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Tiny Deadlocked Vise - Restoration

  • Am 21 Nov 2022 veröffentlicht
  • In this video I'm restoring a very small rusty and deadlocked Gressel bench vise. Its jaws are just 80mm wide. My friend has found this tiny vise on the steel waste and I thought this would be cool for a video.
    On first sight it was only seized and had some additional holes. When disassembling I also quickly realized that something on the half round part was not right and after sandblasting I also saw pretty deep damages near the jaws. To disassemble the movable jaw I quickly made a tool to open the vise. There's also a video about that on my second channel „my mechanics insights“, link below.
    I closed the two additional holes with slight press fit plugs and closed the gap with welding. After filing the welds flush the two holes completely disappeared.
    There was a bit of a mess with the threads at the half round part, so I decided to close them all with very tight press fitted plugs and cut two new M4 threads. That worked very well and these plugs will never ever come out again.
    On the other deep damages I decided to weld up new material with cast iron stick welding rod. That was my very first time stick welding. Was a bit tricky to get used to it, but the end result turned out very well. I was able to file and sand all surfaces perfectly clean afterwards.
    I decided to paint this vise in a nice red (RAL3011) with white highlights on the lettering.
    As the spindle only had very little rust, I was able to clean it very nicely with rust remover, wire brush, some sandpaper and Scotch Brite.
    For the remaining parts I first removed the deep pitting, removed the sharp edges, recut the threads and then sandblasted them to remove the remaining rust and make a nice and even texture on the sanded surfaces. To darken all these parts I used the method of hot bluing.
    As the rough pattern of the jaws were in pretty good condition I decided to restore them. After a night in the rust remover and a bit of wire brushing the jaws already looked pretty good. I also had to bend them as they were a bit out of shape. As they're just case hardened this worked very well. Then I sanded all the surfaces clean, chamfered all edges and applied cold bluing to darken them.
    In the end I'm very happy how this little bench vise has turned out. In my opinion the red looks very nice together with the black steel parts and the shiny sanded surfaces and the white details of the lettering are just the cherry on top.
    I hope you like my work and the video.
    Link to the vise opener tool video:
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  • Edo
    Edo Vor 4 Tage +2027

    My theory is that the earth is round because My Mechanics removed all the sharp edges

  • Jill Davies
    Jill Davies Vor 3 Tage +367

    I am a lady in her mid-seventies with no interest or aptitude in engineering or mechanics, but oh! how I love to watch you repair these damaged tools and restore them to a state of beauty and a second life. I particularly enjoy it when you make a tool to help you solve some problem. I am so impressed by the filming and editing of your projects. Your work is far superior to that of any other restoration channel. Thank you for the pleasure it has given me over the years.

    • David Ball
      David Ball Vor Stunde

      @bea kittelscherz but they restore different things. Yes and rrc is my favourite.

    • Ian
      Ian Vor 4 Stunden

      @Jim Cheseborough Yeah sorry mate but I have seen most of them and her statement is correct. If you know of a superior channel then please enlighten and I will be happy to change my mind and retract my claims.

    • Luther7718
      Luther7718 Vor 13 Stunden

      That is an interest in mechanics!

    • Kramer Design
      Kramer Design Vor Tag +3

      Anyone who wants to get into the deep semantics of how this actually isn't a restoration channel (or wants to tell a 70-plus year old woman she's wrong when she's totally 100% right) is, frankly, a total fool

    • Subramaniam Lakshminarayanan
      Subramaniam Lakshminarayanan Vor Tag

      @triadwarfare That sounds like a better name for this channel.

  • Rob Cantor
    Rob Cantor Vor 4 Tage +217

    What is maybe not so immediately obvious to your viewers is that you are as meticulous and precise with your videography and editing as you are with your machining. It's a joy to see someone who takes so much pride in getting it exactly right. Thanks for all you do.

  • Ahmed El Monawir
    Ahmed El Monawir Vor 4 Tage +107

    Your channel is often imitated but never bettered. Your work is head and shoulders above anyone and anywhere else.
    You take a decades old piece of junk and make it better than brand new; you turn it into art!
    Your skill, attention to detail and pursuit of perfection make you the very best and I await your videos probably more than any other on DEclips. Please keep amazing us with your work!

