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  • tiny
    tiny 5 hours ago

    you know, the number of times youve needed to take apart things to give them a good cleaning, you might consider investing in a good quality parts washer, and possibly a large ultrasonic cleaner

  • Albert Fiallos
    Albert Fiallos 6 hours ago

    Please do not bring new life to British vices. The Brits have forced their vices on the entire world. Now, a vise restoration is a wonderful preservation of historic tools.

  • AR-Gaming
    AR-Gaming 8 hours ago

    what made you move to the US Alec

  • Anthony Puccio
    Anthony Puccio 9 hours ago

    The thread on your vise is a Buttress Thread. I had one once that I restored and the lead screw was broken. It was fun machining a new one.

  • Randall Kelley
    Randall Kelley 9 hours ago

    So U pulled a "wheelie" on da vice! Oh buhaha...

  • Tiny Rick
    Tiny Rick 14 hours ago

    I am very disappointed in this video.
    Dont go back to this. This is very bad.

  • john smith
    john smith Day ago

    That thread is called a buttress thread. You see them used with half nuts like that sometimes and generally in an application where the thread needs to pull really hard in one direction.

  • Mark Walden
    Mark Walden Day ago

    It just would have made more sense if you used a paint brush and wet your steel Alex🤷🏻‍♂️

  • Rob Mowry
    Rob Mowry Day ago

    What kind of headphones do they have?

  • Probably
    Probably Day ago

    Are you from New Zealand or just horribly posh cos your accent is fucked

  • Perineum
    Perineum Day ago

    Is this music a version of The Ghost Inside by Broken Bells?

  • teh chris
    teh chris Day ago

    I cannot wait until the lathe and mill come in!!

  • Jaime German
    Jaime German Day ago

    thumbs up on your u tube like watching the new tools and equipment u have there awesome much love and respect

  • Luke Arts
    Luke Arts Day ago

    concrete slab! Where's the elastic joint? It looks to me that there isn't one there. When inserting a slab of different thickness, you always have to insert an elastic joint, for various reasons including differences in thermal behavior. But in your case there's an extra reason: shock vibrations and accoustic decoupling. If you don't put in such a joint, the vibrations of the powerhammer will cause cracks all throughout your shop. It's not too late to get it in. You'll need one of those water cooled diamond cutters like they used to cut the hole, and just cut out a half inch wide groove, 6 inches deep (thickness of the thinnest slab), then pour in some liquid elastic jointer/filler. Maybe you can make it your flex-seal video, hahaha...

  • K N
    K N Day ago

    Are you the kid from Stuart little

  • Luke Arts
    Luke Arts Day ago

    shop's coming along nicely! I notice there's more echo in the video as you guys speak louder (which makes sense from the AGC's point of view), obviously distance to mike also influences the echo, but I'm not a sound tech. Just enjoying the softer voices with less echo more =D =))

  • ch4rlyb0y
    ch4rlyb0y Day ago

    why not a full hammer handed blade while installing? ^^

  • Phil Burns
    Phil Burns Day ago

    Getting it together, make some damascus throwing knives with will, after you get set up,

  • DernipoGaming
    DernipoGaming 2 days ago

    When you get the shop up and running you should make a knife for Hiroyuki Terada

  • Jon Engstrom
    Jon Engstrom 2 days ago

    It's called a buttress thread... for thrust strength.

  • Randy Rightnowar
    Randy Rightnowar 2 days ago

    Is he only doing one or two episodes I'm weak now I know we just moved in but I'm just curious

  • Miguel Lopez
    Miguel Lopez 2 days ago +1

    He needs to do motor chain Damascus like so he can see

  • Doug E. Huey
    Doug E. Huey 2 days ago

    I think Alec moving to the US has done me wrong. I have gotten used to 4 or 5 videos a week and now down to 1 major withdraws.

  • Magnareo
    Magnareo 2 days ago

    What happened to daily videos or even every second day videos?

  • Sun Collective
    Sun Collective 2 days ago

    Keep that cut lubricated Alec!

  • Chase Thompson
    Chase Thompson 2 days ago

    I miss England when he had vids 4-5 times a week

  • Zach Farmer
    Zach Farmer 2 days ago

    I know you have a lot of requests but when you get your shop up and going again you should make the sword off of king aurther and the legend of the sword

  • Glen Hesketh
    Glen Hesketh 2 days ago

    You need a sand blaster

  • Garry Waters
    Garry Waters 2 days ago

    you are ignoring your instagram account last post was dec.18 time for an update there.

