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
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    David Barker
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    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.
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    1. satan165

      its been obvious since day 1 you were destined to have 1M subscribers. but this is the first video where i see you truly exploiting that, and really milking so many procedures in a way youve not done in the past. this is a new dawn. i will support you brother in whatever you decide to do. been a patreon for a while, and will continue to be - this is why. this is beautiful, beautiful art and it calms me. you will have more subscribers that you could dream soon. well done.

      1. José Manuel Arilla masuco


      2. 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!

      3. 晴耕雨読


      4. noone

        just give me my soul pls

    2. kashattack

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

    3. SoldierOFortune_PL

      germans were sticking this up in their asses

    4. The Bush Bunker

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

    5. eric leprevost

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

    6. Валентина Валентина

      паяльник обыкновенный

    7. Jeeva Ganesan


    8. mrsillywalk

      There was little wrong with the wooden handle.

    9. 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?

    10. Edson Herald

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

    11. Rombout Versluijs

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

    12. 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

    13. 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

    14. Rombout Versluijs

      what is that machine making washers?!? wtf

    15. Rombout Versluijs

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

    16. vrrajasimha simha

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

    17. Noeraldin Kabam

      Screw you look beautiful after brushing!

    18. Winston Winston


    19. 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!

    20. Orelvis Perez

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

    21. Chris

      That machine he has also makes his lunch.

    22. dunecat

      "I made a new one"

    23. Roman Borzikhin

      Спасибо. Отлично!👍

    24. Marco Weissheimer

      Phänomenal!!! Super Arbeit!

    25. А Фобос

      ...гениально : )

    26. R Mack

      Great work!

    27. DeusWulf

      Good start, now restore the rest of Germany.

    28. Ilich Ramirez Sanchez

      wow, this ratchet screwdriver is so old...

    29. Chocolatnave123

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

    30. Zafrius Rasnake

      Well done!

    31. 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 !

    32. Joshua Nichols

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

    33. C Scott

      how did u make that spring my guy ;)

    34. فضيل الناجي


    35. Ian Sayers

      I never knew a single lathe could do so many jobs

    36. Luto

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

    37. 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.

    38. Loay Al Shahwany



      I forgot to like your previous video sorry.😉

    40. Abrian Ardedes

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

    41. shabnam khanna

      Amazing. Hats off to you.

    42. John Rhodes

      Amazing job. Good work you do

    43. Gerardo Geovia

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

    44. Добрый Ээх

      Хорошая отвертка!

    45. andy butler

      The sound recording on this is phenomenal!

    46. Big Dipper

      I want that tool.

    47. Константин Макрецов

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

    48. Carlos Souza

      Parabéns sou BR BRASIL adoro seu trabalho

    49. ortaya karışık

      germany is poor

    50. Nick Porter

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

    51. Gao swind


    52. armr6

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

    53. 何钦旻


    54. Jake Poisson

      Sad it wasn’t original wood handle

    55. englanddg

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

    56. Roy Batty

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

    57. Trenxee

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

    58. M U S T E A

      Ne kadar kaliteli bir tornavida. Şimdi bunun gibileri yok.

    59. TheTall Man

      Who the hell downvotes artistry like this? 😞

    60. Raja Riaz

      Very nice

    61. Sabyrzhan Nussybaliev


    62. Ramis Sadreev


    63. Hardbass Kvass

      Now let's wait for another 100 years when someone else restore it again

    64. Fritz Pumpelmus


    65. PAUK

      А я думал, что она и должна быть кривая 😂😂, а оно во как))

    66. Angel Nieto

      lo mejor que he visto en toda la semana,... podria seguir viendo sus videos y no aburrirme...

    67. Lynn Gowers

      you are real good at what you do love to watch you work

    68. DJ F

      My mans got every welding device in the GAME

    69. oscar

      Damn. A fine piece of ancient german ingenuity.

    70. Seti Gamer

      My father is a retired machinist, I grew up in his machine shop in the garage. I find it absolutely mesmerizing to watch your restorations. Really reminds me of Dad whipping out solutions for the problems at hand. Great video!

    71. Unmasked Fans


    72. Mohamad Jaffan

      Pourquoi inconsciemment j'ai imaginé que c'est un Allemand qu'il avait ce tournevis ??

    73. тралль илитный

      At what point do you just recreate the entire thing from scratch?

    74. Spirit LaClaire

      his iis called a sandfile 6:45

    75. Amanda Reckonwith

      Absolutely stunning. I love that tool!! You made it gorgeous!

    76. AZIK VLOGS

      Сколько стоит это отверка

    77. Joseph Mendez

      I watch this video almost weekly I’m so amazed by the craftsmanship and your attention to detail in your restoration! If you ever want to find a new home for this that will cherish it and take great care of it please please please let me know!

    78. Fred Fudgealot

      This is satisfying to watch.

    79. Héctor Alcota

      Wow this is amazing!!!

    80. مالك الصالح

      شيئ رائع ابداع

    81. FrostyOsrs

      thats a bad ass screwdriver

    82. barış akın

      you destroyed a history :(

    83. barış akın

      made in germany

    84. Jared C.

      Looks like something you'd buy off the shelf.

    85. Smith VR

      Very satisfying

    86. Alessandro Cagliostro

      You just have golden hands, buddy!

    87. bum4evr

      Great video! Cant believe I watched that whole thing. Kinda depressing though, makes me think about what skills I could have had and what I could have accomplished in life had I been dealt a different hand.

    88. Samilito108 lopez

      Sienmil likes si no se te ese raro el bideo

    89. Sulfur 7

      Das war noch deutsche Wertarbeit! Heute andere Welt! 😭

    90. Tom Pan


    91. Williams I Yanko

      Very well done My Mechanics 🧰

    92. gogul48

      Merhaba.kalay gelsin güzel işli güzel insan.işinin katları ile türetini zamanımda iş edinip edindirmen için benle zamanımın işlerine yürürmüsün.

    93. Cloud Yeh

      This is not technique, this is magic!

    94. สมเพ็ชร ดวงมาลา

      Excellent สุดยอดเยี่ยมมากครับ...

    95. ULTR4

      i never knew screwdrivers could get this complex

    96. TC TC

      Just amazing attention to detail! You are a master at what you do 👍👍

    97. Don Emilyano BulgareSSe

      WTF is this

    98. horacio garrido

      un cuadrupedo inservible, que rompio toda una reliquia simplemente por incapaz.... un verdadero idiota!!!!