Alec Steele
Alec Steele
Alec Steele

My name's Alec Steele and here you'll find near-daily videos documenting the process of building some awesome projects here in the shop. As a blacksmith, most of the projects start as lumps of steel, or stacks of different alloys for making damascus, that I forge out into blades, sculpture, art or tools before taking the project to the machining equipment or into the grinding room for finishing. Each project teaches me a lot and stretches the bounds of my knowledge. I make a lot of mistakes but they serve as an excellent teacher. There's always something important for me to learn in the shop!
I want my work to be the spark that ignites the desire for you to get into your shop (or kitchen/basement/garage) and make something too! Whether it's stitching a leather wallet or forging a giant sword, you'll love the creative process.
Be sure to follow me on instagram @alecsteele for behind the scenes and grab some awesome t-shirts at



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    Robert FIl y a 5 heures

    Maybe hes going to make a suit of armor!!

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    Ole IversenIl y a 5 heures

    Where happend to the hair? Did you get too close to the forge again?

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    Sue WarrenIl y a 5 heures

    my heart nearly stopped at the beginning! Don't do that to us! LOL! Hope you have a great weekend!

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    SammyIl y a 5 heures

    Alec is now just becoming Adam Savage

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    will smithIl y a 5 heures

    we had a cat named mittens

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    sinephaseIl y a 5 heures

    This is why Project Runway is actually a good show if you strip it of all the fluff and drama. The stuff they can basically throw together so quickly is really impressive.

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    AFreeStanGINGGonK 6432Il y a 5 heures

    "Not gonna lie, they had us in the first half"

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    August BaurIl y a 5 heures

    Would prefer you guys to stick to forging on this channel...maybe make a second channel for sewing? Not nearly as interesting.

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    MeetimIl y a 5 heures

    Did you learn to sew on Skillshare?

  10. author

    Orson C. BadgerIl y a 5 heures

    You make clothes, that's a great idea more power to you. The Black Smith tailor!

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    Craig SudmanIl y a 5 heures

    Hey look it that! Steele mittens! Good luck on the new venture! Big space...expecting a lot of good things to be had!

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    ali mahmoodIl y a 5 heures

    R U GOOD FAM🤔🤔

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    maxie fuquaIl y a 5 heures

    Next thing you know Alec is gonna open a restaurant and learn culinary arts.

  14. author

    MeetimIl y a 5 heures

    13:15 This... Is... Spart I mean, Awesome!!!

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    gene bruceIl y a 5 heures

    Free market capitalism for the win!

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    Joey MooreIl y a 5 heures

    Can I get a Damascus work trousers?

  17. author

    Alex LaskowskiIl y a 5 heures

    Work with demo ranch!!!!

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    Peter AttwoodIl y a 5 heures

    Oh bye the way did you see nates latest video, maybe he could use a little encouragement and some blacksmith support from you right now Mr pilkington has been silenced!!!!

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    blah izoIl y a 5 heures

    I like the new shop. And new skills are always good. I hope you make hammers soon. Say a 8-10lb with a 15-18in handle. Many tradesmen would love this me included!!!!

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    Guilherme StefanelliIl y a 5 heures

    now you dont need to pay for pants adjustments.. NICE haha

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    alexander GuerreroIl y a 5 heures

    Please create a new channel for this nonsense! If I have to go through another video of you making mittens omg!! I didn’t subscribe to Martha Stewart’s channel!

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    RIl y a 5 heures

    You made Man mittens😎😎😎 congratulations on your success

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    imabeapirateIl y a 5 heures

    A tornado ripped through my area a few months ago and took out a bunch of industrial shops such as those... the abundance of shop space where you are is causing massive desire to leave...

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    Peter AttwoodIl y a 5 heures

    Alec I didn't think you could surprise me but! Your quest for knolage and self improvement blows my mind. Keep going and don't forget the little people who have been following you from the beginning in the UK, much luck, love and success for you in every indever you embark upon top man, ps I've also learnt alot from you over the years you make me proud to be British, if you ever need idea's for future videos don't hesitate to contact me!!!! Please keep elevating yourself you will hit the stars **********

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    Wild Man AlanIl y a 5 heures

    Errrr what? This is a departure from forging. Will you make a different channel for the two crafts?

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    maxie fuquaIl y a 5 heures

    This opens up all sorts of possibilities for new Damascus projects. Sewing needles Sewing scissors Bobbins Seam cutters The possibilities are endless.

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    G. Ralph Kuntz, MDIl y a 5 heures

    If you sew the stuff next to the forge, you can truly say that it IS made in a sweatshop.

  28. author

    Dave BrohmanIl y a 5 heures

    "Welcome to episode 33 of our Damascus trousers build..."

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    Texoma TinkerIl y a 5 heures

    Using binder clips to hold things together - hilarious! Buy some pins and use them instead. The needle will deflect around them if you happen to hit one.

