TWO BIG OLD DRILL PRESSES AND MAKING A WELDING CART!!!

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  • Brian Coolman
    Brian Coolman 3 hours ago

    After fabricating a whole smoker out of sheet metal and mitered angle iron I would of loved to of had the fireball tool squares because it was so much of a hassle to get anything even remotely square.

  • Bryan Elliott
    Bryan Elliott Day ago

    From the close-up of that seat, for the argon bottle, it looks like you have enough clearance to fix the problem by clipping off and moving the pivot, no?

  • Carl Burton
    Carl Burton Day ago

    Bring back sam! this new guy just doesn't cut it.

  • Noah L
    Noah L Day ago

    We have one of those exact drill presses in the shop I work at but I’m not a fan of it

  • Jacob Mead
    Jacob Mead Day ago

    I enjoy your full disclosure nature in addressing advertising.

  • Joe Mamma
    Joe Mamma 2 days ago

    Glad you're finally stateside! Glad to have you! Welcome!

  • SuperDave
    SuperDave 2 days ago

    Alec, why dont you grind the bolt a lil bit?

  • CGagnon5
    CGagnon5 2 days ago

    hahahhah. they seriously didn't know the tape measure feature? that really is bad.

  • Connery Padilla
    Connery Padilla 5 days ago

    Flat head screws will work.

  • aped3
    aped3 5 days ago

    Keeping the Old Trade alive !!!

  • foxrace0985
    foxrace0985 5 days ago

    Lol, I knew that about tape measures...but someone told me, I didn't know for the longest time..

  • xios42
    xios42 5 days ago

    Did you make a video of the concrete pour?

  • Geffrei Maudeleyne
    Geffrei Maudeleyne 5 days ago

    Excellent job guys.

  • RobSchneiderIsAStapler

    I happen to know for a fact that Will didn’t really get shocked other than it being an obvious good joke. I’ve gotten electrocuted by 110V and you can’t really immediately free yourself, you kind of freeze up for a good five seconds just shaking lol. I did it on a part which I didn’t think had any current going through it, and I swear I sat there with my arm shaking for a good ten seconds before I realized it was electricity doing it.

  • zonky85
    zonky85 6 days ago

    Guys, Just flip that tank plate over. It'll still pivot to let you roll the tank on, just at a slightly higher slope!

  • Alpha Machina
    Alpha Machina 6 days ago

    Those Fireball jigs really do take you a step in the right direction from fabricobbling to actual, honest-to-goodness fabricating.

  • GloomShroom
    GloomShroom 6 days ago

    Heard the crinkling of the wiring and cringed so hard...

  • shawn figueroa
    shawn figueroa 7 days ago

    I'll be that guy. I love this series of videos alot more than the last sword you made. It was fun until the inlay videos became tedious.

  • Electric paisy
    Electric paisy 7 days ago

    I didn't new the tape measure thing! 😲

  • ThomCat316
    ThomCat316 7 days ago

    "Big" drill presses? I've got three of those Delta in the step-pulley version, two floor and one bench. All of them had the same wiring issue yours did, it's simply age...
    The big drill press has to be moved with a forklift - Clausing 22V 20" with Reeves variable speed control (think it's the same as your VS (make sure to run the speeds every time you use it) and mechanical power downfeed.
    PS - stick with aluminium; you're British, the American pronunciation sounds odd...

  • TEIS3210
    TEIS3210 7 days ago

    Lol@ the measyring tape thing hahaha how did u work with steel for so long and not know this

  • ghost
    ghost 7 days ago

    I really admire your work, I know myself that I would never be able to do anything you do in your videos, I respect your effort and the amount of work you took to get here. ALL WHILE ENTERTAINING EVERY VIEWER!!! You are a model person and I thank you very much

  • Derrick Rijksen
    Derrick Rijksen 7 days ago

    he alec, wy don't you geys buy a forklift of your own, they arent exspansif ( atleest not here in holland) and......sorry for my bad englis

  • Dom Crooke
    Dom Crooke 7 days ago

    Please please please pronounce aluminium how the proper way. The British way, the way you was taught 😉

  • MKS Custom Creations

    On the roll on cart just weld those carriage bolts in and grind the heads off so you have the clearance for the bottle.

  • Neko Rivera
    Neko Rivera 7 days ago

    Spotweld the bolt and grind down the bolt heads and the tank will enter without having to carry it.

  • tin
    tin 8 days ago

    Don't say aluminum Alec, you're better than that.

  • I am squidward
    I am squidward 8 days ago

    his hair it does not feel right when its down

  • Jordan D
    Jordan D 8 days ago

    You could have just got a ZTFab cart.

  • Terry Kotschwar
    Terry Kotschwar 8 days ago

    You have a Master Forge Guru from the UK and a Master Knife Guru from the US...can you make a hybrid Commando knife which is both US/UK related? Former Sgt. from the 4th Infantry Division (M). I think you have the tools...now make them work!

