Restoring Old Rusty Table Fan with Laser Cleaning

In this episode I will restore this rusty vintage fan. The fan has lots of rust and all of the wiring needs to be replaced. This project was lot of work because there were so many phases in the work.
After disassembly I started by removing the rust and paint with Laser Cleaner. The device wan loaned to me by W2M ( Here is their demo video ( For the safety guard I used electrolysis for which I've made this tutorial:
For the painted parts I used filler and filler base coat. The color is blue metallic car paint, and it was coated with 2K clear coat to protect the surface.
To remake the damaged badge prints I used heat transfer. Should I make a detailed tutorial of the process for my second channel? I printed the wanted image on a transfer paper which is linked in the tools section. It normally requires a heat press, but since I don't have one I only used normal oven and used clamps to generate the needed pressure. I also used silicone pad to make the pressure more even in case my sheets of plywood were not even enough.
I also replaced all the wiring vintage style braided wire was used for the part that had similar wire and the rest of the wire was just plain plastic wire like it originally was.
I hope you enjoy the video as much as I enjoyed making it. Thanks for watching!
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Laser cleaner:
Some of my tools:
Black gloves:
Transfer paper:
Multi-purpose Lubricant:
Metal polishing kit:

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  1. mynameisray


    Πριν 8 ώρες

    Gotta learn how to connect wires in a straight line without having them all crook sideways like that.

  2. Spiriteddust


    Πριν 14 ώρες

    I would’ve scrapped it for screws tbh

  3. Jorge Arnoldo Muñoz

    Jorge Arnoldo Muñoz

    Πριν ημέρα

    That laser cleaner looks so cool! I want it!

  4. ARELL


    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    9:50 i felt that overspray 😂

  5. Terra Nova Rain

    Terra Nova Rain

    Πριν 3 ημέρες

    This wire won't do u>ses 10 feet of said wire🤔🧐🤷‍♀️‽ >☆

  6. 5 phút sáng tạo

    5 phút sáng tạo

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    Modern rusting machine

  7. Scott Lidstone

    Scott Lidstone

    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    3:10 you went to great lengths to remove that screw

  8. Mrsilents


    Πριν 4 ημέρες

    2:57 pure flex

  9. cheesecake1monster


    Πριν 5 ημέρες


  10. William Clarke

    William Clarke

    Πριν 7 ημέρες

    In Taiwan there are fans EXACTLY like this exept they are made of plastic. You can find them all over the place

  11. Lone Star

    Lone Star

    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    I feel like Thanos is repairing a old Fan when you get to the lazer part.

  12. RichieT5


    Πριν 8 ημέρες

    As a fan collector this was amazing and highly appreciated!! You did such an incredible job and the metallic blue finish is stunning. Well done

  13. Cody McCullin

    Cody McCullin

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    That was the smoothest “subscribe” I’ve ever seen

  14. kenuko the playlist king

    kenuko the playlist king

    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    That fan is ready to fire sonic waves holy crap XD

  15. TheNerdyVixen


    Πριν 9 ημέρες

    That laser is so cool!! I just love how meticulous you are with every step. I could watch you work for hours!

  16. Gus J

    Gus J

    Πριν 10 ημέρες


  17. Ben Grahl

    Ben Grahl

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Let's kiss over the rust lazer smoke

  18. Ben Grahl

    Ben Grahl

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Bruh I've been wondering what mfg means

  19. Steven Rankin

    Steven Rankin

    Πριν 12 ημέρες

    Very nice job

  20. Tammy Slash

    Tammy Slash

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    That was a great job 👏

  21. Ethonra


    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    Well done. Scott would be proud.

  22. Aria Turk

    Aria Turk

    Πριν 13 ημέρες

    10:22 aahahaahaha i love it so much and i loveee this fan so vintage and tbh looks better quality than todays fans.

  23. The Divider

    The Divider

    Πριν 15 ημέρες

    I tried using this technique to restore my marriage but she was just all 'What are you doing with that grinder'.

  24. Andrej Savatic

    Andrej Savatic

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    I need a tetanus shot after watching this

  25. Iron-Bran


    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Could you have used an iron for the transfer paper or is the oven more efficient?

  26. Kevin Suire

    Kevin Suire

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    Just wish he had kept the antique look by using a hammerite looking paint. Now it just looks like a factory recreation.

  27. Count-Marquis Pippins II

    Count-Marquis Pippins II

    Πριν 16 ημέρες

    That’s an actual FUCKING LAZER BROOOO! WTF!!!

  28. Rotter Totter

    Rotter Totter

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    Oh would you look at that it's the Five nights at freddy's fan. I was wondering where it went off too after that place burned down🤔 well I guess it's our treat for being able to see how it makes it's come back

  29. Nalenc gaming

    Nalenc gaming

    Πριν 17 ημέρες

    10:53 how much money would you have someone give you to eat that

  30. Ickyneko LKH

    Ickyneko LKH

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    2:56 When the Super Robots combine to become Ultra Super Robot! 💪🤖✨

  31. tom graham

    tom graham

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    I don’t think some cleaning and a little fresh paint would be considered a restoration!

