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  • todd hampton
    todd hampton 8 days ago

    jesus is it me or do they not know what a 5 ton cherry picker is? Get one and stop risking damage to you and your equipment also make your life so much easier

  • carly k
    carly k 12 days ago +1

    1:42 super purdy

  • Carlos Garcia
    Carlos Garcia 22 days ago

    Where's the RApier??!!!!!

  • LoonyTube
    LoonyTube 22 days ago

    nice haircut

  • Douglas Frank
    Douglas Frank Month ago

    Nice job Will. Nice to see s4omeone appreciate the differences in the two styles of vices and wanting to make what's old new again.

  • Sir.Tony Blair jr
    Sir.Tony Blair jr Month ago

    The coolant for the band song" eyecrometer" 👁️ great for a t-shirt?? Whatyathink??lolhaha you can send me one .you should give the saw a names, give all heavy equipment names.. Kool

  • DerthManter
    DerthManter 2 months ago

    I'm sure Will and Alec know this but for viewers who might not, be careful with the rags after using linseed oil, it has a tendency to self combust

  • LoneCog
    LoneCog 2 months ago

    I just bought my first bench vise, a 1930s 4 1/2 inch swivel jaw Prentiss, and I thought I would come back and take some notes on how to restore this bad boy to previous glory.

  • metallitech
    metallitech 2 months ago

    Props for not putting gobs of grease on the vice even though it's in Umerica.

  • Michael Bergstrom
    Michael Bergstrom 2 months ago

    The ear plugs Will is wearing at 4:53, what type are they? Would love to get a pair!

  • Jon Murray
    Jon Murray 2 months ago

    If you feel yourself getting a cold, drink grapefruit juice. It’s what I do and I am rarely out more than one day.

  • Craig Stimpson
    Craig Stimpson 3 months ago

    So Will's next project will be forging a bench vice with the quick release. Cool.

  • Daniel Geng
    Daniel Geng 3 months ago

    You guys need a parts washer !

  • Crimson Dahlia
    Crimson Dahlia 3 months ago

    As a female welder all I wanna say is please be careful with the grinder with the cup wire wheel. I have had one kick back while cleaning a part and hit my throat bounced back and knocked me in the jaw. All while it was still running. I was torn up from collarbone to my jaw. Just please be careful!!

  • Edward Traxler
    Edward Traxler 3 months ago

    Sadly .. even with earlier videos with the 'vices' jokes .. when I saw the title to this I was puzzled as to what 'English Vices' this was referring to .. aka .. immoral or wicked behaviour ..

  • Bob Morgan
    Bob Morgan 3 months ago

    It’s Vise, not Vice.

  • LonelyYogLizard
    LonelyYogLizard 4 months ago

    What's the name of the music for the video?

  • Camino John
    Camino John 4 months ago

    Hey on the slanted threads on the British made vice, is it perhaps an issue of surface area? I mean a vertical thread will only grip the height of the thread where a slanted thread would in fact increase the surface area that's under tension holding a piece in the vice.

  • chicoktc
    chicoktc 4 months ago

    The small vice looks a lot like General Grevious

  • BloodKoga
    BloodKoga 4 months ago

    Watching Will clean those vices was actually incredibly satisfying.

  • Terrance Barrett
    Terrance Barrett 4 months ago

    why did he come to the USA?

  • SirPsychoStevie
    SirPsychoStevie 4 months ago

    That's not a restoration! Check out My Mechanics channel. His restorations are perfect.

  • James Mullin
    James Mullin 4 months ago

    Is it a British US spelling variation? Here in the US vices are imoral or wicked activities or attributes.
    I got a chuckle out of the title regardless.

  • Aaron Arquette
    Aaron Arquette 4 months ago

    Two British vices.... tea and cigarettes?

  • andrew hallard
    andrew hallard 4 months ago

    What happened to jami?