  • Tsunauticus III
    Tsunauticus III 8 days ago

    You 16 or 43?
    Can’t tell

  • Nathaniel Lavery
    Nathaniel Lavery 8 days ago

    Omg the bus doesn't go where you live does it alex

  • skyler lehmkuhl
    skyler lehmkuhl 8 days ago

    The music at 6:44 reminds me of the Futurama theme.

  • 67fishbig
    67fishbig 8 days ago

    I don't believe you didn't know that.....lmao

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte 8 days ago

    Nice new haircut

  • Blake McBride
    Blake McBride 8 days ago

    I have one very, very similar to the second (larger) one you have; it was a 1947 piece (Delta/Rockwell). I did a full restoration on it and it's a BEAST. Love it.

  • Gary Koite
    Gary Koite 8 days ago

    You can remake that bottom plate for the tank and have the angle that attaches to the frame on the outside instead of the inside. That might give you enough room to roll the tank in.

  • Dan Reardon
    Dan Reardon 8 days ago

    Al you mini um

  • 9yr old freedom fighter

    Hvg

  • Aidan F
    Aidan F 8 days ago

    Feel like a coming out the closet moment is coming.

  • Loïc Rebts
    Loïc Rebts 8 days ago

    I only recently learned about that thing with tape measures, too... at 28. I understand the embarrassment ^^

  • Adam Král
    Adam Král 8 days ago

    God damnit stay Brittish :D ALUMINIUM!

  • truly1676
    truly1676 8 days ago

    Ummm... yes can we get an exact number on a HECK TON please hahaahhhhaaAAAHHaaa.

  • Jamie M
    Jamie M 9 days ago

    I was going to mention the shim at the end of the measuring tape, but figured you knew already.
    So, since you didn't know, I'll also mention that letting it snap back can loosen the shim by causing the rivets to tear into the tape, throwing your measurements off even more in the future. Next time I notice something I'll mention it right away. My bad, Alec!

  • Copenhagen King
    Copenhagen King 9 days ago

    That definately came out of a woodshop 😂

  • abby ehrenstein
    abby ehrenstein 9 days ago

    Your drill presses look like the only ones we have in our shop except ours have tons of drill bit craters. I still love them and they are always satisfying to to drill with. Just found your channel from the title of this video and am loving it.

  • Timber land
    Timber land 9 days ago

    Fireball tools was not very original.. they allready existed in the 70's in germany

  • Kane Alan
    Kane Alan 9 days ago

    Song on 4:40?!?! Any one!!?!

  • Benjamin Mellor
    Benjamin Mellor 9 days ago

    Good job on Trending.

  • Dan Johnson
    Dan Johnson 9 days ago

    Need an Alec perfect blade soon sir, jonesing for some sharpe metal perfection..........

  • Geno Lucero
    Geno Lucero 9 days ago

    Will is awesome always doing the grunt work, everyone needs a Will.

  • T wagner
    T wagner 9 days ago

    Montana may be beautiful but not really known as an industrial area with a lot of machining equipment like there is around Detroit. I live about 100 miles away in Ohio and there is still a lot of auto manufacturing here.

  • Tanner Mack
    Tanner Mack 9 days ago

    It's aluminium, not aluminum.

  • JolleyGreenGiant
    JolleyGreenGiant 9 days ago

    can you combine 3 types of metal?

  • Rogue Reaper
    Rogue Reaper 9 days ago

    Hey Alec, do you ever forge off camera? And how did you get into it

  • Dill Wiggle
    Dill Wiggle 9 days ago

    Hey you both got buzz cuts !

  • Claus Madsen
    Claus Madsen 9 days ago

    Jeez. You didn’t know that about tape measures?? I’m lost for words. With the skills you have I would never have thought you hadn’t realized this 10 years ago

  • DENIS REEVES
    DENIS REEVES 9 days ago

    Starting to get fed up to yanky

  • James Woodrum
    James Woodrum 9 days ago

    Have you looked at ribbon burner forges? Was thinking about building one. What are your thoughts?

  • Connor Bell
    Connor Bell 9 days ago +1

    Spokane represent!!!!!! Fireball tools for the win!

  • Donovan Chaas
    Donovan Chaas 9 days ago

    I remember when I bought my old delta dp220. I carried that heavy SOB 50 or so yards through my yard to my shop. I was only 14 at the time, it was brutal.

  • Andrea Berton
    Andrea Berton 9 days ago

    Why don't you make a supersteel sword ? (Sorry if my English isn't perfect but i'm from Italy)

  • Elias Stenbråten
    Elias Stenbråten 9 days ago

    Could you get a shop in Norway please?

