Forgotten Rusty Oil Lamp - Restoration


Published At : Dec-23-2018

Publisher : my mechanics

Category : Education

Forgotten Rusty Construction Oil Lamp - Restoration In this video i'm restoring an old oil lamp made by Locher. Like, comment, subscribe. 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. Timestamps: 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. Subscribe for more of my content. I'm uploading videos about mechanical stuff, as new creations and buildings and also restorations. Thank you for watching :-) PayPal: My Patreon Page: Follow me on Instagram:


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