  • John McCormick
    John McCormick 2 days ago +1

    Missing the shows! Could you possibly make a comment in each video when the next episode will be released. For the past several months there has been no consistency in episode releases. I know everyone doesn’t mind waiting but it would be nice to know when they will be released.

  • Alvaro Lopez
    Alvaro Lopez 2 days ago

    Some of us have been waiting for 21 videos to see you working on a real great project as you did in UK hahahaha!! btw....this is still a great channel!

  • Frank K
    Frank K 2 days ago

    Setting up a new shop is SO much work! I've been working on mine in my spare time for almost 3 years now and I am still working on shop infrastructure and not actual projects! Keep up the great work Alec!

  • Rob Allen
    Rob Allen 2 days ago

    Hopefully your coolant issue isn't some long drawn out process.
    When are you gunna start squishin' the red stuff and making things?

  • Matt likwarz
    Matt likwarz 2 days ago

    I don't know about everyone else, but I need another Alec Steele video.

  • Dan Caldwell
    Dan Caldwell 2 days ago

    And why did we not bake on the BLO?

  • Jethro Venter
    Jethro Venter 2 days ago

    Love how Will made the saw "cooler"... ha ha ha... nice touch.
    Carry on using METRIC Alec, it's a lot easier to understand.

  • natuurvideo's van erik by erik

    Organisation is perfect

  • William Irwin
    William Irwin 2 days ago

    If the people in Montana don't start calling you the British Hammer, it will be a crying shame.

  • Silven Rhodes
    Silven Rhodes 2 days ago

    Do a tour of your new house pls

  • Elise Flemming
    Elise Flemming 2 days ago

    You have a great butt, mister

  • Barry Eaton
    Barry Eaton 2 days ago

    Hope to see you make some good stuff soon Alec. BTW I never expected you (this) to generate such a sh1t storm. Mostly from bogans, snowflakes and rednecks?

  • Josip Barić
    Josip Barić 2 days ago

    can you make a Damascus steel catana?

  • jared shaw
    jared shaw 2 days ago

    How do you become a bladesmith

  • CwazyWabbit
    CwazyWabbit 2 days ago

    The funny thread is a buttress thread, it's designed so that when the thread has pressure on it locks into the half nut, a standard thread would be forced out of the half nut under pressure.

  • Bob Green
    Bob Green 2 days ago

    Buttress Thread..

  • Will Wade
    Will Wade 2 days ago

    In machinery, the buttress thread form is designed to handle extremely high axial thrust in one direction. The load-bearing thread face is perpendicular to the screw axis. or at a slight slant (usually no greater than 7°] The other face is slanted, often at 45°. The resulting thread form has the same low friction properties as a square thread form but at about twice the shear strength due to the long thread base. This thread form also is easy to machine on a thread milling machine, unlike the difficult to machine square thread form. It can also compensate for nut wear using a split nut, much like the Acme thread form.[4]
    Buttress threads have often been used in the construction of artillery, particularly with the screw-type breechblock. They are also often used in vises, because great force is only required in one direction.
    It is obvious on inspection that a buttress thread with perpendicular face, operating in a split nut, generates minimal disengagement force when tightened in the normally loaded direction, and thus it is possible to derive quick release devices to, for example, allow rapid repositioning of the movable jaw of a vice without having to rotate the screw by many turns. A screw profile, such as acme, where the thrust face is not perpendicular to the axis, generates a significant disengagement force on a split nut, therefore a more robust controlling mechanism would be required. Quick release vices are readily available. It is not known whether any of them are currently using buttress screws. An expired patent for a clamp using a buttress thread exists and this article describes a vice whose screw thread is disengaged by reverse rotation, which is likely to use a buttress thread, however no currently manufactured devices of that nature have been found at this time.

  • fufu mfrmfr
    fufu mfrmfr 2 days ago

    You should really use HOCUT in the saw instead of synthcool. The blue stuff can gum up the machine and still let it rust.

  • James Ellsworth
    James Ellsworth 2 days ago

    GOOD JOB, WILL! One of the great things Alec has done over time, and you are carrying forward, is to demonstrate that 'old' tools can have a lot of life left in them! Alec: really like the 'American' hair style! Should save money on styling gel! Fuggetabout Craig's List purchases. That is not working out for you. Is it possible that 'pennywise' is 'pound foolish?'

