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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

  • I dont think you know what a beach is supposed to look like

    Round ThreeRound Three7 timer siden
  • Why didn't you just weld the hole shut and continue on?

    David ChangetDavid Changet3 dager siden
  • Sooo am i the only one thats wondering how the fu*k they did make that back in the day ?!

    Magnus Bundgaard HansenMagnus Bundgaard Hansen18 dager siden
  • Wait wait wait, Norfolk? I must be pretty close

    Ethan DerrickEthan Derrick28 dager siden
  • Hi Alec, if you need it, you can have some adult formation in Paris (FR) to have a great base of jewellery formation. As a french jeweller, maybe if you got some questions, you can ask me when you want. And i heard one time you can hunderstand french as i understand english =)

    Nathan JNathan J29 dager siden
  • That's cool you still bounce ideas between you and Will.

    Josh GamaufJosh GamaufMåned siden
  • can't you just weld the hole?

    wooden artwooden artMåned siden
  • To think , ancient artisans would make things like this with none of the equipment you have. Amazing really

    Da MedusaDa MedusaMåned siden
  • I'll watch you suffer in the beginning if it means I get to see you succeed in the end Alec. Can't wait to see the finished product!

    Christopher MelvinChristopher MelvinMåned siden
  • The music is amazing

    chand彡 khanchand彡 khanMåned siden
  • You know you have a mill to do your fullers with right....?

    mattystewart8mattystewart8Måned siden
    • Just seen that comment has already been suggested. I shall tuck my tail firmly back between my legs.

      mattystewart8mattystewart8Måned siden
  • lol Alec episode 1 and 2: so i’m going to make a handle out of steel and it will be pure suffering. wanna watch?! alec episode 3: so... while we’re waiting for the bronze for the handle to arrive...

    austin chenaustin chenMåned siden
  • why not make your own in DAMASCUS?????

    hoseqt1hoseqt1Måned siden
  • this seems so much harder than it has to be... It might not be quite the effect you wanted, but I would just 3D print a model of the handle, make a mold with greensand, and use a foundry to heat up and pour molten bronze/copper/aluminum/etc. in. Is there something I'm missing...?

    jesse adlerjesse adlerMåned siden
  • I feel as thought the suggestion for using the hand files by Mr. Stelter is payback for all the hand sanding he had to do over the years

    Alex CAlex CMåned siden
  • Your ham-handed grinding could be fixed by filling in the area with a TiG weld. And the fuller grinding could have been better rather than pulling the blank towards you. Push it away from you and give yourself a more steady pace and pressure.

    Ning3nNing3nMåned siden
  • Any reason why the fuller can't be cut on the mill?

    James HolmesJames HolmesMåned siden
  • alexs glasses look like its a instagram filter, really cool

    P3PP3RCOATP3PP3RCOATMåned siden
  • Incidentally, any idea as to the material of your targeted historical piece was made from?

    Timothy ShawTimothy ShawMåned siden
  • Why didn’t you just make this out of a wax mold, then smelt it and finish the details with the jewelry tools?

    Jon VegaJon VegaMåned siden
  • I’m learning quite a bit about these processes by watching your channel. I’ve had a little experience with die grinders and carbide end mills and/or burrs in my profession as an industrial maintenance tech. I’ve found that with any rotary tool it naturally wants to pull in one direction over the other due to it spinning in one direction. Anyways to the point: I suggest trying to orient your project and or tool so that this inherent “pull” works in your favor. In the case of the fuller that orientation would be perpendicular to the length of the fuller. That way if there’s a momentary lack of attention or you just run into the tool biting a little too hard the tool will want to pull in the direction of the fuller and would be easier to correct if not hidden all together by further tooling. A very long winded suggestion I realize but just wanted to offer some advice that’s helped me in the past. Glad I discovered your content and hope to continue learning by tuning in. 👍

    J FlannmanJ FlannmanMåned siden
  • So does Alec have two home and two shops now? Or did he ditch Montana all together

    Michael KorkMichael KorkMåned siden
  • You should’ve made the handle out of Mokume-gane!

    Sahil MahajanSahil Mahajan2 måneder siden
  • Anyone else secretly miss Steele vs Stelter or just the Alec and Will duo all around?

