WWII Flashlight with Rust Holes - Restoration

I bought this World War II German Flashlight. The model is Daimon Telko Trio. It was a common typo flashlight the Germans used. It is a bit rusty and the traps on the back were completely gone. Later I also found that the rust had even amde some holes that needed to be fixed. This project took me forever to finish due to so many phases and filming makes everything many times slower. I even made a 40 minute version of the project to my Patreon page. It has a few extra scenes and clips.
I began by disassembling the flashlight. Everything was riveted together so I needed to drill a lot of the rivets out. This type of rivets were not easy to find and only ones I found were in a bag of 500pcs and the price was 50€ ($54). So I made my own rivets. I also used a rotary tool to remove pins with peened ends.
For making the rivets I needed some custom tools but that can be seen on the video but basically I cut pieces of brass tube of correct size. After this I used the tools to widen one end of the tube into a funnel like shape. This funnel was then hammered flat to create a rivet very similar to the original ones. A pop rivet could have been used but I don't thin it would have been a good choise from restoration perspective.
Thank you for watching!
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  1. OBI-WAN kenobi _

    OBI-WAN kenobi _

    Πριν 2 ημέρες


  2. Sir TroLLington Da 4th

    Sir TroLLington Da 4th

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    The Duck should've still been in there... Just with a Hazmat suit on.

  3. Алексей Алексеев

    Алексей Алексеев

    Πριν 6 ημέρες

    Очень круто)) А что это за фонарик?🤔

  4. Chuck Snyder

    Chuck Snyder

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    6:53 Oh God, it looks like a chilli gone HORRIBLEY WRONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  5. Jolinha


    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    12:50 sus

  6. Steven Rankin

    Steven Rankin

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    I used to only watch the electronic videos but I enjoy these more

  7. Sethame Derat

    Sethame Derat

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    7:03 me: nghhhhh soup

  8. Jacib Lipu

    Jacib Lipu

    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    7:00 the chilly is done

  9. Marauder1880


    Πριν 14 ημέρες

    Damn fine work!!!!!!!

  10. EmDasch


    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    ay ay ay ay ゴゴゴゴ

  11. TJ


    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    6:54 forbidden chili

  12. Arch Stanton

    Arch Stanton

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    watching this is so absorbing and addictive.. well done.. and the scum that came off during electrolysis.. wow.. feel like i should electrolyse my big toe nail

  13. Marcus Busse

    Marcus Busse

    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    6:55 That legit looks like some fine soup

  14. Mich Washington

    Mich Washington

    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    I subscribed because of this video.

  15. Uriel Chavez

    Uriel Chavez

    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    I cant even open the cereal box correctly without tearing it, yet this human has mastered the art of being delicate with vintage items

  16. Caleb Dickson

    Caleb Dickson

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    The funny minute pathogenetically play because aquarius formally add pace a clammy request. legal, hallowed thought

  17. †Soma Cruz†

    †Soma Cruz†

    Πριν μήνα

    Amazing! 0:18 reminds me of the Razer logo

  18. Juan Carlos López Rodrtiguez

    Juan Carlos López Rodrtiguez

    Πριν μήνα

    Siga usted así por favor no pare de restaurar cosas me encanta su contenido.

  19. MirrorsEdge


    Πριν μήνα

    6kl les

  20. MirrorsEdge


    Πριν μήνα

    5kr les mer om dagen i 5

    • MirrorsEdge


      Πριν μήνα

      655kr les mer om dagen og at 566kr er

    • MirrorsEdge


      Πριν μήνα

      5kl les 6mer om 5kr 55mars the 6best to 56mars 55mars skal 6du ta du ta 5mars skal 6mars og jeg tenkte 66lå i dag litt etter 6klør og jeg tenkte lå på 6på om dagen og at noen 6sikkert 5i 666mars 5mars the best response time for 60hz in terms of smoothness ik the best response time for 120hz is like thw 6mars the best response time for 120hz 5120hz is like thw og er 656er vel ikke inn 6mars og jeg tenkte på én av dagen og at 55

  21. MirrorsEdge


    Πριν μήνα


  22. MirrorsEdge


    Πριν μήνα


  23. Isabella Petrillose

    Isabella Petrillose

    Πριν μήνα

    so this is a nazi flashlight. call it what it is...

  24. Lisa Neff

    Lisa Neff

    Πριν μήνα

    Fun fact that probably belong to a german who died the germans didn't notice at the time but they had lost iver 2 millions so its very likely most german items you find that were used in ww2 belong to men who died on the battlefield

  25. Gib Melson

    Gib Melson

    Πριν μήνα

    very good job !

