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  • Assalamualaikum I'm from Pakistan please try to forge car,s CV joint casing nobody else tried to forge it

    shahjahan marrishahjahan marri2 dager siden
  • the question isn't what i would give for that gauntlet, its what i wouldn't give to get it

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  • literally riveting

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  • Well, they did have powered equipment but it was powered by water (and later on steam). But yes, making sheet metal was rather difficult which is why you see armour being made (at least at first) from lots of small pieces rather than mane big ones. But most importantly, unpaid labour was a lot more accessable back then. ;)

    _ Mal Private_ Mal Private4 dager siden
  • next helmet

    Ayam MekdiAyam Mekdi4 dager siden
  • Alright Alec. Now go hit up Disney for a sponsorship and make a Vibranium-styled arm out of Damascus.

    IrisCorvenIrisCorven5 dager siden
  • in 1485 leonardo davinci patented his sketch for a rolling mill. a few years later (exact date unknown) its first frototype was used and sheet metal parts could be how or cold rolled and finished with a surfacing stone wheel much like a large, slower, water or hand powered version of your surface grinder. before its invention, however, it is speculated that they were hot forged to its rough thickness and then hammered cold with a ball peen mallet to final thickness, then stone ground flat by hand. for ceremonial pieces at least. sheet steel produced for wartime armor was usually full of imperfections and wasnt very smooth. much like how modern soldiers will modify their shitty equipment, soldiers of the era would often pass time by refining their armor. there are very few accounts from soldiers that made it to writing and what little did survive is only bits and peices of infoput to gether to make a blurry picture of what little we know of times so distant.

    TopHat Videos Inc.TopHat Videos Inc.6 dager siden
  • They used a bigger hammer to forge sheet metal

    The lost legion of MercenariesThe lost legion of Mercenaries6 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
  • 7:37 - aren't you supposed to be a blacksmith? Shouldn't you know these things already? Wasn't this apart of your training?

    Haros of StyxHaros of Styx6 dager siden
  • Each piece in cases I'm familiar with would be made individually from bar stock and hammered into shape (I've done it before and its a process)

    davelevelsupdavelevelsup6 dager siden
  • Its cool and fun to watch but thing is gloves like this are kinda useless in actual combat. Sure if you get hit your fingers probably wont get cut off but the shock from the impact will still break your fingers. Speaking from experience.

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  • What is your wedding band made of in this video? I recently got married myself and I chose tungsten carbide because I work with my hands, it’s cheap and easy to replace if necessary, and it cracks and will shatter rather than crush and bend. Just curious what you were rocking in this video and your opinion on one being a blacksmith. Awesome gauntlet by the way and thanks for sharing.

    GuiltyMaliceGuiltyMalice8 dager siden
  • Can u make me a full size trident ..??

    # MAHIR Vora# MAHIR Vora8 dager siden
  • We all want to see a full suit including chain mail shirt

    harry flemingharry fleming10 dager siden
  • I think Alec should do a whole set of armour including a sward

    Alyssa RichardsAlyssa Richards11 dager siden
  • Where is my helm?

    Nyle AdamsonNyle Adamson11 dager siden
  • I subscribed to see swords and knives, but I guess this is kinda cool too.

    Foster GamesFoster Games12 dager siden
  • The medieval period (middle ages) was a VERY long piece of history, and methods changed slowly over time, so there's no singular answer to how "sheet" metal was made. Medieval blacksmiths throughout the entire period did not have sheet metal, and such a thing didn't come about until the 1600's. The oldest method was, like you said, hammering down a hunk or ingot of iron/steel with hammers by hand. I don't know when exactly, but as water power became more used, hammers powered by water that were not generally manual, were used to flatten out the metal. Using a hammer by hand was a tricky affair because striking with the same force every single time to avoid an uneven sheet was extremely challenging. The water powered hammer (also known as a water powered trip hammer) was much better at this. These also date back to the Hellenistic period, the earliest being 300-201 BC. It's kind of crazy to think about, because this is over 2,000 years ago, and people often characterize the middle ages as a primitive time period. I hadn't really known just how brilliant and advanced people were until I took a history course on medieval art in college. People were so aware of the Earth being spherical as shown in numerous pieces of art. They had technology for their time that was far from "primitive".

