1891 German ''Weltrekord'' Ratchet Screwdriver - Restoration

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    It was around three months ago when I visited my friend that works at the steel waste. He made an amazing found. He found multible items that were in a very rough condition. They almost had some kind of concrete on them and a lot of heavy rust. This little screwdriver got my attention right away. It was not clearly visible what the function of it was, but I remember that I thought it might be some kind of ratchet mechanism. At home I posted a few pics of it in my Instagram story. It didn't took long for @hand tool rescue to reply, as he has the same screwdriver, just a slightly modern version of it, but similar mechanism. After some research I found some more pics and videos online. The brand is „Weltrekord“ made in Germany and it's called „Hebelschraubenzieher“ which meas „lever scredriver“. The model I found was the first ever designed one from 1891. Weltrekord later made some small changes on the design. Newer ones have a small collet to clamp the insert bits and even newer ones came with plastic handles instead of wood.
    At first I thought this will be a quick straight forward restoration project. It turned out to be a very tricky one. The most difficult part was definitely the disassembly, it took me three full days to get it in pieces. Heavy rust has done so much damage to all of the parts. Unfortunately the handle cracked when I removed it. I tried to restore it, but it became a huge mess and I decided to make a new one to have a nice and clean look. There's a 40 minutes version of this video on my Patreon page where I show how I tried to repair the handle. I had to weld up material on a lot of parts and machined and sanded it clean afterwards. That all worked perfectly fine. Some parts have still very slight pitting but overall it turned out very well. For the finish on the steel parts I decided to try nickel plating for the first time and it worked fantastic. I went with a brushed finish and with the nickel coat the parts turned out amazing. I really like the look of the nickel plated parts with the wooden handle.
    I hope you like my work and the video.
    Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:

    Adel AlSaffar
    Alex McGeorge
    Courtney Maleport
    David Barker
    Greg Marston
    Mellissa Marcus
    Muzaffer Aksoy
    Paul Mampilly
    Vickie Bligh
    Vince Valenti
    Xavier Carbel
    Yale Baker
    Alex Breton
    alex latzko
    Alex Shipley
    Aljoscha Erlebach
    Allen Frank
    Amanda Taylor, Esq
    Andreas Mimra
    Andrew Phillips
    Anthony Adams
    Arni Bjorgvinsson
    Blake T
    Brian Newton
    Chad Bryant
    Chris Simondet
    Cristian Zorrilla
    Dre Gilley
    Grok Senften
    Harper Kim
    Hunter R.
    Jeremy Cole
    Jessica Alexander
    Jonas Richartz
    Jordan Page
    Joshua Bentley
    Jozette Soto
    justin f.
    Kelly Imgrund
    Marc Cerisier
    Martin Rønnow Klarlund
    Mellissa McConnell
    Michael Bier
    Mike Donaldson
    Nick Cannon
    Pasacal Schmikal
    Paul Ambry
    Scott Marshall
    Stuart Mitchell
    The Carlsons
    Trevor Kam
    Warren G Strand Jr
    웅록 윤

    Time and costs of this restoration:
    $5 wood for the handle
    $3 spring steel wire
    $10 vinegar for nickel solution
    I was working on this project for 2 weeks

    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 :-)

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    Opublikowany 8 miesięcy temu


    1. satan165

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      1. José Manuel Arilla masuco


      2. José Manuel Arilla masuco


      3. Andrew Barf

        Very well put. I too, find the videos calming. Were I not, at best, an agnostic, I might argue that the transformations documented here are a metaphor for the resurrection to eternal life!

      4. 晴耕雨読


      5. noone

        just give me my soul pls

    2. DE- Community

      ASMR Video be like :D

    3. Byron Photography

      One of the best channels of all time!

    4. Postghost

      I didn't know Victorinox made power supplies.

    5. Rough Rider Ryan

      24 million views!!!!! Beautiful piece, glad some quality art/mechanics is being appreciated by so many


      Where can i buy this????

    7. Cooper Roberts

      why have i not thought of that!!!!!!!!

    8. greybro1

      My new favourite comment - "I make a new one".

    9. SocialjusticeWorrier

      It is 12.37 am on Monday and I have just finished watching this fantastic piece of therapeutic mastery and I am in awe of the skill and precision of the work involved. I haven't been this impressed since Edd China used to produce his magic on Wheeler Dealers. Great channel keep up the great work I don't know quite how I ended up here but I am just glad I did.

