Antique Italian Coffee Grinder - Restoration

In this video I'm restoring a very unique looking antique italian coffee grinder. I recieved this coffee grinder a few weeks ago as a gift from a subscriber from Italy. He sent me a picture of it, asking me if I want it on Instagram and I said yes immediately. I really liked the unique look of it and its design.
At first I thought this would be a very simple straight forward project. It would soon turn out how wrong I was. The two big wooden parts became a real challenge to restore. It would be rather easy to make new ones, but I really wanted to keep the original ones and restore them. As the bottom piece was warped a lot and was also 3mm oval I couldn't just machine it all clean right away, otherwise I would need to take off way to much material. I decided to try to bend it back flat by soaking in water for a day and than clamp it flat and let it dry. Fortunately my plan worked out and the pice got almost flat again, to my surprise it also became round again within 0.5mm. The reliefed stress made a few cracks appear. I filled them all with a mix of epoxy glue and sawdust. After that I was able to machine it nicely and didn't loose to much on its original size.
The wooden top was rather easy to restore compared to the bottom. Because it had a very loose fit in the body, I decided to machine that diameter clean and glue on a sleeve. That worked very well and then I just had to remake the slots in the sleeve with my rotary tool by following the existing ones.
The color choice was also quite a difficult task on this project. I changed my mind a few times and even repainted the body. First I painted the outside in corn yellow, but that looked very bad with the dark wood. After alot of thinking I decided to püaint it in light ivory, which in my opinion was the absolute correct decission. It matches the dark wood very nice and also works nicely together with the gold.
Overall I'm very happy how this coffee grinder turned out.

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I payed a lot of attention on the lighting when filming this video and also the quality of the sound to create an ASMR style video.

If you have any questions about the process, machines i'm using or other stuff, just ask me in the comments. I read them all and i try to reply as soon as possible.

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

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تعليقات: 6 476

  • Игорь Тюрин
    Игорь Тюрин

    He gives more love and attention to the coffee grinder than some parents give to their children.

  • IT channel
    IT channel

    Это просто Магия👍👍👍

  • Pim82

    This man is an artist. Every single detail in his videos just oozes with quality. I think this may be THE best restoration channel un AReye.

  • spacesandy

    I was shocked when you made a new sticker. That's genius and it looks so good. Great work!

  • Cheb Tihej
    Cheb Tihej

    You did not only restore that coffee grinder, you improved the design thanks to superior skills and more advanced machinery

  • tradde11

    It is so enjoyable to watch a skilled artisan fix something like this. And he has all the needed tools too which helps. Thank you for this great video.

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  • Mark Lacey
    Mark Lacey

    I really like seeing the small finishing steps that didn't exist in the original manufacturing process.

  • João Melo
    João Melo

    Simplesmente não existe um canal de restauração melhor, o jeito com que você é perfeccionista e tenta aproveitar o máximo das peças é maravilhoso, meus parabéns

  • C-J Watson
    C-J Watson

    Beautifully done. Love the matching surfaces with bluing used after a sand blast to keep the finish uniform.

  • Neiros2
    Neiros221 أيام قبل

    I have the exact same coffee grinder on a shelf in my livingroom. It originally belonged to my great great grandmother and has been in the family ever since she got it some time in the late 1890's!

  • 4NN13 H
    4NN13 H

    My goodness, this is so complicated and interesting. It really makes me appreciate all of the work that went into both the original production and the restoration.

  • TeoTH80

    "I need to replace these two screws..."

  • Paul Rogers
    Paul Rogers

    I liked the old exterior. Amazing job on re crafting all loose and broken parts. A pleasure to watch.

  • E O
    E O

    That's beautiful! I love seeing unusable antiques brought back to life. I've seen many that i would use 🙂

  • Guest

    This is a great channel, I’m glad you take time with your uploads so you can make each restoration as beautiful as possible

  • Kelly Salles
    Kelly Salles

    Perfeitoooooo, não consigo parar de assistir 💚

  • Abraão Damasceno
    Abraão Damasceno

    belíssimo trabalho !

  • Per-Olov Kindgren
    Per-Olov Kindgren

    I was here! :) As you may know from my "Coffee break series" around the world, I love coffee! And to see you restore this old Italian grinder, made me put my guitar aside and make a cup of strong coffee! Ahhhh... delicious! I old wish it had been grinded in this one!

  • Gilson S. Bezerra Junior
    Gilson S. Bezerra Junior

    Que trabalho maravilhoso! 👏👏👏👏