• Published on Apr 26, 2018
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    Making a leather wallet from veg tan leather!
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    My name is Alec Steele and I am a 20 year old blacksmith from Norfolk in the United Kingdom. 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!
    What do I make? LOTS of Damascus steel, knives, swords, axes and more and of course, I always love hearing your suggestions for future projects in the comments below!

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  • Stoneryoda 937
    Stoneryoda 937 14 hours ago

    14:24 now that laugh is the laugh of a problem solved EUREKA THE LIGHT BULB haha

  • cool Hawk
    cool Hawk 3 days ago

    As a beginner blacksmith what tools and equipment did you use. I want to get into it but I don’t really know what I need and what is best for beginners.

  • Mattstonks
    Mattstonks 4 days ago

    His first ever leather endeavor

  • StukjeSchaap
    StukjeSchaap 5 days ago

    Song 6:00

  • WaiSay
    WaiSay 5 days ago

    Are you sure you are human?

    SCOOT3R SQUAD 6 days ago

    I aspire to be like u

  • Farsalor
    Farsalor 8 days ago

    Welcome to the leatherworking team.

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  • Connor Smith
    Connor Smith 9 days ago

    It kind of funny how the laziest people are the most popular and the most active people are nowhere near the lazy people if TheXvid was about who does the most movement in a video Alec would be one the most popular TheXvid lol loved the vid 🙂

  • Lone Remix
    Lone Remix 9 days ago

    Could you post the Amazon wishlist

  • 4am chips 'n dip
    4am chips 'n dip 10 days ago

    You could alternately use metal wire as stitching, copper wire has a nice aesthetic if its the right gauge

  • LliaM _
    LliaM _ 10 days ago +1

    Can you send the wishlist link for all the stuff you need? xD

  • Pavel Zhelezov
    Pavel Zhelezov 11 days ago

    you can make it better mate

  • Unseen 28
    Unseen 28 11 days ago

    I love this nerd

  • PLEXER 13
    PLEXER 13 11 days ago

    8:31 oof

  • SugarHigh Gaming
    SugarHigh Gaming 11 days ago

    Got an ad to stop us from slaughtering cows to save our planet watching this video...

    The irony

  • Luke Earthwalker
    Luke Earthwalker 12 days ago

    I like that not so even staining. One thing would be nice, burnishing edge's. For second time leather work, excellent!

  • Rancher o
    Rancher o 13 days ago

    Bro, I literally am paying nothing on my favorite websites, except for Tandy leather. Anyhow, honey is awesome, thanks man.

  • Dylan C. _
    Dylan C. _ 14 days ago

    So when are you adding it to the merchandise page?

  • Bashar Cvbbjj
    Bashar Cvbbjj 16 days ago

    2:40 what if someone steals your wallet 🧐🤔

  • Brian Gonzalez
    Brian Gonzalez 17 days ago

    Sweet video Alec, make a belt! Veg tan belts patina pretty amazing!

  • Paul Wehner
    Paul Wehner 18 days ago

    Honey isnt free money it’s just using less

  • Mäe Konn
    Mäe Konn 18 days ago

    what if you get coins tho?

  • plague docter
    plague docter 19 days ago

    Make a metal one

  • Emma Temlett
    Emma Temlett 21 day ago

    Make more video like this

  • Nomen Nescio
    Nomen Nescio 23 days ago

    It is a heartful joy to work in leather, specially when you starting to mold patterns in it and see the complete piece peaking out.
    keep up the great work Alec!

  • Anomalous Builds
    Anomalous Builds 28 days ago

    Montana move foreshadowing.
    Also Alec would appear to have a very good taste in pens....

  • Brock purdin
    Brock purdin Month ago

    Be honest, how many attempts on the lasso? :D

  • lorcan wall media
    lorcan wall media Month ago

    These fails got me in stitches

  • Samuel Cunningham
    Samuel Cunningham Month ago

    Can you put out a list of all the tools you used

  • Edina
    Edina Month ago

    Cocaine is one hell of a drug 😂😂

  • Nicholas Ellerbrook

    Damascus... leatherized.

  • TheGamingPharaoh
    TheGamingPharaoh Month ago

    would this have been your first ever leather endeavor?

  • nervous one
    nervous one Month ago

    now your name is Alec Lethere

  • Dalton Farber
    Dalton Farber Month ago

    Make a tooL beLt!!!!

