BUILDING AN EPIC BEGINNER BLACKSMITHING FORGE! *IN 4K*

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  • Published on May 28, 2017
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Comments • 614

  • tnt kff
    tnt kff 13 hours ago

    what would be the pros/cons of a gas vs coal/charcoal forge?

  • David LeSieur
    David LeSieur 2 days ago

    Not everyone has a welder. Unliked.

  • Meku Yokai
    Meku Yokai 7 days ago

    Can you still buy this? I can't find it

  • Jason Rodgers
    Jason Rodgers 12 days ago

    Excellent video!

  • Jonathan Belanger
    Jonathan Belanger 22 days ago +3

    Does a forge cost a fortune in gas? When your burner is running for hours it's probably not cheap. Blacksmithing always interested me, but I always assumed it has a high running price after the initial setup cost

    • Dexter S
      Dexter S 11 days ago +1

      It depends on your blower and the size of the forge. If you just want to try it out you could try out a small coffee can sized forge and a 5 gallon tank could run you the whole weekend.

  • Snakedoctor O'Reilly

    Lacking in a lot of direction. Doesn’t tell the size of the steel, or anything. Just starts with “first you’re gonna want to weld this together.” Weld what?? Details! Where to get steel? Size of the hole in the front and back of the box. Dimensions of the box. Thickness of the steel?. Come on. Doesn’t tell what types of “soft bricks” those are. (Fire bricks). Doesn’t tell what exactly the “hard bricks” are. Where to get them. Details missing majorly here.

  • Upmann farming
    Upmann farming Month ago

    What are specs L&w&h of the foge

  • Lucifer_Apoc
    Lucifer_Apoc Month ago

    You know this is a really stupid fuckin guide because if people can afford the tools used to make this they can most likely buy a 200 dollar propane forge it would have been a lot better if they showed us how to make a charcoal and or coal forge

  • Luis H
    Luis H Month ago

    Thanks Alec. Maybe someday I’ll upgrade from my repurposed grill/ coal forge, to one of these boys.

  • oops
    oops Month ago

    Has anyone noticed that Sam looks like Gendric?

  • Trik Stari
    Trik Stari Month ago

    I find it oddly hilarious that Alec can't MIG weld.

    I have little to no experience with forging and blacksmithing. I built a coal forge in High School welding shop, used it mainly for burning things. In welding class I did bend and hammer some metal, heated with a cutting torch (oxy/acetylene).

    I'd like to think I am a fairly competent welder. Good enough to tell a master welder from a student and all the degrees inbetween. And yet, as easy as I find MIG welding, the art of blacksmithing seems like high wizardy to me, but Alec, who has made things I cannot imagine myself making, struggles to do something I wouldn't even hesitate doing.

    Not sure what that says about the unique crafts of both welding and blacksmithing. I do not intend to state that one is "factually" more difficult than the other, not at all. I just find this to be an odd situation of "I can do things he apparently can't (or to a degree of skill), that I thought of as being easy, but he is capable of doing things I cannot even begin to imagine doing.

    Keep up the amazing work Alec. Your videos have inspired me to get back into metalworking and blacksmithing, and out of IT.

  • Elmar Cox'
    Elmar Cox' 2 months ago

    hey how do you make that burner or where do you buy it? what do you use for gas propaine?

  • Muhammad Ayyad
    Muhammad Ayyad 2 months ago

    What are these bricks called?

  • Aslan Hicks
    Aslan Hicks 2 months ago

    Anyone come back just to see young Alec?

  • BaMenace
    BaMenace 2 months ago

    Did I miss the burner attachment build 'how to'?

  • FEARTHESPEAR
    FEARTHESPEAR 2 months ago +2

    do you think you could do a no-weld version of this

    • Atomicwinter 31
      Atomicwinter 31 2 months ago

      Just use angle iron around the edges and base of the forge, and use some good bolts. Hammer them kn the inside until they are flat.

  • Shawn Smith
    Shawn Smith 3 months ago

    I followed the link to burners but there are no burners... Is he out?

