• Published on Mar 19, 2019
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  • Scott Mackie
    Scott Mackie 12 days ago

    Who even understands ‘Fahrenheit ‘?...,no one ever...fact!

  • stilltlrforlife
    stilltlrforlife 25 days ago

    *Less yak ya....... I mean throwing snowballs and more whack whack!!*

  • Brent Hotchkin
    Brent Hotchkin 29 days ago

    Hey Alec, and Will. I've also been watching for years. But I must say you two are awesome together. Keep up the beautiful work. I love watching the failure just as much as the success. Side note. Kobalt makes a recipro fit tool attachment. Which might have made filing the flat bit inside the guard go a bit faster. Not the best control. But might be useful on future projects. Keep up the GREAT work.

  • Neokashe
    Neokashe Month ago

    Congrats on the guard guys I knew you'd get it :)

  • Mason Josh
    Mason Josh Month ago

    How tf is it still snowy there?

    Edit: I saw the mountains so nvm :)

  • Danny Brady
    Danny Brady 2 months ago

    What's with the golf ball?

  • dregapiro
    dregapiro 2 months ago

    real men use kelvin

  • Nate Wynd
    Nate Wynd 2 months ago

    Is any of the brass from previous castings still usable or recyclable?

  • Patrick Freeman
    Patrick Freeman 2 months ago

    Freedomheit? Stubborn pigheadedheit you mean. Fahrenheit makes no sense, just like the "factors of 12"-system of measurements.

  • peter myrup
    peter myrup 2 months ago

    What do i have to do around here to find name of the song at 8:00. I've signed up and tried to find it, no luck.
    Plz upvote so he can se it, what do i have to search on the site? @Alec Steele

  • Ian
    Ian 2 months ago

    The music for this episode is AWESOME.

  • Hillel Horgen
    Hillel Horgen 2 months ago

    subtitles 6:02

  • lunarscout
    lunarscout 2 months ago

    How does pulling a vacuum from the sides work, wouldn't the investment just flow out? I have a feeling I'm being really thick here but I don't understand...

  • chris slack
    chris slack 2 months ago

    Make the videos longer

  • Michael Meacham
    Michael Meacham 3 months ago

    Use flexible abrasive discs with adhesive backing on rubber mandrels to clean up the inside.

  • lowkicker1971
    lowkicker1971 3 months ago

    very 80ies music it

  • Inge Bolme
    Inge Bolme 3 months ago

    Freedomheight reeeeee :3

  • Eli Price
    Eli Price 3 months ago

    Cut your hair you longed haired hippie !!!

  • Ethan Thompson
    Ethan Thompson 3 months ago

    Why don’t you put the crucible in the forge you can use your shaving and other small brass scrap why you still setting up your crucible while things are cold add crushed green bottle glass just break a bottle to get flat piece of glass than on top of your brass shaving and brass scrap on top of the crucible glass will melt and have a nice seal and you just do what you normally do You won’t get so much copper oxide when you pour brass
    Before you pour add some zinc to your brass just before you pour if you can restart your furnace but
    Do you this just before you pour your brass do you pre heat the ladle little in the furnace and remove the slag from the crucible before you pour your brass you have a cleaner casting

  • Bram's crighton
    Bram's crighton 3 months ago +9

    “ Whats a Celsius ? -_-“ 😂

  • Daniel Nokes
    Daniel Nokes 3 months ago +3

    Please use Celsius again, I'm Australian, I need it.

  • Skrapr
    Skrapr 3 months ago

    Alec, what belt grinder do you use and why did you choose it? Love your videos and want to start making knives, starting to get some stuff together. Keep it up!!! Thank you

  • Colin Rogers
    Colin Rogers 3 months ago

    What kind of brass alloy did you use?

  • hugo walter her
    hugo walter her 3 months ago

    estos muchachos si no se la comen la miran con cariño ...

  • Brandon Laumer
    Brandon Laumer 3 months ago

    ..... You gotta risk it, to get the biscuit

  • A Stang
    A Stang 3 months ago

    Well, great work, guys!
    Not to be a cynic, but... it seems to me you two could have just machined/engraved/filed/carved one (or two or three) of these out of solid brass in less than two months.... for less money. But, a new skill. Great value there too.