  • Wulfrvm
    Wulfrvm Month ago

    mfw alec so fancy hes writing notes w/ a drip quill

  • Marcus Feldthaus
    Marcus Feldthaus Month ago

    Extraordinary work mate

  • Juli
    Juli Month ago +1

    Dear Alec another absolutely great video. I just love watching your crafting videos thanks for the awesome entertainment.

  • cringefighters unite

    I was thinking since you have the video of you making a sheath that you could reference it instead of guessing but I really liked the video I learned something formally my knife sheath that will go with my 3rd forged knife ever yay

  • RDP Guitar
    RDP Guitar Month ago +1

    A bloody sink .. ??

  • Rob Ellis
    Rob Ellis Month ago

    Is their nothing this boy can't do..... brilliant....

  • Daniel Z
    Daniel Z Month ago

    His fingers are thicker than my arms

    HAYDEN HOUSTON Month ago

    I hope I can learn how to leather work.

  • Ethan Rapp
    Ethan Rapp Month ago

    I watched half of your video upside down thinking that your just had the camera upside down. 😂

  • andrew
    andrew Month ago

    Version 3 made of damascus

  • Drop Assassin
    Drop Assassin Month ago

    Alec, you are slowly but surely helping me to be a more positive person - and at the same time motivating me to pursue my dreams and hobbies - Thanks for that

  • Joker Jr
    Joker Jr Month ago

    Why did he look like Ralphy from Christmas story 😂

  • Dan Reardon
    Dan Reardon Month ago

    The fork looking thing is called a pricking iron.

  • Raaed Irfan
    Raaed Irfan Month ago


  • Anton Funk
    Anton Funk 2 months ago +2

    Don't make leather armour

  • paul mulholland
    paul mulholland 2 months ago

    That's a nice wallet mate

  • Skylar Eidsness
    Skylar Eidsness 2 months ago

    I love leather working

  • Brennan Bailey
    Brennan Bailey 2 months ago

    i have made a deerskin jacket and a sheepskin cloak. dont be jelis.

  • HiHi 257
    HiHi 257 2 months ago

    Your southern accent is not half bad

  • Colin Heyl
    Colin Heyl 2 months ago

    I'd be interested in seeing the leather equipment wishlist :D

  • Colin Heyl
    Colin Heyl 2 months ago

    Union Jack? Union flag mate! You're not at sea!
    Pedantic police! Awaaay!!!

  • SixFootDworf
    SixFootDworf 2 months ago

    That intro was amazing lol.

  • pro_ waffle
    pro_ waffle 2 months ago

    That bone cracking noise made me spassout

  • Benjiboy Flory
    Benjiboy Flory 2 months ago

    how old is alec?

  • Me
    Me 2 months ago

    Shoulda said "my first ever leather endeavor"

  • arthur floyd
    arthur floyd 2 months ago

    "First ever leather endeavor" say it 5 times fast

  • Gareth Rose
    Gareth Rose 2 months ago

    As this wallet design got a name?

  • B. Mannion
    B. Mannion 2 months ago

    This was awesome. Very pleasing to watch. Think I'll try it and I'll also try to incorporate magnets into it so it'll click shut

  • KlootzakPino
    KlootzakPino 2 months ago

    Jävla smörgåstårta that was satisfying

  • Cub Alicious
    Cub Alicious 2 months ago

    Glue then punch!

  • Gareth Rose
    Gareth Rose 2 months ago

    Are you thinking of making these for the public I've looked on ebay just can't find one like it

  • Chris Harris
    Chris Harris 2 months ago

    What? No Damascus Leather? /disappointed.

  • BearClaw
    BearClaw 2 months ago

    I love your signature😍

    MEOWLOTOV ! 2 months ago

    You should have burned the stamp on

  • Shawn Moore
    Shawn Moore 2 months ago

    Lol getting ready for the Montana move I see

  • Christopher Marti
    Christopher Marti 2 months ago

    I was inspired to start making my in leather goods. Everything from wallets to belts to leather bookmarks. All from watching this video. I even have a few friends asking for a wallet and another friend wants a wrist cuff. So thank you Alex for posting this video. I would like to send you some pics of what I make, how would I go about doing that? Let me know ok

  • V 4 Vendetta
    V 4 Vendetta 2 months ago

    A fitting introduction since the wallet created closely resembles something we in the states and definitely here in Texas as a "Roper" wallet. I've made wallets and all kinds of stuff including tooling. When you tool leather like you did with the union jack it will give you a much more definite impression is you moisten the surface with a damp sponge. Lol I think that waxed stitching stuff is called artificial sinue as in dried tendons which are turned into strands and waxed for durability. I think the artificial stuff is more durable nylon and or polyester. It's an excellent choice in projects where the stitching is part of its decoration. It's also very tough and durable. I like to burn the ends and smoosh the melted thread so it doesn't pull out. Great job!

