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Comments • 1 377

  • Jerry P.
    Jerry P. 2 months ago

    ASKHOLE = Someone who asks for advice but doesn't take it :

  • Scott Mackie
    Scott Mackie 3 months ago

    Who even understands ‘Fahrenheit ‘?...,no one ever...fact!

  • stilltlrforlife
    stilltlrforlife 3 months ago

    *Less yak ya....... I mean throwing snowballs and more whack whack!!*

  • Brent Hotchkin
    Brent Hotchkin 3 months ago

    Hey Alec, and Will. I've also been watching for years. But I must say you two are awesome together. Keep up the beautiful work. I love watching the failure just as much as the success. Side note. Kobalt makes a recipro fit tool attachment. Which might have made filing the flat bit inside the guard go a bit faster. Not the best control. But might be useful on future projects. Keep up the GREAT work.

  • Neokashe
    Neokashe 4 months ago

    Congrats on the guard guys I knew you'd get it :)

  • Mason Josh
    Mason Josh 4 months ago

    How tf is it still snowy there?

    Edit: I saw the mountains so nvm :)

  • Danny Brady
    Danny Brady 5 months ago

    What's with the golf ball?

  • dregapiro
    dregapiro 5 months ago

    real men use kelvin

  • Nate Wynd
    Nate Wynd 5 months ago

    Is any of the brass from previous castings still usable or recyclable?

  • Patrick Freeman
    Patrick Freeman 5 months ago

    Freedomheit? Stubborn pigheadedheit you mean. Fahrenheit makes no sense, just like the "factors of 12"-system of measurements.

  • peter myrup
    peter myrup 5 months ago

    What do i have to do around here to find name of the song at 8:00. I've signed up and tried to find it, no luck.
    Plz upvote so he can se it, what do i have to search on the site? @Alec Steele

  • Ian
    Ian 5 months ago

    The music for this episode is AWESOME.

  • Hillel Horgen
    Hillel Horgen 5 months ago

    subtitles 6:02

  • lunarscout
    lunarscout 5 months ago

    How does pulling a vacuum from the sides work, wouldn't the investment just flow out? I have a feeling I'm being really thick here but I don't understand...

  • chris slack
    chris slack 5 months ago

    Make the videos longer

  • Michael Meacham
    Michael Meacham 5 months ago

    Use flexible abrasive discs with adhesive backing on rubber mandrels to clean up the inside.

  • lowkicker1971
    lowkicker1971 5 months ago

    very 80ies music it

  • Inge Bolme
    Inge Bolme 6 months ago

    Freedomheight reeeeee :3

  • Eli Price
    Eli Price 6 months ago

    Cut your hair you longed haired hippie !!!

  • Ethan Thompson
    Ethan Thompson 6 months ago

    Why don’t you put the crucible in the forge you can use your shaving and other small brass scrap why you still setting up your crucible while things are cold add crushed green bottle glass just break a bottle to get flat piece of glass than on top of your brass shaving and brass scrap on top of the crucible glass will melt and have a nice seal and you just do what you normally do You won’t get so much copper oxide when you pour brass
    Before you pour add some zinc to your brass just before you pour if you can restart your furnace but
    Do you this just before you pour your brass do you pre heat the ladle little in the furnace and remove the slag from the crucible before you pour your brass you have a cleaner casting

  • Bram's crighton
    Bram's crighton 6 months ago +11

    “ Whats a Celsius ? -_-“ 😂

  • Daniel Nokes
    Daniel Nokes 6 months ago +3

    Please use Celsius again, I'm Australian, I need it.

  • Skrapr
    Skrapr 6 months ago

    Alec, what belt grinder do you use and why did you choose it? Love your videos and want to start making knives, starting to get some stuff together. Keep it up!!! Thank you

  • Colin Rogers
    Colin Rogers 6 months ago

    What kind of brass alloy did you use?

  • hugo walter her
    hugo walter her 6 months ago

    estos muchachos si no se la comen la miran con cariño ...

  • Brandon Laumer
    Brandon Laumer 6 months ago

    ..... You gotta risk it, to get the biscuit

  • A Stang
    A Stang 6 months ago

    Well, great work, guys!
    Not to be a cynic, but... it seems to me you two could have just machined/engraved/filed/carved one (or two or three) of these out of solid brass in less than two months.... for less money. But, a new skill. Great value there too.

  • Doctor Yammy
    Doctor Yammy 6 months ago

    Can someone explain Pablo's advice? I thought Alec did it correctly based on how I've seen other people do it?

  • Greg Whitley
    Greg Whitley 6 months ago

    If you're lookin', you ain't cookin'!

