In this video I am restoring a very old and special apple peeler. I was contacted by a viewer from Germany with a really simple but emotional story. He wanted to peel apples and make an apple pie with his son. I remember many nice memories with my father from childhood and I couldn’t say no.
This apple peeler looks very similar to the Goodell (Turntable) 98 apple peeler produced before the 1900s. The only difference is that there are no letters on side confirming that this is one of Goodell early production. In one way this is great, it could be really rare or even more valuable. It is hard to say.
Check out this old apple peeler restoration video below!
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Dismantling the apple peeler
It was definitely interesting to dismantle this old apple peeler. Some bolts were normally unscrewed and some the opposite way. As expected, all parts came out nicely and without any damage I was super careful.
I had a small set back with the smallest gear, it was hard to hold it in place while unscrewing it. So I tried many times with different approaches and even I used penetrating oil to release the gear.
After that I started removing the paint and remaining rust with my hand cranked steel brush wheel. Paint dust and rust were everywhere, so I had to vacuum more often during paint removal.
And the last step before painting was to clean all parts with acetone. Just to make sure all parts are degreased, clean and without any dust.
Masking and aerosol painting
Now is the time to mask parts where I don’t want the paint to go. For that I used regular masking tape and cloth to fill gaps on pieces.
Finally I was ready to spray paint. First coat I did in primer. I love this primer because it has rust protection at the same time. So I am sure it will give a good base and protect the piece from further rust issues.
After primer I did three coats of blue paint. It is for car use and should last much longer than regular paint.
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Before I could start assembling, I had to do three things. One of them was to polish all unpainted metal parts.
Second of them was to sand, oil and spray the clear coat over the wooden handle.
And the last one was to make a new washer for the table clamp. That took me a lot of time since I couldn’t hammer pin like they should be done. So I had to make treads and build a small bolt to secure the washer in place.
Assembling starts right now
Everything is ready for assembling. I decided to use gloves to minimize the possibility of damaging the apple peeler parts. Piece after piece and I could see progress toward finish line.
Finally finished, I added even the label as it was before I started restoring the apple peeler.
Furthermore I was extremely curious how it works. So I asked and got permission to test it out from the owner of this beautiful apple peeler.
It works beautifully, I couldn’t resist and I had to make apples with a very old recipe. The recipe is quite simple but very tasty. If you want the recipe, just watch at the end of the video above!
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