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My name is Alec Steele and I am a 21 year old blacksmith from Norfolk in the United Kingdom, now living in Montana in the USA! I upload a vlog from my day at the workshop almost every single day. Lots of sparks, lots of making, lots of fantastic-ness. Great to have you here following along!
What do I make? LOTS of Damascus steel, knives, swords, axes and more and of course, I always love hearing your suggestions for future projects in the comments below!

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Alec Steele Blacksmith 2019

  • He’s planning on staying in the U.K. Fellas! It was planned based on brexit. I wouldn’t be too surprised if he hasn’t already closed his Montana operation. If he goes back it will be to pick up his belongings he left there. Good bye Alec don’t come back we won’t miss you!

    bernard millerbernard miller5 dager siden
  • 7:25 Laughs in Abom 😂

    adam83094adam83094Måned siden
  • Did you just assume the genders of your dovetails?

    CR3W1SH03SCR3W1SH03S2 måneder siden
  • Gotta love that trussing.

    EricmyrsEricmyrs2 måneder siden
  • The scraping is to help hold oil on the sliding surfaces. A bridgeport is chrome plated too.

    Russell BabcockRussell Babcock3 måneder siden
  • ha ha that is the same machine I served my time on and one monday morning i crashed it and killed it after that it turned a tapper of .5mm over 100mm and you cant adjust the head stock on those so hopefully you will have better luck enjoy you cant beat a Harrison now i have 2 m390s

    Si stSi st3 måneder siden
  • Alex: "ooh, look at this interesting grinding thingy" Internet: "Noooooo! THE WAYS! THE DUST!" It's like a cross between The Mandalorian and His Dark Materials

    Toby MoleToby Mole3 måneder siden
  • So where do you source all these machines from. Thanks

    Sam HayesSam Hayes3 måneder siden
  • Boy do i wish it was as that easy. Is the female portion to lose? Turn the screw and it tightens it against the male part

    James RunyonJames Runyon3 måneder siden
  • Ravaging lad

    Ger 13 NunYahGer 13 NunYah3 måneder siden
  • Love seeing you do all but idk if i missed or something... but what's the reason for you to leave your old work shop and start making this one? The other one was amazing!

    João BrumJoão Brum3 måneder siden
  • Wouldn't it be stronger to weld legs to the inside corners of the "box" of the top of the stand?

    Jakub NarębskiJakub Narębski3 måneder siden
  • As I was watching you wire it up I was literally thinking I wonder with all the times he’s wired up machines if he has put the pins in the wrong spot and then it happened hahaha 🤣

    Brookesy FPVBrookesy FPV3 måneder siden
  • Grinding disk is no good for the ways. A clean machine is a happy machine.

    troykatt05troykatt053 måneder siden
  • Seems like we have a different opinion on keyless chucks

    Ultra_axe781Ultra_axe7813 måneder siden
  • So is he moving back to the UK?

    fabriglasfabriglas3 måneder siden
    • Or where is this new place?

      fabriglasfabriglas3 måneder siden
  • Check the rotation direction of your coolant pump. It may be running backwards and they are usually full of dirt and swarf as well. This stops them pumping too.

    Robert O GradyRobert O Grady3 måneder siden
  • He looks like the kid from Jerry Maguire grew up. Cool your own mill. Most guys dreams. That and a car lift.

    Buggy BunnyBuggy Bunny3 måneder siden
  • I gotta ask, what do you do in your day to day work in order to be able to afford all of this? I mean.. those aren't regular home appliances, and all you show to the camera are some knives and small things that don't amount to anything in perspective to your expenses. Do you produce stuff for companies? What type of income do you usually busy on?

    Aviem Ben DavidAviem Ben David3 måneder siden
  • Can anyone tell me why Alec is back in England and what happened

    Raymond FarthingRaymond Farthing3 måneder siden
  • Alec: Goes to the UK and starts using metric Also Alec: Advertises a glasses company named "Glasses USA" with his new glasses presumably shipped from the US

    Ryan AbensRyan Abens3 måneder siden
  • Love these kind of videos

    some guysome guy3 måneder siden
  • 7:30 Yeah, just like every other normal Lathe thats build well

    Benedict SchmidtBenedict Schmidt3 måneder siden
  • I'll be in the Grinding room, cool. Its all coming together nicely. Best wishes.

    beautifulsmallbeautifulsmall3 måneder siden
  • why did i think of the kid from stewart little when this video started

    coye matthewscoye matthews3 måneder siden
  • After what happened to Will's power hammer, I get antsy every time I see that pallet jack with equipment on it.

