Tiny Deadlocked Vise - Restoration

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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.

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Sorry for my bad english, it's not my language. I try my best to improve my technical english.

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21 Nov 2022



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Edo Vor 6 Tage
My theory is that the earth is round because My Mechanics removed all the sharp edges
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Andrew Calvert Vor 28 Minuten
The earth being level doesn’t need theories, all you need is level water, no amount of theories will make large bodies of water display curvature on its surface, water always finds level, level being a straight horizontal line, why do you think the horizon is named so ? Why do they put water in a spirit level, to find the curve🤣👍
Andrès de la fuente
perfect!! great!!
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@Oniplus Ha ha, so true! I wonder where he got the raw materials from... Mars or Jupiter maybe? 🤣
Subramaniam Lakshminarayanan
@Oniplus Ha ha, so true!
Oniplus Vor Tag
he made a new one(the earth), while we're asleep
rdjess Vor 6 Tage
You’ve done more for Gressel vise sales than any advertising they’ve done in the last 100 years 😂
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Arcadia Green Vor 4 Tage
See you all again in 2 years for another one
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So true 👍
Such a good product we don't need to advertise 😉
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Frankie Rzucek Vor 5 Tage
Agreed. I would have never known them without MM lol
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rasmid tan Vor 5 Tage
i would love to buy one only if its available in my country
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Jill Davies Vor 5 Tage
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.
Andrew Calvert
Andrew Calvert Vor 13 Minuten
@WinjinI know when you say MM you mean My Mechanics, but there’s another excellent restoration channel called Meine Mechaniker, MM , check him out he’s pretty good also, but I do think this channel is one of if not the best out there ;)
DividedUnity Vor Tag
I agree a lot!
David Ball
David Ball Vor Tag
@bea kittelscherz but they restore different things. Yes and rrc is my favourite.
Ian Vor Tag
@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 Vor Tag
That is an interest in mechanics!
Rob Cantor
Rob Cantor Vor 5 Tage
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.
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Buffy Star Vor Tag
Bro ur username 😳👀👁👁
Mariusz Dziewulski
how you do anything is how you do everything
Jim Cheseborough
Jim Cheseborough Vor 4 Tage
@Caveman Hikes immediately obvious
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Jim Cheseborough Vor 4 Tage
It's immediately obvious
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Saw Boss Vor 4 Tage
I see people complement his editing from time to time.
Ahmed El Monawir
Ahmed El Monawir Vor 6 Tage
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 DE-vid. Please keep amazing us with your work!
Dirge Media
Dirge Media Vor 5 Tage
yes all other restoration channels are gangster until My Mechanics releases a new video....
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
Thank you very much, I really do appreciate it :-)
Eliezer Weinbach
Eliezer Weinbach Vor 5 Tage
Watching you remove that broken drill bit was the most satisfying thing I’ve seen in a long time.
Trap Johnson
Trap Johnson Vor 13 Stunden
@Florida Man *shudders* u right tho
Moshe Sheckel
Moshe Sheckel Vor 3 Tage
I watched my room mate masturbate when she thought she was alone... that was pretty satisfying.
cybertree Vor 3 Tage
Or when the vice finally gave way with a satisfying "bang" 1:38 😌
Florida Man
Florida Man Vor 4 Tage
Like popping a metal pimple!
Михаил Иванов
Опять шедевр ! Браво маэстро ! Жаль что не часто нас радуете своими работами ....
Andee Kaydot
Andee Kaydot Vor 5 Tage
Michail, ich schaue mir mehrere Kanäle zu verschiedenen Themen an. Wenn mir die Arbeit und die Art der Videos gut gefallen, ist es mir egal, ob es vier Wochen oder ein halbes Jahr dauert - ich freue mich einfach über das nächste. So auch bei MyMechanics! 👍
Marcio H Claudino
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 Vor 6 Tage
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 Vor 5 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 Vor 5 Tage
@ddfann Okay. Sure. Are ad hominem attacks your best globe proof?
Vickie Bligh
Vickie Bligh Vor 5 Tage
@Perinne Sorry you don't understand science.
ddfann Vor 6 Tage
@Perinne No thanks, I'm not a flat earther idiot
Perinne Vor 6 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.
