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My name is Alec Steele and I am a 20 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 2018


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Mar 19, 2019




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Redmond Lee
Redmond Lee 17 days ago
Idk who watches goodtimeswithscar here but if you do you know what Im freaking about :v
Danie Müller
Danie Müller Month ago
Vice sees nice cast...Vice goes nuts!
aucourant 2 months ago
Best episode yet.
Металовироби Металоконструкції
Sorry for my english guys. What kind of metal is this? Is it bronze?
Cheri S
Cheri S 5 months ago
I am thoroughly enjoying this series! One question, What is the golf ball for prior to your filing?
Ethan Jones
Ethan Jones 5 months ago
Alex..,, I have not seen my dear wife in ages upon ages..,.. Please return her to me..,,.. Please
Jerry P.
Jerry P. 10 months ago
ASKHOLE = Someone who asks for advice but doesn't take it :
Scott Mackie
Scott Mackie 11 months ago
Who even understands ‘Fahrenheit ‘?...,no one ever...fact!
*Less yak ya....... I mean throwing snowballs and more whack whack!!*
Brent Hotchkin
Hey Alec, and Will. I've also been watching for years. But I must say you two are awesome together. Keep up the beautiful work. I love watching the failure just as much as the success. Side note. Kobalt makes a recipro fit tool attachment. Which might have made filing the flat bit inside the guard go a bit faster. Not the best control. But might be useful on future projects. Keep up the GREAT work.
Neokashe Year ago
Congrats on the guard guys I knew you'd get it :)
Mason Josh
Mason Josh Year ago
How tf is it still snowy there? Edit: I saw the mountains so nvm :)
Danny Brady
Danny Brady Year ago
What's with the golf ball?
dregapiro Year ago
real men use kelvin
Nate Wynd
Nate Wynd Year ago
Is any of the brass from previous castings still usable or recyclable?
Patrick Freeman
Freedomheit? Stubborn pigheadedheit you mean. Fahrenheit makes no sense, just like the "factors of 12"-system of measurements.
peter myrup
peter myrup Year ago
What do i have to do around here to find name of the song at 8:00 . I've signed up and tried to find it, no luck. Plz upvote so he can se it, what do i have to search on the site? @Alec Steele
Ian Year ago
The music for this episode is AWESOME.
Hillel Horgen
Hillel Horgen Year ago
subtitles 6:02
lunarscout Year ago
How does pulling a vacuum from the sides work, wouldn't the investment just flow out? I have a feeling I'm being really thick here but I don't understand...
chris slack
chris slack Year ago
Make the videos longer
Michael Meacham
Use flexible abrasive discs with adhesive backing on rubber mandrels to clean up the inside.
lowkicker1971 Year ago
very 80ies music today...like it
Inge Bolme
Inge Bolme Year ago
Freedomheight reeeeee :3
Eli Price
Eli Price Year ago
Cut your hair you longed haired hippie !!!
Ethan Thompson
Why don’t you put the crucible in the forge you can use your shaving and other small brass scrap why you still setting up your crucible while things are cold add crushed green bottle glass just break a bottle to get flat piece of glass than on top of your brass shaving and brass scrap on top of the crucible glass will melt and have a nice seal and you just do what you normally do You won’t get so much copper oxide when you pour brass Before you pour add some zinc to your brass just before you pour if you can restart your furnace but Do you this just before you pour your brass do you pre heat the ladle little in the furnace and remove the slag from the crucible before you pour your brass you have a cleaner casting
Bram's crighton
“ Whats a Celsius ? -_-“ 😂
Daniel Nokes
Daniel Nokes Year ago
Please use Celsius again, I'm Australian, I need it.
Skrapr Year ago
Alec, what belt grinder do you use and why did you choose it? Love your videos and want to start making knives, starting to get some stuff together. Keep it up!!! Thank you
Colin Rogers
Colin Rogers Year ago
What kind of brass alloy did you use?
hugo walter her
estos muchachos si no se la comen la miran con cariño ...
Brandon Laumer
..... You gotta risk it, to get the biscuit
A Stang
A Stang Year ago
Well, great work, guys! Not to be a cynic, but... it seems to me you two could have just machined/engraved/filed/carved one (or two or three) of these out of solid brass in less than two months.... for less money. But, a new skill. Great value there too.
Doctor Yammy
Doctor Yammy Year ago
Can someone explain Pablo's advice? I thought Alec did it correctly based on how I've seen other people do it?
Greg Whitley
Greg Whitley Year ago
If you're lookin', you ain't cookin'!
Christopher Wrigley
Janczyk Year ago
Metric is better
steven williams
Awesome video by the way! Always look forward to new ones! You have too much porosity in that casting. You need to make the button/sprue larger than the actual casting, that way the button stays molten longer. If your button is larger than the thing you are casting it will develop the porosity instead of the piece. Another thing you can do is only partially submerge the investment in the water so that the piece cools before the button cools. All ways of reducing porosity. Second, an aluminum oxide or glass bead sand blasting unit is the most effective way of removing investment from your casting. They are relatively inexpensive and have a lot of useful purposes. Hope this helps!
mort8652 Abeahamsen
Alec arent you doing all the Fun parts?