    Matthew BrodmanMatthew Brodman2 måneder siden
  • Sorta digging the Persian tunes playing during some of the work. That’s such a hard task you picked for yourself there! Best of luck mate!

    John ParkerJohn Parker2 måneder siden
  • Of course Will suggested hand filling 👍

    rpavlik1rpavlik12 måneder siden
  • @4:44 - RIP that handle

    Vince DibonaVince Dibona2 måneder siden
  • could you have made the groove on the mill? or just started it :D

    TobiasTobias2 måneder siden
  • Great clip per usual... You seem to pick things up quick and I also like that you show your mess ups as well.. honestly it might help the average Joe like my self motivate to give things a go regardless the out come.. as luck would have it.. not too long from know I'll be trading teaching hobbies...knife making for my love of carp fishing... Should be a fruitful journey... Perhaps some day worthy of utube

    David McCormackDavid McCormack2 måneder siden
  • Good sir. I believe you want a CNC machine.

    NathanNathan2 måneder siden
  • I thought the entire point of this project was to elevate the steel by letting the craftsmanship do the taking

    John StinsonJohn Stinson2 måneder siden
  • "So while we're waiting for our *bronze* to arrive" Hardest I've laughed in a while.

    BWood63BWood632 måneder siden
  • Is this a bad time to remind Alec that he has a lathe that could make the handle "threads" go much faster

    The Hot-Rod ApprenticeThe Hot-Rod Apprentice2 måneder siden
  • +Alec Steele hi alec, i was wondering if you can make some steel block from steel sand that you get from store. If you read this, i'm so happy with that. Thanks

    muhammad zaki zahidmuhammad zaki zahid2 måneder siden
  • Why?.... would u use that tool to make a fuller wtf

    bobrobmarc .-.bobrobmarc .-.2 måneder siden
  • Tell Will to get going, apart from Instagram I haven’t seen him in a while.

    King_ofdogeIIKing_ofdogeII2 måneder siden
  • I love your videos but I have really hard time seeing it come out well but hey I hope I’m wrong good luck!

    I SzymekI Szymek2 måneder siden
  • @Alec Steele, do you know something about Sam? I would love to see him for a short video what happened with him :)

    Gábor SzegediGábor Szegedi2 måneder siden
  • my sister is in Norfolk aswell she is in a small town called holt and going to university at UEA

    OWL DUDE Vlogs & gamingOWL DUDE Vlogs & gaming2 måneder siden
  • Your passion was there. The talent is subjective. You are lucrative in your endeavors. Stop.Families are barely getting j

    Daryl RedahlDaryl Redahl2 måneder siden
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      Daryl RedahlDaryl Redahl2 måneder siden
  • I use Native too. It's good stuff. Shea is pronounced "shay" though. It's like the name O'Shea.

    SnugglezSnugglez2 måneder siden
    • 🙌🙌🙌

      NativeNativeMåned siden
  • bronze looks better anyways :)

    Luke GallowayLuke Galloway2 måneder siden
  • Alec, Brancaster Beach :). Sad that the White Horse or Jolly Sailer are closed :(

    nick welshnick welsh2 måneder siden
  • I know you're in the UK at the moment and don't have all your equipment, but investment casting the handle would be much easier. Especially as the risk of slipping and messing up the piece is really high when its carved straight into the metal. You can add on more wax but you can't weld the metal back on

    thomas hollowaythomas holloway2 måneder siden
  • Listen to me Alec, I am asking you this as a personal favour to make a comically large utensil set but completely overdue it with a 50 part series

    CheezezCheezez2 måneder siden
  • I dont know anything about anything, but why not cut the fuller on the mill?

    Matt RichMatt Rich2 måneder siden
  • Every time I used to tune into this channel I was amazed at how far and how fast Alec, with the help of Will, turned that Montana shop into one of the finest high tech blacksmith shops in the country. It is a testament to what is possible when you are focused on a goal and are willing to put whatever effort it takes to accomplish that goal. It is also amazing to see what happens when you introduce one variable into that formula and lose that focus. Will is gone, the Montana shop has been abandoned, and Alec is back in an old shop he left behind in England to struggle alone using equipment from the old Soviet empire to complete projects. Well, at least the wife is happy, right?