Infinite loop
Infinite loop Vor 6 Tage
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 5 Tage
Swiss made PB screwdriver for Swiss made screws. 🙂
Andrew Zach
Andrew Zach Vor 5 Tage
I noticed when he took out the first two screws how perfectly the screwdriver fit. We are a weird bunch of viewers :)
Craig Smith
Craig Smith Vor 5 Tage
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.
Mike OHandley
Mike OHandley Vor 2 Tage
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.
Rob Mclaughlin
Rob Mclaughlin Vor 5 Tage
It always blows my mind how detailed you are at doing these types of repairs.
JD Kempton
JD Kempton Vor 6 Tage
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 5 Tage
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 Vor 6 Tage
@Perinne You need to go back to school.
Perinne Vor 6 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 Vor 6 Tage
@Autunite hehe, screwed
Autunite Vor 6 Tage
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.
sharksour Vor 6 Tage
Чудо из твоих рук. Молодец, когда всегда получаю огромное наслаждение от твоей работы!
Scotty Red
Scotty Red Vor 6 Tage
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.
Simon Cuthbert
Simon Cuthbert Vor 3 Tage
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.
Lukáš Veselý
Lukáš Veselý Vor 5 Tage
As always, unrivaled and precise work. I can't wait for the next project.
David B
David B Vor 6 Tage
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 3 Tage
Eliminating flaws of the original design too...
Mathew Weissinger
This channel has made me a better design engineer for sure.
eltoncezar Vor 3 Tage
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 Vor 3 Tage
@Lurifax fireball guy is amazing
Suitov Vor 4 Tage
Round corners on everything and countersink every screw! (But yes, I think I get what you mean.)
Dr. Hut of Handcraft
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 Vor 5 Tage
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
Paulo M. Jr.
Paulo M. Jr. Vor 5 Tage
Excelente trabalho, meus parabéns 👏👏👏
Muzfuz 57
Muzfuz 57 Vor 3 Tage
I had a feeling this would turn out really well, you didn’t disappoint it looks stunning. 👍👍👍
Observing? Vor 5 Tage
As usual, very good job and enjoyable video! One question: when you weld, is the resulting material less strong?
Rillka Vor 3 Stunden
The only restoration channel I never speed up, and then only one I watch every single video of. Multiple times, to be exact. We - the fans - always praise your restoration work but I think we need to start praising your video editing more as well! If not for the immaculate timing of every step, your videos wouldn't be so loved and cherished ❤️
Lily Skye
Lily Skye Vor 2 Stunden
I really love how the hot bluing turned out on this one. Super beautiful end result and it was awesome seeing you make tools to solve problems along the way. I love your videos so much.
squatch2003 Vor 5 Tage
Amazing video, again! I wish I could find a vise like that around here! Keep the videos coming!
Onion Head
Onion Head Vor 6 Tage
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.
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
Thanks a lot for being here :-)
Nikos Papageorgiou
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 DE-vid!
Alvaro Muñoz Fuentes
Estaba esperando un video tuyo! Gracias por compartir tu trabajo, es excelente!
lordkappa Vor 5 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!
David Martin
David Martin Vor 6 Tage
I watch tons of restoration videos from all sorts of different DE-vidrs, 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 Vor 5 Tage
@my mechanics your editing and cutting skill are pretty good :)
thw7five Vor 5 Tage
Without question. These are the finest resto videos on DE-vid.
Robert Lassiter
Robert Lassiter Vor 6 Tage
I concur! Well said.
ody vinty*
ody vinty* Vor 6 Tage
@Perinne bruh
Ruboka Vor 6 Tage
@ThanenJ I am not alone with this feeling :'D
Амир Vor 4 Tage
В данном сегменте, твоё внимание к деталям, вызывает только уважение и удовольствие от просмотра!
Samantha Dean
Samantha Dean Vor 8 Stunden
I love how you always solve problems by thinking outside the box!!! Awesome job!!! ❤️❤️❤️👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
Quaker521 Vor 5 Tage
As ever, a fantastic restoration. Thank you for the upload.