  • Arun
    Arun 3 months ago

    Love that Anvil

  • The Big Bad Nobody
    The Big Bad Nobody 4 months ago

    except i don't have a welder so this doesn't help me

  • The IrishBull
    The IrishBull 4 months ago

    How long will a 20gal propane tank last running a forge like that?

  • Trent Parker
    Trent Parker 4 months ago

    Hey alec i searched you shop and cant find any burners id love to know how to get them

  • Lane Giddens
    Lane Giddens 4 months ago

    There is no forges on the website....

  • Vicious Vibes
    Vicious Vibes 4 months ago +1

    There is just something more primal and genuine in solid fuel forges that draw me to them over propane. To each their own, forging in general is great.

  • Karol Ciezkiewicz
    Karol Ciezkiewicz 4 months ago

    Please, tell me where do I get that burner from?

  • Naim SZ
    Naim SZ 4 months ago

    Did it works with propane gaz ? And how about the consumption ?
    Thanks

  • Justin Centanni
    Justin Centanni 4 months ago

    What are the walls made of? Is it just steel or something else?

  • Mickey Righthouse
    Mickey Righthouse 5 months ago

    I would love to start as well, but i don’t want to use gas. Any ideas for me?

  • Alex humw
    Alex humw 5 months ago

    see none of these hjelp like im young and dont have a welder

  • Tim
    Tim 5 months ago

    I could not find on your site to buy the forge. Is it still available? Or how to get the steel and materials to make your own?

  • TheMatron'sMilitia
    TheMatron'sMilitia 5 months ago

    I need to drill a 0.41mm, 0.016in, #78 hole in a piece of brass for my coffe can forge, but I don't have a drill press. I'm trying to follow the instructions from the channel clinkred

  • robert branham
    robert branham 6 months ago

    Love it

  • NomiyaNadeshiko
    NomiyaNadeshiko 6 months ago

    Could I just mod my old bbq from my backyard? (it's one of those barrel-style bbq's with an exhaust pipe that'd probably be perfect to stick a blow dryer in, only question I've got is if it's dangerous to use a rusty bbq as a forge, and if the bbq can handle the heat....)

  • RedCyclone
    RedCyclone 6 months ago

    Nice, but much more simple designs are available to get started with.

  • Nive d Hace aay
    Nive d Hace aay 6 months ago

    Your hair looks good, it looked good befor to.

  • Danny Foxall
    Danny Foxall 6 months ago

    Hectic...!!! Im gonna give it a go.

  • Jay Robertson
    Jay Robertson 7 months ago

    Gig 'em Aggies!!

  • logan 0.o
    logan 0.o 7 months ago

    Can’t stop watching such good content

  • John Weland
    John Weland 7 months ago

    I watched a guy make something similar out of an LP cylinder. However, he didn't user bricks he had a plush flexible material looked like insulation batting (white. He mentioned getting it come-up to temperature over the course of a few days before first use. Any ideas why that might be?

  • Nick Furst
    Nick Furst 7 months ago

    Cool but what if you don’t have a welding machine? Or a propane hose? Or gas pipe?

  • SepticXable
    SepticXable 8 months ago

    Wait, are those Brick Top’s glasses?
    (Great vid, thx!)

  • STEVOnicus Official Games and Horror

    Question, would you need a forge for gunsmithing? I know it's probably a stupid question to ask as blacksmithing and gunsmithing are two different things, however I just thought I'd ask as I've been told that if I want to get into gunsmithing that I'd have to do blacksmithing first, anyway that's my question, bye

  • bullzeye. 243
    bullzeye. 243 8 months ago

    Thanks dude now i know ho to make 1

  • Whelplayed
    Whelplayed 8 months ago

    i mean this is definitely not a beginner guide... seems rather expensive and a working knowledge of welding is required.. let alone owning a welding machine.

  • Maxx Dreygan
    Maxx Dreygan 8 months ago

    Looking to get into blacksmithing? First you need a CNC/milling machine to make these perfect steel plates. Then you need some decent welding equipment. Then you can make this forge for beginner smiths.

