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Alec: @alecsteele
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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

  • Why not just fill the old holes with some molten iron and then re-drill the holes?

    wolf359lokiwolf359loki12 tuntia sitten
  • loving the Voice Over stuff, sounded great!

    Alex SullivanAlex Sullivan20 tuntia sitten
  • Mike bloyd

    Ry GamezRy GamezPäivä sitten
  • Okay yeah I hear everyone on the powerhammer but Alec's striped shirt when he was grinding? Fan-freakin-tastic. I want one.

    Samuel KigerSamuel Kiger2 päivää sitten
  • Интересное решение

    Лабинская ягода-You Tube TV.Лабинская ягода-You Tube TV.2 päivää sitten
  • Ngl off center drilling in round stock, is worse than nails on a chalk board to me. because I'm seeing it not hearing it and it makes me anxious lol

    Jordan NipperJordan Nipper2 päivää sitten
  • 9:18 - it doesn't look terrifying, that's exactly the perspective of a drill when mounted on a drill press.

    Justin DésiletsJustin Désilets3 päivää sitten
  • I feel like I'm watching hot Fuzz with this fast cut editing it's great!

    Josh __Josh __4 päivää sitten
  • Will did I see you on the warrior poet society network website?

    Anthony WuthnowAnthony Wuthnow5 päivää sitten
  • I have to ask. Why is the Pitman hole off center? Probably obvious. Is it to put more metal on the side taking the impact stress?

    Bigfoot1955Bigfoot19557 päivää sitten
  • My favorite art form to watch in the middle of the night when I cant sleep.

    John MarineJohn Marine7 päivää sitten
  • Dudes, you really have to stop acting when you talk to each other. It's looks odd and cringy. Please stay real!!! I know you have the best intends, but please stop it right now!

    Glenn MüllerGlenn Müller7 päivää sitten
  • If you ream a hole, never move the table from where the hole was drilled. Even a fraction of a fraction off, and you'll make a bad hole. In this case, doesn't matter that much, you put in those bronze bushings, but seriously never do that. Beyond the wrong hole, you can also snap the reamer if one side has too much friction because you're not concentric. And that's an endgame part destroying move. On bigger stuff, you can even damage the machine. I'm not bullshiting you, i speak from personal experience. One minor thing, if you have large equipment like this, where big surfaces meet on bushings, chuck them into the lathe before you install them and using the biggest thread cutting action you can, cut a g*n rifling (shallow, doesn't need to be much) into the bushing. Later, that rifling should meet up with a hole, through which the oil is put from the outside (oil or grease, doesn't matter). In this application it would be even more important than say, a rotating one, because the system is basically static, meaning that once you start moving the machine, it will push the lubricant out of the way eventually, and you'll be having metal on metal friction, which is what destroyed it in the first place. By having that rifling in, you can add lubricant before each use (or rather said, after each long pause) and bypass the nature of the beast because the rifling brings lubricant in every part of the bushing, via the rifling. This used to be done with Babbitt bearings, and pure brass bearings back in the day, and basically every large piece of equipment had it.

    asertaaserta8 päivää sitten
  • Do think Will has contract clause Not do FIworld for so long after He left He never mentions It

  • At work i sheerd that tabt end of on a 25 mm drill

    Mr.jjpowerbankMr.jjpowerbank8 päivää sitten
  • Or just put a beer can around it .

    Kirsty SinclairKirsty Sinclair8 päivää sitten
  • So the problem with the pitman arms is that the holes are wallowed right? Why don’t you just sleeve the. Bore them out, and press in some oil lite bronze bushing. Nice and easy lemon Squeezy.

    Barry FieldsBarry Fields8 päivää sitten
  • That off center hole was terrifying.

    bannablitz247bannablitz2478 päivää sitten
  • 6:10 Thats wrong. The Force is transfered only by the taper not the end of the drill

    Benedict SchmidtBenedict Schmidt9 päivää sitten
  • Epic

    Dice DoomkidDice Doomkid9 päivää sitten
  • Some unsolicited suggestions chaps: -You know how use Fusion360 -You have the plate Go make the parts you need in CAD, accurately, and take those files to a CNC Plasma cutter. Maybe overkill but consider putting some press-fit roller-bearings in the hammer as you rebuild it. It may save somebody in the future having such a big repair job. All the best. PS If I had a drill bit that big I think I'd keep it wrapped in paper too!