    10. Евгений Петров

      Гуд джоб

    11. Dom Ali

      This is an amazing screw driver. Klein pay attention

    12. dioclescissoid

      That looks fun, I should do that sometime! (Drill press comes into play) Ok, i can do that with vise and steady hand. (Welder joins the game) That's tricky, but some washers and brass bushings will do the trick. (Lathe turns my dreams into dust).

    13. Shalashaska Nakota

      Wirklich gute Arbeit und echt ein klasse Werkzeug. Ich wusste nicht, das diese Funktion bereits so lange existiert.

    14. Matthew Yancura

      Crafty little tool. Great restoration.

    15. Олег Сварожевич

      Завораживающее зрелище. Вы волшебник, потому как слово мастер здесь не совсем уместно. Хотя что мастер само собой разумеется.

    16. Hannibaal Barça

      Still I looking for one I don't found

    17. Ralph Duarte

      What a crappy restoration.

    18. Kamran

      German engineering! Woooow! Great work!

    19. laiosto

      Making the metal ball blew my mind.

    20. Mariusz Dąbrowski

      Wow, its beautiful...

    21. Albert Chehade

      Wow....I know what I'm gonna be when I grow up.... How old are you now? 63...... 😁 😂 😃 😄 😅 12 thumbs up!!

    22. P W

      Brilliant. A solution for everything - and no voice! Excellent. I'm sure the germans will be delighted at our ingenuity.

    23. Alex Ch


    24. Danielsan B

      My new catchphrase: "I make a new one."

    25. Suiginryou Hitaiga

      $5 wood for the handle, $3 spring steel wire, $10 vinegar... plus $5 in sandpaper, ~$15 in wear on brushes, welding torch and cutters, $20 in metal blanks, $2500 for two weeks of a workman's time, and also about $30k for the machine tools, oh, and at least about as much for the place. So, about $65k in total, which, given you've been online for 2.8 years or 146 weeks, this two-week project's actual cost is upwards of $900.

    26. R1der22

      Ach der Kanalbetreiber ist sogar deutsch!

    27. Елена Елена

      Какой-то супер невероятный мастер!

    28. Bryan A.Cal

      🤯 genius!

    29. MrDaddyO8

      I've subscribed to several "resto" channels and have "liked" a handful samples of each of their stand out content. This project is bar none, the most interesting and utterly gratifying resto I have ever seen! I want THAT EXACT screwdriver so badly now. Love it! Excellent work!!!

    30. ranjith hewage

      Very nice

    31. Helena VonDrakenstein

      As a woman.....i am fascinated at the gentle patient logic of each step

    32. Ma SD

      You’re good bro

    33. Marian

      original verzia skrutkovania za rohom sa mi pačila viac :)

    34. Rajashahid Maqpoon

      Old is gold.

    35. Adel ALSULAIMAN


    36. Manny Villa Jr

      Germans make the best. American. And. Russian. Very good. Britain. Good to. The. Rest. No good

    37. No body


    38. Tom GG

      Are you familiar with the ship of Theseus?

    39. kashattack

      This is true craftsmanship. And how clever were the Germans to make tools like this in the 19th century?!

    40. SoldierOFortune_PL

      germans were sticking this up in their asses

    41. The Bush Bunker

      This is so satisfying to watch I want the press drill the lathe and Make guns 💪

    42. eric leprevost

      Magnifique outil et magnifique travail , belle prise de vues en plus BRAVO !

    43. Валентина Валентина

      паяльник обыкновенный

    44. Jeeva Ganesan


    45. mrsillywalk

      There was little wrong with the wooden handle.

    46. benjamin k

      Guess what: I am German and I think, what a waste of live time... fuckled up screwdriver, from the 80s so what, that's not worth restoring. Are you a messy?

    47. Edson Herald

      I Would Love a Professor Like You Pass Your Knowledge Throughout The Four Corners of The World ! Would Be a Blessing !

    48. Rombout Versluijs

      Cant wrap my mind around how everythong fits after shaving off a couple Uhm... how do all screws stay fit?!?!?!