Jesse Stephenson
love the new music
Merijn Vogel
Merijn Vogel Year ago
Make sure the air can escape when casting, make enough channels where the air can go while you pour in through the main channel. (A relavice is a profesional caster, I did work for him when I was a lot younger (15/16-ish) ;) ) During casting your brass seemed a bit hot, the zinc seemed to be escaping, but well, the only thing you can do is just doing it more often. Love to watch it :)
jeanne fanning
why didn't you get a stainless pot?
Turtle's Reef
Turtle's Reef Year ago
8:21 had me rolling
Joe Sharkazy
Joe Sharkazy Year ago
Oh my guard!!!!
Hoody K
Hoody K Year ago
Can someone get me the name of the song that plays at 7:56 it is just fantastic
Tim Year ago
"FLAHNGE" hahaha
Ricardo Malta
Ricardo Malta Year ago
8:21 lol!!
Nicholas Ellerbrook
Polish that guard till you can use it as a mirror, shave test, comb test, etc...
You 2 seeing the guard come out was like watching a father seeing his child for the first time. Lol.
LimitedWard Year ago
Would it not have been easier to make a simpler design for the wax and then remove material from the casted piece?
Ghoul 11
Ghoul 11 Year ago
I’m find it funny Alec hasn’t adjusted to Fahrenheit yet
Robert Lozano
Robert Lozano Year ago
just like you never listen to will homieeeeeeee
Phil Richards
Phil Richards Year ago
You guys should collab with the That Works chaps, from Baltimore Knife and Sword. That would be one hell of a collab!
Claus Madsen
Claus Madsen Year ago
Nice eighties music
Open Eye
Open Eye Year ago
FYI there are sock filters you can pour liquid metal through as you pour the metal into the mold so it cleans it
George Clair
George Clair Year ago
A vacuum in a sealed chamber is a vacuum everywhere in that chamber no matter where you pulled the pressure from . Better to let it hold in a vacuum for some time to insure vacuum doesn't change
Thomas Russell
Vice handle vs groin? Vice wins every time. LOL (flashback to a much younger Alec swinging a sledge as a beater).
Jacob Mclemore
You're like me when I laugh and cry at the same time because I'm sad
Jacob Mclemore
What's funny is that America separate itself from the European countries but in America we still come from European descent
Crude Birth Rate
Your boyfriend is so awkward
Thomas Mellon
Thomas Mellon Year ago
Either way, really nice work. I Pablo MI poo
benlebeh Year ago
Really happy it worked!
Gabriel Viana
Gabriel Viana Year ago
Could you PLEASE say the temperature also in Celsius? You know, TEH WHOLE WORLD uses Celsius, those numbers in Fahrenheit doesn't mean anything to me, I don't know if it is too hot, too cold, medium... Nothing. The same to sizes and distance, you could say it also in metric. Would be good to show some respect for the international viewers...
byrysh Year ago
Excalibur from Legend of the sword is a beautiful Damascus steel sword. And it's a British Legend. I thought you would really like to be able to do that. It's got all aspects that you enjoy doing. Damascus, Jewel setting, etching and brass and bronze casting
Daniel Atkins
Daniel Atkins Year ago
Whats a Celsius? i so stupid.
Josh Crum
Josh Crum Year ago
Damn fine job guys! It may not be perfect, but it IS beautiful. Most importantly you have learned so much and expanded your capabilities with the new vacuum chamber and kiln. So much progress! And props to trying it "the wrong way". Why the hell not? It was entertaining, and it almost worked perfectly. That molten brass did look awfully filthy. I wonder if that wasn't the only real problem with your casting.
chris sherman
chris sherman Year ago
Watching the sprues getting cut off is quite satisfying. Well done gents!!
Taryn Bunton
Taryn Bunton Year ago
Might I suggest something including a gold-silver damascus? The Japanese called the process mokune-gane.
Андрей Сорокин
I'd recommend using riffler files and rasps for such work, Corradi (Italian producer) might hook you up with some. Keep on!
micachu76 Year ago
Success! I've watched every video of the series hoping that you guys would experience this. Congratulations, keep working hard.
Frankie Dangerous
Now hurry up and get her done lol , I been watching and waiting, how have you been enjoying your time in America Alec?
Michael McGrath
The small bubbles/beads are easier taking off with a cold chisel. ;) Slainte!
Please, enough of the "Will is so funny and skilled" comments. They are the new Wham! and he does the dad-dancing and air-guitar. JFGI
Himiona Te Whare
Are they even fluxing the brass cos it looks like they lost a lot of zinc
Jared Sanders
Jared Sanders Year ago
Omg what awesome 80’s movie did you find that music from??!! 😂😂
Adrian Ayala
Adrian Ayala Year ago
I see him with those air pods
Bob Anderson
Bob Anderson Year ago
When you recast, just a rule of thumb you might be interested in and one more pointer on pouring: All castings have porosity but, you can place the porosity in the button (assuming you do everything else correctly) by using enough brass to ensure the button weighs the same as the rest of the casting (piece and sprues combined). When you pour, pour fast. As fast as the flask will accept the brass, which will be FAST.
joe manuel
joe manuel Year ago
wants to be as effective as possible with the time they're given...plays with icicles
Brad Ledo
Brad Ledo Year ago
Great music.
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