Zlatimir Valkov
Zlatimir Valkov Vor 5 Tage
I don't know why it is, but I particularly LOVE when you restore vices! Flawless 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. :)
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Kernicterus Vor 5 Tage
Le Trepidant
Le Trepidant Vor 5 Tage
Eight'd, chums.
htpkey Vor 6 Tage
Memories Vor 6 Tage
Michael Bobczynski
Amazing work! If I hadn't watched you do it, I wouldn't believe such a restoration was possible. Thank you for sharing! 👍
venkman 87
venkman 87 Vor 3 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 🔥🔥🔥
Michael Sebastian
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 DE-vid. Keep up the great work.
Mariusz Dziewulski
same! lol but i decided his vids are too precious to consume that way :)
J T Vor 5 Tage
Absolutely beautiful restoration! Perfectly restored to its original state....only better!
7 8
7 8 Vor 6 Tage
There can't be too much of vise restoration. We all want it
Perinne Vor 6 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 Vor 6 Tage
I would watch a monthly vise restoration on this channel very happily.
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
Nice to hear that, thanks :-)
MrGUSARIK Vor 4 Tage
OMG! I started panicking when restoration was almost over and nothing "new one" has been made ye. Great as usual.
Schoess Vor 4 Tage
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
YouTube Commenter
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...
jarhead0754 Vor 5 Tage
As always perfection!!! I would love to have you restore some things for my workshop!!
Riordan Henry
Riordan Henry Vor 5 Tage
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.
Frankie Rzucek
Frankie Rzucek Vor 5 Tage
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.
Malcolm Akner
Malcolm Akner Vor 6 Tage
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!
Brian Smith
Brian Smith Vor 5 Tage
Absolutely amazing! You make it look so easy. I’m jealous.
Adnan Nazeer
Adnan Nazeer Vor 6 Tage
Your attention to detail is simply out of this world. No other Restoration Channel can even come close to that level of meticulousness
Naughty Shepherd
Naughty Shepherd Vor 4 Tage
I’m curious do you keep everything you restore, or sell them? Beautiful work as usual sir!
Jacobus Johannes Oberholster
Incredible! Thank you for sharing and all the effort, not just in restoring but also filming.
Chris Ross-Smith
Chris Ross-Smith Vor 16 Stunden
Excellent work again, still THE best restoration work you will ever see. Amazing!!!👌
DOPR Dragon
DOPR Dragon Vor 4 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.
Deividas Tamkus
Deividas Tamkus Vor 6 Tage
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 6 Tage
Nice to hear that, thank you very much :-)
johny doper
johny doper Vor 4 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!
M. A.
M. A. Vor 6 Tage
Beautiful job! I was surprised how the jaw plates looked almost like new after rust removal and bluing.
ytwos1 Vor 5 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.
Coffee With Steve
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.
0zzm0dious Vor 6 Tage
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 Vor 5 Tage
@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 5 Tage
@Killkor And the time that he censored it so the comments wouldn't mention it lol
Killkor Vor 5 Tage
Yeah. The OGs remember the old damaged power button on sandblaster.
Solanuma Vor 6 Tage
@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 Vor 6 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.
David S
David S Vor 5 Tage
It's always a pleasure to see a new video from my mechanics. I just wish there were more of them. : )
S McCaskill
S McCaskill Vor 5 Tage
As always you've done wonderful work!
Shooting The Breeze
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?
Bruce Boschek
Bruce Boschek Vor 6 Tage
Stunningly beautiful work, as always. Thank you for your wonderful videos.
Bryce Archambault
This guy just can’t get enough gressel vices
Famc Vor 2 Tage
I have one gressel vice and I want more!
Zoltan Urmosi
Zoltan Urmosi Vor 6 Tage
It's perfectly understandable 😃
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
Well... that's true
Ryan Hale
Ryan Hale Vor 3 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
Daniel Carvalho
Daniel Carvalho Vor 5 Tage
No one makes it look like so easy. My Mechanics is simply the best. Beautiful piece!
W F Vor 6 Tage
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.
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
I hope so, thank you!
Eric Salottolo
Eric Salottolo Vor 4 Tage
Always amazed by the time it must take to do this type of restauration.
Jens Marzelin
Jens Marzelin Vor 6 Tage
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 👍
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
Danke für das Lob!