    Charles MouseCharles Mouse9 päivää sitten
  • LMAO! Soooooo many "That's What She Said" opportunities in your videos! ;)

    Jeff BoerstJeff Boerst10 päivää sitten
  • This is the first video in a while that had me seriously impressed. The other ones lately have been fun, but this one was awesome. Raw steel to machined part??? Wild.

    petegalvspetegalvs10 päivää sitten
  • Man... All the lathe work in this video is boring. ;)

    Radical AnsRadical Ans10 päivää sitten
  • To be honest. You could've made the links by welding two pipes to a flatbar much easier.

    Nipherias / JonasNipherias / Jonas10 päivää sitten
  • Alex: "hey i made something and it worked" shouldn't that be the standart? ;P

    Dominik KempenDominik Kempen10 päivää sitten
  • Alec if you run into having a issue with an undersize bushing/pin you can knurl the piece to increase the outer diameter and ease it back down to the correct size for a better fit, then there's also green Loc-Tite retaining compound that is specifically for retaining bushings, pins, etc, and it can be used to take up the tiny bit of extra space while also helping to retain the bushing in the bore.

    Captain MufDyvenCaptain MufDyven10 päivää sitten
  • They both had their backs turned to a running lathe... yikes

    halfassed00halfassed0010 päivää sitten
  • Much more interesting, than making swords.

    GW RiderGW Rider10 päivää sitten
  • Nice job on the re-build guys. one correction for you on the Taper Shank Drill. That is Taper Shank Drills do not & should not transmit drive via the Tang. A Morse Taper is a self locking Taper & this is what provides the power transmission between the sleeve & the Drill.

    TheBillybushcookTheBillybushcook10 päivää sitten
  • Uh... im sorry to say this but... you shouldn't use a center drill for a mill... you gotta use a spot drill... it cuts easier, and leaves a finer web when compared to a centerdrill on a mill.

    Atomicwinter 31Atomicwinter 3110 päivää sitten
  • Does anyone know the name of the song Alec uses at 5:01?? Its so relaxing!

    BIG Wojo 68BIG Wojo 6810 päivää sitten
  • 9:40 CURSED LATHING! Man...that sets off some obsessive compulsion if I've ever encountered anything.

    OnumaOnuma10 päivää sitten
  • Here is an idea that maybe you have heard already. How about making a scrench out of Damascus and the Damascus is made from chainsaw chains?

    Micah JaespersonMicah Jaesperson10 päivää sitten
  • Feel like this woulda been a hell of cool project to make new exposed parts out of Damascus.

    Adam GoebelAdam Goebel10 päivää sitten
  • Another idea which I’ve not seen anybody make before would be a Demascus frying pan. I actually think that would be quite cool.

    Richard LandRichard Land10 päivää sitten
  • Ages ago I recall back in the uk someone said are you making damascus broomhandles now. Which made me think, perhaps you could make the ruyi jin gu bang, the monkey kings staff. Now with your new casting , inlaying and engraving skills could be an even better project, perhaps a cloud pattern Damascus. Plus with the vibe around the new monkey king video game it would be epic

    Drew RathboneDrew Rathbone10 päivää sitten
  • Dude it has been 5 days I'm waiting for a part 3

    Youssef HarthaYoussef Hartha10 päivää sitten
  • The likely culprit to the holes being too large are that the pilot holes are rather oversized for the drill bit you are using. You should use a pilot drill bit that is just about (1-3 mm for this scale of work) larger than the web of the large drill bit. A too large of a pilot hole upsets the "natural balance" of the drill and amplifies any imperfections in the drilling process resulting in the drill bit throwing (sometimes) as much as 0.5 mm off center! Drilling the hole in three steps as you are doing here can be done if the machine you are using does not have the necessary power needed to make the hole in fewer steps but then you should leave even more material for the finishing pass and bore the hole to final dimensions rather than ream it.

