupta
Amar Gupta - 3 dager siden
Awesome,👌👌💐💐
Factual Fox
Factual Fox - 4 dager siden
*You made light work of that heavy task!*
Mustafa ÖZÇELİK
Mustafa ÖZÇELİK - 4 dager siden
I watched a lot of your videos, I was amazed, you are very successful, but the guardian of the button of your sandblaster is deplorable :) There is a saying in Turkish; They say, "The tailor cannot sew his own clothes." Your situation fits this statement perfectly. I wish you continued success. Thank you.
drcbeartooths
drcbeartooths - 4 dager siden
Amazing. I want that masterpiece on my kitchen counter. Thank you for another positive quiet productive craftsman story..
Foo S.
Foo S. - 4 dager siden
New word of the day: knurled.
BigBigLeo
BigBigLeo - 4 dager siden
it was better
Informative Books for Human
Informative Books for Human - 4 dager siden
Amazing restoration
Conan derbarbar
Conan derbarbar - 4 dager siden
This is true art. High success. My friend, I applaud you standing up.
maher yanni
maher yanni - 4 dager siden
👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍👍amazing
도르륵
도르륵 - 4 dager siden
26:24
Cohiba ma85
Cohiba ma85 - 4 dager siden
Super big like.. Master 😀👍
James Rice Photo
James Rice Photo - 4 dager siden
Dude, don't bother with the resto just make yourself one from scratch - you've got the mad skills!
Restoration Models
Restoration Models - 5 dager siden
People are hungry for new videos. Oh please!
Fábio Marinho
Fábio Marinho - 5 dager siden
Uma das melhores restaurações que já vi até hoje!!!
Beny 12345
Beny 12345 - 5 dager siden
Hello I have a very old weight Do you want to buy and renovate it
Beny 12345
Beny 12345 - 5 dager siden
Hello I have a very old weight Do you want to buy and renovate it
Eric Dennis
Eric Dennis - 5 dager siden
Did you make the spring too??...wouldn't doubt it lol ... Surprised you didn't remake the gear!
Eric Dennis
Eric Dennis - 5 dager siden
Aside from the voice of color this was very interesting to watch! You've got skill!
Aurél
Aurél - 6 dager siden
Très beau travail.
Très marrant de voir le " ET VOILA ! " dans une vidéo anglaise pour un français...
Aurél
Aurél - 3 dager siden
@José Gaming lol
José Gaming
José Gaming - 3 dager siden
C'est un suisse
Justice For Seth Rich WWG1WGA
You need your own Masterclass!
Greg H
Greg H - 6 dager siden
Impressive! 🍻
skemsen
skemsen - 6 dager siden
Are there any new restauration videos coming soon? I’m here in it for them - no so much for the vlogs.
Nathan
Nathan - 6 dager siden
World falling apart...
"I make a new one"
W4V3MAKER wave
W4V3MAKER wave - 6 dager siden
I'm not surprised your videos get millions of views. No commentary, no music, no shitty clickbaiting. Just a guy doing what he does best. The quality speaks for itself, nice work!
Tataytoy
Tataytoy - 6 dager siden
most of the tools he used is restored by him
lolikong poi
lolikong poi - 7 dager siden
I learned a lot of methods from you video. Recently I found a good way to remove dust: put screws in hot acid and ultrasonic it. Very quick and clean.
iftekhar Ali
iftekhar Ali - 7 dager siden
Very. Nic. Wow
Arran Mac Gabhann
Arran Mac Gabhann - 7 dager siden
20:38 That solder seam is just heavenly.
hassan mir
hassan mir - 7 dager siden
Wanderfull man I'm loving it....
Falar parlare speak Faz Bem
Falar parlare speak Faz Bem - 7 dager siden
Lindo!! amei o seu vídeo!! ficou excelente a restauração!!! Parabéns!!!
LEONARDO SOARES DE OLIVEIRA
LEONARDO SOARES DE OLIVEIRA - 7 dager siden
it will be new again.
inyourgenes
inyourgenes - 7 dager siden
I'm all for up-cycling but sometimes isn't it just better to bin the knackered old kitchen scale and buy a brand new state-of-the-art digital one?
Rowdy Eggplaad
Rowdy Eggplaad - Dag siden
No
José Gaming
José Gaming - 3 dager siden
You don't know what you're talking about
jogi fy
jogi fy - 7 dager siden
You're outstanding when it's come to the detail of restoration :)
watch tv شاهد تيفي
watch tv شاهد تيفي - 7 dager siden
thank you
SiRobb
SiRobb - 7 dager siden
When My Mechanics uses previously restored things to restore new things, the machines have become self-aware.
sameer shaikh
sameer shaikh - 7 dager siden
Im waiting ur next video plz upload fast
Space Sheep
Space Sheep - 8 dager siden
Why do you make the crews? Genuine question
José Gaming
José Gaming - 3 dager siden
Because it's interesting it's good quality not like the cheap store ones, and he can use bluing on them
Space Sheep
Space Sheep - 8 dager siden
When you open those, you're tutching things that were not been tutch since they were seal off. Amazing.
Mario Funes
Mario Funes - 8 dager siden
Fantastic !!!
Congratulation.
Juaquin Gomes
Juaquin Gomes - 8 dager siden
Maravillosa restauración !! Congratulations !!
Abdou Abdeli
Abdou Abdeli - 8 dager siden
Ça c'est vraiment génial!!! Thanks toi!
El torito de León Guanajuato de le
Verdaderamente ASOMBROSO 👍👍👍👍
rickashay _BB
rickashay _BB - 8 dager siden
Do u use what u fixed