    Glendon KuhnsGlendon Kuhns3 måneder siden
  • Maybe I doubled the question, but what kind of green coolant does Alec use ?

    Piotrek ChlebdaPiotrek Chlebda3 måneder siden
  • 8:55 Lathe-chan was so nervous it peed on the floor. Poor lathe.

    Far HsFar Hs3 måneder siden
  • Kove headphones are garbage. Mine broke after 6 hours and you can’t get a response from customer service. They are a scam.

    WayneRiteWayneRite3 måneder siden
  • I love these shop setup and fixing things videos! It’s a fun break from the norm.

    Laana DePinaLaana DePina3 måneder siden
  • Okay sideshow bob

    The Fake CrippleThe Fake Cripple3 måneder siden
  • Keep some cat litter to hand, to quickly contain liquid spills that you don’t want going everywhere. Workshop is looking great!

    Simon YorkSimon York3 måneder siden
  • “Keyless chucks are meant to be the bees knees.” Best sentence of 2020.

    Glen TerryGlen Terry3 måneder siden
  • Your dominant measurement system is NOT metric yet, Otherwise you would be saying 82 centimeters instead of 820 millimeters.

    Oh ! C'mon, Really ?Oh ! C'mon, Really ?3 måneder siden
  • If you use the grinding wheel arbor in your mill, be sure to cover the ways so wheel dust can’t get in/on them.

    George Ryals IIIGeorge Ryals III3 måneder siden
  • What type of oil do you use for cleaning the mill?

    Joshua SnyderJoshua Snyder3 måneder siden
  • I'm not familiar with cutting fluids, but the color made me think of ethylene glycol (antifreeze) which is highly toxic to pets if they ingest it (even in small quantities). If it does have ethylene glycol, make sure it has an additive to make it bitter tasting (many antifreezes now come with it already) so your pet does not accidentally injest any.

    jason phillipsjason phillips3 måneder siden
  • lol the second i heard the motor hum like that knew it was single phasing

    AltruisMAltruisM3 måneder siden
  • So jealous. That's what you get when you work hard people. Good luck to you. Not that you need it fella.

    Paul CooperPaul Cooper3 måneder siden
  • Alec, dude, you could be dropped in to damn Kuwait in I would guarantee you could make body armour for insurgents in at most 8mths. Though I know wouldn’t ever do that because you’re awesome.

    Andy AitkenAndy Aitken3 måneder siden
  • Very unrelated sponsor again. For god’s sake, go forge some glasses :/

    Willem KossenWillem Kossen3 måneder siden
    • Because blacksmiths are known for forging the lenses in glasses as well

      Timothy S.Timothy S.3 måneder siden
  • when is will getting his own channel? seems like a real person instead of a youtube algorithm machine dude broke his power hammer and alec immediately cut to a sponsor

    Derek HebertDerek Hebert3 måneder siden
  • You should hire an engineer to educate you for a while. He could help you see easier solutions from an engineering standpoint🤙🏽

    daniel falckdaniel falck3 måneder siden
  • Hello Alec, nice to see your UK shop coming back in working order! I just came from a video of Adam Savage's one day builds where he used a collet and collet holder to mill some soft material, and it made me think of all the times you've had to fidget with something to make it stay in the mill vice. Not sure how it all works, but I just wanted to say something here in case you ever needed the information.

    The ProgramThe Program3 måneder siden
  • Please don't use a grinding wheel on a Bridgeport. The grinding dust is really bad for it!

    SlicingNinjaSlicingNinja3 måneder siden
  • I love how you pointed out the technique of Scraping...I did a series of videos on my own channel on applying that technique to getting the sole of a ca. 1926 Stanley#5 plane flat to within a "tenth" or 0.0001".

