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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  • FullyRottenSushi
    FullyRottenSushiVor 9 Stunden

    It's so satisfying do more please

  • Dakari Clarke
    Dakari ClarkeVor 12 Stunden

    No one will probably know what I'm taliing about but this fan reminds me of that one CJ7 scene

  • Knallbart
    KnallbartVor Tag

    It looks like the fans in the Fallout universe 😍😍 love it! Such a pretty style!

  • King Boo
    King BooVor 2 Tage

    What a missed opportunity to turn this into a Nuka Cola fan 😭

  • DooM_NukeM
    DooM_NukeMVor 2 Tage

    That's an interesting screwdriver you've got

  • Crazy Ivan
    Crazy IvanVor 2 Tage

    2:57 The One With The Giant Poking Device :D greetings from Poland :D

  • rayzchelle d
    rayzchelle dVor 3 Tage

    Dirty that fan is rusty and it has no sound to spin the fan

  • bernard miller
    bernard millerVor 3 Tage

    George is that a lazar?

  • Ana María Cadavid Patiño
    Ana María Cadavid PatiñoVor 3 Tage

    That laser... Almost looks like VFX. So cool!

  • JamesChief
    JamesChiefVor 4 Tage

    Looks like something from fallout

  • The Big Egg
    The Big EggVor 4 Tage

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  • Malk
    MalkVor 4 Tage

    This is some 3 am content

  • Stephen
    StephenVor 4 Tage

    When to lazer vs sand blast?

  • Marine3D
    Marine3DVor 5 Tage

    You could sharpen those fan blades so you could cut your carrot faster. Don't get me wrong. I'm skeptical about this comment. Kinda waiting when sh*t hits the fan..

  • Raphael Alves
    Raphael AlvesVor 6 Tage

    Sou um fã do Brasil. Muito legal esse canal, adoro assistir essas restaurações ❤️

  • adan75
    adan75Vor 7 Tage

    0:03 cracc

  • thecianinator
    thecianinatorVor 7 Tage

    16:01 What are you doing OddTinkering, WHAT ARE YOU DOING

  • Atom Brown987
    Atom Brown987Vor 8 Tage

    Hey is that a Samsung galaxy watch on his wrist.

  • mynameisray
    mynameisrayVor 8 Tage

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

  • Spiriteddust
    SpiriteddustVor 8 Tage

    I would’ve scrapped it for screws tbh

  • Jorge Arnoldo Muñoz
    Jorge Arnoldo MuñozVor 10 Tage

    That laser cleaner looks so cool! I want it!

    ARELLVor 11 Tage

    9:50 i felt that overspray 😂

  • Terra Nova Rain
    Terra Nova RainVor 11 Tage

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

  • 5 phút sáng tạo
    5 phút sáng tạoVor 12 Tage

    Modern rusting machine

  • Scott Lidstone
    Scott LidstoneVor 12 Tage

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

  • Mrsilents
    MrsilentsVor 12 Tage

    2:57 pure flex

  • cheesecake1monster
    cheesecake1monsterVor 14 Tage


  • William Clarke
    William ClarkeVor 15 Tage

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

  • Lone Star
    Lone StarVor 16 Tage

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

  • RichieT5
    RichieT5Vor 16 Tage

    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

  • Cody McCullin
    Cody McCullinVor 17 Tage

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

  • kenuko the playlist king
    kenuko the playlist kingVor 17 Tage

    That fan is ready to fire sonic waves holy crap XD

  • TheNerdyVixen
    TheNerdyVixenVor 18 Tage

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

  • Gus J
    Gus JVor 18 Tage


  • Ben Grahl
    Ben GrahlVor 20 Tage

    Let's kiss over the rust lazer smoke

  • Ben Grahl
    Ben GrahlVor 20 Tage

    Bruh I've been wondering what mfg means

  • Steven Rankin
    Steven RankinVor 21 Tag

    Very nice job

  • Tammy Slash
    Tammy SlashVor 21 Tag

    That was a great job 👏

  • Ethonra
    EthonraVor 22 Tage

    Well done. Scott would be proud.