    EldserEldser10 päivää sitten
  • Alec, first of all Love your videos. I’m really not trying to be “that guy” but this is my first attempt to bring someone in on an idea. This prototype is begging to be forged (possibly cast for production). I noticed that you are very active in building your trade and have ventured into marketing. Very nice Anvil by the way. My Idea has been thoroughly researched and I’m actively looking for a patent lawyer but would prefer to have the prototype first. Please contact me so that I may be better educated on the route that I’m taking or should take moving forward. Thanks and appreciate the ear. Mrgooddeeds3.

    MrGoodDeeds3MrGoodDeeds311 päivää sitten
  • As an "old" retired machinist myself,,, it's fun to watch two brilliant young men teaching themselves and learning machine work!!! Please be careful,,,... ;o) . O,,,

    Opinionator52Opinionator5211 päivää sitten
  • So...I really only watch for the Steele vs Stelter vids, soooo you guys better keep doing those.

    Larry ThornLarry Thorn11 päivää sitten
  • I love these restoration videos. Keep up the good work!

    Patrick WiedemannPatrick Wiedemann11 päivää sitten
  • Was Alec holding steel that was red hot??? @2:00

    Matthew RobbinsMatthew Robbins11 päivää sitten
  • Alec: our holes are too big... oh, wait, nevermind....

    CygnwolfCygnwolf12 päivää sitten
  • How much might inquire did a hammer such as this go for in 2017?

    Nicholas RoulstonNicholas Roulston12 päivää sitten
  • Hope you see this but can you make Damascus copper? Is that even a thing?

    A WCA WC12 päivää sitten
  • It would be awesome if y'all saved all those shavings of all the projects y'all have put threw the lave and milling machine to make an awesome canister damascus blade... A real Bastard Blade made up of all the scraps

    timothy naquintimothy naquin12 päivää sitten
  • Hey! Could someone tell me how the blue liquid is called, that alec uses to mark his steel and the fitting etc? Is this Loctite? Thx!

    SarrdaiSarrdai12 päivää sitten
    • Nope the blue liquid is called Dykem layout fluid, generally found in blue and red. General rule of thumb was tool makers and machinists used the blue on dark materials like fresh castings and forgings, and the red was used on machined surfaces, reason being is that the different contrasts make your layout marks easier to see depending on the surface it's on, but I've also heard that the blue is for ferrous material (magnetic) and the red is non-ferrous(non-magnetic). Loc-tite is a brands name for thread locking compound and it somes in many different colors depending on the usage, the most common I've seen are, blue for general purpose nut and bolt retention and is "semi permanent" meaning the parts CAN be taken apart with some extra effort if need be, red is "permanent" and generally means you don't plan on taking the item apart after assembly, as it will requires quite a bit of heat and effort to get the nut/bolt off, and then there's green and it's used a cylindrical locking compound used to retain bushing in pin holes etc.

      Captain MufDyvenCaptain MufDyven10 päivää sitten
  • The Tab thing is called a TANG.. Love the vids

    sean tapsean tap12 päivää sitten
  • Doing great guys!!!! It's a restoration mixed with fabrication

    Captain AmericaCaptain America12 päivää sitten
  • See you on part three.

    Troy VincentTroy Vincent12 päivää sitten
  • have you ever made a Damascus round shield

    devon zuccarodevon zuccaro12 päivää sitten
  • The tang is more for removal of the drill bit not to hold the position.

    Brian AndersonBrian Anderson12 päivää sitten
    • I was about to write a comment saying just this. Tang is for extraction.

      Wyllie CoyoteWyllie Coyote11 päivää sitten
  • Hey try forging a magnet

    Noman AhmedNoman Ahmed12 päivää sitten
  • Btw the morse taper drill is driven solely by the friction of the taper. The tang is only there to help eject the drill from the holder.

    felixar90felixar9013 päivää sitten
  • I went to Beermouth on vacation!

    Dice BlueDice Blue13 päivää sitten
  • Some of the stuff you two do on the mill and lathe make me cringe.

