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

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  • Published on Mar 21, 2017
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  • Fernando Medina sax
    Fernando Medina sax 4 days ago +2

    JAJA.. MIN. 6:44 GUY IN NAVY BLUE, LAST GUY TO THE RIGHT. IM GUESSING HIS HAND WAS TIRED FROM ALL THAT HAMMERING JAJAJAJA.

  • RetardedGayness
    RetardedGayness 13 days ago

    2:57 When you mistake your nuts for steel on the anvil

  • KittyBatSeth
    KittyBatSeth 13 days ago

    ALL Instructors who work in noisy environments and therefore NEED to use elevated voices (SHOUT) on a regular basis.... SHOULD SEEK OUT VOICE COACHING BY SOMEONE EXPERIENCED WITH HEAVY METAL VOCALIST INSTRUCTION....
    You will learn to save your voice.
    As an educator your voice is as much your livelihood as a musician... CARE FOR IT...!! PLEASE..

  • Joseph Abraham
    Joseph Abraham 15 days ago

    Still one of my favourite videos. I enjoy watching leaders lead, teachers teach, and mentors get their mentor on.

  • martin einelund
    martin einelund 15 days ago

    hi

  • TZAsurvival
    TZAsurvival 21 day ago

    I have a chip of metal in my hand from doing this. It was like a pellet

  • Patricia Jamieson
    Patricia Jamieson 22 days ago

    I'd love to learn the trade I absolutely love blades of all sorts

  • Ryang256
    Ryang256 24 days ago

    3:50 Many years ago I was splitting kindling at my parent's house for the fireplace. I placed a small hatched on top of the wood and hit it with a small sledge hammer. Well I did the same thing, swung and had a mishit. A piece of the hatchet flew off and lodged in my hand above the knuckle. Then 4 weeks later I did the same thing again! Only this time the piece of metal went through my denim jeans and buried itself in my leg. Thankfully it didn't go in about 3 inches higher or I might never have been a father.

  • Dillon Jacobs
    Dillon Jacobs 24 days ago

    Can cast steel chip like this? Im not familiar with metals as well as most people are but am trying to learn as much as I can.

  • owen mitchell
    owen mitchell Month ago +1

    Is he part Asian

  • Billy Ward
    Billy Ward Month ago

    Dude licked an outlet with that hair

  • Eli In the Wolverine State

    I learned the hard way with a masonry chisel. Was using 2 1\2 lb hammer on the nice upset on the end. Should of used the 4lb wood maul.

  • Azz Pizz
    Azz Pizz Month ago

    I miss videos like this

  • Build N Brix
    Build N Brix Month ago

    His hair at the intro had me thinking he entering lion look a like of the year contest

  • Tommi Lipsanen
    Tommi Lipsanen Month ago

    Good video sir

  • Carl Johnson
    Carl Johnson Month ago

    But will it keel?

  • Woody Bootsnake
    Woody Bootsnake Month ago +1

    I would like to see a sword made out of that

  • David Thomas
    David Thomas 2 months ago

    immediately after watching this I went out and struck a hardened striking tool

  • Daniel Hubbard
    Daniel Hubbard 2 months ago

    Had a chunk go into my leg once at work. Broke off of a steel pin that holds a die stack together.

  • Coke Nose Goat
    Coke Nose Goat 2 months ago +1

    It's crazy to go and watch older videos, and see how much things have changed for you in just two years (Workshop, tools, etc.).
    Congrats on all your accomplishments man! Keep up the great work!

  • Kim Holcomb
    Kim Holcomb 2 months ago

    Alec steele, as a suggestion in order to save your voice, ( I was a voice performance major in college, I'm a singer). This not only applies to singing but this also applies to talking as well. You might want to check out some you tube videos and learn how to use your diaphragm this not only saves your voice but it will help you alot in other areas when you talk. Or as another suggestion I've seen glass blowers use a head mike when giving demos to the audience or students. I know it sounds goofy but what I've learned in voice lessons over the years has saved my voice from blowing out my vocal chords even when I'm yelling or needing to talk loudly. If you take care of your voice it will take care of you. I really enjoy your videos. Keep up the great work Alec.

  • Sheski
    Sheski 2 months ago

    Late to the show, but thank you for your tutelage.

  • R H
    R H 3 months ago

    ‘sO ToDAy’
    2:57

  • R H
    R H 3 months ago

    ‘sO ToDAy’ 2:57

  • longshot789
    longshot789 3 months ago

    Vocal-less Wolfmother

  • Roger Alvarado Hernandez

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

  • tristman 84
    tristman 84 3 months ago

    Is the light getting in your eyes?

  • latteguy03
    latteguy03 3 months ago

    0:56 Hello there!

  • KillerXtreme
    KillerXtreme 3 months 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 4 months ago

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

  • Judith Maldonado
    Judith Maldonado 4 months ago

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

  • Master8
    Master8 4 months ago

    😷

  • 4wd some
    4wd some 4 months ago

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

  • Lord Feish
    Lord Feish 4 months ago

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

  • Ian Alderson
    Ian Alderson 4 months ago +2

    That quad sledge action is amazing

  • Elizabeth Lea
    Elizabeth Lea 5 months ago

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

  • Geoff
    Geoff 5 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 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • Jesse Burger
    Jesse Burger 5 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 5 months ago

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

  • chad jones
    chad jones 6 months ago

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

  • Chris Brown
    Chris Brown 6 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 6 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 7 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 7 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 7 months ago

    whats up stuart little? all good in the office?

  • Douglas Thompson
    Douglas Thompson 7 months ago

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

  • Din
    Din 7 months ago

    One in my leg :) 2mm x 6mm

  • Benedict Dela Cruz
    Benedict Dela Cruz 7 months ago

    do you whistle or sing while working?

  • Nathan Facteau
    Nathan Facteau 7 months ago

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

  • Another Random Gaming Channel

    #2019

  • Raam McTavish
    Raam McTavish 7 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 7 months ago

    How did you get all this knowledge about blacksmithing

  • Sisu
    Sisu 8 months ago

    Your voice seems to be pretty hardened steel

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 8 months ago

    Wear chain mail! lol

  • Blair Cox
    Blair Cox 8 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 8 months ago

    Love old dogs learning new tricks

  • Curtis Barker
    Curtis Barker 8 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 8 months ago

    This dude looks like Lewis from Meet the Robinsons.