    Jens DavidsenJens Davidsen3 måneder siden
  • Whoa...whoa...hey's Glasses UK...

    Jens DavidsenJens Davidsen3 måneder siden
  • If I may remind you -- in said old Bridgeport videos you were cursing yourself for not have taken the time to take it apart and give it a thorough inspection and clean when you got it. Just sayin...

    Markus MahlbergMarkus Mahlberg3 måneder siden
  • The blonde Hairy Potter.

    The1withlogicThe1withlogic3 måneder siden
  • make a stand with an adjustable height for the table top. that way the user can change it to their height. would be an interesting series too

    ibrahimibrahim3 måneder siden
  • Alec I want in.... you need a apprentice?

    Ryan KirkRyan Kirk3 måneder siden
  • @fireballtools needs to ship you some

    brian bennettbrian bennett3 måneder siden
  • Where does a 20 year old kid get all this money

    Bobby MccoyBobby Mccoy3 måneder siden
    • Online sells, NOtown ad revenue, and sponsors to the channel

      Timothy S.Timothy S.3 måneder siden
  • Alec the fab king be like "let's make a simple stand" proceeds to make the most solid stand he could😂

    Rees FergusonRees Ferguson3 måneder siden
  • Did he get kicked off the US?

    Gabriel LopesGabriel Lopes3 måneder siden
  • Harry Potter ist Back. Yes.

    Holger KyselaHolger Kysela3 måneder siden
  • I put cut off wheels in my mill all the time. Especially if I need a nice miter cut on a thin wall tube that has a bend in it. People have judged me for it but it makes cutting thin walled tube a breeze (when it doesn’t fit in my band saw)

    Sven WadenstenSven Wadensten3 måneder siden
  • Upvote for This Old Tony reference

    weston dresdowweston dresdow3 måneder siden
  • Man, oh man! For God's sake, please clean your glasses next time you filming a video!

    Nikolay StroevNikolay Stroev3 måneder siden
  • When someone asks what your kinks are: 11:17

    Casey ThimmCasey Thimm3 måneder siden
  • never before has Alec's coolant worked first time

    Will HobbsWill Hobbs3 måneder siden
  • Can you make a WWI trench knife that was used in the trench warfare by the Allied forces

    Andrew BakerAndrew Baker3 måneder siden
  • You need some litterbox sand in your shop. Makes wiping up coolant, and oil, and all sorts of watery crap easy to sweep up.

    siggitiggisiggitiggi3 måneder siden
  • I'm actually a mega fan of these types of videos. Improving a space and all the work that goes into doing the rest of your work is awesome!

    TomFooleryTomFoolery3 måneder siden
  • please don't use abbrasives on your mill or lathe Alec

    A NoniemA Noniem3 måneder siden
  • What cutting fluid are you using?

    handjobs for the homelesshandjobs for the homeless3 måneder siden
  • These videos aren't long enough to justify ads that are >1 minute long

    alphawolf0020alphawolf00203 måneder siden
  • Remember doing the extra bit to it you will get longer lasting machine

    Ross PayneRoss Payne3 måneder siden
  • I think you will find that using a keyless chuck on a mill is a bad idea the cutting forces tend to overpower the chuck a keyed Chuck is stronger than a keyless

    Benson TransportBenson Transport3 måneder siden
  • Coolant pump either has to be "primed", ...or it's clogged (usually @ the pump filter intake),...or the incoming power rotation has to be swapped. (it's could be running in reverse).

    par4par72par4par723 måneder siden
  • was just talking to my mom about needing new glasses and the first video i watch today is this one thanks for the reminder to buy new glasses xD

    DrimManDrimMan3 måneder siden
  • 👍😁

    Braxx JuventaBraxx Juventa3 måneder siden
  • Those are some clean welds ... Mr Steele, mes félicitations!

    Fadi AchkarFadi Achkar3 måneder siden
  • So am I the only one that thought he might do a Will and tumble that crate when he was moving it inside?

    Mark AlexanderMark Alexander3 måneder siden
  • Thank god you're back to Logi-meters and make-sense-heits ! 😄 But it would be nice if you could display "alternative" mesurements on screen for our friends across the pound.

