Making Wedding Bands!

  • Published: 13 August 2019
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Comments • 2 285

  • twostroke350
    twostroke350  13 hours back

    Try a kitchen microplane (like you use for parmesan cheese) for reducing wax volume. Never clogs, removes a lot of material quickly but in a very controlled manner.

    • twostroke350
      twostroke350  13 hours back

      My wifes wedding band was left with the final hammer marks too. As time goes on, they will gradually wear smooth to a perfectly smooth, polished band. Takes about 7 years. There may be some symbolism about starting off with many facets and working towards a perfect finish in there somewhere?

      Incidentally, the master goldsmith Ken Moffat who made our wedding bands, also pattern welds GOLD DAMASCUS rings... Just saying.

      • Supabear
        Supabear  4 days back

        @Alec Steele if you didn't beat it with a hammer it wouldn't be yours lol. Very Nice Bro

        • a s
          a s  2 weeks back

          lol you're now in my backyard

          • Mike Stemp
            Mike Stemp  3 weeks back

            You guys are F-ing dope!

            • Abby Babby
              Abby Babby  3 weeks back

              Just don’t wear your ring while working. To easy to de-glove your finger, seen it happen a lot. If you have to wear a ring get a rubber one the will rip off and not jerk your finger off. Congratulations by the way.

              • Robert Garza
                Robert Garza  3 weeks back

                A little late. Congrats to you and your fiancé Alec! Having fun binge watching your channel. Keep up the great work brother. Keep hammering.

                • B Norton
                  B Norton  3 weeks back

                  Really stunning work man!

                  • fenderplayer946
                    fenderplayer946  3 weeks back

                    looks beautiful on her finger... waves it past the camera on his hand... brilliant haha!

                    • hennelly irvin
                      hennelly irvin  4 weeks back

                      Made rings of my own using this video and dental lab equipment! Great video

                      • hennelly irvin
                        hennelly irvin  4 weeks back

                        If you use a liner inside the metal ring the metal won't shrink as much.

                    • Tobie Koster
                      Tobie Koster  1 months back

                      when did Michael McIntyre start making jewellery? ;)

                      • x X_Twisted_X x
                        x X_Twisted_X x  1 months back


                        • achelan
                          achelan  1 months back

                          Since copper has a similar melting point to gold, is it a good way to practice?

                          • Michael Rave
                            Michael Rave  2 months back

                            Those rings are amazing congratulations

                            • Arif Iqbal
                              Arif Iqbal  2 months back

                              Congrats brother.

                              • Amin
                                Amin  2 months back

                                Congrats mate

                                • audiobrew
                                  audiobrew  2 months back

                                  Wow. "Third time's a charm" instead of "third time lucky". Get this man his US citizenship papers!

                                  • Xavier Rodriguez
                                    Xavier Rodriguez  2 months back


                                    • bernain molina
                                      bernain molina  2 months back

                                      Let me tell you something even though ur not American originally you have that can do work attitude my friend

                                      • Ashee Jo
                                        Ashee Jo  2 months back

                                        The lost wax method is thousands of years old though....

                                        • Benkay V Falsifier
                                          Benkay V Falsifier  2 months back

                                          2:23 I could never wear a ring. I have one of those fingers that have large knuckles and small base so anything that fit my knuckles would be loose on my finger and any smaller would NEVER come off.

                                          • toxiccomando
                                            toxiccomando  2 months back

                                            Jewelry stores hate him. Click here to learn his secret.

                                            • otto
                                              otto  2 months back


                                              • Martin Rugroden
                                                Martin Rugroden  2 months back

                                                What a coincidence that the commercial for this episode was by Pampers.

                                                • Chris Pennington
                                                  Chris Pennington  2 months back

                                                  Love the videos what happened to your finger grinding without gloves?

                                                  • Sam just sam
                                                    Sam just sam  2 months back

                                                    Congrats man

                                                    • weareewancameron
                                                      weareewancameron  2 months back

                                                      what a donk

                                                      • Michel Jubran
                                                        Michel Jubran  2 months back

                                                        Congrats! Love the hammer finish !

                                                        • Billy Guthrie
                                                          Billy Guthrie  2 months back

                                                          You deserve it you seam to be a nice driven guy. I am happy for you take care and forge your futures together.

                                                          • Putup Orshutup
                                                            Putup Orshutup  3 months back

                                                            You should glue some rubber tips on that little V devise you cut and file your rings on. Or better yet go to the local Walmart, in the paint section you will find rubber dip for tolls. Enough said

                                                            • Brendan Allison
                                                              Brendan Allison  3 months back

                                                              "That is sooooo satisfying" -Alec Steele while shoving a rod through a hole that's too small. Yikes.

                                                              • TWH
                                                                TWH  3 months back

                                                                Looks great man! Impressive

                                                                • Ruben Romero
                                                                  Ruben Romero  3 months back

                                                                  why is this man so THIC

                                                                  • John Hyslop
                                                                    John Hyslop  3 months back

                                                                    so Alec...when do we get to see her working the forge?

                                                                    • Tyhesheia Allen
                                                                      Tyhesheia Allen  3 months back

                                                                      Your talent awe me , your going to be flithy rich you should go into business being your own boss making all sorts of custom design rings for people somebody is going to pick you up and make you rich that is your blessing

                                                                      • Kim Jongdae
                                                                        Kim Jongdae  3 months back


                                                                        • Nick Heigl
                                                                          Nick Heigl  3 months back

                                                                          im lonely

                                                                          • Lou Garza
                                                                            Lou Garza  3 months back

                                                                            I want a custom made band to propose to my girlfriend . Send me a message and give me prices.

                                                                            • Fil Stewart
                                                                              Fil Stewart  3 months back

                                                                              Something in my eye - how wonderful and moving to see you making your own rings...Good for you. :)

                                                                              • Ryanrulesok
                                                                                Ryanrulesok  3 months back

                                                                                You get engaged and then a month later you think of getting married. Isn't your relationship going too fast?

                                                                                • Dingo Jo
                                                                                  Dingo Jo  3 months back

                                                                                  CONGRATULATIONS ALEC!! :DDDD

                                                                                  • Edgar Castro
                                                                                    Edgar Castro  3 months back


                                                                                    • Albrat Gaming
                                                                                      Albrat Gaming  3 months back

                                                                                      for a clogged file.. the best solution to clear it is a wire brush. 45 degree angle strokes from both sides of the file... Nicely cleans the file out of wood or wax...

                                                                                      I think the hammered finish makes it so fitting for you and a Awesome pair of custom rings. Lovingly made by yourself. Means so much more than a shop bought ring.

                                                                                      • Jesse
                                                                                        Jesse  3 months back

                                                                                        Pro tip on wax. You have to pour it as soon as it melts. You wait too long it just burns the crud out of you. :p (Honeymoon tip)

                                                                                        • ITAGER-DNA
                                                                                          ITAGER-DNA  3 months back

                                                                                          a lot of pablo cimadevila stile songs . i like !

                                                                                          • dl200010
                                                                                            dl200010  3 months back

                                                                                            That hammered finish is amazing! Especially with you being a Black Smith.

                                                                                            • gavendb
                                                                                              gavendb  3 months back

                                                                                              Hammer Potter

                                                                                              • BigolJoe
                                                                                                BigolJoe  3 months back

                                                                                                I love how giddy he was in this.

                                                                                                So happy for you two Alec!