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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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Brian Williamson
Brian Williamson - 10 dager siden
You said in this video that you were not that good. Not true you are that good. You dont give yourself enough credit. Just believe in yourself.
Penguin Thor
Penguin Thor - Måned siden
11:30 it always comes back to cavemen banging rocks together
SSJ Reslin
SSJ Reslin - Måned siden
What???? That's TOTALLY how you use a lathe...Livestream people don't know what they're talking about
Daniel Looney
Daniel Looney - 2 måneder siden
Hmmm, so hot oil finish seems to at least be similar to seasoning a cast iron skillet.
robert shaw
robert shaw - 2 måneder siden
Alec - For heavens sake - that is NOT the way to abuse a Chuch. Take care of your tools. That is a Monarch Lathe - Remember - Rare, high quality, Special... There are better ways of doing that.
JeremyK 541OR.
JeremyK 541OR. - 2 måneder siden
“Nobody can make it that perfect” Kyle Royer... “Hold my beer”
kekse - 3 måneder siden
I can't spell this in englisch so..... Alec achte mal darauf wie du deine Drehmaschine benutzt. Wenn du etwas schleifst solltest du die Bahnen mit einen Stück Pappe abdecken. Die kleinen abrasiven Partikel von dem schleifen zerstören über die Zeit die Bahnen. Und für den sechskant solltest du dir ein passendes Werkzeug holen. Look at This old Tonys Channel. He has some good vids about broatching. ;)
Lucy Ermilio
Lucy Ermilio - 3 måneder siden
How old is Will?
plopnl1 - 3 måneder siden
Alec you got such a great respirator, why don't you use it when you work with oils that get vaporized. Oils condense back to oil inside your lungs, that's everything but healthy and very hard for your body to get rid of
WARLOK813 - 3 måneder siden
I cant imagine having the oportunity to work with Alec and Will. Dont know much about smithing but oh how id love to learn another aspect of metal work
CapoCarpeta - 3 måneder siden
9:05 Batman & Robin ^^
Cameron Jordan
Cameron Jordan - 3 måneder siden
Y'all need a machinist to make money in the background while you blacksmith.
Ironymus - 3 måneder siden
the Detail with the separate Nut on the Pommel (8:25) wasn't there at the first time showing the Drawing (7:06) gotcha Will!
Frank Reitsma
Frank Reitsma - 3 måneder siden
Swear to God that with the amount of sanding Will has done, 'cause he always appears to be doing just that, he could take raw iron ore and using only one piece of 120 grit sand it into a damascus blade....
Damon Marceaux
Damon Marceaux - 3 måneder siden
Careful leaving the lintseed oil on the rag. It will spontaneously combust
scoobtoober29 - 3 måneder siden
ToT needs to help you out.

GO watch this old tony on a rotary broach. For the love of old machines. FTLOOM
Pim Van Delft
Pim Van Delft - 4 måneder siden
steelter&co doing some amazing work!
Arne Burghouts
Arne Burghouts - 4 måneder siden

for a millisecond, you had me there..
Logan - 4 måneder siden
for those types of weird shapes that you have to get the scale off off why not invest in a sand blaster?
Martyn Lawson
Martyn Lawson - 4 måneder siden
Will's impression of Alec, turned out to be a great Borat impression.. haha..
jdhalvo - 4 måneder siden
Did anyone else think of seasoning a cast-iron frying pan when he was putting the linseed oil finish on the guard?
jdhalvo - 4 måneder siden
PS: I think Abom79 just had a stroke watching that lathe work...
Justin Verrall
Justin Verrall - 4 måneder siden
You know after working as a mechanical engineer (focusing on fitting and turning) I didn't realise how small your lath is. However it's still an amazing piece of machinery!
secretsquirrel726 - 4 måneder siden
It loos like it is going pretty good, and the guard approach was successful, while not taking two weeks to complete by doing it in once piece. You have to consider that while they turned out hundreds of different versions of weapons, only certain ones didn't get melted down for scrap, and were saved for some reason. There might have been a lot of variations of these, that will never be known. On the pommel, after all the work done on it, you could go back and flatten two sides with filing, and do a little oval work on the bottom to get that lobed 13th century look. A small pin on either side between the pommel and the handle wood, and you can just screw it down tight. The method of broaching used will put a lot of wear on the guide ways and the track of the mill, because that energy is being transferred partly diagonally back down through it. There's got to be some bench broaching tool to specifically make hex wrench ports. Some other guys drill a hole through the top of the tightening pin and do it that way, by passing a small tool through to spin it down and tighten it. The blade looks really good.
