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Wordless Restoration Videos Are a Balm for the Soul

Büge

Arm Candy
(she/her)






Ever since I discovered Odd Tinkering's channel, I've found it relaxing to watch people fix up something old and broken. Especially electronics or hand tools. They become useful again! It's especially nice when the people don't speak, so the process of restoration can take centre stage. Anyway, share your favourites.
 

Ixo

"This is not my beautiful forum!" - David Byrne
(Hi Guy)
YASSSS. Oh man.



Are restorations with words OK too? Because I've got quite a few of those.
 

RT-55J

definitely not a robot
(He/Him + RT/artee)
I love these kinds of videos. They're the most ASMR-adjacent video genre that I watch.
 

lincolnic

can stop, will stop
(he/him)
I'm about to go to bed, but I will 100% come back to this thread tomorrow and start watching.
 

Bongo

excused from moderation duty
(he/him)
Staff member
And the best restoration videos are those that involve laser cleaning:

 

ThornGhost

lofi posts to relax/study to
(he/him)
I will watch Odd Tinkering for hours at a time and consider it well worth the investment.

scraaaape
swish swish swish
 

Büge

Arm Candy
(she/her)
After Ixo mentioned it, I remembered that there is a creator whom I enjoy listening to as well as watching, and that's Baumgartner Restoration.


I enjoy his videos because it's fascinating to get an insight into the art (ha) of restoring paintings. Besides, he has a very soothing voice.
 
I like Hand Tool Rescue for being silly, and for tackling some absolute monsters. Despite the name, he does a lot of machines.

 
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