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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!
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Comments • 2 729

  • Abdullah Mahomedy
    Abdullah Mahomedy 4 days ago

    Extremely disappointed. Can't believe you've abandoned the superior metric system.

  • James Buchanan
    James Buchanan 6 days ago

    Sorry, but rugby is the best sport in the world

  • Zachary Harris-O'Keefe

    I started getting super busy in October 18' because I was moving into a new house etc, having a child, so I missed about 3 months of your vids, till now, when I've almost finished binge watching your entire shift to Montana, and it's been fucking awesome

  • Aaron Levering
    Aaron Levering 11 days ago

    Now I know what the true use of a power hammer is . . . . to make kindling so you can light off your coal forge. Forge on Alec

  • Panda
    Panda 11 days ago

    "How much does that weigh? 8 oz? 1 lb? How about gram and kilograms?"

  • Achille Josserand
    Achille Josserand 12 days ago

    Definitely the coolest way of making tinder wood to light your fire

  • Mr Fechu
    Mr Fechu 16 days ago

    Why dont you sell all those toothpicks?, have fun and a little profit LOL

  • hereforalaugh
    hereforalaugh 16 days ago

    Save time when cutting misters by just going straight to the miter saw... It cuts two miters in one cut and you don't have to wait for the band saw to finish all of its cuts... Could save you a lot of time.... Just take into consideration the thickness off the blade when measuring up stock

  • Garret Rain
    Garret Rain 17 days ago

    Alec, celsius does make much more sense; 0 freezing and 100 bolling. The rear irony is US using the British Imperial System. So, you can truly feel at historial home.

  • Brian Amonette
    Brian Amonette 18 days ago

    I should mention that that in Montana the freezing and boiling temperatures are not the same as at sea level. Boiling becomes 98 degrees c and 208 f, freezing temp is about -1 c and about 31.5 f, so high altitude makes it all confusing.

  • Aelynn
    Aelynn 21 day ago

    But . . . the imperial system . . . started . . . in . . . Britain . . . O_o Why do people blame America for it? ESPECIALLY Britain's, like . . . we learned it from you.

  • Marshall Davis
    Marshall Davis 21 day ago

    And today we forge TOOTHPICKS!!!

  • Wesley Jolly
    Wesley Jolly 21 day ago

    Uhhh, I think what we have learned is that not only can you not stretch a 2x4 which has been cut too short, you cannot draw it out, either!

  • thacher longstreth
    thacher longstreth 22 days ago

    I can’t tell if Alec is memeing the whole temperature thing

  • Teh_Redeemer
    Teh_Redeemer 23 days ago

    36/12's? So 3 feet?

  • Thomas Lammens
    Thomas Lammens 24 days ago

    Rugby, like American Football but for men...

  • MistaKay90
    MistaKay90 24 days ago

    Ah im glad you got it running considering the massive fanny on it took to get there!

  • Scott King
    Scott King 25 days ago

    Stop making fun of us using your old imperial standard you limey bastard, LOL

  • SublimingMule63
    SublimingMule63 25 days ago

    11:04 he's gone nuts!!!

  • michieff
    michieff 25 days ago

    That fucking hammer is scary 😥

  • Don Pearce
    Don Pearce 26 days ago

    LOL!! Most expensive kindling maker ever!

  • United Nation Gaming Community

    I'm Canadian eh... Celsius is the way to go

  • Walt Williams
    Walt Williams 26 days ago

    The metric system makes perfect sense. You're a bit off bud.

  • The RX7 Roadie
    The RX7 Roadie 27 days ago

    I love you to bits but 0-100 makes far more sense to me BUT I have spent my whole life using it so I am biased I suppose

  • Joshua Collins
    Joshua Collins 27 days ago

    I DESPISE the imperial / SAE system!

  • Livinthedream oh yeah
    Livinthedream oh yeah 27 days ago

    Every kid has to break something lol

  • H C
    H C 29 days ago

    youtube has become one big circle-jerk of money-hungry people..... the passion for performing the trade is gone unfortunately...

  • keith stevenson
    keith stevenson 29 days ago

    Oh thats nice that Lincoln gave you welders and a plasma cutter but will is using a esab hood. Shaking my head.

  • Kajuvra The Warlock
    Kajuvra The Warlock 29 days ago

    Mericua !! F**k yeah. Freedom !!! wooooo lol

  • Night Saber
    Night Saber 29 days ago

    Imperial huh? So... why microMETER calls like that even it uses an imperial system? :D

  • rod lelievre
    rod lelievre 29 days ago

    Why did you buy brackets, for the grinder belts?
    Should of made them

  • TheCrazyScatman
    TheCrazyScatman 29 days ago

    I love that fuckin shirt.

