• Published: 03 December 2019
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Comments • 733

  • Ben Glaser
    Ben Glaser  4 days back

    Zebra Wood might have looked good with the white and black striped pattern

    • Lollik DeMedici
      Lollik DeMedici  3 weeks back

      Can we just please apricate the editing skills in All of steeles videos! Soooo good 🤯

      • seigisama
        seigisama  3 weeks back

        Alec... you know you can buy rolls of emery cloth to do exactly what you're doing with the sand paper? It's textile backed not paper backed. 3M sells it (as do many others). 1" x 20 yards 320 grit is $22 for instance...

        • AB Backup
          AB Backup  1 months back

          ALEC!! I dont want to be rude but what are you doing seriously when you use a file you go 1 way and 1 way only forward no forward backwards it kills your files - thanks

          • Ryan Matthew Reyes
            Ryan Matthew Reyes  1 months back


            • Geckomayhem
              Geckomayhem  1 months back

              Alec, the day you deglove your finger is the day you regret wearing a ring in the workshop. Please don't run up stairs, either. A lot of accidents occur on staircases. :|

              • Donte Tenon
                Donte Tenon  1 months back

                Can you make the same tipe, but make it so the knife and the fork are in the same sheath or attached together?

                • Gert VC
                  Gert VC  1 months back

                  Alec be careful with those chemicals. It's not all that innocent. It's all on the floor and you have it on your arms. After working already 12 years with chemicals I saw to many accidents. I did it to when I started working. Handled chemicals with nitril gloves and my sleeves up till I ended up at the ER with my under arms burned 2nd degree. It happens faster then you think and sleeves or long gloves are not that hard to wear. I know you have safety as a high standard with those respirators and emergency kits but just put in a safety goggle and decent chemical handling stuff. Keep up with the great video's.

                  • Arne Burghouts
                    Arne Burghouts  2 months back

                    I can tell your new buisness is going well Alec, you seems to be a lot less stressed. (Or its something else but I notice something)

                    Really happy for you, I've bin watching your video's since the time Joey was with you (btw, would love to see him visiting you someday). You've grown so much. So much respect for you.

                    Keep it up Alec. I am really enjoying your video's, and it inspired me to convert my little garage into a woodwork shop. I've bin thinking about forging as well but that hobby would be to loud here. I'm living in a pretty dense neighbourhood. And I don't want to use my newly forced knives to fight off the neighbour.

                    Thank you, and Will, for the amazing, inspiring video's.

                    • Kiros
                      Kiros  2 months back

                      forge doors

                      • Caleb Griesbach
                        Caleb Griesbach  2 months back

                        Alec, you were correct to call ferric chloride an acid. It's called a Lewis acid, which are different than Bronsted acids like muriatic acid.

                        -A chemist

                        • lethal function
                          lethal function  2 months back

                          Why his hair look weird

                          • Frank Damico
                            Frank Damico  2 months back

                            thanks for the email response Ty.

                            • sam whiteley
                              sam whiteley  2 months back

                              where is the blue potion song ??!!??!

                              • fryrear technology
                                fryrear technology  2 months back

                                The Brit asks what’s this, to the American who speaks the same language knowing what it is but not the native American English name for it... is it a boot, trunk, tote, bin, containment device... well bloody hell what do you call it? A container? Lmao. Thank you for the video and those are some awesome tools you made and the English jokes are too funny.

                                • Bill Hennen
                                  Bill Hennen  2 months back

                                  Alec's finger is better, Will's thumb is better, blue dykem song is back, all is right with the world

                                  • DoubleDeckerAnton
                                    DoubleDeckerAnton  2 months back

                                    John Travolta....🤣

                                    • Ville Tuomi
                                      Ville Tuomi  2 months back

                                      can you make something project for copper and nickel damascus

                                      • Guy Johnson
                                        Guy Johnson  2 months back

                                        Why did Alec have a dinglehopper tucked behind his ear?

                                        • Anthony Bevers
                                          Anthony Bevers  2 months back

                                          Why the fork behind the ear

                                          • Aaron Simpson
                                            Aaron Simpson  2 months back

                                            FeCl3 + H2O <-> [FeCl2(H2O)4]+ + H+ + Cl-, so it is quite acidic.

                                            • Mr.Hartog
                                              Mr.Hartog  2 months back

                                              Alec, here's an idea. What if you would dive into the world of vikings and make a matching helmet that goes with the cutlery. Love the vids! Congrats on being in the USA for over a year.

                                              • Frank Taccetta
                                                Frank Taccetta  2 months back

                                                Hello Alec, great project! It’s turning out beautiful! One thing I would recommend is that you reverse the order of your sandpaper cabinet drawers. If any grit that might fall off the sandpaper as you remove it from the cabinet drawer is not contaminating the drawers below with a coarser grit. great video! Keep up the good work!