  • James Abbott
    James Abbott 2 days ago

    Alec, when are you going to make a set of armor, or a shield...or both?

  • ExplorationDestination

    I just recently started watching your videos and I must say I’m hooked. I love the editing and I love the content you put out. I cannot wait for more videos. Keep up the outstanding work!!

  • Jace schlatter
    Jace schlatter 2 days ago


  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 2 days ago

    Harbor Freight has sand blaster boxes. You will need to rework one if you are going to shoot video of things within it. I would suggest new lighting. For the area the camera would shoot from put the motor cross style helmet clean contraption on it.

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 2 days ago

    Forge a rifle barrel and receiver from Damascus steel!

  • fourp4nts
    fourp4nts 2 days ago

    Can you make a pewdiepie nife? Make one with Pewdiepie Pattern

  • Dennis
    Dennis 2 days ago +5

    What happend to New videos every weekday? We know youre probably still busy with the move and all but would be cool if you could speak about that and how its gonna be in the future... There is much less coming from you since a while, so is it now more "a new video a week" channel or whats the montana- Steele plan?

    • Dennis
      Dennis 2 days ago

      +ebulating Wow, Do you kiss your Mama with this mouth??

    • ebulating
      ebulating 2 days ago

      Him and Will are too busy fucking to make videos.

  • Rusty Gamer
    Rusty Gamer 2 days ago

    Alec, I really enjoy watching your show and can’t wait to see your new shop all come together. Would love to see you do another katana as your first big build state side, as long as it was more traditional. (Proper material and what not.) and to see the same care giving to it as I saw in your beautiful Viking sword. Either way whatever it is you choose to do I’m sure it will be great.

  • Scott VonSwestenhousen

    This guy has got MONEY!

  • SchmutzForDinner
    SchmutzForDinner 3 days ago

    Goodness, it seems you've found yourself without a proper elecchicken to get your coolant running. If only there were some sorry schmuck willing to drive to Montana to mend the system...
    Let me know if you need me to cart-off to the Hoth system to get things chooching again :)

  • The Only Gamer
    The Only Gamer 3 days ago

    Article 13 is going to pull me away from your gorgeous content 😔

  • Dakota Prater
    Dakota Prater 3 days ago

    You squeeze this, you pull out, you push it back in" lmfao that's what she said

  • Argonio Argonio
    Argonio Argonio 3 days ago

    alec i was wondering if you maybe could make a dagger from the game skyrim, skyrim is a game i love and i was wondering if you maybe could do a deadric dagger or maybe a elven dagger it would meen alot to me if you would do this and i love your videos(ignor my bad english please)

  • Clint Martinez
    Clint Martinez 3 days ago

    diggin the panoramic shot

  • Preston Jeter
    Preston Jeter 3 days ago

    The old vice in my garage that I have had for years has a quick release. Just lift up on the handle and it releases. Not sure how old it is but my dad always bragged about the really old stuff and that wasn't one of them. I always took it for granted yet never payed attention to other vices I've used.

  • BigT Buckhunter
    BigT Buckhunter 3 days ago

    How does one get set up with a workshop like that (and also friends to share it with)

  • Mercy Reigns
    Mercy Reigns 3 days ago

    Ya'll make sure to get it out that they are British huh

  • Джон Партлов

    just to add my two pence, make sure you keep your rags with linseed oil on them in a lidded metal fireproof container as it is a definite fire hazard, prone to spontaneous combustion.

  • Ron Dumontier
    Ron Dumontier 3 days ago

    Couple cans of Brake Parts Cleaner young un
    And/or parts washer

  • Christopher Chance
    Christopher Chance 3 days ago

    Thank you Alec for inspiring me start forgeing

  • John Peterie
    John Peterie 3 days ago

    No tea.

  • hellshade2
    hellshade2 3 days ago

    i like will and he seems to be a great guy but! he needs some more social skills.i mean it's cool and all but refurbishing vice's just does not cut it will. ;D

  • Ray Jansen
    Ray Jansen 3 days ago

    Buttress thread.

  • e km
    e km 3 days ago

    Can you make a karambit knife??