  • Aria Turk
    Aria TurkVor 22 Tage

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

  • The Divider
    The DividerVor 23 Tage

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

  • Andrej Savatic
    Andrej SavaticVor 24 Tage

    I need a tetanus shot after watching this

  • Iron-Bran
    Iron-BranVor 24 Tage

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

  • Kevin Suire
    Kevin SuireVor 24 Tage

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

  • Count-Marquis Pippins II
    Count-Marquis Pippins IIVor 24 Tage

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

  • Rotter Totter
    Rotter TotterVor 25 Tage

    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

  • Pixel pumpkin
    Pixel pumpkinVor 25 Tage

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

  • Ickyneko LKH
    Ickyneko LKHVor 26 Tage

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

  • tom graham
    tom grahamVor 26 Tage

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

  • kingsbury26
    kingsbury26Vor 26 Tage

    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!

  • Mu The Nephilim
    Mu The NephilimVor 27 Tage

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

  • Oğuz Kıymacı
    Oğuz KıymacıVor 27 Tage

    Unsafe vantilator

  • skeebert
    skeebertVor 27 Tage

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

  • kommo1
    kommo1Vor 27 Tage

    Fallout wants its probs back.


    I hope we see your face soon

  • Shmeee Lady
    Shmeee LadyVor 29 Tage

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

  • Adam Clarke
    Adam ClarkeVor 29 Tage

    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.

  • Lone Wolf
    Lone WolfVor 29 Tage

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

  • CainGamerTV 2.0
    CainGamerTV 2.0Vor Monat

    How many fingers have those cut?

  • Matt B
    Matt BVor Monat

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

  • Hee-hoo
    Hee-hooVor Monat

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

  • Ravoc 059
    Ravoc 059Vor Monat

    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.

  • I'm Nike
    I'm NikeVor Monat

    Now you have to restore it again smh

  • Astrxwrld
    AstrxwrldVor Monat

    We love ducktor

  • Jaqen H'ghar
    Jaqen H'gharVor Monat

    Yet another item given new life thanks to the ducktor

  • Alex Vom Alex
    Alex Vom AlexVor Monat

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

  • Jen Porter
    Jen PorterVor Monat

    The fallout 4 fan

  • Miriam
    MiriamVor Monat

    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

  • Marchewa xd
    Marchewa xdVor Monat

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

  • Jake Spicer
    Jake SpicerVor Monat

    A big job but interesting lovely well done 😊

  • Jake Spicer
    Jake SpicerVor Monat

    Nice blue

  • Jake Spicer
    Jake SpicerVor Monat

    That laser can you remove tattoos with it

  • Jack Skeans
    Jack SkeansVor Monat

    Good job!

  • MingWLee
    MingWLeeVor Monat

    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

  • Left 4 Mike
    Left 4 MikeVor Monat

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

  • Endermob11


    Vor Monat

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

  • Kathy Botard
    Kathy BotardVor Monat

    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.

  • Grey
    GreyVor Monat

    I subscribed when the laser told me to

  • Ivone Barnabé
    Ivone BarnabéVor Monat

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

  • Games and Sports
    Games and SportsVor Monat

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

  • 3B1N
    3B1NVor Monat

    On se äijä!

  • Ian Kerr
    Ian KerrVor Monat

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

  • Ian Kerr
    Ian KerrVor Monat

    When in doubt, WD40.

  • golden bite
    golden biteVor Monat

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

  • Thunder Thighs
    Thunder ThighsVor Monat

    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.

  • Philip Benz
    Philip BenzVor Monat

    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!

  • TBG
    TBGVor Monat

    10:56 ayo my man lost in the sauce

  • Toby : /
    Toby : /Vor Monat

    3:00 no way

  • Rebecca K. Lunetta
    Rebecca K. LunettaVor Monat

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

  • Luis Angel Vásquez Trinidad
    Luis Angel Vásquez TrinidadVor Monat

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

  • Derethevil
    DerethevilVor Monat

    *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?

  • raul the taco king
    raul the taco kingVor Monat

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

  • Nao224
    Nao224Vor Monat

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

  • HIP
    HIPVor Monat

    can i buy this fan

  • Jim Gamez
    Jim GamezVor Monat

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

  • la santé mes animaux
    la santé mes animauxVor Monat

    Very Nice 😍

  • Wesley Brito
    Wesley BritoVor Monat

    I love this channel !

  • David Gomez
    David GomezVor Monat

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

  • Luis Paz
    Luis PazVor Monat

    Old fan: mcrolld Restored one: distraction dance

  • Bruno Travassos
    Bruno TravassosVor Monat

    Damn. That's older than my parents.

  • Riven55555
    Riven55555Vor Monat

    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