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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 2020

  • Can i ask what type of pneumatic hammer do u use?

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  • Forbidden fancy Starburst

    lord lokilord loki2 dager siden
  • Alec: Video idea hear me out guys, I get a bar of platinum 5000$ and beat it with a hammer to see what happened. Everyone: sickkkkkkkk

    Nicholas TrigeiroNicholas Trigeiro3 dager siden

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  • My heard broke when he said he was gonna put it in the lathe.

    Erik SchmidtErik Schmidt3 dager siden
  • I could pay my rent from melting down the lathe shavings

    Hallucinated OvensHallucinated Ovens3 dager siden
  • Eight and a half minutes of Alec smashing up on half of his life savings... I love it!!

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  • Can you try to make damascus darts i think ith would be realy tricky but nice to see

    Bart14sep GamerBart14sep Gamer5 dager siden
  • The Alec Steel Channel - "making something exquisite, or making very expensive mistakes"

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  • Alec, the royal mint and every mint needs to know that those bars and coins get melted down all the time. They are sometimes cheaper than buying casting grain. They are a good way to buy certified, pure material that you can alloy or forge as needed.

    Ben CarrBen Carr6 dager siden
  • I know I could go back and find the video but why did he leave the US and did him and will have a falling out?

    James CopelandJames Copeland6 dager siden
  • Gold demascus

    Dawson FowlerDawson Fowler6 dager siden
  • Do you think a Platinum knife would be possible?

    Jonathan AvilaJonathan Avila6 dager siden
  • I saw this pop up and I literally asked out loud, "can you?"

    oiuet souiuoiuet souiu6 dager siden
  • @ alec nice to see your channel mods are so WOKE that they bann people giving constructive criticism on your channel.... you lost me as subscriber...

    zendesignerzendesigner6 dager siden
  • I wonder how much those shavings are worth.

    Dan Solo ChicagoDan Solo Chicago6 dager siden
  • Ok, but why does Alex never change his pants?

    Rafael TRafael T7 dager siden
    • Alec* sorry

      Rafael TRafael T7 dager siden
  • Woh woh, I just had a dumb idea . HEATED ANVILS. So that the metal stays warmer longer?

    Dale KirchnerDale Kirchner7 dager siden
    • @oiuet souiu I mean not even just for platinum, even if you got the anvil 20 degrees warmer than it is the mental would cool significantly slower ( I know most cooling is from the air but ehh) and make it easier to work, although it might sacrifice some of the integrity of the anvil.

      Dale KirchnerDale Kirchner6 dager siden
    • Platinum is disgustingly expensive. Glad to see you got to a point in your career that you can risk making a 5000$ puddle! Super excited for the pen!

      oiuet souiuoiuet souiu6 dager siden
  • 4:43 forbidden Hi-Chew

    Christian RodriguezChristian Rodriguez7 dager siden
  • Raid let you buy $5000 worth of platinum. You Alec, are a madman. Pure anarchist

    eioshen boboieioshen boboi7 dager siden
  • How does it feel knowing your lathe shavings cost more than your dinner?

    Ian VisserIan Visser7 dager siden
  • LOL!!!!!!!!!👍

    Tristan Jake SambuTristan Jake Sambu7 dager siden
  • I know this is supposed to be about the pen, but you just answered a question that I was asking for about two years now.

    Feras AlfaresFeras Alfares7 dager siden
  • Next time, Alex forges Mithril

    Old School CFIOld School CFI8 dager siden
    • ok but can he forge crom?

      eioshen boboieioshen boboi7 dager siden
  • I’m so curious what the weight of the bar was after he forged it down. Wondering how much value was lost in the process of just reshaping

    Anthony PaulsonAnthony Paulson8 dager siden
  • I love the „this has been a great material to work with“ after it being sticky and everything

    Matthew StrawnMatthew Strawn8 dager siden
  • Can forge Damascus platinum?

    Sky DiverSky Diver8 dager siden
  • i forge royal mint silver 100g bars into stuff, mostly bolsters. And here is big ole show off doing it with platinum....

    James DuncanJames Duncan8 dager siden
  • I love that you just use the "trial by fire" method. JUST SEND IT!!!

    Harley AdamHarley Adam8 dager siden
  • Wyoming perhaps?

    David NelsonDavid Nelson8 dager siden
  • Rem ingot? Block off the old chips? Does anyone know if alec drinks the stout, simply likes 80s college rock, plays chess under the nom de jour of taggi, or is a good actor playing a bad actor? Rather odd questions, but then again, england and montana are . . . far apart.