    AlexIsModdedAlexIsModded12 dager siden
  • Anyone else waiting for Alex to snap his finger?

    CyberBuckeyeCyberBuckeye12 dager siden
  • I love how wholesomely he smiles in every thumbnail

    Atlantis EsportsAtlantis Esports13 dager siden
  • Free Will ! ... Stop the DO NOT COMPETE and let him work!

    TheSpartacus23TheSpartacus2313 dager siden
  • Pls do a full armor series

    conor finlayconor finlay13 dager siden
  • 7:45 I don't know about the world but in India this is the history that we used make the best things out of steels and some artisans r carrying that now also and it's the best art u can see on this planet like literally... But I have no idea how they used to do it in those times as archeological sources have found out that those arts were much more finner

    Swtank SinghSwtank Singh13 dager siden
  • Alex, they used huge trip hammers powered by waterwheels to create sheet metal.

    CapitanCarterCapitanCarter13 dager siden
  • @alec how do you use fusion 360 so effortlessly where did you learn from

    tylan Hagertylan Hager14 dager siden
  • one in the pink one in the stink !

    Ionut MacinoiIonut Macinoi14 dager siden
  • Im surprised you didnt spend an episode on each finger

    NotoriousBAYNotoriousBAY14 dager siden
  • good ad

    sean gaskinsean gaskin14 dager siden
  • @Alex If you want to read some more in-depth information and tips on how to make functional medieval armour, have a look at the book "Techniques of Medieval Armour Reproduction, by Paladin Press, ISBN 1581600984, 9781581600988 Nice and easy acces, and geared towards a beginner with historical interest. ;)

    E OerlemansE Oerlemans15 dager siden
  • In the gothic period they got so good at making armor it was like a second skin and besides weight you had full range of motion as if you weren't actually wearing anything

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  • I watched a documentary called secrets of the shining knight, it shows us how the armorers made the chest plates etc. They didn't make sheets and then cut it out, they had a clump of metal and flattened it into the shape they want.

    Tayte the BaitTayte the Bait16 dager siden
  • I think they just pounded with a bunch of muscle take a bar and stretch it out and pound it with three or four guys with sledgehammers because a lot of people don’t have jobs that I can run of the sledgehammer for a blacksmith with a pretty good Luca Chris business

    Matt McGrawMatt McGraw16 dager siden
  • To the best of my knowledge they literally would hammer it out. It's why a suit cost so much was so labor intensive and time intensive too. And was often passed down from greneration to generation just like swords. Not just hand hammered but like the machines you had they had steam and other large hammers that took several people. Cause levers were around since ancient Greek and archimedes time.

    spiritualinsightspiritualinsight16 dager siden
  • They really hammered ingots into sheets manually or with a water powered hammer. After lots of hammering and other craftsmanship, the armor got hardened like you do with your knives. It took quite a long time and a knight's armor therefor was very, very expensive. See it as the medieval equivalent of a super sports car.

    1337fraggzb00N1337fraggzb00N16 dager siden
  • Brass and steel Damascus??

    iR3dyPlayZz OfficialiR3dyPlayZz Official16 dager siden
  • They hammered each piece out homie

    Tyler DrummTyler Drumm16 dager siden
  • Thanks for staying with us.

    Kain DragonKain Dragon16 dager siden
  • I just wanna see him build Thanos gauntlet

    FlapJack CityFlapJack City17 dager siden
  • Alec, you have now opened pandoras box. Next thing we will be requesting is Damascus full armor set, where pattern goes to the left on the left side, right on the right side and middle part splits into two directions. I'm sure some of us will be interested in picking this piece up if put on the auction 🙃

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  • Where the stones go?

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  • Now i want Iron Man full suit

    jbnOraclejbnOracle17 dager siden
  • This came out so well! Well done Alec!