  • Dahlmasen
    Dahlmasen 29 days ago

    Only dumb countries use imperial...😂

  • Dahlmasen
    Dahlmasen 29 days ago

    Metric FTW👌🏻

  • Kenny Snyders
    Kenny Snyders 29 days ago

    long time since i laughed out loud with a youtube maker vid. gz

  • Obnizico
    Obnizico Month ago

    No Alec. Celsius is easier.. 0 is freezing 100 is boiling. Thats it..

  • EngineeredMechanized

    How old are you Alec ?

    • Timothy S.
      Timothy S. 27 days ago

      He just turned 21 a couple of months ago

  • Barry Askins
    Barry Askins Month ago

    Love the new shirts

  • HardlyEntertaining
    HardlyEntertaining Month ago

    Power hammer and wood looks like the snare section in pep band

  • Heavygen
    Heavygen Month ago


  • Dave Sparrow
    Dave Sparrow Month ago

    What a great emotional payoff for all the struggles.

  • battledragongun
    battledragongun Month ago

    you realy should stop beating up your wood what did your wood ever do to you yo deserve that kind of punishment

  • Eden Starr
    Eden Starr Month ago

    I just gravy'd my bald eagle steaks and Freedom fries with all that 'Muricana sarcas-machismo while waving my American flag and blowing illegal immigrants back to Mexico with red, white, and blue Independence Day fireworks out of my Trump tattooed butt.
    Well done, sir!
    (Seriously... I have never wanted merch so bad. It's HILARIOUS!)

  • Teddy Butter
    Teddy Butter Month ago

    gonna miss the pilkington

  • le_ nain27
    le_ nain27 Month ago

    Impérial ? Métrique ? Aucun des deux n'est meilleur que le système pifométrique. Un peu de ci ? Une pincée de ca ? Un verre de ceci ? Une lichée de cela ? Une chiée de machin ? Un max de bidule ? Ca fait combien en oz (éventuellement liquide), en g en moles ? Et pourtant ca, ce sont les unités les plus utilisées au monde ! (and sorry for all who don't speak french, many words aren't available in Shakespeare system, but fully understable by Molière system)

  • Ricardo Casillas
    Ricardo Casillas Month ago

    Your videos right now remind me of home improvement! Awesome stuff keep it up!

  • Franco Arias
    Franco Arias Month ago

    haha! that face!... Like a Kid, with new toy!

  • Henry Grey
    Henry Grey Month ago

    Damn your color grading is off!!! No real contrast at all... everything is kinda mushy... did you change something?

  • AncientXXV
    AncientXXV Month ago

    Just a shame that the American people still reference Celsius rather than Fahrenheit

  • Andre Baskin
    Andre Baskin Month ago

    Did you consider just flipping the argon shelf over so the tabs would then be out of the way under the shelf?

  • Chris Maurer
    Chris Maurer Month ago

    I am still so stoked that u live in montana now I live in Helena and I really want to come visit your shop 😆😁😁

  • Aditya Bodanapu
    Aditya Bodanapu Month ago


  • Chicago Dan
    Chicago Dan Month ago

    I’ve made up my own temperature system. Freezing point I call “Hard Water”, boiling point I call “Hurt Water”. Everything in between I call “Watery Water”, until I reach warm water. I call that “Yellow Water” because it feels like when you pee in Watery Water.

  • Rob Rakay
    Rob Rakay Month ago

    just a thought and i am sure you know this but if you put the nut half way on the all-thread rod before you hit with a hammer it will not mess up the threads.

  • James Runyon
    James Runyon Month ago

    Fun fact: when farenheight was first devised, 100° was meant to be the average temperature of a human body. But he accidentally measured that on a man with a slight fever.... So.. its wrong. Maybe we should all switch to kelvin or centigrade.

  • Jonathan Beckham
    Jonathan Beckham Month ago

    The metric system rules.

  • Kory Porter
    Kory Porter Month ago

    Anyone know the song at 4:55?

  • Rob Allen
    Rob Allen Month ago

    Not quite sure why you let the "grunt" take the first hits with the hammer... lol

  • Rob Allen
    Rob Allen Month ago

    Alec, you really shouldn't play with your nuts on camera... lol
    The freedomheight is pretty cool too.

  • C2 Games
    C2 Games Month ago

    Could you make a video on all your tools and what they are for?? 😂

  • ski364
    ski364 Month ago

    I am glad to see you embracing our freedom units.

  • John Hyslop
    John Hyslop Month ago

    rugby > football

  • Kevin F
    Kevin F Month ago

    At first I thought you were serious in slagging the metric system, then I realized you were being sarcastic. FahrenSHITE!!

  • Galactic Chris
    Galactic Chris Month ago

    13:35 is the face of a man with a very expensive and very powerful new toy.

  • jt simmons
    jt simmons Month ago

    Good one. The belt storage is awesome.

  • Austin Heywood
    Austin Heywood Month ago

    Steele toothpicks!!!

  • ben c
    ben c Month ago

    I know it's so stupid like socket sizes 1 through 10 so confusing 1/4 5/16 3/8 7/16 1/2 9/16 5/8 11/16 3/4.. it makes so much more sense.