    • Dirge Media
      Dirge Media Vor 4 Tage +11

      yes all other restoration channels are gangster until My Mechanics releases a new video....

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Vor 4 Tage +20

      Thank you very much, I really do appreciate it :-)

  • rdjess
    rdjess Vor 5 Tage +1495

    You’ve done more for Gressel vise sales than any advertising they’ve done in the last 100 years 😂

    • Arcadia Green
      Arcadia Green Vor 3 Tage +1

      See you all again in 2 years for another one

    • Waldorf Von Muppet
      Waldorf Von Muppet Vor 3 Tage

      So true 👍

      GRESSEL AG Vor 4 Tage +2

      Such a good product we don't need to advertise 😉

    • Frankie Rzucek
      Frankie Rzucek Vor 4 Tage +1

      Agreed. I would have never known them without MM lol

    • rasmid tan
      rasmid tan Vor 4 Tage +2

      i would love to buy one only if its available in my country

  • Eliezer Weinbach
    Eliezer Weinbach Vor 4 Tage +47

    Watching you remove that broken drill bit was the most satisfying thing I’ve seen in a long time.

    • Moshe Sheckel
      Moshe Sheckel Vor 2 Tage

      I watched my room mate masturbate when she thought she was alone... that was pretty satisfying.

    • cybertree
      cybertree Vor 2 Tage +1

      Or when the vice finally gave way with a satisfying "bang" 1:38 😌

    • Florida Man
      Florida Man Vor 2 Tage +3

      Like popping a metal pimple!

  • Per-Olov Kindgren
    Per-Olov Kindgren Vor 3 Tage

    What a pleasure to watch!! Sooooooo satisfying!
    Thank you my gentleman.
    Cheers! I was here...

  • Marcio H Claudino
    Marcio H Claudino Vor 4 Tage +35

    This is not only a restoration video. This is art. You are an artist and the restoration products are only a way to show the world your talent.

  • ddfann
    ddfann Vor 4 Tage +9

    Outstanding. You go further than any of the other restoration channels and repair even the tiniest damage that others leave behind. The work you did on the jaws building them up and filing back was exceptional. Love your work.

    • ddfann
      ddfann Vor 4 Tage

      @Perinne The sheer weight of evidence that the earth is a globe is overwhelming, you just don't want to believe it. Flat earthers who have tried to prove the earth isn't a globe have actually proven that it is a globe, but still refuse to believe it, so what use is there in debating such morons.

    • Perinne
      Perinne Vor 4 Tage

      @ddfann Okay. Sure.
      Are ad hominem attacks your best globe proof?

    • Vickie Bligh
      Vickie Bligh Vor 4 Tage +1

      @Perinne Sorry you don't understand science.

    • ddfann
      ddfann Vor 4 Tage

      @Perinne No thanks, I'm not a flat earther idiot

    • Perinne
      Perinne Vor 4 Tage

      ddfann I suggest watch a 13 part series called _What on earth happened_ by Ewaranon to learn that the earth is not a globe.
      I got it in my about tab.

  • Craig Smith
    Craig Smith Vor 4 Tage +9

    I wish you had videos more often, but I will take quality over quantity any time and your quality is second to none. Simply beautiful.

  • Dr. Hut of Handcraft
    Dr. Hut of Handcraft Vor 4 Tage +3

    I really liked the editing of the welding in the beginning of the video and the way how you straightened the jaws. Great job 👌🏻👍🏼

  • xxPenjoxx
    xxPenjoxx Vor 4 Tage +5

    I love that you welded and filed the imperfections. What a huge difference 👏
    A lot more work sure, but so pleasing to see. Your restorations are always beautiful

  • Muzfuz 57
    Muzfuz 57 Vor 2 Tage

    I had a feeling this would turn out really well, you didn’t disappoint it looks stunning. 👍👍👍

  • sharksour
    sharksour Vor 4 Tage +1

    Чудо из твоих рук. Молодец, когда всегда получаю огромное наслаждение от твоей работы!