    Richard-E46BMWRichard-E46BMW17 dager siden
  • My mind jumps to sort of early English wheels for making medieval sheet metal. A well rounded piece of wood with some metal around it being used to roll billets of steel into sheets.

    Ethan CoyneEthan Coyne18 dager siden
  • I don't know which videos I like better, the ones where you're learning something or showing how to make something (like the pen) that I hadn't even considered. Either way, they're both awesome.

    Tinker It ForgeTinker It Forge18 dager siden
  • it all was pored into a moled and hamerd

    Sammuel BaxterSammuel Baxter18 dager siden
  • But can you snap with it...?

    William GWilliam G18 dager siden
  • I am pretty sure they started with a block of metal and hammered it out into the piece they want it took a long time to make armor

    Christopher ConkrightChristopher Conkright18 dager siden
  • I am pretty sure they hammered it out to a certain point and used an English wheel. I think the English wheel has been around for awhile

    justin staggsjustin staggs18 dager siden
  • Couldn't make it through all Thousand-plus comments, so I'll risk being repetitive. Smacking someone with a steel gauntlet wasn't enough. You had to add brass knuckles. I couldn't resist.

    John RauJohn Rau19 dager siden
  • There are people that still do it the old fashioned way you could probably find them and they didn’t use sheet metal

    Patrick TatumPatrick Tatum19 dager siden
  • Imagine him and Eli from zna both making full suits and seeing who’s holds up to more forged in fire style

    Liam DonnellyLiam Donnelly19 dager siden
  • crazy how they did this back in medieval times with MUCH more primative technology.

    Mace MMace M19 dager siden
  • A 'riveting' video! I appreciate seeing you tread the path of being an armourer.

    James EllsworthJames Ellsworth19 dager siden
  • now do full armor?

    HenkkaHenkka19 dager siden
  • you may ask _Clickspring_ of how they made sheet metal in ancient times

    IronymusIronymus19 dager siden
  • Re sheet metal - try "Tod's Workshop " or "Modern History TV"...

    Fil StewartFil Stewart19 dager siden
  • As far as i know Sheetmetal was really made by hammering under water powered hammers like you find in germany i'm sure there are hammers outside germany just look it up in google there is a nice comment on redddit about this

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  • Sheetmetal that sounded very german the metall

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  • they used to heat many metal ores to find iron and then role in a man powered sheet roller and could take up to 4 men to do the job

    Big_NugBig_Nug20 dager siden
  • need sleep?!

    miko foinmiko foin20 dager siden
  • Man, this is good content! I need to make one 😌

    Bottledwater OsevenBottledwater Oseven20 dager siden
  • Honestly kinda sad he didnt do a test like with blades and just punch some fruits and bottles

    Christian SmithChristian Smith20 dager siden
  • Here's an article that explains how smith's made sheet

    Karl HarrisonKarl Harrison20 dager siden
  • That gauntlet is unreal. I’m sensing a full iron man suit coming......😂

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    • You should make a sousepan

      miko foinmiko foin20 dager siden
  • Ok, so you make a Gauntlet and know how to set stones... anyone else think alec would make an even better version of the InfinityGauntlet than Eitri? 🤪

    Maximilian FriedrichMaximilian Friedrich20 dager siden
  • I may have a question.Much more of a knife makeing one.Soo i started to make them and i ve seen ppl dipping them in hot oil after it s near finish. It s a kind of tempering or it s just to prevent the steel from rusting?

    Vincent K.L.Vincent K.L.20 dager siden
  • ALEC! You desperately need to invest into a air-nibbler. A life changing tool for sheet metal work.

    seiom jvonyseiom jvony20 dager siden
  • You know what would go great with this build? A shield! Dealers choice. I’ll wait

    Feris WisdomFeris Wisdom20 dager siden
  • please make an entire suit

    Christopher AlexanderChristopher Alexander20 dager siden
  • Batman!! This is the future irl batman!

    Joshua KerrJoshua Kerr21 dag siden
  • Great videos I really enjoyed watching both parts!