  • Barry Slemmings
    Barry Slemmings 3 days ago

    I saw 'British vices' and assumed this would be kinky. I was VERY disappointed! :)

  • Davo Moto
    Davo Moto 3 days ago

    If you want to make a miter cut with the new saw just back off the vise jaw all the way and put a t-nut in the center slot from the bottom and hold your workpiece down with a toe clamp at whatever angle you need. I have that exact same saw at my job, this method works great.

  • Jessica Giebelhaus
    Jessica Giebelhaus 3 days ago

    “Alex Steele blacksmith 2018”

  • Mark Williams
    Mark Williams 3 days ago

    Misleading title (unintentional I am sure) - I was expecting to see some British vices - you know: drinking, gambling, maybe some fornication - instead I see a pair of British vises = useful for clamping, but not so much for debauchery

  • Kurt Simmons
    Kurt Simmons 3 days ago

    Just a n FYI! Get in touch with the manufacturer of the saw or someone in your vicinity that sells your saw or similar. They should have a clamp set up for miter cutting.

  • Kevalino Picks
    Kevalino Picks 3 days ago

    Looking good - let’s get forging!

  • Michael-James Breslin

    I think you should make a Damascus civil war cavalry saber. Gold inlay or damacine

  • browndyt
    browndyt 3 days ago

    Would have been easier, cleaner and fewer missed spots. if you had bought a sand/bead blasting cabinet.

  • Darin Roodman
    Darin Roodman 3 days ago

    So, lots of grumbling in the comments section while I'm here really excited to see the shop coming into its own in Montana, wishing I lived out that way so I could see it myself! A question about the bandsaw, and this probably just shows my ignorance on the matter: why do you have it sitting so low to the ground? Is that a temporary setup? I'd really worry about having to bend over a bandsaw as opposed to approaching it standing. Thanks Alec, I'm so glad you haven't lost your good attitude and that you're continuing to smile. Every single major venture has hiccups, hurdles, and unexpected snafus. Keep smiling man, you're my inspiration!

  • VOLHans
    VOLHans 3 days ago


  • Paul Aguirre
    Paul Aguirre 3 days ago

    im restoring my vices too...hookers and blow...

  • robert theunissen
    robert theunissen 3 days ago

    i think the "special" threads on the brittish is Z-thread, insted of the trapezoid thread like an ACME

  • grant Beach Priest ring

    Pull the pump out and check the impeller for gunk. Spin the motor a bit. Check the motor capacitor. Does the motor get hot? Might just be a safety switch somewhere.

  • Soda PoP
    Soda PoP 3 days ago

    Can't wait to see more forging and hammering! Hopefully you finish building the shop successfully~

  • skerdi51
    skerdi51 3 days ago

    how many cuts in one minute do you need

  • Jason Twitchell
    Jason Twitchell 3 days ago

    Bead blasting cabinet very well worth it also

  • Kez
    Kez 3 days ago

    Should of sand blasted it, that's my ad-vice

  • Simon Ejeskog
    Simon Ejeskog 3 days ago

    What type of material do u use when your making demascus swords?

  • André Ravenna
    André Ravenna 3 days ago

    Episode 40 of "guy cleaning his garage"... i'm out

  • Rob Houg
    Rob Houg 3 days ago

    Thank you for not painting it

  • Josh Taylor
    Josh Taylor 3 days ago

    I have the same model of saw. My pump housing broke so I replaced it with a 20$ swamp cooler pump and now it works great!

  • Gene Price
    Gene Price 3 days ago

    Please offer a quick warning about boiled linseed oil and fire hazards

  • Shaun Redmond
    Shaun Redmond 3 days ago

    Can't wait till you start doing more actual forging again

  • Ferafi
    Ferafi 3 days ago

    What is Will's Function in the Workshop? Is he just like somebody who helps you or is he making like different Projects?

  • JeffPlays
    JeffPlays 3 days ago

    Vices typically have square threads, not acme. That half-nut is great for having a quick release, but the amount of clamping force you can get is much lower than a standard threaded fixed-jaw.

  • William Shaver
    William Shaver 3 days ago

    I've seen some vids on makers forging a "hollow" hatchet or axe from rebar. I think it would be awesome for you to attempt your own version of this build, but using damascus steel that you are known for making interesting patterns with, instead of the rebar.

  • Nicklas Pape
    Nicklas Pape 3 days ago

    you should make a damascus playbutton

  • Andrew Zacharko
    Andrew Zacharko 3 days ago

    You should make a weapon from Skyrim like an eleven sword or dagger that would be so cool