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.
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  • Heather Blucher
    Heather BlucherVor 8 Stunden

    At 7:00 min, Who ordered the chili. lol

  • bizotically_yours83
    bizotically_yours83Vor 4 Tage

    It came out so cool. Great job.

  • bizotically_yours83
    bizotically_yours83Vor 4 Tage

    I thought it would be a coppery color, not bright silver. Can't wait to see the final result.

  • bizotically_yours83
    bizotically_yours83Vor 4 Tage

    6:59 that's gross

  • bizotically_yours83
    bizotically_yours83Vor 4 Tage

    I think its beautiful.

  • Xianimation
    XianimationVor 4 Tage

    That’s cool and could be worth a lot

  • Paul Farmer
    Paul FarmerVor 6 Tage

    How do you dispose of the rusty paint water?

  • OBI-WAN kenobi _
    OBI-WAN kenobi _Vor 11 Tage


  • Sir TroLLington Da 4th
    Sir TroLLington Da 4thVor 12 Tage

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

  • Алексей Алексеев
    Алексей АлексеевVor 14 Tage

    Очень круто)) А что это за фонарик?🤔

  • Chuck Snyder
    Chuck SnyderVor 17 Tage

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

  • Jolinha
    JolinhaVor 17 Tage

    12:50 sus

  • Steven Rankin
    Steven RankinVor 20 Tage

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

  • Sethame Derat
    Sethame DeratVor 21 Tag

    7:03 me: nghhhhh soup

  • Jacib Lipu
    Jacib LipuVor 22 Tage

    7:00 the chilly is done

  • Marauder1880
    Marauder1880Vor 23 Tage

    Damn fine work!!!!!!!

  • EmDasch
    EmDaschVor 25 Tage

    ay ay ay ay ゴゴゴゴ

  • TJ
    TJVor Monat

    6:54 forbidden chili

  • Arch Stanton
    Arch StantonVor Monat

    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

  • Marcus Busse
    Marcus BusseVor Monat

    6:55 That legit looks like some fine soup

  • Mich Washington
    Mich WashingtonVor Monat

    I subscribed because of this video.

  • Uriel Chavez
    Uriel ChavezVor Monat

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

  • Caleb Dickson
    Caleb DicksonVor Monat

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

  • †Soma Cruz†
    †Soma Cruz†Vor Monat

    Amazing! 0:18 reminds me of the Razer logo

  • Juan Carlos López Rodrtiguez
    Juan Carlos López RodrtiguezVor Monat

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

  • MirrorsEdge
    MirrorsEdgeVor Monat

    6kl les

  • MirrorsEdge
    MirrorsEdgeVor Monat

    5kr les mer om dagen i 5

  • MirrorsEdge


    Vor Monat

    655kr les mer om dagen og at 566kr er

  • MirrorsEdge


    Vor Monat

    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

  • MirrorsEdge
    MirrorsEdgeVor Monat


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    MirrorsEdgeVor Monat


  • bella p
    bella pVor Monat

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

  • Lisa Neff
    Lisa NeffVor Monat

    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

  • Gib Melson
    Gib MelsonVor Monat

    very good job !

  • GoogleShouldntRequireThis
    GoogleShouldntRequireThisVor Monat

    Mmm.. Forbidden marinara

  • Elena D
    Elena DVor Monat

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

  • Munchkin Emerton
    Munchkin EmertonVor Monat


  • Андрей Шмырев
    Андрей ШмыревVor Monat

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

  • 556ReloaderNmass
    556ReloaderNmassVor Monat

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

  • vanumoti rased
    vanumoti rasedVor Monat

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

  • Debbie Andrews
    Debbie AndrewsVor Monat

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

  • AdelardRen
    AdelardRenVor Monat

    6:54 how do you dispose of that?

  • Victor Hugo Morgado Santos
    Victor Hugo Morgado SantosVor Monat

    Eu sou o comentário em português

  • Август Бакиев
    Август БакиевVor Monat

    шпателя научись чистить ! и шпатлевку научись перемешивать...

  • Robert Stoutenberg
    Robert StoutenbergVor Monat

    Like have that nice good 👍

  • Jordan Mason
    Jordan MasonVor Monat

    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 !

  • Vince Styles
    Vince StylesVor Monat

    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

  • Fishey
    FisheyVor Monat

    6:55 it looks like tomato soup

  • Fishey
    FisheyVor Monat

    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

  • Fishey
    FisheyVor Monat

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


    Like ya

  • Kennedy O.S
    Kennedy O.SVor Monat

    Wow, this is freaking awesome!