  • Simon Cuthbert
    Simon Cuthbert Vor Tag

    Absolutely stunning. I was getting worried that you didn't 'make a new one', but the pin came to the rescue. It's always a pleasure to watch you at work and thanks for sharing your skills.

  • Infinite loop
    Infinite loop Vor 4 Tage +14

    0:50 I love that you always use exactly the right tool for a task. No shortcuts. It's so annoying when a channel uses too small screwdrivers, the wrong wrench, and so on. But never on this channel - huge respect!

    • Dave's DIY
      Dave's DIY Vor 3 Tage +2

      Swiss made PB screwdriver for Swiss made screws. 🙂

    • Andrew Zach
      Andrew Zach Vor 3 Tage +2

      I noticed when he took out the first two screws how perfectly the screwdriver fit. We are a weird bunch of viewers :)

  • Rob Mclaughlin
    Rob Mclaughlin Vor 4 Tage +11

    It always blows my mind how detailed you are at doing these types of repairs.

  • David B
    David B Vor 5 Tage +292

    You aren't demonstrating restorations; you're demonstrating a way of working. Clarity of thought, mindfulness in process, and quality of output. You'd be surprised how often your videos have affected my life in completely unrelated situations.

    • Nite Hawk
      Nite Hawk Vor Tag

      Eliminating flaws of the original design too...

    • Mathew Weissinger
      Mathew Weissinger Vor 2 Tage +1

      This channel has made me a better design engineer for sure.

    • eltoncezar
      eltoncezar Vor 2 Tage +4

      apply your absolute best in every smallest detail, even in the ones that nobody will notice. because you do it for you, to know you gave everything you could, not for others to enjoy or criticize.

    • Cat
      Cat Vor 2 Tage

      @Lurifax fireball guy is amazing

    • Suitov
      Suitov Vor 2 Tage +4

      Round corners on everything and countersink every screw! (But yes, I think I get what you mean.)

  • Mari K
    Mari K Vor 4 Tage +1

    Идеально, как всегда👍. Я думаю, даже новые эти вещи не были в таком прекрасном состоянии🥰.

  • Onion Head
    Onion Head Vor 4 Tage +1

    Our Blasting Cabinet was one of my favorite tools in our gun shop when I needed to restore or refinish something. Marvelous job as usual. You never disappoint.

  • venkman 87
    venkman 87 Vor 2 Tage

    So good. Reminds me so much of the Gressel vice with the green finish - my favourite. Fully appreciate this effort, I havent been the bigest fan of some recent restoration videos, but cant go wrong with solid tools. This is 🔥🔥🔥

  • Lukáš Veselý
    Lukáš Veselý Vor 4 Tage +1

    As always, unrivaled and precise work. I can't wait for the next project.

  • JD Kempton
    JD Kempton Vor 5 Tage +451

    The snap sound a bolt makes when coming loose is somehow amazingly satisfying and terrifying at the same time.

    • John O'Neill
      John O'Neill Vor 3 Tage +2

      Had a seized rotor on a car once. Using puller tool, when the rotor broke loose it sounded like a gun shot. Thankfully I threaded a lugnut partially on or else the rotor would've smacked me right in the chest

    • BGood1965
      BGood1965 Vor 4 Tage +9

      @Perinne You need to go back to school.

    • Perinne
      Perinne Vor 4 Tage

      JDKempton I suggest watch a 13 part series called _What on earth happened_ by Ewaranon to learn that the earth is not a globe.
      I got it in my about tab.

    • AQTheFanAttic
      AQTheFanAttic Vor 4 Tage +6

      @Autunite hehe, screwed

    • Autunite
      Autunite Vor 4 Tage +12

      If the snap comes right as the bolt moves for the first time, you're good. If it comes right after the bolt seems to move, although quite slowly and difficultly, then you're most likely screwed.

  • Observing?
    Observing? Vor 4 Tage +1

    As usual, very good job and enjoyable video! One question: when you weld, is the resulting material less strong?

  • Paulo M. Jr.
    Paulo M. Jr. Vor 4 Tage +1

    Excelente trabalho, meus parabéns 👏👏👏

  • Павел Чернышов

    Это очень круто. Всегда восхищаюсь Вашей работой. Спасибо за видео.