    David NelsonDavid Nelson8 dager siden
  • Platinum is disgustingly expensive. Glad to see you got to a point in your career that you can risk making a 5000$ puddle! Super excited for the pen!

    bocoy noiubocoy noiu8 dager siden
  • Melt down all the shavings in your lathe and make a knife

    Hunter PellyHunter Pelly8 dager siden
  • Nice shirt Mr. Steele!

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  • I tought the raid shadow legends was a joke :D

    SanduriSanduri8 dager siden
  • Where's the ring bro?

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    • Raid let you buy $5000 worth of platinum. You Alec, are a madman. Pure anarchist

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  • If you had just bent the original platinum bar 90 degrees I think you could have sawn out that shape and got essentially the same result in a fraction of the time with less chance for steel specks to get imbedded into it.

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  • ok but can he forge crom?

    An VũAn Vũ8 dager siden
  • Makind a $5000 hole punch

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  • Do Damascus with platinum please hehe

    Genl JGenl J8 dager siden
  • This guy looks like Luis from Meet the Robinsons or George Little from Stuart Little.

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  • Hear me out; Damascus platinum.

    Nicholas GreschnerNicholas Greschner9 dager siden
  • Perhaps just cast it>? Guess that goes against the title but...

    Sheep SlayerSheep Slayer9 dager siden
  • you need the press forming it whith a roll press xS

    stephane lizottestephane lizotte9 dager siden
  • Don’t lathe your investment! You need to forge every aspect then cut off the excess to forge into something else.

    Evan NibbeEvan Nibbe9 dager siden
  • forge the dark ones dagger next?

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  • i want to say one thing about this young man Alec Steele he so talented and for is age! i would love to learn form him someday. I learn a lot from his youtube. everyone should sub!

    Kyle BachmanKyle Bachman9 dager siden
  • I'll take the scraps

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  • For some reason when he said "let's not make a 5k puddle" I thought of spilling a full keef drawer

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  • Raid let you buy $5000 worth of platinum. You Alec, are a madman. Pure anarchist

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  • Sponsor ends 2:10

    Levi KaldenLevi Kalden9 dager siden
  • Cool to see how the platinum doesn't oxidize at all, even at such high temperatures, since it's a noble metal and all.

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  • Dude I would love to see you make a damascus frying pan!!!!! I bet that would be one hell of an awesome project!!!!

    Kenneth DarbonneKenneth Darbonne9 dager siden
    • Here’s a challenge, forge a trident of Poseidon, that would be 🔥

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  • ‘So I need to keep steel away from it............ maybe......... Platinum tools! But wait ....... platinum Anvil!’ As a wise man once said, need a tool make a tool.

    Matthew HawkyardMatthew Hawkyard9 dager siden
  • I was thinking. You should forge frames for glasses

    Joey FloppyJoey Floppy9 dager siden
  • Alex Platinume. There, I said it.

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  • bro wtf. Use gloves...

    hugo filipe Oliveirahugo filipe Oliveira9 dager siden
  • That's some incredibly expensive man glitter you're making. (☉_☉)

    Denny BennettDenny Bennett9 dager siden
  • Hey, FYI your video description template copyright notice needs to be updated to 2021

    Avana VanaAvana Vana9 dager siden
  • Bruh 5k starburst

    Alexander NelsonAlexander Nelson9 dager siden
  • Now hear me out. Titanium, grappling hook.

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  • Awesome but now just gotta make a Plat and gold Damascus

    Masked IchigoMasked Ichigo9 dager siden
  • I’ve always wondered if anyone has tried forging tungsten (not carbide). I know it’s darn near impossible because of the heat required and how brittle it is, but the challenge is the point right? Does it quench or hold an edge? No idea, but I know the guys at How Ridiculous have a cube of it you could ask to borrow...

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  • It would be amazing if you could build a boat out of steel. Or some sort of metallic substance.