  • Doctor Yammy
    Doctor Yammy 3 months ago

    Can someone explain Pablo's advice? I thought Alec did it correctly based on how I've seen other people do it?

  • Greg Whitley
    Greg Whitley 3 months ago

    If you're lookin', you ain't cookin'!

  • Christopher Wrigley
    Christopher Wrigley 3 months ago


  • Janczyk
    Janczyk 3 months ago

    Metric is better

  • steven williams
    steven williams 3 months ago

    Awesome video by the way! Always look forward to new ones!
    You have too much porosity in that casting. You need to make the button/sprue larger than the actual casting, that way the button stays molten longer. If your button is larger than the thing you are casting it will develop the porosity instead of the piece. Another thing you can do is only partially submerge the investment in the water so that the piece cools before the button cools. All ways of reducing porosity.
    Second, an aluminum oxide or glass bead sand blasting unit is the most effective way of removing investment from your casting. They are relatively inexpensive and have a lot of useful purposes.
    Hope this helps!

  • mort8652 Abeahamsen
    mort8652 Abeahamsen 3 months ago

    Alec arent you doing all the Fun parts?

  • Jesse Stephenson
    Jesse Stephenson 3 months ago

    love the new music

  • Merijn Vogel
    Merijn Vogel 3 months ago

    Make sure the air can escape when casting, make enough channels where the air can go while you pour in through the main channel. (A relavice is a profesional caster, I did work for him when I was a lot younger (15/16-ish) ;) ) During casting your brass seemed a bit hot, the zinc seemed to be escaping, but well, the only thing you can do is just doing it more often. Love to watch it :)

  • jeanne fanning
    jeanne fanning 3 months ago

    why didn't you get a stainless pot?

  • Turtle's Reef
    Turtle's Reef 3 months ago

    8:21 had me rolling

  • Joe Sharkazy
    Joe Sharkazy 3 months ago

    Oh my guard!!!!

  • Hoody K
    Hoody K 3 months ago

    Can someone get me the name of the song that plays at 7:56 it is just fantastic

  • Tim
    Tim 3 months ago

    "FLAHNGE" hahaha

  • Ricardo Malta
    Ricardo Malta 3 months ago

    8:21 lol!!

  • Nicholas Ellerbrook
    Nicholas Ellerbrook 3 months ago

    Polish that guard till you can use it as a mirror, shave test, comb test, etc...

  • LizzyMarieTina
    LizzyMarieTina 3 months ago

    You 2 seeing the guard come out was like watching a father seeing his child for the first time. Lol.

  • LimitedWard
    LimitedWard 3 months ago

    Would it not have been easier to make a simpler design for the wax and then remove material from the casted piece?

  • Ghoul 11
    Ghoul 11 3 months ago

    I’m find it funny Alec hasn’t adjusted to Fahrenheit yet

  • Robert Lozano
    Robert Lozano 3 months ago

    just like you never listen to will homieeeeeeee

  • Phil Richards
    Phil Richards 3 months ago

    You guys should collab with the That Works chaps, from Baltimore Knife and Sword. That would be one hell of a collab!

  • Claus Madsen
    Claus Madsen 3 months ago

    Nice eighties music

  • Open Eye
    Open Eye 3 months ago

    FYI there are sock filters you can pour liquid metal through as you pour the metal into the mold so it cleans it

  • George Clair
    George Clair 3 months ago

    A vacuum in a sealed chamber is a vacuum everywhere in that chamber no matter where you pulled the pressure from . Better to let it hold in a vacuum for some time to insure vacuum doesn't change

  • Thomas Russell
    Thomas Russell 3 months ago

    Vice handle vs groin? Vice wins every time. LOL (flashback to a much younger Alec swinging a sledge as a beater).

  • Jacob Mclemore
    Jacob Mclemore 3 months ago

    You're like me when I laugh and cry at the same time because I'm sad

  • Jacob Mclemore
    Jacob Mclemore 3 months ago

    What's funny is that America separate itself from the European countries but in America we still come from European descent

  • Crude Birth Rate
    Crude Birth Rate 3 months ago

    Your boyfriend is so awkward

  • Thomas Mellon
    Thomas Mellon 3 months ago

    Either way, really nice work. I Pablo MI poo

  • benlebeh
    benlebeh 3 months ago

    Really happy it worked!