Iron Prejudice
Iron Prejudice - 4 måneder siden
I wonder if he is going to makers central 2020...
Franciszek - 4 måneder siden
Why don't u make witchers sword?
Franciszek - 4 måneder siden
Why don't u make witchers sword?
eric littrell
eric littrell - 4 måneder siden
this is one of the channles I like best. but new content seems to be getting slower and slower. more new videos please kind sr
liam summers
liam summers - 4 måneder siden
@Alec Steel have you herd of zelda: breath of the wild... if so have you seen the weapon called the 'Demon Carver'
xrayheath - 4 måneder siden
Alec on holiday? Jeez...
northernKaizer - 4 måneder siden
so is there a way to ask alec about some of his tools he mentioned in his first videos in montana that his lathe came off a battleship, i am curious which ship it came off of?
ReviewTube tv
ReviewTube tv - 4 måneder siden
Hey Alec I really enjoy your videos I have leukemia and 12 other serious illnesses and i forget about my illnesses when i watch them. I love edged weapons and would love for you make something for me. Do you think the would be possible?
rthomaswright - 4 måneder siden
3:20 - In culinary circles, that process is called "seasoning." Chefs do it particularly to cast iron pans. It puts a microscopic layer of carbon on the metal, which makes it practically non-stick and resistant to corrosion.
Diego de la Llata
Diego de la Llata - 4 måneder siden
Lol Will trying to make a joke with metric system! :)
Tom Blunder
Tom Blunder - 4 måneder siden
When will Alec make a Damascus guitar???
Haldor - 4 måneder siden
For blackening: you can just dunk the whole thing in oil when it is at the right temperature. Was my first task as a fresh intern: make it cherry red, put it in the oil, dont bur the place down, will be back in a couple of hours... - 4 måneder siden
Kudos on the proper PPE on the grinding segment 👊👊
Bruno Lisenko
Bruno Lisenko - 4 måneder siden
So, and what about that solid gold chef's knife you started for 1mi subs? Did u finished it? I haven't found the video :/
temper44 - 4 måneder siden
Make a Cybertruck next!
MrJustus88 - 4 måneder siden
After your done with the Zweihander, you need to get with corporalscorner. He needs a blacksmith’s bushcraft axe. Love to see you collaborate with him
Andy Jugon
Andy Jugon - 4 måneder siden
you should put the threading on with the leathe instead of the hand tap, i would be interesting to watch.
JT - 4 måneder siden
Would love to see you guys pump out and old war rifle. 🤔
Will Tuma
Will Tuma - 4 måneder siden
How did you guys great treat accurately before you got your handy dandy ovens? I'm try to get into blade making and am looking for different techniques.
Nathan Farringer
Nathan Farringer - 4 måneder siden
Why didn't you drill a hole through the side of the pommel nut so you could stick a rod through to tighten everything down; similar to how many vices are designed? Would've looked Lots better, and much more natural than a hex head at the end....
Chris Cassin
Chris Cassin - 4 måneder siden
Good gods that lathe montage was satisfying!!!
Kyle Benton
Kyle Benton - 4 måneder siden
please try to make a sword out of transparent aluminum alec?
it would be the greatest sword ever made if you can pull it off
transparent aluminum can be bought publicly now
So4verage1g - 4 måneder siden
Get and greenlandic flag i Will Be relly happy
kissaquu kana
kissaquu kana - 4 måneder siden
Can you make dawn form game of thrones
Alex Pitman
Alex Pitman - 4 måneder siden
my comment from the live stream was mentioned on the video yay
ALDNOA Plays - 4 måneder siden
Hey Alec how would u make Damascus out of some rail spikes then from there make a knife
Matt Gorski
Matt Gorski - 4 måneder siden
You should try something new like canister Damascus or crucible Damascus or something.
Welding Hero
Welding Hero - 4 måneder siden
Vs on making a butterfly knife?
Walter Smith
Walter Smith - 4 måneder siden
I think that if you do another large guard a twisting each side and rings would add a great detail to the final product
Bubblegum - 4 måneder siden
Ive been watching your channel for years. You're awesome
Bubblegum - 4 måneder siden
@12:13 that furnace view is aesthetically pleasing. And the brushing on pommel directly after. And then it just sitting there all steamy. Really nice video
Hanwenheng Liu
Hanwenheng Liu - 4 måneder siden
Alec's advertisements are always so seamlessly integrated. Makes me want to make something and have him advertise it
joshua healy
joshua healy - 4 måneder siden
If anyone knows anything.
