• Published: 12 July 2019
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Comments • 807

  • Gene Price
    Gene Price  4 hours back

    Just a quick question, couldn't you have coated it in dykem and then scribed through the pattern onto the guard instead of taping the paper to the guard?

    • Luke Arts
      Luke Arts  5 hours back

      4:50 Ooh yea, Will! Drill that hole in the beautiful chunk of Steele... Stick your file deep. (hope you won't get demonetized for it, as you know YT reviewers lack all sense of humor. Luckily you're viewers make up for that XD)

      • Eugene Errera
        Eugene Errera  6 hours back

        Hi Alec, I would like to see you make Dragon's Breath Damascus.

        • Leo Cashmore
          Leo Cashmore  6 hours back

          You should get a whole lot of your past forging mistakes and forge them into Damascus steel

          • Steven Price
            Steven Price  10 hours back

            Can someone pleeeaase donate these guys the right jaws for their 3 jaw lathe chuck

            • Liam Sheehan
              Liam Sheehan  12 hours back

              it cold make a cool vid and learning experience

              • Liam Sheehan
                Liam Sheehan  12 hours back

                hey alic you should make Damascus scissors so you dont need too buy or use those cheep ones u were using

                • Evolved Ego
                  Evolved Ego  13 hours back

                  Alec, make a Damascus belt buckle!

                  • Sean Hampson
                    Sean Hampson  13 hours back

                    I challenge you to make an X-ACTO knife from scratch, and two identical replacement blades for it! Good luck!

                    • zakeller
                      zakeller  15 hours back

                      Question, whenever I see you guys forging, I don’t ever recall you using borax or any other flux on camera. Is it just a step that winds up on the cutting room floor? Or do you really find yourselves not using flux often. I’m not a A blacksmith in any way, I’ve just found myself on a kick of watching your videos for the last week or so, great content BTW. Most of the other blacksmith channels that I find myself watching always seem to show a step of sprinkling on Borax when forge welding… not that it specifically happened in this video. Just curious.

                      • zakeller
                        zakeller  15 hours back

                        Then I scrolled into the comments where everyone has an opinion on a better way to do every step. For your sake, I hope I never get a reply… Keep up the good work.

                    • Joe Gotillyoublow
                      Joe Gotillyoublow  15 hours back

                      There are clear sheets you can print on that won’t fray or get wrecked by water

                      • Jerry Wiessner
                        Jerry Wiessner  16 hours back

                        I really dislike what I am going to say. I have been a subscriber for years, and love most of the videos. Well Alec, you have become a huge success on youtube. All due to the subscribers. You used to do many more videos when you were only 1 guy, now you divvy out videos to us like you were feeding us scraps. There are 2 of you now working on projects and there are long gaps in between videos, even when you say watch tomorrow, sometimes there is no tomorrow video. I'm sure there are many fans of your's who would agree that you do not put out near as many videos as you used to. Good Luck !!!

                        • Tyler Spurgeon
                          Tyler Spurgeon  20 hours back

                          Would it be a dumb idea to use a laser engraver to etch the piece of steel instead of gluing a piece of paper to it? I would think then you could dip it in water to cool it down while working on it.

                          • Derek Whipple
                            Derek Whipple  21 hours back

                            You should make a Damascus Warhammer Cane Sword. Just cause they're kinda cool lol

                            • Víctor Cast
                              Víctor Cast  22 hours back

                              Will is starting to look like Sam

                              • Lily Cadar
                                Lily Cadar  22 hours back

                                Can this actually break a sword though

                                • yusuf abdulqadir
                                  yusuf abdulqadir  23 hours back

                                  Hey alec can you make a balisong

                                  • Márton Matyasovszki
                                    Márton Matyasovszki  23 hours back

                                    Try to forge scissors

                                    • Declan Kell
                                      Declan Kell  23 hours back

                                      Hey Alex I need to make a lever spring to replace a 1942 Webley revolver barrel catch.  What type of steel would you suggest for the v shaped spring ?

                                      • Ben cowles
                                        Ben cowles  1 days back

                                        You could use the horn on the anvil to forge out the hole in the guard. Love the work you guys do. Keep it up.

                                        • Shorikid
                                          Shorikid  1 days back

                                          Care to share where you are buying your stone set from? I'm pretty interested in trying something new like that.

                                          • roro mad
                                            roro mad  1 days back

                                            A man that refuses to admit his limitations is no man; a man that admits his limitations but uses a 20kC plasma cutter to make up for it...well, that's Alec.

                                            • Psico Patico
                                              Psico Patico  1 days back

                                              how can I preserve a kitchen knife from rust?

                                              • Psico Patico
                                                Psico Patico  6 hours back

                                                @Timothy S. very tnx, i make it.

                                              • Timothy S.
                                                Timothy S.  21 hours back

                                                If it's not a blade made out of stainless steel, the best ways to preserve it is once you use it clean it immediately and make sure it's dry and then rub the blade down with some food grade oil like vegetable or Canola oil, oil will help prevent it from rusting

                                            • Mike Price
                                              Mike Price  1 days back

                                              I'm a part time knife maker. I've enjoyed and learned a lot from your videos. I was wondering where to get the stones you and Will introduced at the end of the video. Thanks.