                                                • H.J. brochachos
                                                  H.J. brochachos  2 months back

                                                  Hey Alec, you should make Kiritos Elucidator from Sword Art Online

                                                  • Jerome
                                                    Jerome  2 months back

                                                    bruh make me something xd lol

                                                    • sithbadboy
                                                      sithbadboy  2 months back

                                                      What Happened was you heated up and since it's stainless it cooled and air hardened the stainless has to be hard to etch that's why all the stainless Damascus bolsters, pocket clips, and back spacers that I use on folders have to be heat treated to get a proper etch 👍🏻

                                                      • Ben Perkins
                                                        Ben Perkins  2 months back

                                                        Whats the tool at 1:50 that looks like a mini leg vice?? thx

                                                        • Drew Underwood
                                                          Drew Underwood  2 months back

                                                          Can you guys forge a turkey next?

                                                          • James Kloppers
                                                            James Kloppers  2 months back

                                                            Alec, where's the blue Dykem song??

                                                            • Will Josephson
                                                              Will Josephson  2 months back

                                                              What on earth have you gone and done to your hair?

                                                              • Francesco Muci
                                                                Francesco Muci  2 months back

                                                                As always, I am really looking forward to seeing the finished product. For glueing the handles, may I suggest using a flavor injector (giant syringe with giant needles). I squeeze my glue directly inside the cylinder, mix it well with a stick, then screw on the needle and piston and squeeze the glue in the cavity. That allows me to start depositing the glue from the back of the cavity up to the top so no air bubble is formed.

                                                                • Ринат Исламов

                                                                  Че с твоей прической

                                                                  • richard Turk
                                                                    richard Turk  2 months back

                                                                    No need to talk so loud or scream into the mic at the beginning.
                                                                    The music is way too loud in the mix or editing as well.

                                                                    • DJFelixChester
                                                                      DJFelixChester  2 months back

                                                                      I love that Alec found a business partner who is complimentary better at the things Alec is bad at, but I really love that he admits when Will is better without ego, and doesn’t stop him practicing/using those skills for himself anyway.

                                                                      • Abdulkader Ajlani
                                                                        Abdulkader Ajlani  2 months back

                                                                        I live in a city called Damascus 🤔

                                                                        • Anas Yuzairi
                                                                          Anas Yuzairi  2 months back

                                                                          ferric chloride is acid, specifically bronsted-lowry acid

                                                                          • Lela Robinson
                                                                            Lela Robinson  2 months back

                                                                            Box's it's a box

                                                                            • Keith Cripe
                                                                              Keith Cripe  2 months back

                                                                              Well, maybe Alec will have the set done in time for the Xmas ham. LOL

                                                                              • arewhyinoh
                                                                                arewhyinoh  2 months back

                                                                                You mentioned wanting to do more jewel setting and carving, how about something less random and more specific in style like an actual picture on a blade. No filigree maybe a dragon on a sword or something.

                                                                                • Jesse Bryan
                                                                                  Jesse Bryan  2 months back

                                                                                  Ever thought about an induction forge? No doors needed and faster

                                                                                  • cliff hAlfast
                                                                                    cliff hAlfast  2 months back

                                                                                    Mate only file in one direction..

                                                                                    • Isaac Sudduth
                                                                                      Isaac Sudduth  2 months back

                                                                                      That pattern turned out AWESOME!!!

                                                                                      • The King
                                                                                        The King  2 months back

                                                                                        Alec, etching with straight ferric chloride works better and you get better contrast

                                                                                        • Norman Torok
                                                                                          Norman Torok  2 months back

                                                                                          love the duck tape trick Alec! In bench jewelry world, we call that "thrumming" or using a "thrumm". In my case, it's usually thick cotton string with a polishing compound. You can put a small thrumm in a jeweler's saw frame or as an attached string on the bench that you'd pull tight and run the peice to be polished back and forth against the tight string. Congrats on all the success!

                                                                                          • Jeremy M.
                                                                                            Jeremy M.  2 months back

                                                                                            You do great work. Would you consider a Mokume Gane Bolster on something like this and maybe tiger maple handles?

                                                                                            • Psyrus
                                                                                              Psyrus  2 months back

                                                                                              When I saw the pattern emerge on the fork my jaw literally dropped. Literally; I don't know where it is now, but totally worth it.

                                                                                              • Mephusto West
                                                                                                Mephusto West  2 months back

                                                                                                I really like how the fork etching came out. I am looking forward to seeing this project get done.

                                                                                                • Sithinstructor
                                                                                                  Sithinstructor  2 months back

                                                                                                  A slow poach? Is that a thing?