    Jonathan PinkstonJonathan Pinkston21 dag siden
    • Please make tonjeros sword from demand slayer

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  • I would asumed the rolled it with weighted rollers. With the metal being red hot. I think. That's only my thought I'm not an expert

    Juan Van NiekerkJuan Van Niekerk21 dag siden
  • Reddit said Sheet Metal didn't really become a thing till 1700's and they made flat sheets of metal with a hammer. There may of been a few stand outs that realized they could use a roller to create flat sheets of metal as rollers did exist but it took awhile for dots to get connected or the rollers to be capable of handling the force needed to flatten metal.

    White92GuyWhite92Guy21 dag siden
  • This is one of the coolest looking things you've ever made. I mean one of many because some of the knives and swords are unreal. This looks so slick and perfect

    Gage BedfordGage Bedford21 dag siden
  • Sheet metal was most likely made using water powered hammer. Humans have been using the power of flowing rivers since the early 10th century.

    Joel PainchaudJoel Painchaud21 dag siden
  • They may have used a press of some sort during medieval times but I believe that most of it was done by hand.

    Martin BowersMartin Bowers21 dag siden
  • How often do you check your emails?

    George SousaGeorge Sousa21 dag siden
  • You should make a sousepan

    Tane WalkerTane Walker21 dag siden
  • Alec each piece was forged out individually by hand. Not into a sheet.

    Keith AllenKeith Allen21 dag siden
  • I've been waiting years for this

    history geekhistory geek21 dag siden
  • Finaly

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  • They didn't use sheet metal when they made gauntlets and things back in the day, they would have smithed each piece out of a lump of metal or bar-stock. you can see examples of this from black smithing tutorials.

    Sam The Multimedia ManSam The Multimedia Man21 dag siden
  • Looks awesome, really good, I like your thoughts on how the made sheet metal back in the day.😀

    Robert CutburthRobert Cutburth21 dag siden
  • Really impressive build.

    Matthew DanielsMatthew Daniels22 dager siden
  • Please make tonjeros sword from demand slayer

    Cade HrbakCade Hrbak22 dager siden
  • use this as you "we want a full suite of armor" button

    Trapper MackayTrapper Mackay22 dager siden
  • next episode: "MAKING AN ENTIRE SUIT OF ARMOR!!! PART 1/100"

    NeetNawNeetNaw22 dager siden
  • Awww Alec ran from NA because he didn't pay his employees and ripped everyone off who has done business with him. I hope your channel dies one day and you get exposed for your shady bullshit.

    Cheerio BoxCheerio Box22 dager siden
  • hola muy bueno video me gustó mucho

    romeo vidal rodriguezromeo vidal rodriguez22 dager siden
  • Theres a tool today to makes sheet metal that is powered by twisting it, not burning fuel, saw someone use it on youtube

    Andymy_GUYAndymy_GUY22 dager siden
  • That looks really cool

    Mr. PositiveMr. Positive22 dager siden
  • Silly Alec. You forgot to scale down to a 4' 1" stature...

    Keegan HilsenKeegan Hilsen22 dager siden
  • Me: (Leaves like 7 comments) NOtown algorithm: Woah okay hold up

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  • I'm BIG into Vikings and Nords, like my life revolves around them and let me tell you knowing how the Vikings forged things and being able to it myself is really amazing. And yes I love knights a ton but Vikings more. So please make more Viking inspired things as I and I know some others enjoy watching them.

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  • I'm BIG into Vikings and Nords and let me say learning how Vikings and others from that time forged is really amazing cause that means I can do it myself as well and be closer to my ancestors than ever before.

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  • I saw David's video before this one came out and now I feel special.

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  • I think they would have a sculpture artist make model in stone and tapp hammer it into shape with intricate hand tools.

    Anirudh RamprasadAnirudh Ramprasad22 dager siden
  • Make a "Pilum"

    Hans DampfHans Dampf22 dager siden
  • Maybe a collab with Ron Covell would also be good if you want to improve your skill on sheet metal.

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