Antique Ox-Tongue Iron - Restoration

180 000 Shikime 9 mln

In this video i'm restoring an antique ox-tongue iron.

The ox-tongue iron is named for the particular shape of the insert. It was used in the late 19th century.
I bought this one on eBay for $25. The condition of this item was not too bad in terms of rust. Unfortunately the ox-tongue insert was missing. The handle had play because one nut of the two bolts was missing. During the dissasembling I realized that it had asbestos as termal isolation, I replaced it with parts made out of duroplastic. Duroplastic does not melt, it's heat resistant up to around 300°C. As the holes of the handle were not centered, I decided to drill them up and close them with glued in pins. One of the two bolts of the handle was bent, one nut and washer was missing and the used washer was too big. That's why I decided to make it all new. The door didn't fit at all, so I welded up the holes, and made new ones until the door sit flush with the top of the iron. After that I was able to make the outer contur fit. I choose to turn a few parts black. After the first sandblasting I removed all the scratches and pitting with sanding and then I sandblasted them again to achieve a very nice and even surface finish. The bluing then makes a very nice matte shiny look. I decided to polish the body, but I used bluing on the inside for rust protection.
Overall I really like the look from this iron, how the colors of the wood, the black steel and the polished steel play with eachother.

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
Alan Hanson
Amanda Taylor, Esq
Andreswara Hermawan
Andrew Phillips
Courtney Maleport
Dan Williams
David Barker
Dre Gilley
Ethan Hartley
Hunter R.
JD Smith
Jonas Richartz
Kelly Imgrund
Martin Rønnow Klarlund
Mellissa Marcus
Nick Cannon
Paul Ambry
Paul Mampilly
Trevor Kam
TRG Restoration
Vince Valenti
Yale Baker


00:00 preview
00:32 disassembling
01:41 showing all the parts
01:59 sandblasting
02:52 restoring the body
04:27 restoring the hinge
06:07 restoring the bolts
06:47 restoring the door
09:28 restoring the wooden handle
11:43 making new bolts, nuts and washers on the lathe
13:49 restoring the holder for the handle
14:24 restoring the reflector plate
15:10 showing the new parts out of duroplastic
15:17 making a new ox-tongue insert
17:22 making a new handle to hold the ox-tongue insert
20:51 showing the parts before reassembling
21:06 reassembling
22:34 showing the finished restoration
23:36 final test

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project for 3 week
$25 ox-tongue iron
$2 wooden pins for the handle
$15 material for the ox-tongue and handle
$40 reverse countersink hand tool
$10 wax for wood
$20 angle screwdrivers

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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Thank you for watching :-)

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  1. Cremoso420
    Vit më parë

    Lets take a time to appreciate the quality this guy has achieved on his content creation: - He shares the background of each restoration in a brief and charismatic, yet technical way. -TIMESTAMPS, -We have a precise idea of cost and time spent on each work. -Hands down the most complete workshop on youtube. -Clearly a lot of research, skills and creativity behind every piece restoration. -Perfectly timed fastfowards/timeskips/regular rec -Great video and audio quality. -Originality in all his channel. Thanks for making all of that, man!

    1. Ph Nevika
      Ph Nevika
      2 muaj më parë


    2. Nizão Carreiro e Calboy da Viola
      Nizão Carreiro e Calboy da Viola
      3 muaj më parë

      Mó mó mano

    3. blackmoon567 s12
      blackmoon567 s12
      3 muaj më parë

      @hello lucky my i have premium yesss

    4. Carsyn Foster
      Carsyn Foster
      4 muaj më parë

      I 100% agree

    5. Northern lights
      Northern lights
      4 muaj më parë

      You forgot the fact that he doesn't add that god awful jingle background noise that manages to annoy even the most stoic and calm person on earth

  2. Ricardo Eugênio Perez
    Ricardo Eugênio Perez
    21 orë më parë

    It's like write in tshirt: "i make a New one" yes, you made a New other iron

  3. John Vanstone
    John Vanstone
    2 ditë më parë

    Absolutely brilliant video, thank you 🇬🇧✌️🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

  4. Roger Wild
    Roger Wild
    3 ditë më parë

    Wer hat‘s erfunden? Schweizer Werkzeuge,Maschinen,Steckdosen und Übersetzung und die exakte Arbeitsweise, typisch! Einfach grossartig,danke.