I'm looking for someone who is capable of forging tungsten.
(If even possible)
joseph valo
joseph valo - 4 måneder siden
I would love to see you guys make the Thunder Cats sword Eye of Omens. It would be a great way to show off the many talents like engraving, gem setting , casting and so forth all in one and make it in your trademark Damascus Steel!!!
EliHaverdink - 4 måneder siden
these vids are so well made
Impish Beast
Impish Beast - 4 måneder siden
Nice door handle alec
Ryan M
Ryan M - 4 måneder siden
Slamming omg stopppppp u just destroyed that lathe its gona have so much runout an destroyed bearings .... Donate it to meeeeeee an ill do all the work free an make u a rotary broch like theoldtony made an it worked great.. Check it out
This is stupid I need help
This is stupid I need help - 4 måneder siden
Dark souls ?
Martin Hallmann
Martin Hallmann - 4 måneder siden
Who else wants to see ThisOldTony teach Alex about machining?
Mark Holmes
Mark Holmes - 4 måneder siden
I thought the little nut that was going to tighten the pommel was called Alec.
Two other ways to make a nut would of been.
1. Use the lathe to turn the nut blank, then use the mill and a hexagonal collette block to create a hexagonal acorn detail that a wrench could be used on to tighten it onto the tang.
2. Turn a cylindrical nut with a threaded hope all the way through it on the lathe, then mill a slot in it. So the nut could be tightened on the tang with a flat bladed screwdriver. Then a small acorn detail could be screwed into the unused part of the nut thread to hide the slot.
Both ways would look more historically accurate than an alien head.
Bigfoot Smith
Bigfoot Smith - 4 måneder siden
Kinda fun to watch when you were on the livestream they are talking about lol
Paul Zarneke
Paul Zarneke - 4 måneder siden
Watched my first video of yours three days ago forging a hammer. Off the cuff broaching today. Your the sharpest tool in the shed. If you break that lathe learning your way with ideas like this you can buy another lathe.
JR Hamilton
JR Hamilton - 4 måneder siden
Antelic Gaming
Antelic Gaming - 4 måneder siden
@Alec Steele You should make a Damascus walkingstick with an anvil as the "pummle". would look pretty good :)
The SJV Workshop
The SJV Workshop - 4 måneder siden
Did you really just slam the tail stock on the lathe like that? You ought to be ashamed of yourself.
Joong Kim
Joong Kim - 4 måneder siden
I was thinking or just joking around the possible scenario of Alec here forging the Dragonslayer from the manga series,Berserk. I mean how can one even get a forge THAT big?
Daniel Coleman
Daniel Coleman - 4 måneder siden
Alec make the trident from hunger games
Hope Thompson
Hope Thompson - 4 måneder siden
u used the grinder outside of the shop
Hope Thompson
Hope Thompson - 4 måneder siden
outside of the grinding room
RogThePirate - 4 måneder siden
That blade is looking really nice.
But as an enthusiast for historical swords it still pains me greatly every time I see a screw-on pommel. Why not rivet that boi?
Keith Youngblood
Keith Youngblood - 4 måneder siden
Looks like you need a rotary broach. :-D Great work guys! Love it!
Kermit - 4 måneder siden
Does anyone just sell small Damascus bars for ppl to make their own knives from?
Luka Pavlovic
Luka Pavlovic - 4 måneder siden
Why the hell don't you take some lessons for the lathe and mill ! I mean you are making a living out of this. The least you can do is to take this serious. You just can't ruin machines like this. It's painful to watch. That grinding on the lathe without covers or just hammering the tailstock like a madman . If you won't invest the time into learning then stick to your furnace and hammer . Peace out
Gamer squad 68
Gamer squad 68 - 4 måneder siden
I’ve been watching for quite a long time and right now, I’m getting better at drawing and I was wondering if I can give you an idea for a blade?
falsigo - 4 måneder siden
I saw the video all the way through to the end with sponsor ad but I still have no idea where does that craft goes to. What is it. Imma Google it now...
falsigo - 4 måneder siden
Ohh that's part 10...I gotta watch 9 earlier ones
André Jacques
André Jacques - 4 måneder siden
Looking forward to seeing some steel casting in the future. Hopefully wootz :)
Family On A Mission Go
Family On A Mission Go - 4 måneder siden
If you do another steel vs stelter I would love to see you make damaskas coffee cups
Blessings my friend
I'm a BEE
I'm a BEE - 4 måneder siden
I just started forging today and from there every piece of steel I see I want to make something cool wiht it. All thanks to you and at the the passion thats you transmit to we.