  32. kingsbury26


    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    As many have said, I was surprised that you didn't replace the old grease. Also the old crackle paint is so evocative of the era. I now want a lazer cleaner, just have to sell the car!

  33. Mu The Nephilim

    Mu The Nephilim

    Πριν 18 ημέρες

    *Rusty Table Fan* Me: Rusty Table Fan of Freddy Fazbear's Pizza

  34. Oğuz


    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Unsafe vantilator

  35. skeebert


    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Wonder if that's his biggest fan..? 🤔

  36. kommo1


    Πριν 19 ημέρες

    Fallout wants its probs back.



    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    I hope we see your face soon

  38. Shmeee Lady

    Shmeee Lady

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    I got my finger sliced open by one of the fans. The good old safety standards of the 50’s 🥲

  39. Adam Clarke

    Adam Clarke

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    Beautiful job. That looks awesome. I'll give you one little piece of advice to make life easier in the future. Buy yourself a cheap wooden cutting board to mix your plastic filler on. It's easier to work with than in the lid, you get a better mix of the filler and hardener, and you can scrape the unused filler off when you've finished before it gets a chance to set. I do that, and it makes life a breeze. Otherwise, keep the videos coming. I love your work.

  40. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf

    Πριν 21 ημέρα

    That is what I want to see when a restoration is done. That it works.

  41. CainGamerTV 2.0

    CainGamerTV 2.0

    Πριν 22 ημέρες

    How many fingers have those cut?

  42. Matt B

    Matt B

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    What demon magic is this? I am surprised you kept that transformer. I guess if it isn't broke why replace it?

  43. Hee-hoo


    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    I love how the both hands up and slight movement when something finally stays in its spots is just a universal movement 😂

  44. Ravoc 059

    Ravoc 059

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    I love the process you use for getting the rust off of metal and I also like the Nickel plating process you do with handheld electronics amongst other things.

  45. I'm Nike

    I'm Nike

    Πριν 23 ημέρες

    Now you have to restore it again smh

  46. Astrxwrld


    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    We love ducktor

  47. Jaqen H'ghar

    Jaqen H'ghar

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Yet another item given new life thanks to the ducktor

  48. Alex Vom Alex

    Alex Vom Alex

    Πριν 24 ημέρες

    Some day we will finally see a face in his perfect polished surfaces.

  49. Jen Porter

    Jen Porter

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    The fallout 4 fan

  50. Miriam Andersson

    Miriam Andersson

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    When you couldn't reach and had to extend the screwdriver, if felt like it was going on and on and I laughed thinking this will be a five meter one just out of frustration XD

  51. Marchewa xd

    Marchewa xd

    Πριν 25 ημέρες

    Store: Table fans are out of stock Odd Tinkering: Fine, i'll do it myself.

  52. Jake Spicer

    Jake Spicer

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    A big job but interesting lovely well done 😊

  53. Jake Spicer

    Jake Spicer

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    Nice blue

  54. Jake Spicer

    Jake Spicer

    Πριν 26 ημέρες

    That laser can you remove tattoos with it

  55. Jack Skeans

    Jack Skeans

    Πριν 27 ημέρες

    Good job!

  56. MingWLee


    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    I did not expected you actually did that chopping test!! LOL Well, I confess that thought was on my mind at the first sight seeing you are fixing this fan, now it is a beauty once again! :D

  57. Left 4 Mike

    Left 4 Mike

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Idk about you guys but that initial snap of the rusty screw breaking loose is so satisfying...

    • Endermob11


      Πριν 27 ημέρες

      Those screws probably haven't been removed since the thing came off the assembly line

  58. Kathy Botard

    Kathy Botard

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Beautiful job. Looked like your blades may have been out of whack a tad unless it was the table that was bouncy. I would rather have that shiny silver blade than a copper on anyday.

  59. Grey


    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    I subscribed when the laser told me to

  60. Ivone Barnabé

    Ivone Barnabé

    Πριν 28 ημέρες

    Sensacional. Minha sogra tinha um desses. Trabalho espetacular. 👏👏👏👏👏👏👏🇧🇷

  61. Games and Sports

    Games and Sports

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    The people in the past were clueless, manufacturing with cutting material, electrical installation tied with string, wires with fabric.

  62. 3B1N


    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    On se äijä!

  63. Ian Kerr

    Ian Kerr

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    10:05 I was wondering if the Duck-tor would be making his appearance in this. :)

  64. Ian Kerr

    Ian Kerr

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    When in doubt, WD40.

  65. golden bite

    golden bite

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    first time i've seen his body other than the head. 🙂

  66. Thunder Thighs

    Thunder Thighs

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Imagine all the kids back then and people whp got seriously injured from that fan. I can imagine it's top quality but it's design is heavily flawed.

  67. Philip Benz

    Philip Benz

    Πριν 29 ημέρες

    Looking good man! You've put on some muscles! As usual, your work is the best. Edit: I haven't seen that laser before. Wow! I think this is my new favorite machine. Goodbye sand blaster!