  5. Just Me
    Just Me
    4 ditë më parë


  6. Saran S
    Saran S
    4 ditë më parë

    why u using ur bare hands next to the sander, your scaring me even tho nothing happened

  7. Alan Motter
    Alan Motter
    4 ditë më parë

    Ever wondered what would happen if MacGyver had a workshop and time on his hands? Here you go.

  8. Megan Diveley
    Megan Diveley
    5 ditë më parë

    Can someone identify the tool he uses to improve the damaged threads on the screws?

  9. Tekulla Tiger
    Tekulla Tiger
    6 ditë më parë

    Wonderfull 👍😍

  10. Ernst Pattynama
    Ernst Pattynama
    7 ditë më parë

    A work of ART . . .

  11. 狐水
    7 ditë më parë


  12. RBW
    9 ditë më parë

    Ficou melhor do que quando era novo.

  13. *-_ThatOneArtist_-*
    9 ditë më parë

    Is it okay to have your camera that close when all the sparks are flying? That poor camera lens •w•

  14. *-_ThatOneArtist_-*
    9 ditë më parë

    That moment when your washers crusify

  15. Yasmin Jamil
    Yasmin Jamil
    9 ditë më parë

    he fixed his switch 🥲

  16. Евгений Конюхов
    Евгений Конюхов
    9 ditë më parë

    Вот это я понимаю- делал мастер! Ничего лишнего- лаконично, безупречно, красиво. Молодец!!! Золотые руки

  17. Umid Zakirli
    Umid Zakirli
    10 ditë më parë


  18. キャル
    10 ditë më parë


  19. Lissy “Sassy” Conley
    Lissy “Sassy” Conley
    10 ditë më parë

    Hands down my favorite parts of these videos is seeing the words “I make new one”

  20. Elena Berman
    Elena Berman
    10 ditë më parë

    Amazing ! Great skils you have. Thank you sharing! Are you open for orders?

  21. Sha Shee
    Sha Shee
    10 ditë më parë

    Remarkable! 👏

  22. Restore Phone
    Restore Phone
    11 ditë më parë


  23. Hydroo
    11 ditë më parë

    Is it really an ox tongue?

  24. lordkayx
    11 ditë më parë

    an iron that wont leak water?!?!?!?! what kind of future tech is this?

  25. Jman96
    11 ditë më parë

    When you put the torches bolts in oil. What type of oil is it? Motor? Or vegetable

  26. Rebecca Rivera
    Rebecca Rivera
    11 ditë më parë

    5:00 im so lucky i wasnt watching this in my dark room at 3 am or i would have gone blind lol

  27. Costiq
    12 ditë më parë

    Just a tip - when heating something to remove a bolt, try to avoid heating the bolt itself, just the metal around it

  28. Kiarash HZ
    Kiarash HZ
    12 ditë më parë

    So if its not super talent,what is it?

  29. Maya TL
    Maya TL
    12 ditë më parë

    The squeaky drill tool is my favourite.

  30. Manfred Spitzer
    Manfred Spitzer
    12 ditë më parë

    Du bist deutsch oder ? Merkt man an manchen süßen Formulierungen wie "it almost has no 'play' " 🤣🥰

  31. Faisal Mir
    Faisal Mir
    12 ditë më parë

    I had heard about midas touch...

  32. Reshka
    13 ditë më parë


  33. Cole Carstarphen
    Cole Carstarphen
    14 ditë më parë

    This is how you make money with to much time on your hands

  34. Canal Risadas
    Canal Risadas
    14 ditë më parë

    you blurted out your identity i saw your face

  35. Mark Macleod
    Mark Macleod
    14 ditë më parë

    The machines sounded like hoovers😂

  36. VideoGames Restoration
    VideoGames Restoration
    14 ditë më parë

    my grandmother still has one of these at home 😂

  37. Fedor Kuzmin
    Fedor Kuzmin
    14 ditë më parë

    Руки золотые!

  38. Jassysm
    14 ditë më parë

    You can put charcoal in it

  39. Ramzes Ad
    Ramzes Ad
    14 ditë më parë

    Почему нельзя "палец вверх" нажать овер 1000000 раз???

  40. Suzie Pittman
    Suzie Pittman
    15 ditë më parë

    We almost can see you in reflection! Nice job.