  • Harmon Heat
    Harmon Heat 8 months ago

    Heading over now!

  • huuma79
    huuma79 8 months ago

    Beginner forge made by an expert.... lol love it. Great job Sam!!!!

  • ki11erBigDaddy
    ki11erBigDaddy 9 months ago

    Does anyone know what thickness of steel plate or sheet steel I should buy if I’m trying to make a forge like this

  • Bido Fuentes
    Bido Fuentes 9 months ago

    Measurements?

  • Roberto Camerlingo
    Roberto Camerlingo 9 months ago

    does anyone else think that sam sounds like Eric Idle?

  • The Double Nickel
    The Double Nickel 9 months ago

    This video was...amazing

  • Hypermind Vlogs
    Hypermind Vlogs 9 months ago

    starting smithing myself, great idea.

  • piss off
    piss off 9 months ago

    Beginner if you are or know a welder...

  • TharpinUp
    TharpinUp 9 months ago

    I wonder if people know the human eye can't see in 4k.. or over around 90fps

  • jukebox symposium
    jukebox symposium 9 months ago

    I would like a 'double burner' forge made out of a Beer Keg or Propane Cylinder. What about using coal/wood and bellows for a forge? It is good enough to extract metals from rock in a smelt and used throughout history instead of propane, is it good to use as a forge? Could just be blowing air on the coals instead of pressurized propane.. a little extra carbon might not hurt the steel, and it is possible that using propane detracts from 'traditional' forging. Maybe even a hybrid forge between both, using coal & propane with bellows... could just use an industrial 'blower' for your bellow.

  • OnTheRazorsEdgeYT
    OnTheRazorsEdgeYT 10 months ago

    Hello, where can I buy burners ?

  • Shane Mitchell
    Shane Mitchell 10 months ago

    Where did the store stuff go? I was planning on buying the forge. 😐😢

  • DzaraDemon
    DzaraDemon 10 months ago

    So..where can i get all the stuff to build the forge..?

  • Oskar Stack-Michasiw
    Oskar Stack-Michasiw 10 months ago

    If you’re not able to get a burner then look up on TheXvid candle v2 burner by chiefchen. It a good burner and easy to make. If you’re not comfortable messing with that sort of stuff you can see if any local gas fitters can help you.

  • Jon Forster
    Jon Forster 10 months ago

    I can't find the forge on the website only burners ? Pleaze help

  • Maker Dad
    Maker Dad 10 months ago

    I cant find the burner on your shop mr alec :(

  • Vaping Asylum
    Vaping Asylum 11 months ago

    The link is literally not even in the description

  • Stoner Leprechaun
    Stoner Leprechaun 11 months ago

    i wanna see him make a clay forge lol

  • Kitchen Sink
    Kitchen Sink 11 months ago

    How much propane does that go through?

  • boomblaze
    boomblaze Year ago

    You missed 60fps

  • Justin Hill
    Justin Hill Year ago

    What gauge steel was used?

  • Julian Rachele
    Julian Rachele Year ago

    So nobody else thinks Sam looks a bit like Gendry from GoT in the face?

  • Valdarian RaevenHeart

    I'm either blind or it's from lack of sleep but, where are the burners to buy? I click on the link and I can't find anywhere on the site that has anything about ordering, besides the merchandise stuff.

  • Mason Davis
    Mason Davis Year ago

    do you still sell the burners?

  • MR MEASURE 11
    MR MEASURE 11 Year ago

    I really enjoy watching these videos of yours. Good work.

  • Tim Bridges
    Tim Bridges Year ago

    Dont think i could get measurements and the names of everything i would need keen on making this and getting into blacksmithing as a hobby

  • Eric Frauel
    Eric Frauel Year ago

    Is it still possible to order one of these Alec?

  • Craig mac
    Craig mac Year ago

    Going to make one myself great design . What gage steel did you use for the body? ... keep up the great work...

