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.

Apple peeler before restoration.
Apple peeler before restoration.
Apple peeler before restoration.

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.

Disassembling took more time than I anticipated, but I wanted to do it carefully and without any damage.
Disassembling took more time than I anticipated, but I wanted to do it carefully and without any damage.

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.

Finally all the parts on the table after long dismantling of the apple peeler.
Finally all the parts on the table after long dismantling of the apple peeler.

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.

After a few hours of removing the paint and rust, parts look much better already.
After a few hours of removing the paint and rust, parts look much better already.

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.  

I used acetone to clean all parts before painting.
I used acetone to clean all parts before painting.

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.   

All parts are cleaned and masked for painting.
All apple peeler parts are cleaned and masked for painting.

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.   

Here I applied an aerosol primer with rust protection.
Here I applied an aerosol primer with rust protection.

After primer I did three coats of blue paint. It is for car use and should last much longer than regular paint.

Aerosol spray painting with blue car paint finish. Looks amazing in person.
Aerosol spray painting with blue car paint finish. Looks amazing in person.

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A detail after the paint is dry.
A detail after the paint is dry.

Before I could start assembling, I had to do three things. One of them was to polish all unpainted metal parts.

Parts are painted, bolts and rst are polished and the wooden handle soaked in tung oil for a while. 
Parts are painted, bolts and rest of parts are polished and the wooden handle soaked in tung oil for a while.   

Second of them was to sand, oil and spray the clear coat over the wooden handle.

Wooden handle with clear coat over.
Wooden handle with clear coat over.

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.   

I made a new washer
I made a new washer for the apple peeler table clamp.

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. 

Almost there, I need to put in a few more bits and I am finished.
Almost there, I need to put in a few more bits and I am finished with apple peeler restoration.

Finally finished, I added even the label as it was before I started restoring the apple peeler.

Restored apple peeler.
Restored 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.

First test of apple peeler after restoration. It works great.
First test of apple peeler after restoration. It works great.

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!  

I will enjoy my apples now. See you in the next post!
I will enjoy my apples now. See you in the next post!

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41 Comments

  1. Hi! Thanks for the video. Just to notify that the links in the french description are false. Go on like that!

  2. Dzięki Twoim u kanałowi zainspirowałeś mnie i też odnowiłem zdało by się starocie i jestem dumny z siebie ale to dzięki Tobie, fajnie że jesteś. Życzę Ci zdrówka i wytrwałości.

  3. That is a really cool restoration. The “gizmocity” (as Jimmy DiResta would say) is off the charts! Also, I have no clue what that recipe was, but it looks like the least healthy, but crazy delicious way of eating and apple.

  4. A W E S O M E ! ! ! As usual very great job!!! I’m very interested about this apple peeler! Do you know where I can get one, please? Thanks a lot for your help…

  5. great job with the applepeeler, but you didnt make enough apples for everyone

  6. Amazing restoration FFD! I really like to see antique things being restored with that quality. Nice job!

  7. I love that paint color! It’s sorta reminiscent of anodized aluminum. Stellar job, mate.

  8. Great Job. I watch all your videos where you retore knives, but when you restore and fix mechanic tools, it’s huge. Thanks for your videos.

  9. Bravo Mr. Boris, that´s is an excellent video, Kitchen is a hart of the home, wonderfull restoration.
    Well done.

  10. 👍nice Video
    This is a very interessting Maschine you know from Witch year is it made!?
    Again a beautiful Piece. ✌️
    P. S.
    Nice T-Shirt

  11. I would have changed the colour, apples are green and red not blue, just a thought🤔
    You mean you have not got a machine for coring?

  12. Это было очень вкусно!))) Молодчина! Отличная работа!

  13. I was having anxiety that you were not going to show it actually peal apples. Then I would be forced to figure out if this device actually worked. Haha good job….

  14. You beat every life hacks video in just one video. The peeler is definitely superior than a peeler using a drill. The cooking part beats Tasty 😂😂 Another great restoration. Anyway, nice shirt!

  15. Привет!))) Лови от меня Лайк 👍👍👍👍👍

  16. The tool that you never even realised you needed 😄 Looks great mate – well done! Nice simple recipe as well.

  17. Привет Борис👋👋👋 нужную вещь отреставрировал 👌🏽 красиво все получилось, я смотрю ты не просто реставратор а ещё и кулинарный гений👍🔥 этот рецепт с яблоками просто пушка 💣😋 пойду пробывать сделать 🤝😁

  18. Hi Boris!
    Nice Restoration, turned out well.. and it works! 😀
    Looking forward to next video.

  19. Working like a true artisan, no need of electricity makes things real nice, keep making things that needed to be restored even if it’s a minor thing

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