  • andrew hallard
    andrew hallard 4 months ago

    Get a parts cleaner

  • keith stevenson
    keith stevenson 4 months ago

    Anyone notice Will is starting to look a lot like Alec hair style and clothing. Hes the American version of Alec.

  • Oliver's iron work and wood work

    Ive just realized i have the same vice as the one in the front of the thumbnail 😊😊😊

  • Tim Lund
    Tim Lund 4 months ago

    Isnt it vise with a s not a c

  • Chicago Dan
    Chicago Dan 4 months ago

    No Dremel for the nooks and crannies?

  • Sean Joseph
    Sean Joseph 4 months ago

    And I thought all bench vices had a quick release.

  • Scott Thomas
    Scott Thomas 4 months ago

    Alec you have my luck

  • Narice Woolon
    Narice Woolon 4 months ago

    I agree with Jonathan, having Will as a side kick was a great choice as he is just as crazy as you......great restore of vices Will, little OCD are we 😂😂😂looks like Will got to the power hammer.

  • Chris Maurer
    Chris Maurer 4 months ago

    I am so coming to visit your shop I live in Helena btw so yeah brother 😁

  • tiny
    tiny 4 months 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 4 months 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 5 months ago

    what made you move to the US Alec

  • Anthony Puccio
    Anthony Puccio 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Tiny Rick
    Tiny Rick 5 months ago

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

  • john smith
    john smith 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Rob Mowry
    Rob Mowry 5 months ago

    What kind of headphones do they have?

  • Probably
    Probably 5 months ago

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

  • Perineum
    Perineum 5 months ago

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

  • teh chris
    teh chris 5 months ago

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

  • Jaime German
    Jaime German 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Are you the kid from Stuart little

  • Luke Arts
    Luke Arts 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Phil Burns
    Phil Burns 5 months ago

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

  • DernipoGaming
    DernipoGaming 5 months ago

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

  • Jon Engstrom
    Jon Engstrom 5 months ago

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

  • Randy Rightnowar
    Randy Rightnowar 5 months ago

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

  • I ate a chicken Nugget
    I ate a chicken Nugget 5 months ago +1

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

  • Doug E. Huey
    Doug E. Huey 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Sun Collective
    Sun Collective 5 months ago

    Keep that cut lubricated Alec!

  • Chase Thompson
    Chase Thompson 5 months ago

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

  • Zach Farmer
    Zach Farmer 5 months 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 5 months ago

    You need a sand blaster

  • Garry Waters
    Garry Waters 5 months ago

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

  • John McCormick
    John McCormick 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Dan Caldwell
    Dan Caldwell 5 months ago

    And why did we not bake on the BLO?

  • Jethro Venter
    Jethro Venter 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Silven Rhodes
    Silven Rhodes 5 months ago

    Do a tour of your new house pls

  • EL-C EL-C
    EL-C EL-C 5 months ago

    You have a great butt, mister

  • Josip Barić
    Josip Barić 5 months ago

    can you make a Damascus steel catana?

  • jared shaw
    jared shaw 5 months ago

    How do you become a bladesmith

  • CwazyWabbit
    CwazyWabbit 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Buttress Thread..

  • Will Wade
    Will Wade 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Exploration Destination

    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 5 months ago


  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Forge a rifle barrel and receiver from Damascus steel!

  • fourp4nts
    fourp4nts 5 months ago

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

  • Dennis
    Dennis 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

    • ebulating
      ebulating 5 months ago

      Him and Will are too busy fucking to make videos.

  • Rusty Gamer
    Rusty Gamer 5 months 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
    Scott VonSwestenhousen 5 months ago

    This guy has got MONEY!

  • SchmutzForDinner
    SchmutzForDinner 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Dakota Prater
    Dakota Prater 5 months ago

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

  • General Yeet
    General Yeet 5 months 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 5 months ago

    diggin the panoramic shot

  • Preston Jeter
    Preston Jeter 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Mercy Reigns
    Mercy Reigns 5 months ago

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

  • Джон Партлов
    Джон Партлов 5 months ago +2

    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 5 months ago

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