WHY YOU DON'T HIT HARDENED STEEL!!!!!

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  • Published on Mar 21, 2017
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Comments • 998

  • R H
    R H 4 days ago

    ‘sO ToDAy’
    2:57

  • R H
    R H 4 days ago

    ‘sO ToDAy’ 2:57

  • longshot789
    longshot789 5 days ago

    Vocal-less Wolfmother

  • Roger Alvarado Hernandez

    did you hammered your index finger? because it looks really big

  • tristman 84
    tristman 84 15 days ago

    Is the light getting in your eyes?

  • latteguy03
    latteguy03 21 day ago

    0:56 Hello there!

  • KillerXtreme
    KillerXtreme 28 days ago

    You were the one as a kid trying to shove round pegs into square holes weren't you? Well now you can do it for a living! lol

  • Judith Maldonado
    Judith Maldonado Month ago

    Drink hot beer with honey and your voice Will be great again!

  • Judith Maldonado
    Judith Maldonado Month ago

    Alec, Holy Moly poor you! 😢 What happened with your voice?

  • Master8
    Master8 Month ago

    😷

  • 4wd some
    4wd some Month ago

    I once threw a cast iron ball on the concrete floor of my garage the carnage was immense

  • Lord Feish
    Lord Feish Month ago

    I hit hardened steel one time and the piece hit me in the finger. did not feel good

  • Ian Alderson
    Ian Alderson Month ago +1

    That quad sledge action is amazing

  • Elizabeth Lea
    Elizabeth Lea 2 months ago

    Alec Steele I know this comment is late but ginger tea has helped me with sore throats

  • Geoff
    Geoff 2 months ago

    Can confirm. We were driving in inch thick tent poles and a chip flew off the pole and cut my leg. Wasn’t wearing eye protection either 🙊

  • joe byers
    joe byers 2 months ago

    I used a hardened hammer to hit a wedge and got a large chip shot directly into my base knuckle of my index finger down into the bone. Do not hit hardened metal with hardened metal.

  • SamuraiBurgerDog
    SamuraiBurgerDog 2 months ago

    I just asked if your hammers or anvils were hardened in another video. I'll take it.

  • Jesse Burger
    Jesse Burger 2 months ago

    idk if you check the comments on older videos but something that helps with losing your voice is raw lemon juice from a lemon just suck on the lemon quarter. old carnival trick from yelling over rides all the time

  • Cosmin infinite
    Cosmin infinite 2 months ago

    Am i the only one who got thos reccomanded in 2019?

  • chad jones
    chad jones 3 months ago

    I'm not sure why forging is so hypnotic. ;)

  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown 3 months ago

    Years ago my friend and I were puttering around the shop when he called me over to the anvil. He had a 3/8" ball bearing sitting on the flat and as soon as I arrived he immediately took a 2 lb. hammer and raised it to hit the bearing. As the hammer was rising for his strike I shouted "Are you nuts?" and covered up as best I could against the shards that would soon come flying out in every direction. The hammer hit the ball with a dull thud--he had hit a 00 buck shot lead pellet. We got a good laugh out of that one.

  • Jason C
    Jason C 4 months ago

    My brother had a piece of hammer shrapnel fly off and strike him in the shoulder, he looked like he got shot by a bullet. That shrapnel must had been extremely sharp since he bled out a lot and the doctors in the ER said it was best just to leave in his shoulder since it went it in so deep!

  • RedPilled View
    RedPilled View 4 months ago

    I hit a piece of hardened steel once and piece broke off and severed a vein in my hand, and embedded an inch deep. It flew into my hand so fast, I didn't even know I had been struck by it. I suddenly wondered why warm slippery liquid was all over my hand, then I looked down to see blood squirting out of my hand with every heart beat. Took a minor surgery, and 40 stitches both internal and external to repair. Cost me $9000.00 because I was an idiot and tried hammering a hardened piece of steel. If that piece of steel had flew and hit anything more critical like my neck, or femoral artery, I would have been dead before realizing what had happened. DONT BE AN IDIOT, DO NOT STRIKE HARDENED STEEL.