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    MeetimIl y a 5 heures

    5:35 Surger?? That's an overlocker.

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    dcimedicIl y a 5 heures

    Do the mittens have insulation in them or did I miss something?

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    Jacob ShocklieIl y a 5 heures

    Now I need to go get a serger I've been wanting to use different fabrics and my sewing machine steamy cut it! Literally

  33. author

    Bill HennenIl y a 5 heures

    Now how to make Damascus clothing?

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    Wesley SloatIl y a 5 heures

    Blacksmiths aprons

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    MeetimIl y a 5 heures

    I'm up to 3:30. In thinking, great, can't wait for episode 23 of building a work shirt. Make it a Damascus one :-)

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    Zee GoffIl y a 5 heures

    Hey Alec, been watching your blacksmithing videos for a long time. I run a custom bag manufacturers in the UK, if you need any help/advice with the machines just ask!

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    Rusty ShacklefordIl y a 5 heures

    Am I the only one that was waiting for him to toss a piece of fabric onto an anvil and hammer it into a shirt or something?

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    Bösartig Getunter CarnivoreIl y a 5 heures

    Alec, I need a 2000-layers Damascus Kukri long sword made by Will and You... :-D Because... don´t know, i just want one. :-D

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    Bart van der WesterlakenIl y a 5 heures

    What is the Damascus equivalent for sewing?

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    KathleenIl y a 5 heures

    Binder clips instead on pins... interesting haha

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    Vojtěch MašekIl y a 5 heures

    I once made set of leather gloves for my cosplay, I still have no idea how... ghost of my grand-grand-mother must've possesed me, because on the first try I had perfect hand-sewn gloves with individual fingers. Took me two days of work, but if I was able to make something this complicated, I believe you, Alec, will do just fine. Wish you success.

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    Kazukaru KelleyIl y a 5 heures

    HAHA! Way to go Alec! I was taught how to sew when I was a kid (my mom was a seamstress). Used to tailor my new shirts and pants to fit. Now I just fix buttons and tears, lol. Anyways, thanks for reading the random/unnecessary anecdote. Look forward to all the awesome cool things you and Will do as you progress into the future.

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    aragon991 VdtIl y a 5 heures

    you had so many bridges to this sponsor in the video, and you slap it on the end of it. XD

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    MrSeabassIl y a 5 heures

    Lmao Alec gonna start cosplay and make real swords for his costumes

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    Craig BatchelorIl y a 5 heures

    Nice 1 Alec,little tip though, slow down a little when your sewing, it will be neater

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    Astraldragon GamingIl y a 6 heures

    Your surge machine is called an over-locker, mainly used to en fabric and stitches to prevent fraying and add strength to the end product

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    snilnilsIl y a 6 heures

    Alec, you're full of surprises!

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    Dermot RyanIl y a 6 heures

    Long time follower... first time commenter... i cant wait to follow along with your learning... im new to textiles too and would love if you were able to make your patterns available for us at home to try also... so we can all learn together :) also would be great to see you working with leather again!

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    jontgreeneIl y a 6 heures

    This channel just jumped off the rails!! I like it.

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    Justin AmbroseIl y a 6 heures

    You guys should try leather gloves

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    Micah wintersIl y a 6 heures

    Steele workwear? Hell yeah! I’d buy that!

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    Radex 141Il y a 6 heures

    What is this sht!

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    THR33STEPIl y a 6 heures

    From Blacksmithing to sewing. Time to hit unsubscribe.

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    Logan ElliottIl y a 6 heures

    Get ready for the next Steele vs Stelter. Who can make the best potholders

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    MVIl y a 6 heures

    From the manliest job in the world as a bladesmith to sewing mittens🤣

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    Justin AmbroseIl y a 6 heures

    Does Alec know about bobbins and different stitches and everything might help him out unfortunately that's the extent of my sewing machine knowledge I'm more of a hand Stitch o

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    nathan butlerIl y a 6 heures

    Everyone hating on Alec for sewing. But go check out John Willis making soe tactical gear dude got out of prison started sewing again makes millions of dollars a year making tactical gear

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    JustinIl y a 6 heures

    make a damascus sweing needle

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    Richard kIl y a 6 heures

    Sitting here eating a omelet watching a British kid in America sew

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    Joseph HerndonIl y a 6 heures

    I love the fact that the Squat Rack was the first thing set up in this new place. Whats your workout looking like?

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    andrewIl y a 6 heures

    Damascus T-shirts

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    Demi G0DIl y a 6 heures

    Hey Alec why didn't you just join the bunker branding team

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    Simeon JacksonIl y a 6 heures

    Great that you've gone into sewing Alec! I started off as a model engineer aged 13 in my granddad's workshop and now aged 21 I'm building small steam locomotives. I also started to learn how to sew last year and have made several waistcoats and frock coats as well as other little bits. It's great fun learning and you'll be surprised how many similarities there are between the crafts!