  • Volvirth
    Volvirth 9 days ago

    Alec...
    How many measuring tapes did you ruin by hammering rivets shut? :'D

  • Skymon Gaming
    Skymon Gaming 9 days ago

    God I wish I had sceneries like that in Bradford 😒

  • nadnerb978
    nadnerb978 9 days ago

    You guys didn't know how the hook on a tape works! Dude...dude...dude. Now you need to make a jig that allows you to test your push/pull measurement per tape. Every woodshop has one (usually tests at the 12" mark, at the primary edge not the leading one). Gotta standardize your metrology! LOL! keep up the good work! Rock on!

  • Kinu Grove
    Kinu Grove 9 days ago

    Cool to see this video was at one point all the way up to #27 on Trending.

  • Evan Hollandsworth
    Evan Hollandsworth 9 days ago

    please do the big enough meme (cowboy screaming in the sky) for the intro one day

  • Kurt Lee
    Kurt Lee 9 days ago

    electrician here been in the building trade about 15 years and i definitely of course absolutely did know about that with the tapes

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 9 days ago

    Just pronounce aluminum the way you normally would. Your accent is fun to hear.. also say zed instead of zero. Say atall instead of at all.

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 9 days ago

    Have him replace all the wires

  • thisoneisforcommenting ok

    220 in murica
    whaatttttt

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 9 days ago +1

    It’s been 2 days, I need a new video from you on what things you did since the last video..

  • mehmetali ateş
    mehmetali ateş 9 days ago

    Can u forge a Obsidian?

  • DARKKSLAYER
    DARKKSLAYER 9 days ago

    Try making a gun

  • Rainbow Nation
    Rainbow Nation 9 days ago

    Do you plan on doing any forging in 2019?

  • katy kern
    katy kern 9 days ago

    Good progress on your shop man. Keep cracking on! I was wondering if you were ever going to start selling those forge burners from Australia again?

  • Magne Polden
    Magne Polden 9 days ago +1

    Hi. congrats on two good machines. It seems as you are doing well. But at 2 min 35 one can see at the left in the image, an extension cord on a selfwinding drum. Be careful, using such equiepment, as the cable get hot on the drum when electric loaded, and can possibly melt the cable, or worse, catch fire.

  • BENJAMIN DE JONGE
    BENJAMIN DE JONGE 9 days ago

    Seen Devils Tower yet, a must see

  • Michael-James Breslin

    You need to put some real blue wheels and casters on that cart

  • Toby Hughes
    Toby Hughes 9 days ago

    I miss the old Alec. Hurry up and start smashing out sweet knives!

  • Corey Chapman
    Corey Chapman 10 days ago

    i would love to know how you got into black smithing in the uk, i live down in dorset and this would be something id love to take up as a career. :)

  • AnonAdept
    AnonAdept 10 days ago

    When you get sick of winter come on over to Oregon, think you'd be a good fit.

  • Slavik Cher
    Slavik Cher 10 days ago

    I want to see a Damascus steel axe or hatchet. Would be amazing and very useful tool

  • Will Marcum
    Will Marcum 10 days ago

    hey Alec I was rewatching your chef's knife build from last year, and I noticed you have one of the Grimsmo pens! How do you like the canadian cnc engineering?

  • Alex
    Alex 10 days ago

    Nice to know he can say Spokane right

  • John Souza
    John Souza 10 days ago

    So tape measures, I knew that. Also, because of the flexibility of that tip it's important to not let the tape retract all the way in. Stop it just before the tip hits home so as to keep that tip from breaking off.

  • нαкυ Valadéz
    нαкυ Valadéz 10 days ago +1

    Yesss my fav TVclipr finally uploaded 🌹🔥🔥🔥

  • Earthenfist
    Earthenfist 10 days ago

    YOU FINALLY GOT A DRILL PRESS! Oh I'm so PROUD of you!

  • pi57105 Hi
    pi57105 Hi 10 days ago

    @Alec Steele do you have any first hand Experience with Sonic Tools

  • ATV maddness
    ATV maddness 10 days ago

    Alec you should come to wisconsin

  • DarthRevan
    DarthRevan 10 days ago

    Don’t you mean fabcobling lol

  • Hinanolaulii22
    Hinanolaulii22 10 days ago

    Lol 😂. I knew that!

  • J Lee
    J Lee 10 days ago

    Fire Ball tools, not FiBull, speak American Alec

  • besteversaw
    besteversaw 10 days ago +1

    #35 ON TRENDING! Congrats Alec on making the trending page.

  • ibeat theleaves
    ibeat theleaves 10 days ago

    I didn't know the tape measure thing

  • MOSES350
    MOSES350 10 days ago

    Everybody is on about the slab. And here I sit wondering about that mailbox.

  • Cam P
    Cam P 10 days ago

    You should try and make a knife out of metal shavings (idea from green beetle).

  • Christopher Sexton
    Christopher Sexton 10 days ago

    Nice video keep em rolling

  • Saiahzion
    Saiahzion 10 days ago

    Alec will you hang up my Alaskan flag in the workshop????????