  • Art of The Hammer
    Art of The Hammer 4 months ago

    Just talked to a seasoned metal worker (30 years) he makes civil war cannon carriages. He told me one of his friends lost an eye due to a hardened steel strike.

  • leandro dutra
    leandro dutra 4 months ago

    whats up stuart little? all good in the office?

  • Douglas Thompson
    Douglas Thompson 4 months ago

    Do you say Norwich as "Nore wick" or like "Nore which"?

  • Din
    Din 4 months ago

    One in my leg :) 2mm x 6mm

  • Benedict Dela Cruz
    Benedict Dela Cruz 4 months ago

    do you whistle or sing while working?

  • Nathan Facteau
    Nathan Facteau 4 months ago

    So we’re just gonna skip over 6:45?

  • Another Random Gaming Channel

    #2019

  • Raam McTavish
    Raam McTavish 4 months ago

    Starting to like this channel. I will have to watch more videos and get my own forge up and running.

  • DANGER DYLAN78
    DANGER DYLAN78 4 months ago

    How did you get all this knowledge about blacksmithing

  • Sisu
    Sisu 5 months ago

    Your voice seems to be pretty hardened steel

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 5 months ago

    Wear chain mail! lol

  • Blair Cox
    Blair Cox 5 months ago

    Hi, I'm new here and loving it - has he done videos covering how he got started? Does his dad do this? Where did the shop come from? Who's doing the videos - he's 19!?!?! Sooo many questions! :D

  • Nicholas King
    Nicholas King 5 months ago

    Love old dogs learning new tricks

  • Curtis Barker
    Curtis Barker 5 months ago

    Wish I had heard this advise a couple of years ago. Hammer shard in my knuckle cost me a 3k surgery

  • Cord
    Cord 5 months ago

    This dude looks like Lewis from Meet the Robinsons.

  • Top 10 Nation
    Top 10 Nation 5 months ago

    What's the guy on the right with a navy blue top doing @6:44

  • Holy Ecoly
    Holy Ecoly 5 months ago

    anvils are hardened steel?

  • Thomas McMichael
    Thomas McMichael 5 months ago

    The dude in purple needs to chill.

  • Tomasz Wójcik
    Tomasz Wójcik 5 months ago

    Who you are madman or genius? I'm really not sure...

  • BEARDED SKADOOSH
    BEARDED SKADOOSH 5 months ago

    Could the surface of the anvil be added onto? I'd think a tin or lead layer would help keep that from happening. But what would I know, I'm not a blacksmith.

  • Josiah Goodwin
    Josiah Goodwin 5 months ago

    I used to be a smith like you but I took a hardened steel chip to knee

  • stilllife8
    stilllife8 5 months ago

    How do you forge a hammer?
    Well...first you start with a sledge hammer...

  • Steven Jennings
    Steven Jennings 5 months ago

    Awesome informational educational video experience Y'alls and thanks

  • Metal Warrior
    Metal Warrior 5 months ago

    This channel gets better and better the deeper I dig

  • scott criscitelli
    scott criscitelli 5 months ago

    when you hear passion in soneone's voice( or lack 0f) its always cool

  • My own Idenity
    My own Idenity 5 months ago

    I saw the title and instantly thought of my neighbor when I was a child. He hit a bearing with a claw hammer trying to remove it. Being obese actually played a part in saving a life that day as the piece of hammer (not the bearing) came to rest next to his heart and he collapsed a lung.

  • Derek Menzies
    Derek Menzies 5 months ago

    hello i,m from the future, you will end up in a much bigger shop in colorado. crazy huh. :)

  • Monster Bash
    Monster Bash 6 months ago

    Hey, I saw a tutorial by Black Bear Forge where he made a hammer and quenched it but then tempered it back. Is that the right way to do it is it safer to not quench in the first place?