                                              • LivingDedBoy
                                                LivingDedBoy  1 days back

                                                Any particular reason why you can't turn the quillions on the lathe, finish the shaping on the mill, then weld them to the ring guard?

                                                • Storm.XeReN
                                                  Storm.XeReN  1 days back

                                                  Where do you get your education for aqll this stuff? It's so cool. Looking to do the same

                                                  • PazuzuStalker
                                                    PazuzuStalker  1 days back

                                                    You should get leather cowboy hats...

                                                    • Thomas Legorgeu
                                                      Thomas Legorgeu  1 days back

                                                      you should get a laser engraving machine so you can mark your pieces before you grind theme. it should avoid the masking tape and superglue heat probleme !

                                                      • Devan Elkins
                                                        Devan Elkins  1 days back

                                                        Try using some form of transfer paper to see if you can trace the design from the paper onto the piece you're working on.

                                                        Not sure if there's anything out there that will stick to metal but its worth looking into.

                                                        • michael pennington
                                                          michael pennington  1 days back

                                                          You should get a laser etcher to etch patterns instead of using paper.

                                                          • Diego Garcia del Rio
                                                            Diego Garcia del Rio  2 days back

                                                            Another way to transfer the print to the steel blank would be to print on a laser printer (mirrored), place the printed paper on the steel piece (but print side facing the steel) and rub acetone on the back-side. The toner will transfer over to the steel and should make it quite visible. You could also use an iron (heat) to transfer the toner -or even iron-on transfer paper- but then the surface needs to be super flat before starting.

                                                            • Andy Matthews
                                                              Andy Matthews  2 days back

                                                              Can’t wait to see the finished sword breaker

                                                              • Chris Roberts
                                                                Chris Roberts  2 days back

                                                                I love the googly eyes on the power hammer... :P

                                                                • Meat
                                                                  Meat  2 days back

                                                                  Can't wait to see Colin's V2 arm jaw!

                                                                  • Caleb Wilson
                                                                    Caleb Wilson  2 days back

                                                                    Pretty neat trick I learned from my dad for working with super glue. If you sprinkle baking soda over it it sets up pretty much instantly and is really hard and strong similar to a 2 part epoxy

                                                                    • Otto Schultejans
                                                                      Otto Schultejans  2 days back

                                                                      You guys are my guilty YouTube habit! Question - do you take on viewer-inspired challenges? Love the weaponry, and the Sword-breaker reminded me of...well, how about a katar? Or specifically, a "scissors" type articulated katar? I always thought those looked bad-ass!

                                                                      • st170ish
                                                                        st170ish  2 days back

                                                                        Alex that problem with paper patterns... acid etch with a resist will make your life easier... KISS

                                                                        • mike rahoi
                                                                          mike rahoi  2 days back

                                                                          YO! MAKE A SHIRT OF THE BIG POWER-HAMMER WITH THE GOOGLY-EYES!!

                                                                          • Mike Hoover
                                                                            Mike Hoover  2 days back

                                                                            You should start possibly looking into getting a CNC machine. Could have put in a basic shape of the guard and just milled it out and saved a lot of time and material.

                                                                            • Ken Budd
                                                                              Ken Budd  2 days back

                                                                              In the future consider silver solder rather than super glue.( just a suggestion)

                                                                              • Sir Mister
                                                                                Sir Mister  2 days back

                                                                                What happened to " need a tool, make a tool". I was thinking he would have made a drift made to the correct shape. Oh well.

                                                                                • Martijn Stam
                                                                                  Martijn Stam  2 days back

                                                                                  Hi Alec, it might be an idea to print your design on white background decal paper, stick that on the guard an than put on some transparent lacquer. You’ll be able to see your design while grinding and it won’t burn paper. Good luck!

                                                                                  • Double Dare Fan
                                                                                    Double Dare Fan  2 days back

                                                                                    11:54 Where did you get those stone sticks❓

                                                                                    • Flight Recorder
                                                                                      Flight Recorder  2 days back

                                                                                      Alec, you should look into getting one of the cutters that people use for vinyl decals. If you could make your designs in vinyl then apply it to the steel, you'd be able to dip it into water to cool while grinding. It would also be very easy to cut out the exact shape seeing as its a computer program thats doing it

                                                                                      • themasqueradingcow91
                                                                                        themasqueradingcow91  2 days back

                                                                                        "Drill a 7/32nd hole..." 5.5mm ........

                                                                                        Seriously. These freedom measurements are wack!

                                                                                        • Nicholas
                                                                                          Nicholas  2 days back

                                                                                          Couldn’t you just use a diamond etching scribe and trace through your design’s paper, onto the steel?

                                                                                          • Nicholas
                                                                                            Nicholas  2 days back

                                                                                            Those quillons seem thin to me, versus the size of the blade.. Anyone else?
                                                                                            Feel like I’d be worried to be relying on them to stop a big old sword coming at me..

                                                                                            • Seraph X2
                                                                                              Seraph X2  2 days back

                                                                                              Personally, I'd feel pretty frustrated with myself not being able to do it the old way.
                                                                                              More primitive tools and they still got it done.