• 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!

    So if you want to see lots of forging fun, blacksmithing badassery, cinematic hammering and more in my Daily Vlog (#Daily_Steele) - please subscribe here by hitting that red button!

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  • รœmit Aker
    รœmit Aker 9 hours ago


  • Illinoia
    Illinoia 4 days ago

    I would usually use a lighter to light the string after I stitch. I will burn the wax and make it melt and finish the stitch. But don't forget to burn out the fire before it burns the string

  • Baltazar Hernandez
    Baltazar Hernandez 9 days ago

    Saludos amigo. Desde mexico ๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‡ฒ๐Ÿ‡ฝ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘

  • nathan larson
    nathan larson 10 days ago

    By far my favorite episode out of all of them ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Diesel Techie
    Diesel Techie 12 days ago

    Now make one for your passport. By the way are you a dual citizen or applied for u.s. citizenship or on a work visa? I wondered about the specifics because stories are horrible on applying to be UK citizen not sure how bad it is for U.S.

  • willthom329 HUL
    willthom329 HUL 12 days ago

    Best Segway Iโ€™ve ever seen

  • gunner.357
    gunner.357 23 days ago

    Tip: grab a piece of foam for under the leather when you punch the holes with the leather prong so you dont ruin your plastic mat. Great vid keep up the awesome work!

  • Fallout Four
    Fallout Four 26 days ago

    No no no Alec, AAAAH IS the normal human response.

  • yourw0rstnitemare
    yourw0rstnitemare Month ago


  • taffyisfluffy
    taffyisfluffy Month ago +1

    The wallet terns out Magnificent!!!!!!!!!!

  • taffyisfluffy
    taffyisfluffy Month ago +1

    Oof with the hammer and OUCH!!!!!!!

  • taffyisfluffy
    taffyisfluffy Month ago +1

    Alec I've loved and enjoyed your TheXvid videos and that are really nice, awesome, funny, and blacksmithing is pretty cool and awesome. Oh and I have my own TheXvid channel to.

  • Cody Napier
    Cody Napier Month ago

    ALEC please do a collaboration with prince armory

  • Jason Hoover
    Jason Hoover Month ago

    It's cool to see when you get excited about accomplishing something. That's the way it should be anytime you can make it with your own hands it's AWESOME.

  • Snowy
    Snowy Month ago

    Can I buy one? ๐Ÿคž

  • Jonathan Presson
    Jonathan Presson Month ago

    Could I get this pattern from you? That's an awesome wallet!

  • Miguel Salvatierra
    Miguel Salvatierra Month ago

    Next thing you know, Alec will be working with glass.
    Love the content dude, keep it up!

  • TheEndStarter
    TheEndStarter Month ago +1

    Waiting for Alec to rename the channel to Alec Leathere

  • Aaron Travieso
    Aaron Travieso Month ago

    Dude... you are hilarious. Great videos. Love the content. Happy creating to ya bud

  • Nathan Payton
    Nathan Payton Month ago

    Dope wallet Alec!

  • tony stephanois
    tony stephanois Month ago

    what graph paper pad does he use?

  • abraham keener
    abraham keener Month ago

    Making crow noises when one screws up is pretty typical for lots of people

  • Scope โ€ขโ€ขโ€ข

    Couldnt u just watched the vid with a notepad

  • helookalikaman79
    helookalikaman79 Month ago

    OMG that accent

  • Scholar Man
    Scholar Man 2 months ago

    Is Damascus a material, or is it a style for any type of material? Could you make Damascus out of gold, silver, iron? Please let me know

  • Nathan Valliere
    Nathan Valliere 2 months ago

    "I mean I made a mistake normal human responses Alec"

  • Nonameslol
    Nonameslol 2 months ago


  • Jamie Sachtleben
    Jamie Sachtleben 2 months ago

    0:12 *Freedom intensifies*

  • Dice Doomkid
    Dice Doomkid 2 months ago

    Nice southern accent. ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘‰

  • Martin Marquez
    Martin Marquez 2 months ago

    You cheated on your Damascus with a cow. Miss moomoo has you tongue tied and you forgot how hot your old iron is as you stare at that gorgeous cow you have there. Hahaha. Good work Alec.