  • MrMadeinthe80s
    MrMadeinthe80s Month ago

    Metric system is sooooo much easier and better lol.

  • Narice Woolon
    Narice Woolon Month ago

    Will don’t forget to clean the band saw 😂😂😂😂😂

  • JDM 180
    JDM 180 Month ago

    How does 32 degrees Fahrenheit as freezing make more sense than 0 Celsius?

  • cody
    cody Month ago

    Does he live in Montana

  • Brad Mundie's
    Brad Mundie's Month ago

    Metric system sucks for everyday's better with math and science but for everyday stuff Imperial system is better.

  • SuperSecretSquirell

    How about a video on how the power hammer works? I'm very mechanically-minded, but I can wrap my head around the mechanism that controls the height, stroke, and power of the hammer.

  • BA
    BA Month ago

    Welcome to the land of.... er... quasi-freedom. We are happy to have you!

  • Huzaifa Thakur
    Huzaifa Thakur Month ago +1

    I quite like the metric system

  • Harvey Phelan
    Harvey Phelan Month ago

    Alec's accent is becoming more and more American.

  • Daniel Antone
    Daniel Antone Month ago

    As an American, the shirts are hilarious.

  • Alex H
    Alex H Month ago

    Mr pilkington still had a certain unmatchable charm.

  • sawmaniac
    sawmaniac Month ago

    Imperial? Metric? I'm broke in both systems, so why bother?

  • Nickle
    Nickle Month ago

    One way of making kindling

  • PotatoAim
    PotatoAim Month ago

    nice kinderling machine

  • Lucid
    Lucid Month ago

    SI units they are called... doing math with them is a lot easier but K not C in temp you will find...
    "In 2019 kelvin is to be defined by taking the fixed numerical value of the Boltzmann constant k to be
    1.380649×10−23 J⋅K−1, (J = kg⋅m2⋅s−2)" wikipedia
    My favorite one is time
    One second is
    "The duration of 9192631770 periods of the radiation corresponding to the transition between the two hyperfine levels of the ground state of the caesium-133 atom." wiki also :-P

  • Amra
    Amra Month ago

    To be fair, the imperial system is based on 100 as well. 0 is the temperature at which brine freezes, and 100 is the approximate temperature of a healthy human being. Granted when you use that scale you end up with weird numbers, like water freezing at 32 and water boiling at 212, but it is what it is. xD

  • CKOD
    CKOD Month ago

    I usually laugh at silly Euros that smug about C and throw out the "butbutbut water" argument, when F is objectively superior when it comes to outdoor temperatures. (you know, what you deal with daily) But being from the UK, I'll let you pass (even if you arent a big tea drinker), as I can see why people in the UK would be more worried about boiling water than outdoor temperatures. It makes a thermometer into a nice percentage of the way to boiling indicator for kettles.

  • Maarten Oosterbaan
    Maarten Oosterbaan Month ago

    Funniest thing is when Americans get all gung ho on defending that they use imperial...they use the meme that they were the country that put people on the moon....yeah and the calculations for that were done in metric! it's just a better system, has nothing to do with who uses it....

  • CR3W1SH03S
    CR3W1SH03S Month ago

    Quick tip on the hammering the all-thread. Put a nut on it so you don't peen over the threads.

  • CR3W1SH03S
    CR3W1SH03S Month ago

    Fantastic job on the welder cart. Epic!

  • Ron Dumontier
    Ron Dumontier Month ago

    That hammer is a dream tool

  • Ron Dumontier
    Ron Dumontier Month ago

    I use the metric in my shop cuz fractions fuk me up.

  • TheArsonsmith4242
    TheArsonsmith4242 Month ago

    I want a power hammer just to crush 2"x4"s or is that some crazy stupid crap like 50.8x101.6s? Just rolls of the tongue.

  • Jack Wheet
    Jack Wheet Month ago

    I feel like the entire unit discussion is just Alec being facetious 😅

  • Dalejr roks
    Dalejr roks Month ago

    Expensive toothpick maker lol.

  • pimponator15
    pimponator15 Month ago

    Lol from mankind swords to making shops you guys are legends this is the American dream.... make a stripper pole all American dreams have strippers

  • Stephen Demsky
    Stephen Demsky Month ago

    Love the esab Sentinel Hood. I've got one in love it too.

  • TheSlacky775
    TheSlacky775 Month ago

    Loved the sarcasm

  • yellowdeer 7
    yellowdeer 7 Month ago

    " It's alive!"

  • Graham Parr
    Graham Parr Month ago

    Hammer time!

  • Graham Parr
    Graham Parr Month ago

    Rugby, a game very like American Football, but without the pansy armour.

  • tonkmonster
    tonkmonster Month ago

    Damn, that's a really nice power hammer! I want one

  • Indra Sharma
    Indra Sharma Month ago

    Clean the wood chips otherwise its gonna look like what you once did with the bridgeport