  26. GoogleShouldntRequireThis


    Πριν μήνα

    Mmm.. Forbidden marinara

  27. Elena D

    Elena D

    Πριν μήνα

    i have one of these with stickers from the '90s. Didn't know it was a war trophy back then😬

  28. Munchkin Emerton

    Munchkin Emerton

    Πριν μήνα


  29. Андрей Шмырев

    Андрей Шмырев

    Πριν μήνα

    Надо было красить краской с,, молотковым эфектом,,....было бы красивши.

  30. 556ReloaderNmass


    Πριν μήνα

    Why not just TIG the case? I'm assuming you don't have one? They're a great investment if not.

  31. vanumoti rased

    vanumoti rased

    Πριν μήνα

    The hallowed basket concretely stir because thumb visually remain against a earsplitting lettuce. towering, half flavor

  32. Debbie Andrews

    Debbie Andrews

    Πριν μήνα

    The elastic ravioli numerically slip because flax realistically skip on a agreeable piano. heady, tender tense yellow

  33. AdelardRen


    Πριν μήνα

    6:54 how do you dispose of that?

  34. Victor Hugo Morgado Santos

    Victor Hugo Morgado Santos

    Πριν μήνα

    Eu sou o comentário em português

  35. Август Бакиев

    Август Бакиев

    Πριν μήνα

    шпателя научись чистить ! и шпатлевку научись перемешивать...

  36. Robert Stoutenberg

    Robert Stoutenberg

    Πριν μήνα

    Like have that nice good 👍

  37. Jordan Mason

    Jordan Mason

    Πριν μήνα

    Am i the only one that watches these videos on 2x speed ? i just cant get over how slow he does things. Apart from that, great and interesting videos !

  38. Vince Styles

    Vince Styles

    Πριν μήνα

    It’s a shame most of this stuff is gone. They don’t make them anymore like this every thing today is designed to be used and thrown out

  39. Fishey


    Πριν μήνα

    6:55 it looks like tomato soup

  40. Fishey


    Πριν μήνα

    I love that you don’t use sandblasting like all the other restoration channels. I actually love the good old rust removing techniques not machines

  41. Fishey


    Πριν μήνα

    Ngl it looks like something I’d get in a Happy Meal but bigger



    Πριν μήνα

    Like ya

  43. Kennedy O.S

    Kennedy O.S

    Πριν μήνα

    Wow, this is freaking awesome!

  44. ThePops619858


    Πριν μήνα

    where you get a nazi flashlight tho

  45. Виктор Амди

    Виктор Амди

    Πριν μήνα

    This is a train conductor/drivers flashlight

  46. Sonicgott


    Πριν μήνα

    7:00 Forbidden marinara sauce.

  47. Blue Ranger

    Blue Ranger

    Πριν μήνα

    Collectors value is gone now lmao now it's just an old ass flashlight worth nothing lol

  48. PrismGuy


    Πριν μήνα

    I can’t be the only one that looks at this and sees a possible inspiration for the form factor of the communicator from Star Trek TOS, can I?

  49. northern3000


    Πριν μήνα

    nice video, but you forgot to add in the spare light bulb on the right side of the "control board". Those two little clips are made to pinch a replacement light bulb.

  50. Im2bassco :D

    Im2bassco :D

    Πριν μήνα

    The rust in the water looks like throwup

  51. Molly Person

    Molly Person

    Πριν μήνα

    1:50 get a cheap watch repair kit. The tools come with a skinny punch for small pins like these.

  52. Beta Upgrade

    Beta Upgrade

    Πριν μήνα

    why do you never speak doring these it would be alot easier to understand then those text blurbs, heck you could even use a text to speach app, half the time i miss the blurbs

  53. Mr.Parody


    Πριν μήνα

    8:47 Jingle Bells

  54. Lucifer Morningstar

    Lucifer Morningstar

    Πριν μήνα

    M1 Garand restoration please!

  55. Tyler Fortner

    Tyler Fortner

    Πριν μήνα

    I didn't know 1940s battery technology was so advanced.

  56. Twitch DrakoSpamz

    Twitch DrakoSpamz

    Πριν μήνα

    nobody : me at 4 am : lets watch some restoration videos



    Πριν μήνα

    You're teaching lots of people stuff our dad's never taught us, so thankyou.

