Cleaver Restoration [Black Cleaver With Ebony Handle]

New Project, new technique! I used a new technique again in the restoration of this rusty cleaver. With iron (III) chloride and coffee I blackened the rusty cleaver. I made the new handle out of ebony, which now revealed a completely black cleaver. Restoring the old cleaver required me to drill, sand, file, remove rust and glue. I found this old hand tool again on a flea market website and really wanted to have it.
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The cleaver was extremely rusty, so I used rust remover and a screwdriver to remove the rough rust. I used electrolysis to remove the remaining rust. I then used an angle grinder to make the rough contour and on the belt grinder. I ground down the sides until no pitting was visible, up to a grit of 1000. Using a jig and a grindstone, I resharpened the cleaver. Now I dipped the old hand tool in iron (III) chloride and coffee. The new wooden handle is made of ebony. Now all that was left was to assemble everything and the black cleaver was ready.
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I used the following tools: screwdriver, wire brush, rust remover spray, hacksaw, magnetic bowl, lab power supply, sodium hydrogen carbonate, pencil, ruler, angle grinder, cordless screwdriver, drill, belt sander, orbital sander, sandpaper, grindstone, chisel, instant coffee, two component glue, steel wool
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Material for work:
Rust Remover Spray:
Step Drill:
Sandpaper - different grit:
Laboratory power supply:
Sodium hydrogen carbonate:
Grinding stone:
Iron(III) chloride:
Two components glue:
Ring lamp:
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تعليقات: 23 787


    This was fascinating to watch! Keep posting!

  • Million Mile Drive
    Million Mile Drive

    I was skeptical there was enough metal left there to restore... wow!

  • Valquíria Rosa
    Valquíria Rosa

    Ualll fantástico 💚💛👏👏👏👏👏

  • WackyModder84

    I legit thought that wasn't even a cleaver at all, but a rock that was shaped like a cleaver.

  • The Rest Of Us
    The Rest Of Us

    I’m amazed how great the stainless steel substance under all that rust still was

  • Lara Aquino
    Lara Aquino21 أيام قبل

    Que trabalho incrivel 👏👏👏

  • Zach Withrock
    Zach Withrock

    No idea how I got recommended this but what a treat. Awesome to see the craftsmanship at play, keep up the great work!

  • Alexander Wierzbicki
    Alexander Wierzbicki

    you see this is the definition of amazing. This really shows what we can accomplish anything with patience and dedecation.

  • KOSM0S

    That was really awesome, I looked at the clever in the first instance and thought that this is going to turn out bad but as you went through the process I was amazed. The finish was something I never expected and the handle just topped it off. Fantastic restoration, so well done

  • sylphstorm

    Amazing final product! However for future reference, never completely remove a knife’s tang it makes the usability of it almost zero due to the fact it can easily snap off the new handle with pressure! Otherwise great job!

  • Friendly Stickbug
    Friendly Stickbug

    Masterful work, truly commendable! One has to wonder though, how old must this tool be?

  • Wanderson Luz
    Wanderson Luz14 أيام قبل

    É muito bom de se ver. Parabéns.

  • Hyperious

    Wow. This thing looked like it was at the bottom of the ocean for 50 years, amazing how well it turned out

  • argón renio
    argón renio

    loved the video. the work on the knife is beautiful, and the edit is great

  • Isaias Soler
    Isaias Soler

    Parabéns, ótimo trabalho.👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏👏

  • Willian 浄霊
    Willian 浄霊

    Restauração e um serviço incrível, muito gratificante.

  • KeepingMarcus

    It’s incredible how you took a rusted up cleaver with thick layers of rust and dirt and made it into a sharp, very nice looking cleaver.

  • 258hunterkill
    258hunterkill21 أيام قبل

    For anyone trying to recreate this process. Be careful doing electrolysis on salt water. This reaction produce a small amount of chlorine gas, so make sure it is done in a large, well ventilated space

  • Soely Soeiro
    Soely Soeiro

    I love watching videos like these because it's fascinating the results after all process. Besides, it's like a therapy: the environment is so quite, calm and the noises from machines are not loud. All movements are well done and very slow. All of this together, give me a feeling of peace and I fell sleepy.


    Omg...that looks awesome I thought it was just gonna fall apart but honesty wow that's awesome