  • yackszyn
    yackszyn Year ago

    more yack yack

  • Eagle_camper
    Eagle_camper Year ago

    I wish I had a welder

  • KJV1611AV
    KJV1611AV Year ago

    Why put the burner in the top and not in the bottum ?
    How many pounds of propane does it burn per hour or how many hours per pound of propane ? ( with the valve on a setting for forge welding)

  • frncois jacobs
    frncois jacobs Year ago

    i JUST FOUND YOUR CHANNEL AND LOVING IT SITTING HER FOR HOURS WATCHING ALL YOUR VIDEOS // FROM
    SOUTH AFRICA

  • xranger1969
    xranger1969 Year ago

    May the forge be with you.

  • AdoreYouInAshXI
    AdoreYouInAshXI Year ago

    Just curious, why do you guys have American flags and stuff in your place?

  • Alex Sanchez
    Alex Sanchez Year ago +2

    Gendry? I swear that's him.

  • Theophilus Jedediah

    “There we are”. Where’s the proper ‘..and Bob’s your uncle!’ That we silly feriners have come to expect?!

  • Theophilus Jedediah

    Okay...that opening grin is ....well....wildly silly! But since you constantly choose to photobomb yourself throughout your videos i guess it’s appropriate!!!

  • ZY4N
    ZY4N Year ago

    In 4k...

  • marc Leblanc
    marc Leblanc Year ago

    Could you post a few links, of where you got the burners soft and hard bricks and stuff. Thanks

  • marc Leblanc
    marc Leblanc Year ago

    What are those soft bricks? Could you pist a link. Because, regular steriform bricks would melt. I never seen those before

    • ZombieNinjaPitbull
      ZombieNinjaPitbull Year ago

      marc Leblanc they are just ceramic based fire bricks, you can buy them at any hardware store.

  • Bs6.0pstroke_ 28
    Bs6.0pstroke_ 28 Year ago

    Ive used an acetylene torch a few times. Gets a little expensive!

  • Lucca Gonçalves
    Lucca Gonçalves Year ago

    Great video.
    I have one question: what is the material you first used (the one que started to weld together)?

  • djjerzy609
    djjerzy609 Year ago

    I cant seem to find the link for the forge burner

  • ANDY BOY
    ANDY BOY Year ago

    What kind of Steele do you use for the forge frame

  • Luke Bell
    Luke Bell Year ago

    do you not offer burners anymore? I am trying to make a gas forge

  • Elizabeth Greenbriar

    Where did you get the bricks, and what kind of metal is that?

  • Myles Crowder
    Myles Crowder Year ago

    Made the mistake of turning subtitles on (quiet office lunch) Sam: "amicable more the drooling back outlet for in Quahog" :)

  • Robert O'Sullivan

    Who is this happy and motivated in engineering ?
    Good on ya guy but where i come from iffin yer not manic depressive and suicidal ya don't really fit in.

  • Darin Roodman
    Darin Roodman Year ago

    So I went to go look at the website you said for Sam, and it didn't work. Very sad :(

  • Ghoul 11
    Ghoul 11 Year ago

    hi

  • Jarrett Dietterich

    I was inspired by this video and I actually built this forge. I used a burner I made from iron pipe fittings and a .030 mig tip. It works and gets hot but because I am new I’m not sure how to set the fuel and air to be the most effective and efficient. It seems like a good amount of blue flame is coming out the front of the forge. I’m starting to think it needs to be deeper? It’s only 9” front to back. Any advice would be awesome!

  • kamoo Kmo
    kamoo Kmo Year ago

    Alec what measurement is the metall

  • David Rea
    David Rea Year ago +1

    If anybody in the states is making/selling forges just like this, let me know.

  • Joseph Turnage
    Joseph Turnage Year ago

    Howdy! From Aggieland, noticed the A&M and Texas flags there in your shop!

  • Rodrigo Vidal
    Rodrigo Vidal Year ago

    Can you make a video all about the burner?!

  • Randal Lovelace
    Randal Lovelace Year ago

    Too many comments, didn't read them all, so this may have already been asked: Your site shows two sizes of forge burners, which size is this one?