  • Isaiah Stimson
    Isaiah Stimson 2 months ago

    *that intro...

  • Landon Blackledge
    Landon Blackledge 2 months ago

    That jean wallet was the ugliest I have ever seen lmao

  • Eric Case
    Eric Case 2 months ago

    Try a set of formal footwear

  • Nothing Much
    Nothing Much 2 months ago

    I've worn out my money holder and I need to create something more durable to hold all my money. *pulls out damascus utility knife

  • AJ Ramos
    AJ Ramos 2 months ago

    Watching that Damascus blade slice through that leather was way too satisfying

  • Hunter Doty-Cupp
    Hunter Doty-Cupp 2 months ago

    Are you from the UK OR U.S.A

  • Jäger From GSG9
    Jäger From GSG9 2 months ago +1

    I’m thinking for my first ever upcoming blacksmithing project I will make a knife (very basic) and a sheath for it. Then a wallet. Any advice?

  • Blender pro
    Blender pro 2 months ago

    What do you do with coins?

  • Nathan Drake
    Nathan Drake 2 months ago

    It would be cool if you started doing custom wallets for sale

  • Ghufrxn
    Ghufrxn 3 months ago

    Wait, Alec are you a fellow brit? A union jack stamp?

  • Vlasko60
    Vlasko60 3 months ago

    When I saw veg tan, I was hoping it was some new kind of leather not made of animal. Looking for/waiting for better than leather man-made material. Cannot support the unnecessary killing of animals. Thumbs down.

  • Lock a real Youtber
    Lock a real Youtber 3 months ago

    poor cow who bacame such a ugly american wallet

  • Jw Slay
    Jw Slay 3 months ago

    Did you buy this work shop, or inherit it

  • Steven Fournier
    Steven Fournier 3 months ago +1

    Loses wallet with ID and address with a key to the truck :D

    • Steven Fournier
      Steven Fournier 13 days ago

      +l e m o n L e m o n ya I know... someone will still have his ID and address but now they also have a spare key to his truck and the exact location of where it will be do u not get the joke I was making?

    • l e m o n L e m o n
      l e m o n L e m o n 13 days ago

      Steven Fournier It’s an extra so he doesn’t get locked out

  • dantheman3303
    dantheman3303 3 months ago

    No condom in that wallet

  • Richard Price
    Richard Price 3 months ago

    Dont mean to be blowing up the comments, how about a list of things to buy?

  • Richard Price
    Richard Price 3 months ago

    GREAT!!, something else I need to learn to do. I just learned to make pens now I need to do this.

  • Richard Price
    Richard Price 3 months ago

    Thumbs up just for the hat!!!!!!!

  • Lee Maitland
    Lee Maitland 3 months ago

    ...leatheeeerrrrr damascus?

  • Evan Nelson
    Evan Nelson 3 months ago

    So, when stitching, there's neat trick if you want to avoid having the cut ends of the thread visible. You can push the needles back int the final hole, but instead of going all the way through, only drive the needles through the first layer of leather, then angle them and push them out out through the space in between the two pieces of leather (being careful not to break the needles). Tie it off, clip your ends, and use an awl to push them back into the space between the leather pieces. By doing this, you'll have hidden your ends so that they be hidden, and so that they won't fray.

  • NAME S!!!
    NAME S!!! 3 months ago

    Make shoes with royal stitches

  • Okaw Valley Foot Bassets

    Needed to seal

  • Okaw Valley Foot Bassets

    Contact cement not needed........
    Just sew.....

  • Okaw Valley Foot Bassets

    Burnish! You need to burnish after bevel! You could have also cut this out at one piece. I like your design

  • CuberKid W
    CuberKid W 3 months ago


  • DoubleDJ 93
    DoubleDJ 93 3 months ago

    Also Alec don’t know how often you check these but that have awls specifically for leather/canvas work Budk sells them don’t know who else would. But takes a lot of the guess work and some of the time out of stitching.

  • justin pilkington
    justin pilkington 3 months ago

    Hehe 2000000 layer Damascus steel wallet