    49. Rombout Versluijs

      HOw did that tiny screw hold that end cilinder with the washer...? that wasnt in all the to that screw.. i could not make sense of that @17:24

    50. Rombout Versluijs

      Hmmm some of the screws he remade yet he showed he cleaned them. like near the end. the angle was off yet they still had 4 turns of thread.... was that really the original screw?.... doesnt matter that much ofcourse, he has sublime skills!

      1. Rombout Versluijs

        also thread thickness was way off vs the orginal... nice we see him do all this stuff. but o Wonder what really is original

    51. Rombout Versluijs

      what is that machine making washers?!? wtf

    52. Rombout Versluijs

      Still wonder how everthing fits after grinding off uhm... that would make it slip right??? Magnificent works.. most of it is sorcery :)

    53. vrrajasimha simha

      What a beautiful moment with a so much skilled person. God bless you...

    54. Noeraldin Kabam

      Screw you look beautiful after brushing!

    55. T. B.

      Well, I'd rather call this a recreation instead of restoration, because you have replaced almost every part of the screwdriver and added so much material. With your skills and equipment you also could have build a new one from scratch. Newertheless this was an interesssting video. Good craftsmanship!

    56. Orelvis Perez

      Always like that moment ; "I make a new one" !

    57. Chris

      That machine he has also makes his lunch.

    58. dunecat

      "I made a new one"

    59. Roman Borzikhin

      Спасибо. Отлично!👍

    60. Marco Weissheimer

      Phänomenal!!! Super Arbeit!

    61. А Фобос

      ...гениально : )

    62. R Mack

      Great work!

    63. DeusWulf

      Good start, now restore the rest of Germany.

    64. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez

      wow, this ratchet screwdriver is so old...

    65. Chocolatnave123

      If you replace everything on a screwdriver, is it still the same screwdriver?

    66. Zafrius Rasnake

      Well done!

    67. shah ji

      crazy craft! very well done ! Just brought me back to the days when my grand dad would fix a metal basket for hanging bird feed pots...all done by hand,,few pieces of metal strips, a hammer , hole punching bits and rivets !

    68. Joshua Nichols

      That's honestly a cool ass screwdriver. I want one now

    69. C Scott

      how did u make that spring my guy ;)

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    71. Ian Sayers

      I never knew a single lathe could do so many jobs

    72. Luto

      Where in the world did you gain your amazing skills?!? Did you learn a trade in the field or selftaught?

    73. Whitewater11

      God I wish someone would take me under their wing and teach me. Amazing work here. Never seen someone machine a ball like that.

    74. Loay Al Shahwany



      I forgot to like your previous video sorry.😉

    76. Abrian Ardedes

      what is the difference between this video and the previous one? is it t he video format? the camera? lens?

    77. shabnam khanna

      Amazing. Hats off to you.

    78. John Rhodes

      Amazing job. Good work you do

    79. Gerardo Geovia

      PLshows no deja de recomendarme tus videos y yo no dejo de verlos, así que sin mas remedio me suscribiré!

    80. Добрый Ээх

      Хорошая отвертка!

    81. andy butler

      The sound recording on this is phenomenal!

    82. Big Dipper

      I want that tool.

    83. Константин Макрецов

      2:05 Epic////UUUPS:):):):):)

    84. Carlos Souza

      Parabéns sou BR BRASIL adoro seu trabalho

    85. ortaya karışık

      germany is poor

    86. Nick Porter

      Why would anybody give this video a thumbs down..? Can someone explain..?

    87. Gao swind


    88. armr6

      Restore an old Swiss rifle, like a K11 or something similar?

    89. 何钦旻


    90. Jake Poisson

      Sad it wasn’t original wood handle

    91. englanddg

      Bah! Everyone's heard of that silly ship. But, have you heard the tale of the Ratcheting Screwdriver of Theseus?

    92. Roy Batty

      Bro, you can buy a brand new ratchet screw driver for like $10.

    93. Trenxee

      Didn't know I need a machine toolbench in my life before this video.

    94. M U S T E A

      Ne kadar kaliteli bir tornavida. Şimdi bunun gibileri yok.

    95. TheTall Man

      Who the hell downvotes artistry like this? 😞

      1. Albert Chehade


    96. Raja Riaz

      Very nice

    97. Sabyrzhan Nussybaliev


    98. Ramis Sadreev