Роман Рыжаков
Глаза отдыхают и радуются, видя плоды вашей работы. Браво!
RuZZiaSh@t!!! Vor 4 Tage
и пусть наши глаза отдыхают и радуются, видя Украину свободной от незаконных захватчиков!
Tweedle Vor 5 Tage
WOW!!!! No matter HOW MANY of your restorations I watch I STILL AM AMAZED EVERY TIME!!! You do SUCH BEAUTIFUL WORK!!!!
David Plass
David Plass Vor 5 Tage
Wow, what an amazing result! Beautiful.
Chris Kythreotis
Chris Kythreotis Vor 6 Tage
Excellent restoration as usual….but I’m seriously impressed by the fantastic files you are using! They really are great tools…👍👍🇬🇧🇬🇧
Bond Street
Bond Street Vor 6 Tage
It looks amazing - really good work. I love it when you say " I quickly made this tool" or 'I'll make another one" and then you just casually produce a clever tool or a complex machined part like its no big deal.
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
Tomorrow comes a video how I made the tool.
Alan McKinnon
Alan McKinnon Vor 5 Tage
That is a beautiful vise! I've been looking for a nice 50-80mm vice for myself to use in my hobbies
Keith Yinger
Keith Yinger Vor 5 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.
Rafael Masoni
Rafael Masoni Vor 6 Tage
This was incredibly fascinating. Perhaps your best video yet.
pjsalchemy Vor 6 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
andrea crashe
andrea crashe Vor 6 Tage
*I am always in awe of your precise work you do in all your restorations.*
my mechanics
my mechanics Vor 6 Tage
Thank you very much!
Ian Morg
Ian Morg Vor 5 Tage
Another work of art, love it! Well done 😎👍🏻
Canuck001 Vor 5 Tage
Your videos are always amazing, true art! One question, what make of files do you use? I can't find quality files like yours.
Un Autre Point de vue
Un Autre Point de vue Vor 3 Stunden
The technique used for straightening the jaws: an operation that is visually simple for the average person but which in practice requires a level of skill and dexterity that cannot be found with just anyone.
Shed Man X
Shed Man X Vor 6 Tage
Meticulous precision comes to mind whenever I see your videos. Outstanding work as always mate.
Curtis Weller
Curtis Weller Vor 6 Tage
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!
Stupido Cane
Stupido Cane Vor 5 Tage
Today I opened my feed and clicked on the first video without paying attention to whom I was watching. It took me one minute to recognize I was watching my mechanics. Your video quality is unmatched. Not talking about your skills, absolute perfection. But the video style is a trademark. Have a nice day and thanks for all your entertaining work.
S.F.G SF Vor 5 Tage
Just amazing restorations! I'm really amazed by you patience and detail. Where can I find second hand vises in decent prices is Germany? Thanks
Сергей Харьков
Как приятно смотреть ваши видео, это работа Мастера,👍👍👍👍👍
Packer Backer
Packer Backer Vor 5 Tage
Love your work as always! ?Question? What kind of oil do you use to quench when you’re doing the bluing process?
Thiago Mano Batera
Excelente restauração!!!
Mere Vor 6 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.
Kamel E. Belkacem
The positive thing is that MyMechanics is the best restoration channel on YT and god knows am big fan and follower of various ones, the negative thing is your videos are so rares, when i got a notification from your channel is like getting a tweet reply from Elon Musk 😁
Tom Badalament
Tom Badalament Vor 5 Tage
Your videos are simply gratifying, makes me want to have all my old tools around!!
Sixcylinders Vor 6 Tage
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 DE-vid. 👏
Psammead Vor 5 Tage
Yep 👏 What they said 👆👌
Ex Inferis
Ex Inferis Vor 5 Tage
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!
B Man
B Man Vor 6 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 6 Tage
That was my guess too, I felt like a detective when finding that drill lol
Elmar Lang
Elmar Lang Vor 4 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.
davouchi1 Vor 5 Tage
Im sitting here shaking my head in disbelief of how amazing you are. You done an amazing job. Your attention to detail and skill is second to none. You are a skilled master of your trade. Well done sir. 👏
Waldorf Von Muppet
Allways a real pleasure to watch your magic unfold - thanks a lot 🎉