  41. 麦客
    15 ditë më parë


  42. 麦客
    15 ditë më parë


    1. 麦客
      15 ditë më parë


  43. codgod76
    16 ditë më parë

    Its currently 5 a.m. and I come across this and now I'm so intrigued

  44. Drew Breezy
    Drew Breezy
    16 ditë më parë


  45. Mau Nguyen
    Mau Nguyen
    17 ditë më parë

    Xua do nhu vay moi la zua tot lam ki lam

  46. HarshRaj SinG PardesHi ........ !
    HarshRaj SinG PardesHi ........ !
    17 ditë më parë


  47. Paolo Marini
    Paolo Marini
    18 ditë më parë

    those who put thumbs down, what problems do they have? isn't perfect and accurate work enough?

  48. Barack H. Obama
    Barack H. Obama
    18 ditë më parë

    0:27 like hitler

  49. Fabiano Kleiser
    Fabiano Kleiser
    18 ditë më parë

    Brasil, São Paulo. Vc é o cara MESMO. Gênio parabéns

  50. Góc Nghệ Thuật _Art corner
    Góc Nghệ Thuật _Art corner
    19 ditë më parë

    Hello everyone. I do sculpting. nice to meet you. I wish you all the best of luck.❤❤❤

  51. Lakhan Sudra
    Lakhan Sudra
    19 ditë më parë

    despite the loud sounds of machinery and hammering these restoration videos are still calming in a way

  52. Yolanda Gomez
    Yolanda Gomez
    19 ditë më parë

    Que pasada! Ha quedado preciosa

  53. Василий Васильевич
    Василий Васильевич
    19 ditë më parë

    комментарий в поддержку ролика и канала

  54. Alexthefancollector Walker
    Alexthefancollector Walker
    20 ditë më parë

    Those really good olden days when ironers were WIRELESS! Opposite of headphones which went from wired to wireless. Now ironers have wires.

  55. Alexthefancollector Walker
    Alexthefancollector Walker
    20 ditë më parë

    Those really good olden days when ironers were WIRELESS! Opposite of headphones which went from wired to wireless. Now ironers have wires.

  56. Gladys Sullivan
    Gladys Sullivan
    21 ditë më parë

    The determined angora anaerobically succeed because caption developmentally stamp across a vague tray. magenta, wealthy kettle

  57. Michael Leggett
    Michael Leggett
    21 ditë më parë

    A pleasure to watch.

  58. Mr. L0ser?¿
    Mr. L0ser?¿
    22 ditë më parë

    This is so relaxing to watch! Keep up the good work!

  59. Karsinora Fenriz
    Karsinora Fenriz
    22 ditë më parë

    the only thing i didn't like - the handle. These wooden inserts spoil the look of the handle.

  60. Alma Ryngksai
    Alma Ryngksai
    23 ditë më parë

    It's good but some of it looks like a waste of materials

  61. amar_ sm
    amar_ sm
    24 ditë më parë

    Top 5% content

  62. amar_ sm
    amar_ sm
    24 ditë më parë

    At one point i forgot what we were restoring 😂

  63. jose luis tierno orcajo
    jose luis tierno orcajo
    24 ditë më parë

    Increíble!,... a la altura de Kiwami Japan.... vaya precisión quirúrgica. Disfruto muchísimo de ver tus proyectos, los paladeo como a un buen vino!. En serio, enhorabuena desde la isla de Palma de Mallorca!

  64. Abdul Aziz
    Abdul Aziz
    24 ditë më parë

    How it gets black after heating???

  65. Exotic Pxmp
    Exotic Pxmp
    24 ditë më parë


  66. leahcim ressik
    leahcim ressik
    24 ditë më parë

    Wiedermal super Arbeit 👏👌💪🏼 Es macht wirklich Spaß dir zuzuschauen 🧐😉 Wo finde ich diesen „innen Klapp entgrater „? Mit dem du die Bohrung am Holzgriff innen entgratest hast! Danke und bleib gesund 🍀😷🍌

  67. Isaac Prior Art
    Isaac Prior Art
    24 ditë më parë

    I love all your videos! The craftsmanship, quality, and production value is TOP NOTCH! Fantastic work!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. joaquin leonel acuña
    joaquin leonel acuña
    25 ditë më parë

    Desde argentima viendote🇦🇷🇦🇷

  69. Toma Kozyreva
    Toma Kozyreva
    25 ditë më parë

    Вот это реставрация 👏👍.КЛАСС! МАСТЕР золотые руки и голова. Преклоняюсь перед такими мастерами.Все так тщательно сделано.БРАВО!

