Restoring a Rusty Candy Roller: A Journey of Transformation

TLDRWatch as I restore a rusty candy roller from the late 1800s, bringing it back to its former glory. Witness the challenges and triumphs, from removing rust to repairing delicate wood. Join me on this journey of transformation!

Key insights

⚙️The candy roller dates back to the late 1800s and has significant rust and decay.

🔧I use various tools and techniques to restore the candy roller, including sandblasting and filing.

🌈I choose vibrant colors for the candy roller to make it visually appealing.

I highlight the unique features and design of the candy roller, showcasing its honest and functional beauty.

🍬The restored candy roller is ready for use, creating delicious sweets and bringing joy to all.


How old is the candy roller?

The candy roller dates back to the late 1800s, making it over a century old.

What challenges did you face during the restoration process?

I encountered challenges such as deep rust pitting, brittle wood, and delicate bronze parts. However, with patience and skilled techniques, I was able to overcome these obstacles.

What materials did you use for the restoration?

I used penetration oil, sandblasting equipment, various abrasive tools, epoxy resin, powder coating, and more to restore the candy roller.

Why did you choose vibrant colors for the candy roller?

I wanted to give the candy roller a fresh and vibrant look, enhancing its visual appeal and creating a sense of joy and excitement.

Is the candy roller functional after the restoration?

Yes, the candy roller is fully functional and ready to create delicious sweets for everyone to enjoy.

Timestamped Summary

00:11Introduction to the rusty candy roller and its history

01:12Using penetration oil to loosen rust

01:18Dealing with deep rust pitting and utilizing it to enhance the restoration

06:15Filing and sanding to remove imperfections and create a smooth surface

09:37Powder coating and color selection for a vibrant and appealing look

12:20Creating threaded holes and adding finishing touches

14:56Nickel plating and improving plating quality with an air pump

19:19Making a new nut and replacing old rivets