  • Nikos Papageorgiou
    Nikos Papageorgiou Vor 4 Tage

    So happy to see an old Sulzer brought back to life in such a perfect working condition!
    Great mechanical skills and as always, high attention to detail from the best restoration channel on DEclips!

  • thw7five
    thw7five Vor 4 Tage +1

    Another fabulous resto. Your detail and focus on your work is always inspiring.

  • Michael Bobczynski
    Michael Bobczynski Vor 4 Tage

    Amazing work! If I hadn't watched you do it, I wouldn't believe such a restoration was possible. Thank you for sharing! 👍

  • Тимур Зайнуллин

    Как всегда,все ваши работы на высшем уровне!ждём продолжения,здоровья и процветания вам и вашему делу!

    • RuZZiaSh@t!!!
      RuZZiaSh@t!!! Vor 2 Tage

      и здоровья и процветания всей Украине!

  • Elmar Lang
    Elmar Lang Vor 2 Tage

    This is work of the absolute highest quality. Very, very impressive. You have all my respect. An outstandingly successful restoration that certainly took a lot of time and effort, both in the workshop and at the cutting table. At the dealer you would have to pay well over 300,- EUR for a new parallel vice with 80 mm jaw width in heavy construction. Restoring a vice from GRESSEL is always worthwhile, especially it is better than new afterwards as in this case.
    With kind regards from Germany.

  • Mathieu Stern
    Mathieu Stern Vor 5 Tage +10

    Fantastic, I just posted a vintage film camera restoration video because I was inspired by your amazing work

  • Riordan Henry
    Riordan Henry Vor 4 Tage +1

    One thing I noticed from watching several vise restorations, then absolutely learned firsthand: to restore a vise, you basically need another vise.
    I restored my grandfather's 1964 Wilton 4.5" machinist vise. I only restored it to the point of functionality, not a show piece like this one (I used a 1987 Sears 4" vise in that process)
    I wanted to make the Wilton a show piece, but then I felt guilty retiring it. It now happily serves as my bench vise with its original paint and all the cosmetic scars it earned in the back of a truck making libraries, schools, and restaurants.

  • W F
    W F Vor 4 Tage +1

    Great job! Another impressive restoration, your attention to detail is unreal. That vise is better now that the day it left the factory. Gressel should be sponsoring your channel.

  • DOPR Dragon
    DOPR Dragon Vor 3 Tage

    For tools like this, I'm always uncertain about filing everything super smooth (not counting contact surfaces). I rather like the rough surface and slight imperfections on the non-working surfaces. Gives it some character.

  • lordkappa
    lordkappa Vor 3 Tage

    Love the videos! Your camera and editing work is second to none, and this is the only restoration channel I actually subscribed to.
    I must say, one thing that makes your videos so relaxing and "zen" is the lack of time-lapse/fast-forward in editing. I noticed it was used (I believe for the first time ever in a My Mechanics video) in this video when forcing open the seized vice jaws. It wasn't too distracting, but I hope it doesn't become more common, as its absence really sets your videos apart and makes them more pleasant to watch than the myriad other copycat channels.
    Keep up the great work!

  • Árni Viðar Björgvinsson

    I love that you finally got to the tiny vise! Would be great to get a picture of all of them side by side. Gray, Green, Blue & Red. :)

  • Ex Inferis
    Ex Inferis Vor 4 Tage +4

    I enjoyed seeing a vice holding a vice. I'd love to see that on a larger scale: your largest vice holding the second largest etc., until it gets to the smallest one. That'd be so much fun!

  • ytwos1
    ytwos1 Vor 3 Tage

    Again, a moving jaw, dropping to the ground in my case! 20 minutes of bliss, thank you 😃 the only thing that can be improved is the painting of the raised lettering. I have seen a method with putting paint on an object and pressing that against the raised letters. Don’t remember exactly but it worked a charm.

  • YouTube Commenter
    YouTube Commenter Vor 4 Tage

    So mesmerizing. Another good one from my mechanics. When I saw, "still not moving... ...quickly made this tool", 1:18 and the result sliding smoothly back into place, 18:38, I said to myself, what a beautiful result from a well-thought-out restoration...