  • Hopefull Sinner
    Hopefull Sinner 6 months ago

    Once i was using a punch in front of my face with a hammer. When i struck the punch blood immediately ran from the end of my nose. A piece of steel the size of a quarter of a grain of rice hit my forhead like a rifle bullet. Didn't see that coming.. I like safety glasses more now. At the time i wasn't using them...

  • WAR DADDY
    WAR DADDY 6 months ago

    Welcome to America bud

  • Gabriel Beet
    Gabriel Beet 6 months ago

    watching this after a chip went in my arm because of hitting hardened metal :\\

  • Don't even try it
    Don't even try it 6 months ago

    My goodness, the hair Alec!! Contain it lol :D

  • Miles Moore
    Miles Moore 6 months ago

    Do any of your video's teach the details needed to forge hammers ?

  • David Burk
    David Burk 6 months ago

    Now that is a awesome power hammer.

  • Dahveed V
    Dahveed V 7 months ago

    The old OLD workshop, time flies

  • Ryan Meehan
    Ryan Meehan 7 months ago

    I hit hardened steel on my head and it broke. Not the steel, my head.

  • The Iron Leo
    The Iron Leo 7 months ago

    Was anyone else reminded of the Hobbit @ 1:04 ?

  • Don O'Day
    Don O'Day 7 months ago

    Great tip
    Glad you showed everyone that it can be very dangerous hitting hardened steel.
    Thanks and welcome to America

  • rollinstoned0
    rollinstoned0 7 months ago

    Love these videos!

  • MaestrO Frags
    MaestrO Frags 7 months ago

    999k

  • JCProfit
    JCProfit 7 months ago

    This guy looks like Wilbur Robinson with brown hair.

  • Quinn Fischer
    Quinn Fischer 7 months ago

    hi you rock!!

  • Tide
    Tide 8 months ago

    Using a hamer to hit another hammer while making an hardenend steel hammer. So ...... hammer time!!!!

  • Skystrike70
    Skystrike70 8 months ago

    Why do you think Mythbusters was unable to get hardened steel hammers to fragment at all when they tried?

  • Kevin Tõnisson
    Kevin Tõnisson 8 months ago

    once i hit a hammer with a hammer. and had a chip fly off it trought my winter clove into my thumb. it went so deep that i had to cut into my finger to get it out. but i deserved it. there was this old guy there who sayed dont do it. and i joked that pfff what are you talking about. and boom.😀 learned my lesson😁😁

  • Harmon Heat
    Harmon Heat 8 months ago

    Your the man Alec

  • boutellejb
    boutellejb 8 months ago

    Back before I knew better, I was using a ball peen hammer to hit the face of a claw hammer to drive its claws under a buried nail head. A chunk the size of a pin head flew off and went a good 6mm into my arm. The fun of digging it out with tweezers is forever etched into my brain. Never again.

  • The backyard Bushcrafter

    Where does he get his belts from i absolutely adore them

  • Mike B
    Mike B 8 months ago

    Just ran across this video, been watching lots of them. But yeah, happened to me hit the back of a hatchet with a hammer, and saw a spark just fly up towards my hand (lucky it didn't fly towards my eye) and went right into my knuckle. Went to the doctor and they thought nothing was in there, kind of poked around and sent me home, next day had a physics lab class and asked the teacher if he had any strong magnets, and sure enough my knuckle bulged outward towards the magnet, he let me borrow it and I basically did magnetic surgery on myself by pulling towards and away and the thing finally came flying back out covered in blood... was quite cool. Doctor did insist on a tetnus booster shot though, damn that hurt more than the steel that flew into my knuckle.

  • Kaine Bishop
    Kaine Bishop 8 months ago

    I think he made this channel for his secret passion for the psa.