  • Shawn Mack
    Shawn Mack 2 months ago

    Wow you are the worst person at this I have ever seen

  • Rubin Haveri
    Rubin Haveri 2 months ago

    This looks like one of those wallets people in the army would use

  • jskull Heisenburg
    jskull Heisenburg 2 months ago

    Wow will his name change to Alec Leather??

  • ooVEXXXoo
    ooVEXXXoo 2 months ago

    We actually use the compass in leather work a lot

  • Nathan Castellon
    Nathan Castellon 2 months ago


  • Idiot With a Hose
    Idiot With a Hose 2 months ago

    now wot in tarnation is this hooligan doing. this is not damascus alec. garsh durn it this is nawt what that poor wurkshopp signed up for.

  • Hakan Hillgrove
    Hakan Hillgrove 2 months ago

    What if he lost his wallet, whoever that found it would have access to his truck but they would have to find the right truck though.

  • Dont Judge
    Dont Judge 2 months ago

    Untill you realize you locked yourself out of your truck with the wallet inside

  • samuel warkentin
    samuel warkentin 2 months ago

    Where did you get your leather tools? or where's a good place to get some?

  • Ultra_axe781
    Ultra_axe781 2 months ago

    Its nice to see these types of videos where you use the tools you have made

  • Sam Gush
    Sam Gush 3 months ago +1

    what if you also lock your wallet in your truck

  • jacaughron55
    jacaughron55 3 months ago

    I have no idea what I'm doing!!...... Makes a wallet I now need in life.....

  • EmmaFaith's Animations
    EmmaFaith's Animations 3 months ago

    Great editing and nice macro shots!

  • Chookity
    Chookity 3 months ago

    *Sees intro*
    *Instantly clicks the like button*

  • Vincent Bertolini
    Vincent Bertolini 3 months ago

    You could still keep a key in the new wallet with a rivet or something. Love that idea BTW!

  • Daniel Brajtman
    Daniel Brajtman 3 months ago

    Friendship ended with *Damascus steel*
    Now *leather* is my new best friend

  • Ohne Name
    Ohne Name 3 months ago +1

    7:45 itโ€™s called a fork. Youโ€™re welcome

  • barton tolbert
    barton tolbert 4 months ago

    Anybody else thinks Alec looks like a grown up Ralphie from A Christmas Story?

  • Vasco Canaday
    Vasco Canaday 4 months ago

    See a lot of people asking about the list of supplies he used. So here's a list of what he used, and some things that'll make your projects easier/longer lasting:
    +Leather- Vegetable tanned 4-5 ounce for the back, 2-3 ounce for the pockets.
    +Dye- Looks like Tandy's Eco-Flo. Fiebings Pro dye gives better coverage and is easier to work with though.
    +Finish (not shown)- Carnauba cream or atom wax followed by an acrcylic finish to waterproof.
    +Gum tragacanth (not shown)- for slicking edges with burnishing tool.
    +Sponges/wool daubers
    +Stitching chisel, or pricking iron in the uk.
    +Edge beveller- #2 is good for most projects
    +Stitching groover (not shown)- grooves out your lines so threads lay flat.
    +Wing divider
    +Utility knife
    +Wood slicker/burnishing tool (not shown)
    +Waxed thread and blunt needles
    +Contact cement
    +Safety Skiver
    +Cutting matt- self healing are the best

  • FatWicks HotCoilz
    FatWicks HotCoilz 4 months ago

    Don't take this the wrong way, but leather working is another skill much different than what you do. Your a really talented metal/shop worker, but this being another skill don't underestimate. To be good at this is just as hard as your main craft, just different. You did a pretty good job for your first wallet but you could have used a much much better template. You put allot of work into a crappy design no offense. Please dont take that the wrong way you're very talented. You live to go gung ho and learn by doing. Im the same way so I force myself to put all my ideas down and map them out.

  • Dan Boughton
    Dan Boughton 4 months ago

    It not a Union Jack. It called a union flag the only time it is called a Union Jack is when it is flying on a jack staff on a naval ship

  • Zaldi Riansyah
    Zaldi Riansyah 4 months ago


  • Ethan Andrews
    Ethan Andrews 4 months ago

    Now you can make leather handles โ€ผ๏ธโ€ผ๏ธโค๏ธ

  • Nathan Sinchak
    Nathan Sinchak 4 months ago

    not going to lie I liked that beat, great vid

  • Lydi@
    Lydi@ 4 months ago

    One day Alec will learn how to speak English...