  • Michael Sebastian
    Michael Sebastian Vor 4 Tage +5

    I usually watch restoration videos at night to fall asleep. I only subscribe and watch yours because I know there will be flawless craftsmanship and a piece of art at the end. By far, the best restorer on DEclips. Keep up the great work.

    • Mariusz Dziewulski
      Mariusz Dziewulski Vor Tag

      same! lol but i decided his vids are too precious to consume that way :)

  • David Martin
    David Martin Vor 5 Tage +277

    I watch tons of restoration videos from all sorts of different DEclipsrs, but somehow yours always end up just being on another level. Not that the others are lacking in any way, yours are just the best.
    The editing, the production, the quality of the finished product, etc…
    I’ve also noticed that you keep the always seem to know precisely how long to show us each of the repetitive steps like filing, sanding, sand blasting each part, etc. so that we get the idea without it getting boring. Even though you may spend 10 minutes or something sandblasting a part, we only see a few seconds. I appreciate it as a viewer.

    • SalatSchnitzel
      SalatSchnitzel Vor 3 Tage

      @my mechanics your editing and cutting skill are pretty good :)

    • thw7five
      thw7five Vor 4 Tage +1

      Without question. These are the finest resto videos on DEclips.

    • Robert Lassiter
      Robert Lassiter Vor 4 Tage

      I concur! Well said.

    • ody vinty*
      ody vinty* Vor 4 Tage +3

      @Perinne bruh

    • Ruboka
      Ruboka Vor 4 Tage +3

      @ThanenJ I am not alone with this feeling :'D

  • Quaker521
    Quaker521 Vor 4 Tage +1

    As ever, a fantastic restoration. Thank you for the upload.

  • Mike OHandley
    Mike OHandley Vor Tag +1

    It's too bad they don't have something similar to an Academy Award for restorations. If they did, I'd be one of many nominating you for Best Master Restorer. As always, definitely worth the wait. Nobody even comes close in terms of thoroughness and quality of finish.

  • Schoess
    Schoess Vor 3 Tage +4

    I wish there was 7 of you because I literally cannot get enough. I've seen every episode at least 2 or 3 times and find myself wishing there was more constantly. No one does it like you, keep it up because I love these so much

  • nick janssens
    nick janssens Vor 3 Tage

    The filming and editing is on a parr with the restoration. What is proven here is that nothing is not fixable, a very watchable video.

  • squatch2003
    squatch2003 Vor 4 Tage +1

    Amazing video, again! I wish I could find a vise like that around here! Keep the videos coming!

  • Coffee With Steve
    Coffee With Steve Vor 3 Tage +4

    I am constantly amazed how not only do you repair these things, but you actually make them better than how they were when they were new.

  • Frankie Rzucek
    Frankie Rzucek Vor 4 Tage +4

    You sir are one of the best channels on here and I really look forward to all of your videos. Not only are you the best, but it's so much fun to watch. You are a master of your craft and NO ONE can compare to the craftsmanship and perfectionism you put into every piece. I cant wait to see what you fix next. Stay safe bud.

  • Woody Powell
    Woody Powell Vor 4 Tage

    As usual, the quality of your work is next-level, way beyond what mere mortals are capable of doing. Bravo, sir. Very well-done indeed! 👏

  • 7 8
    7 8 Vor 5 Tage +156

    There can't be too much of vise restoration. We all want it

    • Perinne
      Perinne Vor 4 Tage

      du3 I suggest watch a 13 part series called _What on earth happened_ by Ewaranon to learn that the earth is not a globe.
      I got it in my about tab.

    • Infrared73
      Infrared73 Vor 4 Tage +3

      I would watch a monthly vise restoration on this channel very happily.

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Vor 5 Tage +15

      Nice to hear that, thanks :-)

  • Keith Yinger
    Keith Yinger Vor 4 Tage

    I can only imagine the stories that vice could tell. The extra mounting holes. The extra hole on the half circle piece with the broken drill bit... I bet that was an oh shoot moment. Plus all the cuts and dings. As beautiful as it is in the end, sometimes it makes me a little bit sad seeing all of those stories covered up.