    BPLinkBPLink13 päivää sitten
  • 2:54 The poor milling machine: "I CAN'T TOLERATE THESE WORK CONDITIONS!"

    hunn20004hunn2000413 päivää sitten
  • Is Missoula near you? Zombie Tools is based there, maybe you can come up with a collab?

    watchthe1369watchthe136913 päivää sitten
  • If you're only a few thou oversized on something you meant to be an interference fit, you can cheat by knurling the OD of the inside part. Not ideal, but if it's the difference between scrapping the part and having what you need ... definitely an option. :)

    Peter GamachePeter Gamache13 päivää sitten
  • Alec, if you guys ever need help machining a part, check out Abom79 here on FIworld. An excellent machinist

    bsshiverbsshiver13 päivää sitten
  • 7:59 Mrs Steele, I presume?

    Will JolliffWill Jolliff13 päivää sitten
  • I love this channel I’ve been subscribed to you for 3 years and I still watch every videos

    Andrew SantillanAndrew Santillan13 päivää sitten
    • If forged in fire was still a thing that would be so cool for you to enter and donate the winnings to a charity that you support

      Andrew SantillanAndrew Santillan13 päivää sitten
  • Do those two links need to be a balanced pair, to reduce wear and vibration ?

  • Soooo when can we order the new work shirts?!?

    Evolution Race TeamEvolution Race Team14 päivää sitten
  • So when are you going to be on skillshare whith your smithing courses?!

    Kjell de jongeKjell de jonge14 päivää sitten
  • sokka sword sokka sword sokka sword sokka sword sokka sword sokka sword

    nothing to see herenothing to see here14 päivää sitten
  • Would be good if you could add the specs for setup. 👍👍

    Doug HenningDoug Henning14 päivää sitten
  • You guys rock! Friends helping friends to move forward in life is a beautiful thing to see. Humanity is restored by people like you guys!!! Thanks for the video, i am sure this hit home to a lot of viewers!!!

    VettezLife1998VettezLife199814 päivää sitten
  • Can you forge a kettlebell?

    Rock Monkey KettlebellRock Monkey Kettlebell14 päivää sitten
  • Can’t believe you guys are gonna split up the team!!! You guys work great together which make your videos awesome to watch!!!

    Chili :DChili :D14 päivää sitten
  • Probably 20 comments on drilling but my 2 cents. If you are drilling a large hole and drill a starter hole to keep you large bit from wandering (which is what happened) you do not want your starter hole to be larger than the chisel edge or web ( pointy part of drill bit) of the largest hole. Say your drilling an 1 1/4” hole and the chisel edge measure 3/32” you would use a 3/32” drill bit for the pilot hole after drilling a small centering hole with a centering bit. This way you drill bit stays true to the hole. Even if the pilot only goes down 1-1/2” it will still keep the large bit drilling centered.

    patw999patw99914 päivää sitten
  • This offcentered hole was mesmerizing

    l'Artisan Brasseurl'Artisan Brasseur14 päivää sitten
  • Boys... When will chucked the 4 inch hunk of steel i started singing "Come with me, and you'll be, in a world of OSHA violations. " But... as you didn't flip it on 5000 rps. It worked better then I thought.

    Angie KyleAngie Kyle14 päivää sitten
  • The music at 5:10 makes me think of borderlands 2

    Sebastian AcaciaSebastian Acacia14 päivää sitten
  • You guys should make table cutlery but they are kept in a leather tool pouch

    James StongeJames Stonge14 päivää sitten
  • So a video or 2 ago I remember hearing you mention the fact that you live in montana, and then I watched the one challenge where you made door hooks or whatever. I just want you to know you possibly just chose the best state for small businesses and people who are trying to move up in the money chain. I guarantee if you made a gift store or even sold some of your stuff to a gas station you would get people to buy it. I mean one thing is for sure in this state, people LOVE hand made things. Especially like the things you make. Like fire poker sets, or leather working tools or literally anything interesting like that would definitely sell. I know for sure that you can find a market for hand made goods here, there are plenty of homesteaders and farmers that pay a lot of money for good woodwork and cool things like that. If you are wanting to get a start on possible outlets to sell to, the Fort gas station in Columbus might be a good place to start. Or there is this gift shop in Custer national forest by red lodge montana that sells alot of nifty little gift items and things like that. Hell there are even plenty of little stores placed around the state in all kinds of weird places that you could sell things to. Just a little idea I was thinking of while I was at work.