  • Kan Meridoc
    Kan Meridoc 4 months ago

    Little tip for guessing how much thread you need on a saddle stitch. Take your piece that you're stitching and run the thread along side the stitch marks. Then double back along the stitch marks till you make it back to the start of them. Then add in about 6 to 12 inches, depending on confidence. You'll need the little extra bit to stitch back and make a good friction fit for the ends, and it can be tricky to feed the needles through when you run low on thread. Also it never hurts to have a little extra, just in case you skipped a corner or something.

  • Will T
    Will T 4 months ago

    ALEC!!!!!!!! more intros like this in your new USA shop! Yeha.

  • jay long
    jay long 4 months ago

    Just do it

  • BustDown_ ThotiQuana
    BustDown_ ThotiQuana 4 months ago

    hey can you tell me what kind of pants you are wearing in this video?

  • John Henderson
    John Henderson 4 months ago

    If you misplace your wallet and it has your ID and Key... Can't the person just use your address to come take your car?

  • K Pocr
    K Pocr 4 months ago

    You spelled favorite wrong

  • Stoneryoda 937
    Stoneryoda 937 5 months ago

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

  • cool Hawk
    cool Hawk 5 months ago

    As a beginner blacksmith what tools and equipment did you use. I want to get into it but I donโ€™t really know what I need and what is best for beginners.

  • Mattstonks
    Mattstonks 5 months ago

    His first ever leather endeavor

  • StukjeSchaap
    StukjeSchaap 5 months ago

    Song 6:00

  • WaiSay
    WaiSay 5 months ago

    Are you sure you are human?

    SCOOT3R SQUAD 5 months ago

    I aspire to be like u

  • Farsalor
    Farsalor 5 months ago

    Welcome to the leatherworking team.

  • AะฏK
    AะฏK 5 months ago


  • Connor Smith
    Connor Smith 5 months 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 ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Lone Remix
    Lone Remix 5 months ago

    Could you post the Amazon wishlist

  • 4am chips 'n dip
    4am chips 'n dip 5 months ago

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

  • Olaf _
    Olaf _ 5 months ago +1

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

  • Pavel Zhelezov
    Pavel Zhelezov 5 months ago

    you can make it better mate

  • Unseen 28
    Unseen 28 5 months ago

    I love this nerd

  • PLEXER 13
    PLEXER 13 5 months ago

    8:31 oof

  • SugarHigh Gaming
    SugarHigh Gaming 5 months ago

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

    The irony

  • Luke Earthwalker
    Luke Earthwalker 5 months 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 5 months 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. _ 5 months ago

    So when are you adding it to the merchandise page?

  • Bashar Cvbbjj
    Bashar Cvbbjj 5 months ago

    2:40 what if someone steals your wallet ๐Ÿง๐Ÿค”

  • Brian Gonzalez
    Brian Gonzalez 5 months ago

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

  • Paul Wehner
    Paul Wehner 5 months ago

    Honey isnt free money itโ€™s just using less

  • Mรคe Konn
    Mรคe Konn 5 months ago

    what if you get coins tho?

  • plague docter
    plague docter 5 months ago

    Make a metal one

  • Nessa Temlett
    Nessa Temlett 5 months ago

    Make more video like this

  • Nomen Nescio
    Nomen Nescio 5 months 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!

  • Iron Oxide (formerly Anomalous Builds)

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

  • Brock purdin
    Brock purdin 6 months ago

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

  • lorcan wall media
    lorcan wall media 6 months ago

    These fails got me in stitches

  • Samuel Cunningham
    Samuel Cunningham 6 months ago

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

  • Edina
    Edina 6 months ago

    Cocaine is one hell of a drug ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

  • Nicholas Ellerbrook
    Nicholas Ellerbrook 6 months ago

    Damascus... leatherized.

  • TheGamingPharaoh
    TheGamingPharaoh 6 months ago

    would this have been your first ever leather endeavor?

  • Trust Android Fuck Apple

    now your name is Alec Lethere

  • Dalton Farber
    Dalton Farber 6 months ago

    Make a tooL beLt!!!!

  • Wulfrvm
    Wulfrvm 6 months ago

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

  • Marcus Feldthaus
    Marcus Feldthaus 6 months ago

    Extraordinary work mate

  • Juli
    Juli 6 months ago +1

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

  • gabe slattery
    gabe slattery 6 months ago

    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