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My name is Alec Steele and I am a 22 year old blacksmith from England, now living in Montana in the USA! With a great team of hardworking folks, we upload videos showcasing the projects we get up to here at the workshop. Lots of sparks, lots of making, lots of fantastic-ness. Great to have you here following along!
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Alec Steele Blacksmith 2019
Runtime: 19:14


matthew tallent
matthew tallent - 2 dager siden
Roving Punster
Roving Punster - 12 dager siden
BAD IDEA. Rings made of super strong materials (tungsten carbide in particular) are ill advised. Consider yourself fortunate for being too young to experience a friend or family member losing a finger to anaphalaxis (sp?) because their ring was too strong to easily clip off in time when their hand swelled because of an unexpected drug interaction, food allergy, bee sting, et al. Dont take my word for it - just ask any ER Nurse or ER Doctor.
Stick with gold - it's soft. Perhaps a damascus of yellow and white gold ?
Elias Jarjoura
Elias Jarjoura - 20 dager siden
It cracked because you didn't preheat the metal prior to welding especially when it's that thick
Ena - Måned siden
Let me know when you're ready to make the Silmarils! Our modern day Silmarils would be a transparent metal encapsulating concentrated laserbeam light.
TopHat Videos Inc.
TopHat Videos Inc. - Måned siden
nice shave mr. whiskers
electrontube - 2 måneder siden
"It's working!"
sets metal on fire
"oh, that's worrying"
BrittBoss - 2 måneder siden
FlyingJukebox - 2 måneder siden
Out of curiosity, you can't cast a titanium ring?
Reginald Scot
Reginald Scot - 2 måneder siden
I sell Titanium bikes and I used to work in industry welding titanium. It's awesome material... but yes... difficult to cut.
Gaming Dice
Gaming Dice - 3 måneder siden
probably wont get a responce for this, but why didnt you use any lubricant when working with the lathe?
greengeeker1 - 3 måneder siden
14:41 "I see dead people"
Ender Lord
Ender Lord - 3 måneder siden
That's is s beautiful ring. I love the surface texture
W. Andy Roche
W. Andy Roche - 3 måneder siden
Great job. Even better that you are willing to admit when things aren't going well instead of glossing over them. Thanks again for such great content.
James Ireland
James Ireland - 3 måneder siden
yikes, you gotta use a mask when you're grinding titanium man, shits so inert it'll just sit in your lungs until you cough it out.
no1bandfan - 3 måneder siden
Some amethyst would have been a better choice. The purple can range from reddish to deep violet to deep sapphire blue.
Mash Rien
Mash Rien - 3 måneder siden
Alec: I think they might even be shipping to canada
Will: oh.. that's too bad
Blake Buffkin
Blake Buffkin - 3 måneder siden
I want the scrap ring
Eric Hurst
Eric Hurst - 4 måneder siden
I hope nobody from OSHA watches these videos.
Ed Wolfram
Ed Wolfram - 4 måneder siden
Preheat stainless to weld it
Sable Moreno
Sable Moreno - 5 måneder siden
People are saying to get gloves for grinding, but little factoid: NEVER wear gloves while using rotary tools like grinders as it can catch the glove and pull your hand in.
My grandfather worked on machines for films and that happened to one of his coworkers. He was lucky his hand wasnt completely destroyed.
Also something in 'lab safety' they go over if you take something like a jewlery class or something using those tools
J.D. Veilleux
J.D. Veilleux - 5 måneder siden
Alec would it be called an Arkansas toothpick
Aron Septianto
Aron Septianto - 5 måneder siden
huh, my very difficult material just broke on myself
*let's work on a harder material*
Bryan Venture
Bryan Venture - 5 måneder siden
I hope your thumb is ok , oh and thank you for the video ^^✨💕
stevenrod100 - 5 måneder siden
Maybe try anodizing the titanium blue in a future project.
PJ Almighty
PJ Almighty - 6 måneder siden
Phillipititi Katznosi
Phillipititi Katznosi - 6 måneder siden
00:00 listen at 0.5 speed

I don‘t know why but I couldn‘t stop laughing
TaranTatsuuchi - 6 måneder siden
I would never have use for a surface grinder attachment...