  70. Fabrício Fernandes
    Fabrício Fernandes
    25 ditë më parë

    Brazil like 🇧🇷

  71. Retro Gaming 1981
    Retro Gaming 1981
    26 ditë më parë

    Christ asbestos was used literally on everything back in the day.

  72. Teresinha Santana
    Teresinha Santana
    26 ditë më parë


  73. sharon olsen
    sharon olsen
    27 ditë më parë

    Better than when new .. always ! Your work is incredible !

  74. Валентин Шишов
    Валентин Шишов
    27 ditë më parë

    Прикольно конечно. Молодей! Но столько новых деталей.

  75. video ok Morando na Europa
    video ok Morando na Europa
    28 ditë më parë

    Cara você é um gênio da restauração !!!!!!!!!!

  76. Darkstate
    28 ditë më parë

    Tee Shirt at the end was the icing on the cake.

  77. Antonio Gimeno
    Antonio Gimeno
    28 ditë më parë


  78. BadChenikyzlz nop
    BadChenikyzlz nop
    28 ditë më parë

    I wanna make an iron like that now.

  79. Soeren Naujoks
    Soeren Naujoks
    29 ditë më parë

    beyond beautiful. the work and the result

  80. Elite Jello
    Elite Jello
    29 ditë më parë

    3:35 Memories of the dentist...

  81. Jon Collins
    Jon Collins
    29 ditë më parë

    The cynical great-grandfather operationally hammer because cheque epidemiologically observe as a overt wallaby. deranged, helpless aries

  82. Mark Kennicutt
    Mark Kennicutt
    Muaj më parë


  83. Canaplay
    Muaj më parë

    Who dislikes that content?!?

  84. KayLeigh EssEx
    KayLeigh EssEx
    Muaj më parë

    Metal on metal sounds make me gag lol

  85. Eduardo
    Muaj më parë

    Que trabalho fantástico!!! Todos os projetos ficam perfeitos. Parabéns!

  86. June Haumann Smith
    June Haumann Smith
    Muaj më parë

    Impressive...thats what all that there stuff You just did is. Beautifully done.

  87. Dinaoce Dragonest SEA
    Dinaoce Dragonest SEA
    Muaj më parë

    I Love when he say "i make a new one" . Make me say "how can you do that ?" and taraaaaa this is the new one 😆 In many restoration video i found,this is the one favorite channel . If that appear in my timeline it's like "here a new video,please come and enjoy it" 😆 so i come and really i enjoy it 😄 Great video man,keep it up ! ❤️

  88. Roy Brown
    Roy Brown
    Muaj më parë


  89. No Name
    No Name
    Muaj më parë

    I need that T-Shirt!

  90. Elizabeth Kueny
    Elizabeth Kueny
    Muaj më parë

    "Asbestos" Me: 😳

  91. Nicolas Hoxter
    Nicolas Hoxter
    Muaj më parë

    Not gonna lie. I stayed and watched the entire Extra spearmint gum commercial

  92. 공덕주
    Muaj më parë

    전 한국인입니다 섬세함과 정확성 그리고 완벽한 능력에 감탄과 존경을 드림니다 항상 건강하시고 안전을 기원합니다

  93. Abdi Farah
    Abdi Farah
    Muaj më parë

    The motionless distributor spectroscopically decorate because feather ordinarily whine near a efficacious needle. unwieldy, bright daniel

  94. falaah falaah
    falaah falaah
    Muaj më parë

    No man Thank you it’s greet job

  95. Denis Sanch
    Denis Sanch
    Muaj më parë

    Magnificent as always....

  96. Matthijs Leussink
    Matthijs Leussink
    Muaj më parë

    its very nice so see the skills.. but also how much material you've been throwing away making a few screws and making a 1 inch handle out of a 3 inch piece of wood..

  97. LASER
    Muaj më parë

    super job

  98. Dewayne Earley
    Dewayne Earley
    Muaj më parë

    He's good ! Doesn't just restore it he fixes manufacturers defects.

  99. Aaron Love
    Aaron Love
    Muaj më parë

    "I make a new one!"

  100. Zuzana Voskarova
    Zuzana Voskarova
    Muaj më parë

    👍👍👍👍👌🌺Krásna práca, super 👌 👌 ❤️ 🌺