Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Restoring a Fabric Chair!

With his new Sailrite LSZ-1 sewing machine set up in the shop, Adam breaks it in with a quick weekend build: sewing a new chair cover for an old chair frame. It’s a very approachable type of a project involving transfering the pattern of the old chair cover to a new sturdier and weatherproof material, which the Sailrite sews with ease. The power of this sewing machine makes Adam so excited for its use for future projects!

Sailrite LSZ-1:

Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Gunther Kirsch
Music by Jinglepunks

Anycubic Photon Mono X SLA 3D Printer Review!

One of the most exciting developments in resin 3D printing is the use of monochrome LCD panels for masking the UV curing process. Norm tests and reviews the Anycubic Photon Mono X, which uses a 9-inch 4K resolution mono LCD for a large build volume and high-fidelity prints at 3 to 4 times the speed of previous mSLA printers. Here’s a rundown of how the Mono X works and our workflow for slicing models as well as the cleanup process using the wash and cure station.

Anycubic Photon Mono X:
Siraya Tech Resin:
Anycubic Wash and Cure Box:
Nitrile gloves: 99%
Isopropyl Alcohol:
Pickle Jar for IPA Wash:
Wash Squeeze Bottle:
Spray bottle:
Silicone tray:
Alcohol wipes:

3D print files Paul Braddock’s 3D models:
Stromtooper/Mando Helmet models:
The Mini Index:

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Adam Savage Reviews Sideshow’s Life-Size Baby Yoda Figure!

Adam unboxes and reviews the highly-anticipated life-size replica of The Child from The Mandalorian! Made by Sideshow Collectibles using the original Legacy Effects molds for its prototype, this 1:1 Baby Yoda impresses Adam with its translucent skin, striking eyes, and detailed cut-and-sew tunic. It’s just so adorable we can’t help by cradle it in our arms–just in time for season 2 of The Mandalorian!

The Child Life-Size Figure:

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3080 Achieved – This is Only a Test 573 – 10/29/20

In our extended preamble discussion this week, we talk about safe Halloween plans, testing the new iPhone 12 Pro, binging the VR game Population: One, and Kishore’s new 3080-equipped gaming PC– delivered during this very recording! Plus, AMD’s new graphics cards, trusting Tesla’s full self-driving mode, and potential issues plaguing new Quest 2 Elite Strap users.

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Staple Sorter and Organizer!

At the beginning of lockdown, one of Adam’s first infrastructure projects was building a storage rack for his collection of staplers and nailers. That storage system gets completed today with custom organizer and sorter for 31 different types of staples that Adam keeps in rotation. This slot and tab build is one of Adam’s favorite types of assemblies, and it’s capped off with some very satisfying labeling!

3M Scotch-Weld Hot Melt Applicator:
Halder Supercraft deadblow hammer:
Senco 23XSP 23 gauge micro pin nailer:
23 gauge headless pin nails:

Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Norman Chan
Music by Jinglepunks

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Comfort Movies During Lockdown – The Adam Savage Project – 10/27/20

Joey joins us this week to break down a scene in the original Alien as we talk about favorite movies that we keep revisiting and watching for comfort while working from home. These include movies we’ve watched with our kids as well as classics that let us just hang out with our favorite on-screen characters. Plus, we talk about the West Wing reunion on HBO Max and what production is like for crews filming today. What movies and TV shows have you been going back to during lockdown over the past year? And don’t forget to vote!

Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: 3 Essential Pliers!

Today’s tool tips are a three-in-one: Adam recommends three sets of pliers that perform unique tasks for grabbing, gripping, and manipulating materials for shop work. There’s soft-jaw pliers that are great for holding on to delicate parts without marring them, jeweler’s pliers that are amazing for bending coat-hanger wire, and screw pliers that are essentially a handheld small parts vise. Make sure they’re part of your plier collection!

How to Make Creepy Specimen Jars for Halloween!

If you want to decorate your home for Halloween with a craft project you can do with your family, here’s how to make quick and easy specimen jars filled with creepy crawlers. Kayte shows you how to paint jars to look like they’ve been sitting in a cabinet for decades and use alcohol ink to make off-the-shelf toys look like medical oddities!

Specimen Jars:
Spiders and Bats:
Doll Limbs:
Light-Up Coasters (for lighting jars from the bottom):
Antique Matte Mod Podge (for antiquing the jars’ exterior):
Sunshine Yellow Alcohol Ink (for coloring the water):

Find more of Kayte’s projects at

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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Drafting Tools Sorting Drawer!

Adam has been showing off his collection of drafting tools, including angle finders and circle drawing templates. It made him realize he needed a better sorting and storage solution to keep these tools in good condition and still be easily accessible when he needed them. Today’s build addresses that: a workbench-mounted flat drawer that organizes and knolls out these beautiful tools. And of course, it’s going to be made out of hot glued foamcore!

3M Scotch-Weld Hot Melt Applicator:
FastenMaster Pro Hot Glue Gun:
FastenMaster Glue Sticks:

Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Gunther Kirsch

How Long is a Quibi – This is Only a Test 572 – 10/22/20

Will sits in the third chair this week to talk about his recent hunt for a future-proof TV, testing the GeForce 3080 graphics card, and the benefits of gaming on 360Hz monitors. We also talk about the highs and lows of Twitch’s event ful week, the conclusion of the Fast Saga of films, and the demise of Quibi. Plus, a welcome return of a Moment of Science and NASA’s mystery Moon announcement. Check out our new website design!