  • johny doper
    johny doper Vor 2 Tage

    Watching you work made me realize that we can do anything when provided with the right tools. I was enthralled by seeing you bevel all those edges!

  • Scotty Red
    Scotty Red Vor 4 Tage +6

    We don't care how many vise's you do. We'd watch a hundred of these. The care and attention to detail is why we watch. Unmatched talent.

  • Zlatimir Valkov
    Zlatimir Valkov Vor 4 Tage

    I don't know why it is, but I particularly LOVE when you restore vices! Flawless work!

  • 0zzm0dious
    0zzm0dious Vor 5 Tage +112

    I love seeing how far your shop has expanded from video to video. You have so many nice tools and machines now! You've come a long way from the old space heater video, which was the firs one of yours I watched.

    • Perinne
      Perinne Vor 4 Tage +1

      @Solanuma People click and watch random videos all the time.
      But I get you. Most won't care, but I suggest and everyone gets to choose whether to watch my random suggestion or not.
      Even if they presume FE is BS, they can still choose to watch the video and either learn something amazing or get to laugh at flat earthers, great deal either way.
      Actually yesterday someone replied to me that sure they will watch it because they need a good laugh.

    • Samantha Lewis
      Samantha Lewis Vor 4 Tage +7

      @Killkor And the time that he censored it so the comments wouldn't mention it lol

    • Killkor
      Killkor Vor 4 Tage +10

      Yeah. The OGs remember the old damaged power button on sandblaster.

    • Solanuma
      Solanuma Vor 4 Tage +6

      @Perinne the most insane part of your comment is your expectation that you could get some total stranger to watch not one but thirteen whole completely unrelated youtube videos

    • Perinne
      Perinne Vor 4 Tage

      0zzm0dious I suggest watch a 13 part series called _What on earth happened_ by Ewaranon to learn that the earth is not a globe.
      I got it in my about tab.

  • Chris Kythreotis
    Chris Kythreotis Vor 4 Tage

    Excellent restoration as usual….but I’m seriously impressed by the fantastic files you are using! They really are great tools…👍👍🇬🇧🇬🇧

  • Амир
    Амир Vor 3 Tage +1

    В данном сегменте, твоё внимание к деталям, вызывает только уважение и удовольствие от просмотра!

  • TheDeekins
    TheDeekins Vor 4 Tage

    you're like a sculptor, the way you can add material with welding and then file it/shape it to restore the object, incredible

  • J T
    J T Vor 4 Tage +1

    Absolutely beautiful restoration! Perfectly restored to its original state....only better!

  • Adnan Nazeer
    Adnan Nazeer Vor 4 Tage +69

    Your attention to detail is simply out of this world. No other Restoration Channel can even come close to that level of meticulousness

  • Tweedle
    Tweedle Vor 4 Tage

    WOW!!!! No matter HOW MANY of your restorations I watch I STILL AM AMAZED EVERY TIME!!! You do SUCH BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!

  • Brian Smith
    Brian Smith Vor 4 Tage +1

    Absolutely amazing! You make it look so easy. I’m jealous.

  • Dave
    Dave Vor 4 Tage

    These are so enjoyable to watch. Hard to call a restoration when you make it look better than new! You are a magician with the file. Excellent--thanks for sharing your talents!!!!

  • B Man
    B Man Vor 4 Tage

    Awesome work as always! I thought to myself, that little vise doesn’t look that bad, how is this even going to be a challenge?
    Well, that’s how.
    I especially like the drill bit archeology lesson on why that half round plate was at an angle. Must have broke during manufacture but no worries, the original fix worked well enough until you put it right.

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Vor 4 Tage +1

      That was my guess too, I felt like a detective when finding that drill lol

  • Deividas Tamkus
    Deividas Tamkus Vor 5 Tage +45

    Whenever you don’t write “perfect restoration” in the title, it’s sad that you’re not as happy with your handiwork. They’re all perfect to me.

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Vor 5 Tage +7

      Nice to hear that, thank you very much :-)

  • jarhead0754
    jarhead0754 Vor 3 Tage +1

    As always perfection!!! I would love to have you restore some things for my workshop!!