    TheMtdewmeTheMtdewme9 dager siden
  • Imagine being smart and testing it with a less expensive metal to see how it will end up

    Broly SmpBroly Smp10 dager siden
  • Got me curious, I had to look up the specific heat of Platinum. Turns out, it's very low. Less than a third that of Steel. Takes less energy in to heat it up, but that means it also takes less energy lost to cool down too

    Andrew WernerAndrew Werner10 dager siden
  • so after watching all of thor movies it would really sweet to see you make heimdall's sword that is the key to the bifrost

    Justin CummingsJustin Cummings10 dager siden
  • Here’s a challenge, forge a trident of Poseidon, that would be 🔥

    jonah18jonah1810 dager siden
    • help me whith the project

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    • At least $1000 worth of chips flying from the lathe... Put a catch pan under it and you will probably scrape enough material to make a ring

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  • Raid pays hundrets of thousends dollars for this ad so he doesnt care about those 5k

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  • Should get a couple of electric elements to heat your anvil!

    Brendan ChanBrendan Chan10 dager siden
  • Spray some Teflon on those tongs. No stick.

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  • So, no sneezing then, right Alec?

    Torrey JonesTorrey Jones10 dager siden
  • You should have Sreetips (on youtube) refine those shavings back into pure platinum again for you.

    Doug DemingDoug Deming10 dager siden
  • Try forging tungsten or tantalum.

    Ryan WilliamsRyan Williams10 dager siden
  • As always Alec,great work,You can always heat up the atmosphere....

    Dušan RadinDušan Radin10 dager siden
  • You already started hitting it before even starting

    Alverik VazquezAlverik Vazquez10 dager siden
  • Forging platinum at a time when the entire world is having a shortage of it.. nice... said 5 grand but hate to say it, you got ripped off bud.. platinum is currently worth 38.7$/g and you had a 100g bar... you shoulda paid 3870$ for that.. unless the London mint is charging damn near a 25% tax... lol.. id call your marketing guy back if i were you...

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  • That is awesome. The Parker Jotter is an icon, and my favorite

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  • casting it would be way easier

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  • I don't knowbhow much you pay your edditor, but it's not enough. That is more cinematic that the entirety of nat geographic

    Kevin BihariKevin Bihari10 dager siden
  • Hi Awesome work. Shadiversiry has a new video about a sword and shield in one and I think you are the perfect guy to make that into a reality. Would you please consider forging something like That? Love you as always Say hi to the missus

    Kevin BihariKevin Bihari10 dager siden
  • At least $1000 worth of chips flying from the lathe... Put a catch pan under it and you will probably scrape enough material to make a ring

    Evelio PerezEvelio Perez10 dager siden
  • Hello i need you to help me whith a progect that will put your name and other youtubers mames out there so if you whant to help me let me privatly send you something🙏🙏🙏🙏help me whith the project

    Louay naeelLouay naeel10 dager siden
  • Sometimes I wonder , is there anything that our Alec can't forge ? In 2030 we will see " Can I forge water ? "

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  • I have the original 10 $ pen. I think 10 $ is quite a lot of money for a ball point pen, but it's a nice looking metal object and it writes well, and when the cartridge goes you can buy a new one. The trouble with Alex's effort is, at the end of the day it can only take the exact same ball point cartridge as I have, so it will write in exactly the same way. Also the original pen is made from sheet metal, not shaped from a metal block. Some things can be done better industrially than by hand.

    Gerard VilaGerard Vila10 dager siden
  • Raid shadow legends swears up and down they don’t pay there sponsorships 😂🤣🤣🤣😂🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🙄

    Hunter SmithHunter Smith10 dager siden
  • Watching the shavings come off and thinking "there goes £100"

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    • Oy! As a Platinum metallurgist for 25 years, this whole video is painful. Our ingots were 12kg.

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  • I'm so glad you are back in the UK

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  • Alec in 2025: Can dark matter be forged? Forging a $2 quadrillion knife

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  • My guess would be that you'd want an induction furnace to work with platinum.

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  • What? Raid Shadow Legends is only 2 years old?? I've seen so many ads for that, I could swear it's been around for at least 6.

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  • I have no clue how often you read comments like this but I have a idea for you make a paper snowflake take the design off that and try to forge the same design into demascus

    DarkDagger GamingDarkDagger Gaming11 dager siden
  • CAN YOU PLS TRY FIRGING IRIDIUM TOO? (when the price goes back down)

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  • Does raid seriously sponsor everyone on youtube..seriously how much money can this game be making..the game sucks lol

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  • Why do you think mr house wanted this so much

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  • When he said "forging", I though he was going to make convincing fake platinum out of some alloy or something.

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  • its still gonna write like a $3 pen.

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  • me: hope I don't wreck this 30 bucks worth of copper Alec: let's beat on 5000 grand worth of platinum. 🤣

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