    Ken EhrettKen Ehrett2 måneder siden
  • Why spend hours with a Proxxon/whatever hand drill to cut a slot when you have the milling machine which would cut that fuller slot in minutes, Alec - I'm lost, what are you doing YOU ARE A HUMAN CNC MACHINE, GET BACK TO FORGING AND USING YOUR BRAIN!

    dgtlmoondgtlmoon2 måneder siden
  • While he’s carving a fuller the music is straight vibing

    SHOCK WAVE productionsSHOCK WAVE productions2 måneder siden
  • Make a butterfly spork

    krazy karl69krazy karl692 måneder siden
  • Uh Dude, Wait A Minute, Ok So You Blew Through And Put A Hole In Your STEEL HANDLE....... You DO Realize That You CAN Weld Steel, RIGHT ALEC? Just Weld The Material Back Bro!

    Josh VeerJosh Veer2 måneder siden
  • I know this may be more work, but the handle couldn't it have been just cast? You could've had all the details in on the wax and then pour in the metal,. Granted Wilhite still have to clean it up but arroyo probably be easier going that route than trying to hand carve metal

    darktwilldarktwill2 måneder siden
  • Bring back Doise- a combination of dust and noise

    Malakai BergMalakai Berg2 måneder siden
  • I hate that your codes are forge because thats what i call myself but i love the content i really want to get into forging and blacksmithing

    F0RG3F0RG32 måneder siden
  • So why spend so much time machining the grip? Wouldn't it be easier to make a clay or polymer master and cast in greensand and just cleanup?

    kaleb geracekaleb gerace2 måneder siden
  • 4:10 The dwarves delved too greedily and too deep

    Maxence RouvièreMaxence Rouvière2 måneder siden
  • You gotta think with all the skills an tools you have, who the hell or when this sword was made by someone else 🤔🤔🤔

    Vincent ManfieldVincent Manfield2 måneder siden
  • Hi Alec, why don't you cast the bronze handle, simple make a model out of wax, it's a lot easier.

    Jan HalvorsenJan Halvorsen2 måneder siden
  • Were the original beast handle really fully carved in steel or cast, then carved to finish them off??

    rlt7500rlt75002 måneder siden
  • Could anyone tell me the general website for buying metals?

    WenYurBoardWenYurBoard2 måneder siden
  • Mill out the tang for an insert. Make a spacer with an insert. Fuse with tang during fit up. Done right and it will just look like a bevel. I could draw you a picture.

    MegaGreenmusicMegaGreenmusic2 måneder siden
  • I think you should clamp your workpiece when you work on it, might help.

    Viperkiller465Viperkiller4652 måneder siden
  • Couldn't you add some weld beads to that area?

    Chris RodriguezChris Rodriguez2 måneder siden
  • 3:32 , Alec has to reference "that NOtown video" again. Welcome back to our world.

    CodyDeanCodyDean2 måneder siden
  • You should have Rough Carved it out of wax in then cast it with bronze like you did with the Calvary Saber gard .............😉 Would have been much easier......... But not as Amusing 🤪😜😉

    Clayton.W.BurrisClayton.W.Burris2 måneder siden
  • Why did he move back to England. ?

    computah23computah232 måneder siden
  • well there's your problem, you used red dykem, not blue

    MrGoesBoomMrGoesBoom2 måneder siden
  • Alec: Will do you have any advice? ........ ........ Will: Hand filing

    adam300tdi90adam300tdi902 måneder siden
  • I like my deodorants with a side of cruelty.

    John StrelleyJohn Strelley2 måneder siden
  • That music is daaannggggg Loved the change

    Saad MohammadSaad Mohammad2 måneder siden
  • The witty bottle modestly dust because brow greely ignore around a private rest. alleged, flagrant representative

    will fettwill fett2 måneder siden
  • 0:32 jou just coco nutt mallet

    Dwaasbanaan _NLDwaasbanaan _NL2 måneder siden
  • Hey Alec! As always, entertaining content! Thankyou for pushing through challenges and show all your viewers like myself that any challenge can be made fun with a positive attitude and always strive to learn and also be open to mistakes or bumps along the way. I’m the same age as you and started watching you when I was 14. You’re helped me continue to push my electrical career after I got my ticket at 19 and now pushing to go to university. Thankyou very much for your inspiring work ethic and attitude, cheers buddy

    Kyle HoyKyle Hoy2 måneder siden
  • Why you can't do that out of cast iron or something like that? I think it wold be easier and faster to make some 3d printed model and then make form and cast it. Or make model out of wax or something and then cast it.