  • Alvaro Muñoz Fuentes
    Alvaro Muñoz Fuentes Vor 4 Tage +1

    Estaba esperando un video tuyo! Gracias por compartir tu trabajo, es excelente!

  • Mere
    Mere Vor 4 Tage

    I love these vice videos, they always feel a little inspiring. Like no matter how stuck I feel in my depression, all it takes is a little love and some effort to be back in the game.

  • greyeyedartist
    greyeyedartist Vor 10 Stunden

    i always wondered how you mask stuff so perfectly. the trimming of the tape is infuriatingly satisfying

  • Jens Marzelin
    Jens Marzelin Vor 5 Tage +60

    Einfach herrlich zuzuschauen, mit welcher Präzision und Ruhe der alte Schraubstock wieder zu neuem Leben erweckt wird! Vielen Dank dafür und Grüße aus Eisenhüttenstadt/Deutschland 👍

  • M. A.
    M. A. Vor 4 Tage

    Beautiful job! I was surprised how the jaw plates looked almost like new after rust removal and bluing.

  • Malcolm Akner
    Malcolm Akner Vor 4 Tage +1

    Everytime i see your videos, all I can think in the end is "damn, what a masterpiece". Thank you for showing the hidden beauty in objects, waiting to be brought out!

    MrGUSARIK Vor 3 Tage

    OMG! I started panicking when restoration was almost over and nothing "new one" has been made ye. Great as usual.

  • pjsalchemy
    pjsalchemy Vor 4 Tage

    A most wonderful way to start the day for me watching your excellent videography and stunning precision restorations. Your file and chamfer work is always Zen for me, almost reaching perfection by hand and eye is a thing to strive for. If I may, I'd like to know what rotary tool you used and what type/shape file that was at 19:30? Thanks MM for saving another great vice and sharing that with us...Just the best! And I Like the Red/Brown too! ;-) Hat Tip, ~PJ

  • Sixcylinders
    Sixcylinders Vor 5 Tage +42

    Ive watched every single video that you’ve ever made and you’ve always produced a stunning piece of art at the end of it.
    I truly believe that everything you’ve ever restored is now better than when it was new.
    All the praise that you receive is very much deserved and your channel has to be one of the very best on DEclips.

    • Psammead
      Psammead Vor 4 Tage

      Yep 👏 What they said 👆👌

  • Gary Burg, my life and times

    From completely unusable to a Concourse restoration, better than any came from the factory! Great job!

  • Ezio Ambrosetti
    Ezio Ambrosetti Vor 3 Tage

    Beautiful as always, and better than anything I could ever hope to make... Have you ever thought about masking the lettering and coloring it as part of the spray painting process, rather than doing it free-hand? But either way, the result is amazing as usual!

  • Ryan Hale
    Ryan Hale Vor 2 Tage

    Great Job as always chap!
    I always enjoy watching your videos.
    You take your time and pour so much into the repairs and restorations in addition to capturing it all in such detail in your videos - amazing!
    Looking forward to the next video

  • Uncle Ned
    Uncle Ned Vor 3 Tage

    Yet another absolute masterpiece. Taking discarded trash and turning it into functional art is always amazing to see.

  • Bryce Archambault
    Bryce Archambault Vor 5 Tage +28

    This guy just can’t get enough gressel vices

    • Famc
      Famc Vor Tag

      I have one gressel vice and I want more!

    • Zoltan Urmosi
      Zoltan Urmosi Vor 4 Tage

      It's perfectly understandable 😃

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Vor 5 Tage +9

      Well... that's true

  • Inferno Gaming
    Inferno Gaming Vor 4 Tage +1

    Two questions
    1) You always countersink everything, is there situations where that isn't acceptable?
    2) what do you do with all these restored pieces, are they for customers, yourself or to be sold later?

    • Vickie Bligh
      Vickie Bligh Vor 4 Tage

      Right now, MM either uses them in his shop or displays them in his home. He's trying to work out auctioning off some pieces on EBay but having technical difficulties with that at this time.

  • Роман Рыжаков

    Глаза отдыхают и радуются, видя плоды вашей работы. Браво!