    Ethan SheeshaEthan Sheesha14 päivää sitten
  • 1:48 =mush eating

    HeathHeath14 päivää sitten
  • Hi if any one is interested im selling a fallkniven s1x on etsy for a really good price

    Hector LuckhamHector Luckham14 päivää sitten
  • @alecteele @ 5:06 are you dipping?!?!?

    M JM J15 päivää sitten
  • I'm slightly surprised you didn't make the linkages damascus lol

    Kyle ReynoldsKyle Reynolds15 päivää sitten
  • 2:25 dude you need laptop made for man.

    RodRod15 päivää sitten
  • Hey guys, don't put the Brazilian flag on the wall, otherwise you will start inviting girls to visit the workshop... have a few beers... music... friends will start go over there to chat and play poker... your channel will become an eternal party... goodbye work! It always happens when someone hangs Brazilian flags

    RodRod15 päivää sitten
  • LOL I remember my first time doing an offset hole on a lathe. Put it in the chuck, used an indicator to get it offset enough, turned the lathe on and instinctively turned it off as soon as it started spinning looking like it was wobbling. Laughed at myself, turned it back on, and it worked just fine.

    chipmunkshavenutschipmunkshavenuts15 päivää sitten
  • Hey Alec, great vids, just had a great idea. how about a Damascus Saw.......

    stuart mcmahonstuart mcmahon15 päivää sitten
  • Love the build, love the content, and love the energy! BUT! where can I find that awesome quarter-zip your sporting Alec?

    Michael BrownMichael Brown15 päivää sitten
  • I like how Alec keeps going to check in on Will to procrastinate working on the bits just so he doesn't cock them up

    Xargen Tel'NadaXargen Tel'Nada15 päivää sitten
  • Alec, it's hard to tell in the video, but the e/d (hole edge distance) in those end links appears too small...but I'm assuming it matches the original, so good on ya!

    waite24bwaite24b15 päivää sitten
  • Hey big time of the channel! out of curiosity what 3d design program do you guys use?

    Patrick KylePatrick Kyle15 päivää sitten
  • There's one bonus. You will know way more about how it works, understand it as you madr many parts yourself. Plus your making parts almost imnsimilar ways to original builders. Machines changed but still skilled humans.

    Alex HAlex H15 päivää sitten
  • You can not create abrupt stop an 90s with something with this force the have to be over built were the round goescto the center will have the most force so make the flow things like trains heavy equipment dont narrow the center part of the linkage down

    Adam LeeseAdam Leese15 päivää sitten
  • Seeing something manufactured as simple as this part me a great appreciation for machinists of the pre-CNC era.

    Andries LouwAndries Louw15 päivää sitten
  • This video felt like an episode of Art Attack from the 90s!

    VtlxVtlx15 päivää sitten
  • awesom

    Nickopen321Nickopen32115 päivää sitten
  • Next video. Watch us make a powerhammer from scratch

    mads christensenmads christensen15 päivää sitten
  • Rule of thumb. Reamer 1 mm larger than pilot hole.

    Martin HansenMartin Hansen15 päivää sitten
  • That sharp inside corner on the toggle ling, if its going to break it will break thear, garanteed.

    Ricc13Ricc1315 päivää sitten
  • why is the production quality so good? has a mythbusters vibe to it. Its a low budget youtube vid. You have no business being this good

    OFF AIROFF AIR15 päivää sitten
  • As a machinist, that lathe work with the eccentric hole was scary. In case you even read this, next time you can set up a dial indicator to get the hole much more accurately in place. Simply zero out the indicator at it's furthest travel and continuously adjust the chuck as you need. You might be able to run another indicator against the shaft of the dial indicator itself as well just to be sure it's perfectly straight. You might get some sine error if it's not perfectly straight.

    Annan HildebrandAnnan Hildebrand15 päivää sitten