    Robert RembelskiRobert Rembelski2 måneder siden
  • Why not cast the end pieces on? Would be could to see you practice that again!

    Daniel BaumanDaniel Bauman2 måneder siden
  • Er hello, wrong comments about the wrong video?

    christopher ckarksonchristopher ckarkson2 måneder siden
  • I know that Will is doing his own thing but it would be amazing to see him at the new shop and do a project in the UK in the future, him with a british accent would be x2 hilarious.

    esauclesaucl2 måneder siden
  • i want to see a revit with steel alec ur using clay like bronse is like gold its like a pillow to steel

    cam whitecam white2 måneder siden
  • I have a sneaky suspicion that Will is cussing you right about now after seeing you work on that modular filing work station after all the hours you had him hand sanding and hand filing standing with a block of wood held in a bench vice.

    Southron JrSouthron Jr2 måneder siden
  • Why wouldn't you make a wax model of the handle and cast this part of the piece? Seems like it would be easier to do that and touch it up after rather than shaping the metal.

    Richard BludnickRichard Bludnick2 måneder siden
  • Your angle is too tight, need to straighten more before the gaurd

    bart simpsonbart simpson2 måneder siden
  • Question from someone who’s experience in any of this has only been watching you for a few years, with that said, Why not use the mill to make the groove perfectly straight instead of with hand tools other than more fun and challenging

    Will MWill M2 måneder siden
  • “Your in the UK , where is SAM !!!

    Bruce fBruce f2 måneder siden
  • The word "stiletto" made me think of shoes. You and Rose Anvil should do a collab with a James Bond-esque knife in a boot!

    Joshua ThorsonJoshua Thorson2 måneder siden
  • Will’s advice: “use hand tools like they did in the 16th century” Alec: “wow brilliant. Why didn’t I think of that” (continues to use the Dremel)

    Kevin ValentineKevin Valentine2 måneder siden
  • Off topic, any chance of a Colin Furze collaboration since your in the same country right now?

    Timothy ShawTimothy Shaw2 måneder siden
  • You might want to take a page Michael Cthulhu on repairing mistakes. Just weld back in some material and polish back out.

    Timothy ShawTimothy Shaw2 måneder siden
  • What's the make of the vice attachment you changed on the bench? didn't recognise it. Thanks for another great vid

    sparkspence303sparkspence3032 måneder siden
  • You should try a cast one for fun

    Armando RodriguezArmando Rodriguez2 måneder siden
  • he who has a mill and fullers by hand should expect the oopsies

    Spyder 77Spyder 772 måneder siden
  • Anyone else really looking forward to this 72 part series?

    Will HaighWill Haigh2 måneder siden
  • just a quick thaught alec. Have you thaught about making a pattern out of wood and then cast it. mabe a bit easier in the long run

    global falloutglobal fallout2 måneder siden
  • I just remembered you're still in Blighty arent you? Not worries about some overly sensitive wankers coming to pinch you for making a Londonium weapon of mass destruction ?

    Jeff GriffithsJeff Griffiths2 måneder siden
  • Wills favorite, File Work. LOL!

    Troy VincentTroy Vincent2 måneder siden
  • you should do a video where you react to the forging techniques in famous movies.

    David SpaldingDavid Spalding2 måneder siden
  • Do you plan on returning back to the US?

    Joseph BoucherJoseph Boucher2 måneder siden
  • Has Will started his youtube channel yet?

    Joseph BoucherJoseph Boucher2 måneder siden
  • You should make Trevor Belmont’s morning star

    Springers ShopSpringers Shop2 måneder siden
  • If you like videos about making stuff please check my last uploaded video about making tha Attack On Titan sword keychain

    The Angry projectsThe Angry projects2 måneder siden
  • A comment for the algorithm, nothing to see here.

    Johan AnderssonJohan Andersson2 måneder siden