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    Dean RehderIl y a 6 heures

    Is this an introduction to the future bride? I wonder!

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    Alex GnatiukIl y a 6 heures

    Can we fast forward to part 21 of the sewing channel to see the finished shirt?

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    Matthew YoungIl y a 6 heures

    What about if you shipped your hammers in a cloth/fabric bag to protect it from scratches during shipping sewn buy hand??

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    ZayronIl y a 6 heures

    Alec Thread

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    junit483Il y a 6 heures

    So not a workshop, but a warehouse and printing press

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    Plain DiscordIl y a 6 heures

    Alec, I HIGHLY recommend the Singer Brand of sewing machines!! They are truly American made, American blooded and hold up for a lifetime!

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    kamakazi339Il y a 6 heures

    Some UPS guy is gonna HATE that pickup.....

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    Jack GrimbleIl y a 6 heures


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    Zex GraysonIl y a 6 heures

    Will : *hand sanding stuff and shedding tears* Alec : I MADE MITTENS !! ✌🏼🤣 but seriously can't wait for more stuff from you ♥️

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    rcpcdudeIl y a 6 heures

    Alec: so I leveled up tailoring as a second crafting skill *crafts Mittens of Awesome*

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    Richard kIl y a 6 heures

    Make pocket knives

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    John HarrisIl y a 6 heures

    Very cool! The thrill of marking something from scratch can not be beat!!! Well done Alec! P.S.: pins not clips, mittens are not as simple as pants and gloves are at a whole ‘nother level of difficulty!

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    Clay HuntIl y a 6 heures

    Very brave move ... good luck .

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    Cody ReinstadtlerIl y a 6 heures

    Would love to see some armorcrafting with the combination of the smithy and the sewing room.

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    Kalic5109Il y a 6 heures

    I second the Damascus kitchen knife set as well. Also does this mean when you level up we will get full Damascus Armour sets?

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    CloudycapIl y a 6 heures

    I hope you call the company "Steele supplies"

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    Omer MagenIl y a 6 heures

    Alec --Steele-- Alec STINGI (the i is silent)

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    Aaron HaysIl y a 6 heures

    There is something very calming about sewing in my experience

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    Miguel SalazarIl y a 6 heures

    There is a chef/creator on FRreporter named Justin Khanna that has plans for an apron he designed, he is also a spoon nerd. I bet it would be awesome to see you not only sew the apron bit also work on making a custom spoon for quenelles.

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    The Hiking DovahkiinIl y a 6 heures

    Am patiently waiting for the Steele and Selter Hammock with integrated Bugnet and a Dyneema Composit Tarp. Comes with Damascus Stakes!

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    Grewlan ImagineersIl y a 6 heures

    As a seamstress, this episode made me almost giddy. Nice and hardy machines, especially the surger, and a very good job on the mittens! People tend to think sewing is very hard, but as long as you dont rush your work, you'll be surprised how easy it is to get the hang of.

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    ShiaLaBluffIl y a 6 heures

    Damn, this came out of nowhere lol

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    Work With Nature - How to Grow Food!Il y a 6 heures

    Alec steel new FRreporter channel out soon ;)

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    rory lobbanIl y a 6 heures

    Oh brother!

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    VradostourIl y a 6 heures

    Waiting for Alec to start kniting

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    Repair Update RepeatIl y a 6 heures

    So wait...... while stelter has been working his fingers TO THE BONE you've been living the high life with the "soon to be" shopping for sewing machines? You've changed steele..... you've changed..... 😂😂

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    Rob ParsonsIl y a 6 heures

    Find your happiness man... but please don't forget to forge.... followed you a long time and love the forging more than anything!

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    christian scottIl y a 6 heures

    I have a challenge for u to forge a trident out of a single piece of steel

  92. author

    Dee Jay ValdezIl y a 6 heures

    Tell me does your blacksmith sow? BANG! Have him sow that!

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    Arnie NonymousIl y a 6 heures

    The Steele Threadforge is online, eh? "The guy specifically told me that an incompetent person should absolutely not set this up. But as I don't have a reasonably competent person handy..."

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    Joonas PitkänenIl y a 6 heures

    Could you forge & Make video of doing an traditional Finnish "Lapin Leuku" ?

  95. author

    HalflordIl y a 6 heures

    When alec wants to learn yet another useful skill: "it's evolving"

  96. author

    Heather SweitzerIl y a 6 heures

    Next week he’s putting out his new cosmetics line!

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    Jakers457Il y a 7 heures

    I want Damascus work pants

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    Donavon BurtonIl y a 7 heures

    I'm starting a forge build now and was planning on using a home depot hamme hope you make and sell those hammers soon would love to start on a steele hammer with some steele gloves

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    Eric HerlitzIl y a 7 heures

    Didn't sew this one coming, and you guys are seriously hardworking lads. Love it!

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    John ReganIl y a 7 heures

    Must've been painful for you to say soccer and not football. I respect your discipline.