    • RuZZiaSh@t!!!
      RuZZiaSh@t!!! Vor 2 Tage

      и пусть наши глаза отдыхают и радуются, видя Украину свободной от незаконных захватчиков!

  • impalapassenger
    impalapassenger Vor 4 Tage

    Your work is absolutely immaculate. I always love watching your videos and seeing your process. Just amazing!

  • Shooting The Breeze
    Shooting The Breeze Vor 4 Tage

    Hey, My Mechanics, amazing work as always and a joy to watch. Can I ask, is the vice cast iron and, if so what electrodes do you use for stick welding it?

  • Mister Patina
    Mister Patina Vor 4 Tage +3

    Iam sure he restored this completely blindfolded to challenge himself 😄😘

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Vor 4 Tage +1

      What challenge?! 😜 After two this one was easy

  • David S
    David S Vor 4 Tage +1

    It's always a pleasure to see a new video from my mechanics. I just wish there were more of them. : )

    KENNY C Vor 4 Tage +1

    The man is a beast !! Beautiful craftsmanship and attention to detail. Bravo !

  • Bruce Boschek
    Bruce Boschek Vor 4 Tage

    Stunningly beautiful work, as always. Thank you for your wonderful videos.

  • sruapveir
    sruapveir Vor 4 Tage

    Hey, you did a really good job on this vice (and all of your other projects). I just wanted you to know that this video felt a little bit rushed. You have set such a high standard for restaurations that I noticed a difference to your other projects (missing the plugged hole, not sanding after painting, crooked counterbore). I would love to see the over the top perfectionism again in your future videos.

    • my mechanics
      my mechanics  Vor 4 Tage

      Thanks for the feedback. You need to be a bit more precise with your examples, I don't know which ones your talking about. You have a time stamp?
      I didn't sand the primer after painting because I wanted to achieve a rough as possible paint finish. I'd prefer hammertone paint, but couldn't get any 2K.
      Not sure which hole I missed? And which crooked counterbore?

  • Curtis Weller
    Curtis Weller Vor 4 Tage +15

    I couldn’t care less if you’ve restored 100 vices before. I’m still thrilled every time you release a new video! It just occurred to me with this video that you restore products to better than new. You remove the casting marks, use superior paint, add chamfers, blue some parts, and likely lubricate additional parts. I don’t have all of your tools, though I’ve learned several restoration techniques by watching your channel nevertheless. I’ve even used some of them 😊. Superb job, as always!

  • wbfaulk
    wbfaulk Vor 4 Tage +1

    Instead of drawing on top of the raised lettering, you should daub paint onto the raised letters. Use something that is flat, but will give slightly under pressure. I've seen people use cork, a stencil brush, a sponge, felt, folded-up paper towels, etc. But, regardless, pushing paint onto the raised lettering will give a much sharper edge to the lettering than your hand-drawing can achieve.

  • Mike Braun
    Mike Braun Vor 3 Tage

    satisfying and calming as always to watch.. as covid started , i bought a tiny vise , rusty and disgusting as possible , to follow your steps. it turned out not this perfect, but i love it.. (and use it) . keep up the fine work.

  • Caveman Hikes
    Caveman Hikes Vor 3 Tage

    This is a horror show for sharp edges.

  • Eric Salottolo
    Eric Salottolo Vor 3 Tage

    Always amazed by the time it must take to do this type of restauration.

  • andrea crashe
    andrea crashe Vor 5 Tage +49

    *I am always in awe of your precise work you do in all your restorations.*

  • S McCaskill
    S McCaskill Vor 4 Tage +1

    As always you've done wonderful work!

  • Naughty Shepherd
    Naughty Shepherd Vor 3 Tage

    I’m curious do you keep everything you restore, or sell them? Beautiful work as usual sir!

  • CatNolara
    CatNolara Vor 2 Tage

    Wow, what a nice looking result. Almost too pretty to use.
    Btw. what kinds of sticks did you use for welding? I thought welding cast iron was a bad idea because it can cause brittle spots and cracks.

  • fruit1011
    fruit1011 Vor 3 Tage

    Love how he says a little bit of penetrating oil and the proceeds to spray the whole can! 🤣🤣🤣 love the restoration! Great job as always