  58. Adam Combs

    Adam Combs

    Πριν μήνα

    Thanks. I needed a new channel to lose some hours watch in. Love it

  59. Chill guy

    Chill guy

    Πριν μήνα

    7:00 are you sure that isn't meat

  60. Andrew kim

    Andrew kim

    Πριν μήνα

    The stale alligator coronally wash because separated lily prefer an a efficient tailor. homely, mere deodorant

  61. Katriin The Cardinal

    Katriin The Cardinal

    Πριν μήνα

    6:58 forbidden spaghetti sauce

  62. Dark Meta

    Dark Meta

    Πριν μήνα

    amazing work man! i subbed

  63. Dark Meta

    Dark Meta

    Πριν μήνα

    does your diamond bit have any enchantments on it? looks real nice 😊💎

  64. NEBDOE


    Πριν μήνα

    Im stuck, I don‘t have a rusty old flashlight but a rusty can from my grandmas basement. How do I attack the lightbulb

  65. Brendan Lamb

    Brendan Lamb

    Πριν μήνα

    personally i would of kept it in its original condition because to me a item is more valuable in its original state than restored to look new

  66. Brendan Lamb

    Brendan Lamb

    Πριν μήνα

    7:03 that pizza sauce looks delicious

  67. faderthurfjell


    Πριν μήνα

    Fantastiska videos! Bunkerlampan blev grymt fin. Ja, jag tror att du är svensk.

  68. roxas the rogue

    roxas the rogue

    Πριν μήνα

    No gay free music!

  69. Fastaslightfiber


    Πριν μήνα

    You hammered out all those field modifications. Every solder knows engineers aren't worth a dam

  70. Gaffa Girl

    Gaffa Girl

    Πριν μήνα

    Is there anything you don't restore?

  71. cruelpoke


    Πριν μήνα

    Next video, WW2 antique fleshlights!

  72. Ioannis Georgopalis

    Ioannis Georgopalis

    Πριν μήνα


  73. Sampsa Mäkinen

    Sampsa Mäkinen

    Πριν μήνα

    7:00 my toilet after Taco Bell

  74. slash4o2


    Πριν μήνα

    Great video! I really wish you would’ve used the original leather tho, I know it was in rough shape. But as a collector it makes me so sad!

  75. Daniel Lingenfelter

    Daniel Lingenfelter

    Πριν μήνα

    Its missing the lightbulb. Ill have to make a new one

  76. Whiteboy 12233

    Whiteboy 12233

    Πριν μήνα

    13:50 to 14:01 my dog looked at me and tilted her head and stared at me lmao

  77. Alex Ella

    Alex Ella

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    goes to show how normal nazis commiting genocide can seem

  78. Emphasis213


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Ok he made his own rivets and he used electrolysis instead of sanding. This guy here is a pro.

  79. King Pengu

    King Pengu

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    This man solves everything with excessive force and its the best

  80. Nicole Hagans

    Nicole Hagans

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Am I the only one who falls asleep to these videos, the sounds are like asmr 😂

  81. _SoDamnGood_


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    this was like a Tarantino film. It's long, but every second is worth it. Amazing job.

  82. Vesta GARAGE

    Vesta GARAGE

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    it turned out very nicely. him even now in the museum.

  83. jestaboss


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    I make it a habit to hit the like button before I even watch the actual video just because I know whatever you're doing is going to be straight fire. This was amazing. Wonderful work

  84. xTashleyx


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Glad to see someone actually restoring an item and not just repairing it and making it look the way they think it should've.

  85. LuridFTW Gaming

    LuridFTW Gaming

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Imagine reading a map to go places, FR my friend doesn’t know how to use a compass.

  86. Nadia T.

    Nadia T.

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    The World War is about poland so why it cant be Poland war?

    • John


      Πριν 18 ημέρες

      What the ever loving fuck? No more crack for you@

  87. Senshool One

    Senshool One

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    6:53 Spag Bol is ready!

  88. JudePuu


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    ww 2 fleshlight

  89. Briseur De Lance

    Briseur De Lance

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Gutt. :-3

  90. GD DonisthebestYT

    GD DonisthebestYT

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    My dad has 3 of these so does that mean-

  91. Fernando Queiroz Popovic

    Fernando Queiroz Popovic

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Why did it look like a star trek communication tool in the thumbnail I will never know

  92. GLD31


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Question is: Can he restore the titanic?

  93. Kokichi Oma

    Kokichi Oma

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    6:54 forbidden chili 9:44 forbidden cream cheese

  94. Connor Wilkes-Ryan

    Connor Wilkes-Ryan

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Red light is harder to see over distance and didn't mess your natural night vision up as much 😁

  95. pacjak


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    all his videos are like that one scene from Toy Story 2 when Woody gets repaired and I know for sure that was the most satisfying thing in my life

  96. Let The Music Play - Music for content creators

    Let The Music Play - Music for content creators

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Please enable subtitles. Thank you / Habilita los subtitulos por favor. Gracias

  97. Liam McDonough

    Liam McDonough

    Πριν 2 μήνες

    You are an expert. You should go into the museum curator business.

  98. Noah


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    6:58 mmmm tomato sauce

  99. whiterosesalchemist


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    how very riveting

  100. ColdSmooth


    Πριν 2 μήνες

    Try putting some ads on your video