But it looks damn convenient for you guys.
Aaron Markstaller
Aaron Markstaller - 6 måneder siden
Pro tip for turning titanium,
You have to flood cool it.
It work hardens right at the spot where the bit is when it cuts the material so you have to cut pretty fast and flood cool it to keep it from work hardening and ruining all your buts. I hooked up a little fish tank pump to a tub of used motor oil.
LOLSflint - 6 måneder siden
Alec, This Material is too tough!
Oh No! He's wearing Airpods, he can't hear us!

LOLSflint - 6 måneder siden
"They're shipping to Canada"
"Oh, That's too bad"

Will, I'm allowed to have one too, eh?
Gillian Walker
Gillian Walker - 6 måneder siden
ah. I missed the sweepstakes. cool build regardless!
Fred Noble
Fred Noble - 6 måneder siden
Could you make a magnetic/clamp jig that allowed you to hold those thin stainless sheets against the grinder without grinding your hands (if all the pieces are the same size, one jig could be used fairly repeatably)? Or use the surface grinder instead of the flat plattern.?
Benjamin Hoover
Benjamin Hoover - 6 måneder siden
Can we start a Petition for Alec to get real air pods
Max Doran
Max Doran - 6 måneder siden
FFS ALEX! Use coolant when youre turning
Michael Levis
Michael Levis - 6 måneder siden
Will, protect those thumbs!
Samuel Emmerling
Samuel Emmerling - 6 måneder siden
Just so you know you were cutting that titanium too fast. It was getting really hot which will work harden the material making it very hard to cut. So in the future I would recommend slowing down. This at least works with stainless steel so I would imagine it should work for titanium as well
Nathan Okun
Nathan Okun - 6 måneder siden
Titanium burns like magnesium under the right conditions, though it is not as easily set off. One of its many non-iron characteristics...
Boris Apprentice
Boris Apprentice - 6 måneder siden
Ti 64 is such a pain to work with, it burns the tools and dulls them down so quickly, tapping the material using hss taps allows you to get about 2-5 holes in 10mm thick material.
kenneth street
kenneth street - 6 måneder siden
It would be cool to anodized the pink gemstones.
kenneth street
kenneth street - 6 måneder siden
You can do it..!
Mme. Hyraelle
Mme. Hyraelle - 6 måneder siden
Now try making titanium damascus ( mokuti )
Dingo Jo
Dingo Jo - 6 måneder siden
Surly by now we can make a damascus of all the pieces of will that has been grinded off of him in the grinding room. 😂
Spurkey - 6 måneder siden

