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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Awesome Tengu Masks!

We've seen helmets and costumes in Adam's collection, but let's talk about masks! Adam shows off a collection of Tengu masks made by a fan, which are bursting with personality and striking sculpted detail. They're uniquely made using a surprisingly robust material, and beautifully hand painted. A wonderful addition to the cave's costume and mask collection! (You can find these masks here!)

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Drill Press Modification!

Adam upgrades his shop's powermatic drill press with a crank to raise and lower the table, but the crank he has isn't made for his particular model drill press. The restoration and install of the crank goes by fast and works out well, but it ends in the unexpected breaking of another part. Adam's plan for an upgrade quickly pivot to a disassembly and repair!

Tested: LG GX Gallery OLED TV Review!

With theaters not opening any time soon around here, we look to bring the cinema experience home by upgrading to a wall-mounted OLED television. In testing the LG GX, we examine what's new in this year's line of 4K OLEDs, dive into how Filmmaker Mode works, and take a look at what the ATSC 3.0 NextGen TV format means in the era of streaming. (This video was made possible with product provided by LG. Learn more here. )

PROJECTIONS: HP Reverb G2 Hands-On Test and Impressions

We get our hands on a near-final prototype of HP's upcoming Reverb G2 Windows Mixed Reality VR headset and put it to the test! Here's how it compares with the Valve Index and Oculus Rift S, as well as its improvements over the original Reverb G1. From improved optics and tracking to Valve's audio design and new controllers, there's a lot to be excited about for desktop virtual reality gamers!

Episode 561 - Disney Double Dipping - 8/6/20
This week, we talk about Disney's decision to release Mulan for purchase on Disney+ and what that may mean for future wide releases while theaters are closed. We also talk about LEGO's grand piano set, PlayStation controllers, and the idea of an Oculus Quest Pro. Plus, Kishore explains the vaccination testing process in an extended moment of science!
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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Lathe Chuck Rolling Rack!

As Adam is using his lathe more these days, he's also upgrading it with new accessories like additional lathe collet chucks. And to store these massive steel parts, Adam makes a rolling rack stand that can hold all of his chucks for quick access and cleaning. It's Adam's first One Day Build using sheets of 1-inch plywood, and a construction that comes together with just tabs and slots!

Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Wiggler Machining Center-Finder

This week's tool tip is about an esoteric maching tool that Adam has used a few times lately in his machining projects. It's a "wiggler" center finder, used on his lathe and milling machine to perfectly line up the tool with the center of a piece of round stock. Adam used it recently to calibrate his lathe tailstock, and it's one of those tools where learning its name was a revelation for Adam's journey as a machinist!

Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Weta Workshop's Aragorn Vambraces

Adam shares an important component to an Aragorn cosplay he's been slowing assembling--Aragorn's leather vambraces that he wears throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy. These vambraces were made the artists at Weta Workshop, and Adam shows the layered construction and intricate details that make it a beautiful and comfortable piece of costuming!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Lathe Tailstock Repair!

After his build of the giant brass bolt and nut, Adam takes apart his lathe to repair and rebuild its tailstock. Adam explains how each of the lathe's components work, and then embarks on putting the tailstock back together with newly machined parts for increased accuracy and reliability. To the welder!

How To Draw and Annotate on Live Videos in Real-Time

If you have a webcam, a computer, and a tablet like an iPad, here's how to add drawings and annotations to your videos, composited seamlessly in real-time for recording or streaming! We walk you through the process of setting up OBS Studio and iPad capture software to put your illustrations and notes on-screen--all with free software!