  • Gabriel Viana
    Gabriel Viana 3 months ago

    Could you PLEASE say the temperature also in Celsius? You know, TEH WHOLE WORLD uses Celsius, those numbers in Fahrenheit doesn't mean anything to me, I don't know if it is too hot, too cold, medium... Nothing. The same to sizes and distance, you could say it also in metric. Would be good to show some respect for the international viewers...

  • byrysh
    byrysh 3 months ago

    Excalibur from Legend of the sword is a beautiful Damascus steel sword. And it's a British Legend. I thought you would really like to be able to do that.
    It's got all aspects that you enjoy doing. Damascus, Jewel setting, etching and brass and bronze casting

  • Daniel Atkins
    Daniel Atkins 3 months ago

    Whats a Celsius? i so stupid.

  • Josh Crum
    Josh Crum 3 months ago

    Damn fine job guys! It may not be perfect, but it IS beautiful. Most importantly you have learned so much and expanded your capabilities with the new vacuum chamber and kiln. So much progress! And props to trying it "the wrong way". Why the hell not? It was entertaining, and it almost worked perfectly. That molten brass did look awfully filthy. I wonder if that wasn't the only real problem with your casting.

  • chris sherman
    chris sherman 3 months ago

    Watching the sprues getting cut off is quite satisfying. Well done gents!!

  • Taryn Bunton
    Taryn Bunton 3 months ago

    Might I suggest something including a gold-silver damascus? The Japanese called the process mokune-gane.

  • Андрей Сорокин

    I'd recommend using riffler files and rasps for such work, Corradi (Italian producer) might hook you up with some.
    Keep on!

  • micachu76
    micachu76 3 months ago

    Success! I've watched every video of the series hoping that you guys would experience this. Congratulations, keep working hard.

  • Frankie  Dangerous
    Frankie Dangerous 3 months ago

    Now hurry up and get her done lol , I been watching and waiting, how have you been enjoying your time in America Alec?

  • Michael McGrath
    Michael McGrath 3 months ago

    The small bubbles/beads are easier taking off with a cold chisel. ;) Slainte!

  • demolishedman50
    demolishedman50 3 months ago

    Please, enough of the "Will is so funny and skilled" comments. They are the new Wham! and he does the dad-dancing and air-guitar. JFGI

  • Chimchim 1080
    Chimchim 1080 3 months ago

    Are they even fluxing the brass cos it looks like they lost a lot of zinc

  • Jared Sanders
    Jared Sanders 3 months ago

    Omg what awesome 80’s movie did you find that music from??!! 😂😂

  • Adrian Ayala
    Adrian Ayala 3 months ago

    I see him with those air pods

  • Bob Anderson
    Bob Anderson 3 months ago

    When you recast, just a rule of thumb you might be interested in and one more pointer on pouring:
    All castings have porosity but, you can place the porosity in the button (assuming you do everything else correctly) by using enough brass to ensure the button weighs the same as the rest of the casting (piece and sprues combined).
    When you pour, pour fast. As fast as the flask will accept the brass, which will be FAST.

  • joe manuel
    joe manuel 3 months ago

    wants to be as effective as possible with the time they're given...plays with icicles

  • Brad Ledo
    Brad Ledo 3 months ago

    Great music.

  • Serena Gibson
    Serena Gibson 3 months ago

    Lol me whays a Celsius😭😂😂

  • Jonathan Luhmann
    Jonathan Luhmann 3 months ago +2

    #43 on trending!!!! Good job!

  • Luke 03
    Luke 03 3 months ago

    Man. I like your videos but you're teaching bad health and safety.
    The ginger chick never ties her hair back
    None of you wear gloves, proper goggles, aprons and probably not even protective boots.
    Are there no health and safty laws in the US? You are such a bad influence on your viewers and I'm so insanely surprised that you haven't been shut down yet...
    p.s. Still on videos from december/jan so if this has changed by this video then sure, what ever. But my point still stands, Be an actual man and wear proper PPE, don't be ignorant otherwise you're going to lose a digit/limb, your licence to hire, and possibly your entire workplace.