I think you mean Chicago
GesSen - 6 måneder siden
You should try figuring out how to anodize titanium! those colors could've easily been made using anodization.
John Balman
John Balman - 6 måneder siden
you guys need to make Will some Chain mail grinding gloves of Damascus :)
crustybomb - 6 måneder siden
did you guys eve consider using magnets for the grinding process(so as to keep the hands safely away from the belt)? i know that sounds odd but thats what i remember "man at arms"(now the people there are called "that works")
SentinalSlice - 6 måneder siden
Titanium always looks so good under heat
ShitBirdGaming - 6 måneder siden
I wish i had just a little of the tools u have, not including the big machinery, really into making blades just really hard with nothing.
Zak Roberts-Dodd
Zak Roberts-Dodd - 6 måneder siden
i only like titanium cause i have to rods of it in both femurs hahaha
_ - 6 måneder siden
New Years resolution ... Forge Doors. That should be the first video of 2020
marc rubin
marc rubin - 6 måneder siden
Make forget doors from tungsten. Bit heavy but can take the heat best.
Martin Conrad
Martin Conrad - 6 måneder siden
Did you mean "embellish", rather than "embezzle"? :)
WWZee - 6 måneder siden
That puppy is so stinking adorable
El Farmaceutico
El Farmaceutico - 6 måneder siden
I think the next project should be some kind of grinding gauntlet before Will loses a thumb
Brian Holguin
Brian Holguin - 6 måneder siden
A ring fit for Thanos
jp400motox - 6 måneder siden
You guys should make Forge doors
Hand full
Hand full - 6 måneder siden
What does this have to do with March of Empires This shows that gameloft are desperate and will sell your info to anyone you will now get emails text and phone calls for credit cards student loans and insurance and they are all scams
Nathanael Weiss
Nathanael Weiss - 6 måneder siden
That was pretty fucking terrible
Nathan Amico
Nathan Amico - 6 måneder siden
Maybe you could play around with anodizing on your next titanium peice.
Guy Fischer
Guy Fischer - 6 måneder siden
It's crack city right here hahahahahahha
Guy Fischer
Guy Fischer - 6 måneder siden
It's crack city right here hahahahahahha
Ernest Venn
Ernest Venn - 6 måneder siden
Mr. Steele
Alway keep on learning try new things.
Rahul Shukla
Rahul Shukla - 6 måneder siden
Paagal h ye sb
Jonathon Cheatham
Jonathon Cheatham - 6 måneder siden
Doesn’t soaking stainless for a long time deplete the chromium content, which reduces the formation of chromium carbides, and thus making it less corrosive resistant?
Braden Archer
Braden Archer - 6 måneder siden
There is something about the uniform glow of titanium that is incredibly satisfying.  And also somehow "photoshopped" looking.
rafael alberto Anteliz
rafael alberto Anteliz - 6 måneder siden
Saludos para todos , mira que debo hacer???????
Hand full
Hand full - 6 måneder siden
So what now we get ads for youtube what do we get for coming to this site they get something. It has nothing to do with the game. Gameloft control the game with propaganda and manipulate the game
Brandon Terry
Brandon Terry - 6 måneder siden
After playing almost non-stop since immediately after this video was released, I had to give up. I attacked Vikings a couple hundred times and got 7 of those rings, total. When I went to craft the legendary version, I found out it takes 1,296 total to make 1 legendary. I wish I would have realized that from the beginning because the game isn't fun.
Nothing against you, man. I love your stuff. This game can go to hell though. At least whoever wins the ring will have definitely earned it.
trueno_gato - 6 måneder siden
Waymen Shabi
Waymen Shabi - 6 måneder siden
Even though Will is a total Goober,, he's kinda growing on me... Him and his "Dad Jokes"..
Rogue Shadow
Rogue Shadow - 6 måneder siden
Hey Alec a way to heat blue a piece and get a really even colour is to make a brass dish full of brass lathe chips or shavings and place your piece in the center. Heat the brass shavings up with a torch in a circular motion around your piece and it will heat blue evenly then quench when it's the colour you want
Fire Creek Forge
Fire Creek Forge - 6 måneder siden
Should have done a second can...
horpet hort
horpet hort - 6 måneder siden
is it possible to make titanium damascus
Chris Strom
Chris Strom - 6 måneder siden
I really enjoy watching your enthusiastic approach and your passion for making quality things. Your a great teacher and are very proficient in your forging. I recently purchased a green long sleeve shirt as you both are wearing and got it yesterday, so wearing it today. Thanks and keep up the good work! -great channel One day I hope to purchase something you have forged.
Benjamin Ruege
Benjamin Ruege - 6 måneder siden
Will!! I feel like a broken record! Wear some real gloves! I've been telling you since before your first incident....
Thierry de Vries
Thierry de Vries - 6 måneder siden
Where are the memes about Will's thumb?
wyatt granger
wyatt granger - 6 måneder siden
I can’t believe Will said nothing when Alec said maths 😂
Niko Lane
Niko Lane - 6 måneder siden
Alec: It’s crack city right here
Alecs’ wife: Excuse me?
MelodicTurtleMetal - 6 måneder siden
Anyone care to tell me how the gemstones are set in place?
Hank Hilderbrand
Hank Hilderbrand - 6 måneder siden
Try polycrystalline diamond coated tools
Gregsaronius - 6 måneder siden
I’ve gotta tell you Alec, I’ve been enjoying watching forging and smithing videos for quite some time, but in just the last year or so I’ve decided that I actually want to DO this. To make things and generate tons of doise and learn, learn, learn as much as possible all the while. Sadly I’m 34 and a father of three very small children, so as yet I have had neither the funds nor the time to actually get myself started. But I think a couple months ago or so now, I subscribed to your channel and started following your videos in earnest. And I just wanted to let you know that, for such a young guy who is, himself, still learning new things all the time, you are without a doubt the most inspiring and educational smith that I’ve yet had the pleasure to watch work. Even if it is just YouTube, I feel enormously enriched from the way you approach the craft and your own desire to improve with each new thing you make. I plan to take your advice and take a few classes on blacksmithing and welding, and even if it takes a decade or better, I’m gonna make some stuff. So thank you. Sincerely. For trying to actually make the rest of us just a little bit smarter and more capable.