Antique Ox-Tongue Iron - Restoration

19 feb 2020
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In this video i'm restoring an antique ox-tongue iron.

The ox-tongue iron is named for the particular shape of the insert. It was used in the late 19th century.
I bought this one on eBay for $25. The condition of this item was not too bad in terms of rust. Unfortunately the ox-tongue insert was missing. The handle had play because one nut of the two bolts was missing. During the dissasembling I realized that it had asbestos as termal isolation, I replaced it with parts made out of duroplastic. Duroplastic does not melt, it's heat resistant up to around 300°C. As the holes of the handle were not centered, I decided to drill them up and close them with glued in pins. One of the two bolts of the handle was bent, one nut and washer was missing and the used washer was too big. That's why I decided to make it all new. The door didn't fit at all, so I welded up the holes, and made new ones until the door sit flush with the top of the iron. After that I was able to make the outer contur fit. I choose to turn a few parts black. After the first sandblasting I removed all the scratches and pitting with sanding and then I sandblasted them again to achieve a very nice and even surface finish. The bluing then makes a very nice matte shiny look. I decided to polish the body, but I used bluing on the inside for rust protection.
Overall I really like the look from this iron, how the colors of the wood, the black steel and the polished steel play with eachother.

I hope you like my work and the video.

Huge thank you to all of my Patreon and PayPal supporters and specially to:

Adel AlSaffar
Alan Hanson
Amanda Taylor, Esq
Andreswara Hermawan
Andrew Phillips
Courtney Maleport
Dan Williams
David Barker
Dre Gilley
Ethan Hartley
Hunter R.
JD Smith
Jonas Richartz
Kelly Imgrund
Martin Rønnow Klarlund
Mellissa Marcus
Nick Cannon
Paul Ambry
Paul Mampilly
Trevor Kam
TRG Restoration
Vince Valenti
Yale Baker


00:00 preview
00:32 disassembling
01:41 showing all the parts
01:59 sandblasting
02:52 restoring the body
04:27 restoring the hinge
06:07 restoring the bolts
06:47 restoring the door
09:28 restoring the wooden handle
11:43 making new bolts, nuts and washers on the lathe
13:49 restoring the holder for the handle
14:24 restoring the reflector plate
15:10 showing the new parts out of duroplastic
15:17 making a new ox-tongue insert
17:22 making a new handle to hold the ox-tongue insert
20:51 showing the parts before reassembling
21:06 reassembling
22:34 showing the finished restoration
23:36 final test

Time and costs of this restoration:

I was working on this project for 3 week
$25 ox-tongue iron
$2 wooden pins for the handle
$15 material for the ox-tongue and handle
$40 reverse countersink hand tool
$10 wax for wood
$20 angle screwdrivers

My camera:
Panasonic HC-V180

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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