  • ThePops619858
    ThePops619858Vor Monat

    where you get a nazi flashlight tho

  • Виктор Амди
    Виктор АмдиVor Monat

    This is a train conductor/drivers flashlight

  • Sonicgott
    SonicgottVor Monat

    7:00 Forbidden marinara sauce.

  • Blue Ranger
    Blue RangerVor Monat

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

  • PrismGuy
    PrismGuyVor 2 Monate

    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?

  • northern3000
    northern3000Vor 2 Monate

    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.

  • Im2bassco :D
    Im2bassco :DVor 2 Monate

    The rust in the water looks like throwup

  • Molly Person
    Molly PersonVor 2 Monate

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

  • Beta Upgrade
    Beta UpgradeVor 2 Monate

    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

  • Mr.Parody
    Mr.ParodyVor 2 Monate

    8:47 Jingle Bells

  • TheGreekCompletionist
    TheGreekCompletionistVor 2 Monate

    M1 Garand restoration please!

  • Tyler Fortner
    Tyler FortnerVor 2 Monate

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

  • Twitch DrakoSpamz
    Twitch DrakoSpamzVor 2 Monate

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

    SCOTTY INSPIARVor 2 Monate

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

  • Adam Combs
    Adam CombsVor 2 Monate

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

  • Chill guy
    Chill guyVor 2 Monate

    7:00 are you sure that isn't meat

  • Andrew kim
    Andrew kimVor 2 Monate

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

  • Katriin The Cardinal
    Katriin The CardinalVor 2 Monate

    6:58 forbidden spaghetti sauce

  • Dark Meta
    Dark MetaVor 2 Monate

    amazing work man! i subbed

  • Dark Meta
    Dark MetaVor 2 Monate

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

    NEBDOEVor 2 Monate

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

  • Brendan Lamb
    Brendan LambVor 2 Monate

    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

  • Brendan Lamb
    Brendan LambVor 2 Monate

    7:03 that pizza sauce looks delicious

  • faderthurfjell
    faderthurfjellVor 2 Monate

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

  • roxas the rogue
    roxas the rogueVor 2 Monate

    No gay free music!

  • Fastaslightfiber
    FastaslightfiberVor 2 Monate

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

  • Gaffa Girl
    Gaffa GirlVor 2 Monate

    Is there anything you don't restore?

  • cruelpoke
    cruelpokeVor 2 Monate

    Next video, WW2 antique fleshlights!

  • Ioannis Georgopalis
    Ioannis GeorgopalisVor 2 Monate


  • Sampsa Mäkinen
    Sampsa MäkinenVor 2 Monate

    7:00 my toilet after Taco Bell

  • slash4o2
    slash4o2Vor 2 Monate

    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!

  • Daniel Lingenfelter
    Daniel LingenfelterVor 2 Monate

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

  • Whiteboy 12233
    Whiteboy 12233Vor 2 Monate

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

  • Alex Ella
    Alex EllaVor 2 Monate

    goes to show how normal nazis commiting genocide can seem

  • Emphasis213
    Emphasis213Vor 2 Monate

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

  • King Pengu
    King PenguVor 2 Monate

    This man solves everything with excessive force and its the best

  • Nicole Hagans
    Nicole HagansVor 2 Monate

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

  • _SoDamnGood_
    _SoDamnGood_Vor 2 Monate

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

  • Vesta GARAGE
    Vesta GARAGEVor 2 Monate

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

  • jestaboss
    jestabossVor 2 Monate

    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

  • xTashleyx
    xTashleyxVor 2 Monate

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

  • LuridFTW Gaming
    LuridFTW GamingVor 2 Monate

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

  • Nadia T.
    Nadia T.Vor 2 Monate

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

  • John


    Vor 26 Tage

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

  • Senshool One
    Senshool OneVor 2 Monate

    6:53 Spag Bol is ready!

  • JudePuu
    JudePuuVor 2 Monate

    ww 2 fleshlight

  • Briseur De Lance
    Briseur De LanceVor 2 Monate

    Gutt. :-3

  • GD DonisthebestYT
    GD DonisthebestYTVor 2 Monate

    My dad has 3 of these so does that mean-

  • Fernando Queiroz Popovic
    Fernando Queiroz PopovicVor 2 Monate

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

  • GLD31
    GLD31Vor 2 Monate

    Question is: Can he restore the titanic?

  • Kokichi Oma
    Kokichi OmaVor 2 Monate

    6:54 forbidden chili 9:44 forbidden cream cheese