    Hiroshi DaiHiroshi Dai3 måneder siden
  • All I wanna do is clean your glasses always

    Patrick T. DahlePatrick T. Dahle3 måneder siden
  • Same lathe I done my apprenticeship on back in 89 and it was my job to clean it out and add the cooling milk. I mage the same mistake removing the catch pan and flooded the workshop! Dam stuff is slippy. Lathe work was one of my favourite things to do when I was younger.

    Stu JoblingStu Jobling3 måneder siden
  • your bridgeport series is how i got addicted into watching your videos

    Matt BettencourtMatt Bettencourt3 måneder siden
  • I used to work on a Harrison M400.. as an apprentice I made lots and lots of mistakes... that machine is quite unbreakable...

    PseudopatvaroloidPseudopatvaroloid3 måneder siden
  • jays two cents, and alec steele, the only two youtubers who can seamlessly slide in any sponsor into their vid lol

    Vengance StudioVengance Studio3 måneder siden
  • Nice bit of kit

    Mr BrownMr Brown3 måneder siden
  • Hey pronounced aluminium wrong again!!!!!!!!!!

    Gilbert McKownGilbert McKown3 måneder siden
  • Alec, I am curious what someone would have to pay for a used lathe and mill like this? can you share any rough numbers?

    Anthony GrossAnthony Gross3 måneder siden
  • idk what are you talking about but it's interesting to watch a guy that run a factory himself

    熊Yuna熊Yuna3 måneder siden
  • That grinding disk is a likely culprit for your worn y axis if they did much work with it.

    James RogersJames Rogers3 måneder siden
  • Am I the only one that's not still a little nervous watching Alec moving top-heavy equipment on a pallet loader?

    TheClearwallTheClearwall3 måneder siden
  • So will you be fixing the cooling function... lather....?

    Linus GustafssonLinus Gustafsson3 måneder siden
  • Hi Alec and the rest of the team. I am not a blacksmith myself or have a workspace, but I enjoy seeing how these materials are transformed into concrete beautiful objects, a real pleasure to see. And notice that seeing this awakens something for me to think out and build something for myself. So thank you for feeding this desire. Maybe a tip or something to enjoy, I am now listening to this song "Mike Vass - Cold Iron" and could have been taken straight from one of these movies. Thanks, and with a smile, Marien

    MarienMarien3 måneder siden
  • Crazy to think I played hockey against Alec a few times years ago and even went to a sleepover of my mates and he was there 🤣 this came up on suggested hahaha

    Ethan MarchantEthan Marchant3 måneder siden
  • 11:03 I was fully expecting a skillshare ad here XD

    RC-1290RC-12903 måneder siden
  • reminded me of polybridge, him learning structures

    Jogi HäberleJogi Häberle3 måneder siden
  • Hey alec, in this kind of lathes the coolent pump is sometimes disabeld when the motor is off, Hope this is the problem...

    daniel arichadaniel aricha3 måneder siden
  • Plus the head tilts and nods.

    Brian ShelleyBrian Shelley3 måneder siden
  • Be sure to level the lathe and the mill or you won’t be able to make a good part ever

    Braxton PickensBraxton Pickens3 måneder siden
  • Finally a sponsor I can benefit from! Time to see if I can find something I like more than these glasses! Btw, do most of the bigger machinists and blacksmiths on here know each other?

    Mr. NekoMr. Neko3 måneder siden
  • Alec: is in the UK Also Alec: "today's sponsor is Glasses USA"

    Nathan WilsonNathan Wilson3 måneder siden
  • Alec, we want you to have a date with Mr. Pilkington again... 😁

    2512MaTHias2512MaTHias3 måneder siden
  • After watching alec for a year i wonder if he need someone who is passionate about wood like he is with steel

    kwils sskwils ss3 måneder siden
  • Say it loud, say it proud. Spam till it happens: sound dampening needed Plz stay safe with the new COVID strain

    Wisky DocentWisky Docent3 måneder siden
  • VLOG CONTENT AGAIN? I`m going to watch on three different accounts just to pump his views! I`m crossing my fingers for him to start doing collabs with niche but cool youtubers again.

    Sam VerhaegenSam Verhaegen3 måneder siden