  68. TBG


    Πριν μήνα

    10:56 ayo my man lost in the sauce

  69. Toby : /

    Toby : /

    Πριν μήνα

    3:00 no way

  70. Rebecca K. Lunetta

    Rebecca K. Lunetta

    Πριν μήνα

    When you restored the rusty fan into the character from BFB (Fanny)

  71. Luis Angel Vásquez Trinidad

    Luis Angel Vásquez Trinidad

    Πριν μήνα

    Nobody: Fnaf: Fix our friend or die!! Odd Tinkering: Lets speed up! 👌

  72. Derethevil


    Πριν μήνα

    *looks it horribly decomposed grease in need of cleaning and regreasing* "This is fine. No need to do something here." *looks at still fine cables that don't really need attention* "Oh no this is unacceptable! I better replace them." Wait... what?

  73. raul the taco king

    raul the taco king

    Πριν μήνα

    3:04 people who would connect markers together to make a sword: FINALLY A WORTHY OPPONENT OUR BATTLE WILL BE LEGENDARY

  74. Nao224


    Πριν μήνα

    That's an amazing restoration! I can see a 1950s child losing a finger to that thing tho

  75. HIP


    Πριν μήνα

    can i buy this fan

  76. Jim Gamez

    Jim Gamez

    Πριν μήνα

    A laser! Holy cow!!! Ummm, can you do another one with the laser? I didn't know you can clean with one! 😍

  77. la santé mes animaux

    la santé mes animaux

    Πριν μήνα

    Very Nice 😍

  78. Wesley Brito

    Wesley Brito

    Πριν μήνα

    I love this channel !

  79. David Gomez

    David Gomez

    Πριν μήνα

    Excelente!!! Impresionante lo que hiciste! Sos un genio!!!

  80. Luis Paz

    Luis Paz

    Πριν μήνα

    Old fan: mcrolld Restored one: distraction dance

  81. Bruno Travassos

    Bruno Travassos

    Πριν μήνα

    Damn. That's older than my parents.

  82. Riven55555


    Πριν μήνα

    What is that odd almost geometric etching on the part at 05:35 ? Seems too clean to be random unless it's some sorta crystalization thing

  83. Hoksworth Wipple

    Hoksworth Wipple

    Πριν μήνα

    You need a Styropyro altered laser.

  84. Matej Zubčić

    Matej Zubčić

    Πριν μήνα

    Wow, very pedantic work! The paint job looks great 😊 Another well done project 😉



    Πριν μήνα

    Excelente vídeo. Es extremadamente satisfactorio. Keep doing it. 👌

  86. JayCee ch. 【JayCee Creates】

    JayCee ch. 【JayCee Creates】

    Πριν μήνα

    The forbidden pasta sauce sure is yummy

  87. bobrobmarc .-.

    bobrobmarc .-.

    Πριν μήνα

    So sad you couldn't save the old patina it had

  88. Syaizul Hayat

    Syaizul Hayat

    Πριν μήνα

    21:54 is literally the coolest sound to ever produce from a fan. Fucking crazy

  89. Dog


    Πριν μήνα

    how bad did burning that stuff off smell

  90. Mystery Guest

    Mystery Guest

    Πριν μήνα

    Ahhh, I remember growing up with these type of fans and knew instantly that one would surely lose a finger or parts of one if a finger got near those blades.

  91. Jairus Phelim Obreno Santos

    Jairus Phelim Obreno Santos

    Πριν μήνα

    Pure ASMR to me. Heavenly. 👌

  92. Michael wasinasia

    Michael wasinasia

    Πριν μήνα

    _Desk Fan_ Gears (2) Screws (2) Steel (2)

  93. Eric Pham

    Eric Pham

    Πριν μήνα

    Question, What do you do with the rusted water?

  94. dreadthedays says

    dreadthedays says

    Πριν μήνα

    I Would not want to breath that smoke... Lead paint was often used so it feels like a daring process to me.

  95. anexception


    Πριν μήνα

    There's nothing that disgusts me more than rust. Idk why..

  96. Darren CHAN

    Darren CHAN

    Πριν μήνα

    2:17 who else hates this noise?!

  97. GgamezXYZ _

    GgamezXYZ _

    Πριν μήνα

    8:11 nasty boy

  98. tburrrg


    Πριν μήνα

    I feel like products these days aren’t as high of quality as they once were. I don’t see anyone fixing up a plastic fan anytime soon. nice job on this

    • 70s man

      70s man

      Πριν 18 ημέρες

      I fixed up my plastic fan recently. But then again, I'm a cheapskate.

    • jackmaxpower


      Πριν 27 ημέρες

      @5 in1 what I’m saying

    • 5 in1

      5 in1

      Πριν 27 ημέρες

      Would you pay $237 for a table fan? They were $16 in 1926 and with inflation it's quite a bit of money.

    • jackmaxpower


      Πριν 27 ημέρες

      That’s because fans like that cost you a arm and a leg I found the prices back then and let me just say they weren’t cheap.

  99. Slurpy Boi

    Slurpy Boi

    Πριν μήνα


  100. Nick Matalski

    Nick Matalski

    Πριν μήνα

    Damn fine work son