  • Bailey B
    Bailey B 3 months ago

    I'm just a simple single in the world of casting but isn't in dangerous to pour hot metal with metal gauntlets because the metal can stick to it and burn through the leather? I'm curious someone let me know x

  • firehydrant404
    firehydrant404 3 months ago

    Alec I love your videos been watching for a long time but I gotta say the whole video sponsors have gotten out of control. You spend way to much time talking about useless nonsense in my opinion we love the content of your videos not your sponsors. Please less sponsor more forging and building cool stuff.

  • Eric Côté
    Eric Côté 3 months ago

    Woohoo right on =) . Glad you guys got it =)

  • Diego de la Llata
    Diego de la Llata 3 months ago +1

    lmao 8:21 I had to rewind, sorry. Congrats by the way!!! Awesome job!

  • Morgan Wach
    Morgan Wach 3 months ago

    Beautiful job Alec

  • Robert Elmer
    Robert Elmer 3 months ago

    6:47 that "ow" cracked me up.

  • Bilbo_Swaggins420
    Bilbo_Swaggins420 3 months ago

    Like the other guy but liked Alec alone more

  • Russell Anderson
    Russell Anderson 3 months ago

    Now that you've done that one, Now you just have to make the next one even better
    Enjoyed and gave a Thumbs Up also

  • Ross Lee
    Ross Lee 3 months ago

    yay progress!

  • fidget Mc Fidgertson
    fidget Mc Fidgertson 3 months ago

    I think the small imperfections on the details make it look cooler, making it look like it was fought in battle, and stood the test of time. Kinda like my grandpa. Like o dang he's seen some shiiiii.

  • Tim Phillips
    Tim Phillips 3 months ago

    Way to go making it on TheXvid Trending! Congrats.

  • Brett Allen
    Brett Allen 3 months ago

    Less talkey more forgey

  • Miguel Vera Rebollar Huerta

    What's Rick Astley doing forging?

  • foofighterubu
    foofighterubu 3 months ago

    it's way kewl, BUT... Alec said "This could have been much much better...".
    When he says stuff like that it means he will never be happy withing and knows already it doesn't measure up to his own standard and integrity.
    If this were something was working on, which would be foam, not steel...I would be doing the job over.
    there's been A LOT of effort and expense towards creating something beautiful.
    No reason to shot shift it now.

  • foofighterubu
    foofighterubu 3 months ago

    no vid today. Could it be they following Palbo's advice regarding the stainless steel rim?

  • NarfiNaemsson
    NarfiNaemsson 3 months ago

    Alec and Will, one of your Canadian subscribers here, amazing progress so far!!!! In case no one has mentioned it before now, when casting brass I always used to throw in a handful or two of broken glass. The glass melts and floats on top of the brass acting as a separating layer between atmospheric gasses and the molten brass. When you pour the brass the glass tends to stay behind in the crucible while the brass slides out from underneath. Works really slick!! Hope that’s useful information for you on future pours.

  • Joseph Maceas
    Joseph Maceas 3 months ago

    Hello alec i have a suggestion havnt seen somewhat most of yr videos i suggest that u make canister damascus istead of plated. For a challenge

  • nicholassbrian
    nicholassbrian 3 months ago

    Did you get the sprew cutting music from Animusic? Lol

  • MyrSky Eleet
    MyrSky Eleet 3 months ago

    What's thé name of thé song at 8:05 ?

  • Jordan Wright
    Jordan Wright 3 months ago

    Absolutely wonderful job. You should have used the down time to forge a new blade out of Damascus, though. Everything else you’re putting into this, I think, qualifies as a true masterpiece.

  • rotch s-garage
    rotch s-garage 3 months ago

    sounds like marble machine beats

  • Ted Dougherty
    Ted Dougherty 3 months ago

    Congrats you guys! Looks amazing!

  • Dillan Suon
    Dillan Suon 3 months ago

    yeh trending

  • Chester Billings
    Chester Billings 3 months ago

    Is there a way to forge a Bulletproof glass sword?