  • SkankCitizen
    SkankCitizen 8 months ago

    I hate you

  • NOVAM1A
    NOVAM1A 8 months ago

    i was holding the handle of a splitting maul when i was young. my dad hit it with a sledge hammer to bust through the wood and a piece shot off and lodged half way in my ear lobe from the side , i had my head turned. i learned the hard way lol.

  • ashton foy
    ashton foy 8 months ago

    How old are you?

  • BeardedMovieGuy
    BeardedMovieGuy 9 months ago

    Love your videos, love blacksmithing, keep passing on the knowledge and making awesome stuff!

  • Eric Taylor
    Eric Taylor 9 months ago

    You guys need a bigger hammer. Check this one out
    thexvid.com/video/bYnB73O62xc/video.html

  • humane monkey303
    humane monkey303 9 months ago

    Lmao good thing shop language is mostly gestures rip the voice we all came to hear lol oh and such good advice also!!

  • Optical Clarity
    Optical Clarity 9 months ago

    5:10 Or it could strike a jugular, saphenous, or other superficial vein or artery...

  • John Ortitay
    John Ortitay 9 months ago

    I have really good question for u ok i have a old window weights im going to heat and make a sword or machete u think i will b able to do that with it let me know what u think

  • Ruben
    Ruben 9 months ago

    Whats better than guys being dudes

  • Brandon Hall
    Brandon Hall 9 months ago

    I've got a piece of shrapnel inside of my right arm where it Folds right next to my veins where you would get an IV it's still there from 3 years ago

  • Anthony Gedeik
    Anthony Gedeik 9 months ago

    Piece of hardened sledge in my arm to this day from mis strike on wedge while chopping wood. It tore all the way to the bone. The wound, which i initially thought was just a cut, was still weeping blood 3 days after so got an x ray and there it was. Was told it's better to leave it than dig it out since it was so deep

  • Ludwig H
    Ludwig H 9 months ago

    wow! You are so cool! You are such an awesome spirit!

  • Tyrander165
    Tyrander165 9 months ago

    Believe this guy! I used a maul head as an extra wedge when splitting logs a few years ago. A chip flew off the face and into my leg next to my shinbone (an inch above the top of my high rubber boot) and cut a nerve, so now the inner side of my leg and the arch of my foot is numb.

  • Master Baphomet
    Master Baphomet 9 months ago

    You look like Stewart little.

  • Jake Shire
    Jake Shire 9 months ago

    You really need to sort out the static electricity in there.

  • Hal Cohen
    Hal Cohen 9 months ago

    The older Alec gets, the closer he gets to looking like Heimerdinger from League of Legends

  • eric dietz
    eric dietz 9 months ago

    Love to see a piece that honors the UK's contribution to hard rock/metal music. After all so many bands come from towns and cities where steel was made!!!

  • Jerald Lerida
    Jerald Lerida 9 months ago

    uhh so.. can someone tell me why?

  • cpace
    cpace 9 months ago

    I like your videos. But why does this piece of toilet paper (Murican flag) always need to be visible?

  • Top Feed Coco
    Top Feed Coco 10 months ago

    You know, once you lost your voice especially, and just all around, this is the least annoying Video I've ever seen you make. I don't completely get it, maybe you couldn't get all super limey on me or what, but I didn't even want to punch you face but once right at the beginning.

  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter 10 months ago

    Alec Steele AlecSteele alectheblacksmith

  • Harry Potter
    Harry Potter 10 months ago

    +Alec Steele hey man i was wondering what is the name of the song at 3:40

  • Jamie's Locks
    Jamie's Locks 10 months ago

    Could do without the Trump ads

  • Awkwardly Neurotic
    Awkwardly Neurotic 10 months ago

    The two minutes of this video is literally four grown men trying their level best to pound a square peg into a round hole.

  • newronzy RR28
    newronzy RR28 10 months ago

    can you forge a gold? pls

  • Arcon Alliances
    Arcon Alliances 10 months ago

    What's the story behind the Texas flag in the background?

  • Ethan C
    Ethan C 10 months ago

    Looks like fun