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

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  • Loyal 1872
    Loyal 1872 Month ago

    These 2 young men have restored my faith in the youth of today.

  • Aric Eff
    Aric Eff 3 months ago

    The hook on the end of the tape measure, the amount it moves is the same as the thickness of the hook

  • Sean Gere
    Sean Gere 3 months ago

    Alec did you also know that the red numbers on the tape measure is the center of studs in the wall?

  • Jes Colman
    Jes Colman 4 months ago

    I've honestly gone my whole life thinking the same thing about the measuring tape.

  • Kevin Gracey
    Kevin Gracey 4 months ago

    Man just back the truck into your shop you have tons of room lmao

  • Edson Bojorquez
    Edson Bojorquez 4 months ago

    Yea I knew that haha

  • Anyhow Films - by Boyet

    damn! if only I could work in your workshop. I feel like I could learn alot from you guys.

  • Gabriel Davidson
    Gabriel Davidson 4 months ago

    Hey guys...Use Liquid Teflon...It's fantastic for lubrication, rust removal and as a rust inhibitor...I use it on guns and knives...It'll work great on all those machines, especially in Montana...Btw, use powdered graphite for moving parts esp in the winter...

  • Tyger Potter
    Tyger Potter 4 months ago

    HOLY @#$*!!! That dust-filled drillpress was my grandfather's!! He used it for woodworking starting back in the 70s!! Papa, your drillpress will work on! (just in a different medium).

  • Thom
    Thom 4 months ago

    I do not believe you ever explained the exact reason you moved to the U.S.

  • Josh H
    Josh H 4 months ago

    the second you said measuring tape i knew you were gonna say that lol, didnt learn that until i was 16

  • Becon O'Light
    Becon O'Light 4 months ago

    Ohhh...I know I'm a bit behind on the videos but it looks like you could have just ground the heads of the bolts on the inside of your Argon holder a little to make up that space. Pretty sure your measurements were correct...just didn't account for those pesky bold heads. =o)~

  • CR3W1SH03S
    CR3W1SH03S 4 months ago

    Delta is good stuff. Especially of it's older. It'll just need some TLC and it'll last a lifetime.

  • Brian Coolman
    Brian Coolman 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Noah L
    Noah L 5 months 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 5 months ago

    I enjoy your full disclosure nature in addressing advertising.

  • Joe Mamma
    Joe Mamma 5 months ago

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

  • SuperDave
    SuperDave 5 months ago

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

  • CGagnon5
    CGagnon5 5 months ago

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

  • Connery Padilla
    Connery Padilla 5 months ago

    Flat head screws will work.

  • aped3
    aped3 5 months ago

    Keeping the Old Trade alive !!!

  • foxrace0985
    foxrace0985 5 months ago

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

  • xios42
    xios42 5 months ago

    Did you make a video of the concrete pour?

  • Geffrei Maudeleyne
    Geffrei Maudeleyne 5 months ago

    Excellent job guys.

  • RobSchneiderIsAStapler
    RobSchneiderIsAStapler 5 months ago

    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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • GloomShroom
    GloomShroom 5 months ago

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

  • Mr. Sinister
    Mr. Sinister 5 months 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 5 months ago

    I didn't new the tape measure thing! 😲

  • ThomCat316
    ThomCat316 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • ghost
    ghost 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • MKS Custom Creations
    MKS Custom Creations 5 months ago

    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 5 months ago

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

  • tin
    tin 5 months ago

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

  • I am squidward
    I am squidward 5 months ago

    his hair it does not feel right when its down

  • Jordan D
    Jordan D 5 months ago

    You could have just got a ZTFab cart.

  • Terry Kotschwar
    Terry Kotschwar 5 months 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 THE CLOWN III

    You 16 or 43?
    Can’t tell

  • Nathaniel Lavery
    Nathaniel Lavery 5 months ago

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

  • skyler lehmkuhl
    skyler lehmkuhl 5 months ago

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

  • 67fishbig
    67fishbig 5 months ago

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

  • Charlotte
    Charlotte 5 months ago

    Nice new haircut

  • Blake McBride
    Blake McBride 5 months 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 5 months 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.

  • Chicago Dan
    Chicago Dan 5 months ago

    Al you mini um

  • datguy 999
    datguy 999 5 months ago

    Hvg

  • Aidan F
    Aidan F 5 months ago

    Feel like a coming out the closet moment is coming.

  • Loïc Rebts
    Loïc Rebts 5 months ago

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

  • Adam Král
    Adam Král 5 months ago

    God damnit stay Brittish :D ALUMINIUM!

  • Jamie M
    Jamie M 5 months 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 5 months ago

    That definately came out of a woodshop 😂

  • abby ehrenstein
    abby ehrenstein 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Don. Viveros
    Don. Viveros 5 months ago

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

  • Benjamin Mellor
    Benjamin Mellor 5 months ago

    Good job on Trending.

  • Dan Johnson
    Dan Johnson 5 months ago

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

  • Geno Lucero
    Geno Lucero 5 months ago

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

  • T wagner
    T wagner 5 months 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 5 months ago

    It's aluminium, not aluminum.

  • JolleyGreenGiant
    JolleyGreenGiant 5 months ago

    can you combine 3 types of metal?

  • Rogue Reaper
    Rogue Reaper 5 months ago

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

  • Dill Wiggle
    Dill Wiggle 5 months ago

    Hey you both got buzz cuts !

  • Claus Madsen
    Claus Madsen 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Starting to get fed up to yanky

  • James Woodrum
    James Woodrum 5 months ago

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

  • Connor Bell
    Connor Bell 5 months ago +1

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

  • Donovan Chaas
    Donovan Chaas 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Could you get a shop in Norway please?

  • Volvirth
    Volvirth 5 months ago

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

  • Skymon Gaming
    Skymon Gaming 5 months ago

    God I wish I had sceneries like that in Bradford 😒

  • nadnerb978
    nadnerb978 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Evan Hollandsworth
    Evan Hollandsworth 5 months ago

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

  • Kurt Lee
    Kurt Lee 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Have him replace all the wires

  • thisoneisforcommenting ok

    220 in murica
    whaatttttt

  • Mark O'Connell
    Mark O'Connell 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Can u forge a Obsidian?

  • DARKKSLAYER
    DARKKSLAYER 5 months ago

    Try making a gun

  • Rainbow Nation
    Rainbow Nation 5 months ago

    Do you plan on doing any forging in 2019?

  • Person On The Moon
    Person On The Moon 5 months 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 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Seen Devils Tower yet, a must see

  • Michael-James Breslin
    Michael-James Breslin 5 months ago

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

  • Toby Hughes
    Toby Hughes 5 months ago

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

  • Corey Chapman
    Corey Chapman 5 months 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 5 months ago

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

  • Slavik Cher
    Slavik Cher 5 months ago

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

  • Will Marcum
    Will Marcum 5 months 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 5 months ago

    Nice to know he can say Spokane right

  • John Souza
    John Souza 5 months 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 5 months ago +1

    Yesss my fav USclipr finally uploaded 🌹🔥🔥🔥