  • Christopher Wrigley
    Christopher Wrigley 6 months ago


  • Janczyk
    Janczyk 6 months ago

    Metric is better

  • steven williams
    steven williams 6 months ago

    Awesome video by the way! Always look forward to new ones!
    You have too much porosity in that casting. You need to make the button/sprue larger than the actual casting, that way the button stays molten longer. If your button is larger than the thing you are casting it will develop the porosity instead of the piece. Another thing you can do is only partially submerge the investment in the water so that the piece cools before the button cools. All ways of reducing porosity.
    Second, an aluminum oxide or glass bead sand blasting unit is the most effective way of removing investment from your casting. They are relatively inexpensive and have a lot of useful purposes.
    Hope this helps!

  • mort8652 Abeahamsen
    mort8652 Abeahamsen 6 months ago

    Alec arent you doing all the Fun parts?

  • Jesse Stephenson
    Jesse Stephenson 6 months ago

    love the new music

  • Merijn Vogel
    Merijn Vogel 6 months ago

    Make sure the air can escape when casting, make enough channels where the air can go while you pour in through the main channel. (A relavice is a profesional caster, I did work for him when I was a lot younger (15/16-ish) ;) ) During casting your brass seemed a bit hot, the zinc seemed to be escaping, but well, the only thing you can do is just doing it more often. Love to watch it :)

  • jeanne fanning
    jeanne fanning 6 months ago

    why didn't you get a stainless pot?

  • Turtle's Reef
    Turtle's Reef 6 months ago

    8:21 had me rolling

  • Joe Sharkazy
    Joe Sharkazy 6 months ago

    Oh my guard!!!!

  • Hoody K
    Hoody K 6 months ago

    Can someone get me the name of the song that plays at 7:56 it is just fantastic

  • Tim
    Tim 6 months ago

    "FLAHNGE" hahaha

  • Ricardo Malta
    Ricardo Malta 6 months ago

    8:21 lol!!

  • Nicholas Ellerbrook
    Nicholas Ellerbrook 6 months ago

    Polish that guard till you can use it as a mirror, shave test, comb test, etc...

  • LizzyMarieTina
    LizzyMarieTina 6 months ago

    You 2 seeing the guard come out was like watching a father seeing his child for the first time. Lol.

  • LimitedWard
    LimitedWard 6 months ago

    Would it not have been easier to make a simpler design for the wax and then remove material from the casted piece?

  • Ghoul 11
    Ghoul 11 6 months ago

    I’m find it funny Alec hasn’t adjusted to Fahrenheit yet

  • Robert Lozano
    Robert Lozano 6 months ago

    just like you never listen to will homieeeeeeee

  • Phil Richards
    Phil Richards 6 months ago

    You guys should collab with the That Works chaps, from Baltimore Knife and Sword. That would be one hell of a collab!

  • Claus Madsen
    Claus Madsen 6 months ago

    Nice eighties music

  • Open Eye
    Open Eye 6 months ago

    FYI there are sock filters you can pour liquid metal through as you pour the metal into the mold so it cleans it

  • George Clair
    George Clair 6 months ago

    A vacuum in a sealed chamber is a vacuum everywhere in that chamber no matter where you pulled the pressure from . Better to let it hold in a vacuum for some time to insure vacuum doesn't change

  • Thomas Russell
    Thomas Russell 6 months ago

    Vice handle vs groin? Vice wins every time. LOL (flashback to a much younger Alec swinging a sledge as a beater).

  • Jacob Mclemore
    Jacob Mclemore 6 months ago

    You're like me when I laugh and cry at the same time because I'm sad

  • Jacob Mclemore
    Jacob Mclemore 6 months ago

    What's funny is that America separate itself from the European countries but in America we still come from European descent

  • Crude Birth Rate
    Crude Birth Rate 6 months ago

    Your boyfriend is so awkward

  • Thomas Mellon
    Thomas Mellon 6 months ago

    Either way, really nice work. I Pablo MI poo

  • benlebeh
    benlebeh 6 months ago

    Really happy it worked!

  • Gabriel Viana
    Gabriel Viana 6 months ago

    Could you PLEASE say the temperature also in Celsius? You know, TEH WHOLE WORLD uses Celsius, those numbers in Fahrenheit doesn't mean anything to me, I don't know if it is too hot, too cold, medium... Nothing. The same to sizes and distance, you could say it also in metric. Would be good to show some respect for the international viewers...

  • byrysh
    byrysh 6 months ago

    Excalibur from Legend of the sword is a beautiful Damascus steel sword. And it's a British Legend. I thought you would really like to be able to do that.
    It's got all aspects that you enjoy doing. Damascus, Jewel setting, etching and brass and bronze casting

  • Daniel Atkins
    Daniel Atkins 6 months ago

    Whats a Celsius? i so stupid.