Adam Savage’s Essential Modelmaking Cutting Tips

During his Jan 11th 2021 live stream, Adam gave an instructional about his best techniques for cutting various hobby materials, from matte board to styrene. It’s an overview of the basics as Adam best knows from his years of modelmaking experience. What are some of your essential modelmaking techniques? Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, such as asking Adam a question:

Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: Blundstone Work Boots!

Over the course of filming Mythbusters and Tested, Adam has worn one style of work boot that is suited for almost every environment production takes him: Blundstones. Today’s tool tip is about why Adam loves these boots, and what the last pair he wore while filming Mythbusters looks like! Blundstone 587 Boot:

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Adam Savage Finally Fixes His Giant Swiss Army Knife!

In a previous One Day Build video in which Adam made a replacement blade for his Victorinox replica, many viewers pointed out that Adam installed one of the blades backwards! It’s an error that’s finally remedied as Adam shares a lovely note and gift from none other than the CEO of Victorinox! The original One Day Build repair video:

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Adam Savage Repairs His Ugg Boots!

It’s the night before Christmas, and Adam sneaks away to the shop for a quick repair job on his indoor Ugg boots! Yes, Adam loves these boots for wearing inside the house, and repairs the sole on one boot using trust barge cement. It’s a quick fix-it job that’s done in one single shot!

UGG Winter Boot:
Barge Cement:

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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Knight Lighter Restoration!

Adam is well known for his love of armor, so he couldn’t resist picking up this vintage miniature suit of armor–that also happen to be a working lighter! The condition that Adam bought it in is in dire need of repair and care, so today’s build is a teardown of this mini suit to bring back its luster and get its fire feature working again!

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All Good Things… – The Adam Savage Project – 1/15/21

Adam and Norm have an announcement to make–this will be the final episode of The Adam Savage Project. After 8 years of recording the podcast, we’re refocusing our energies on other Tested projects including the bi-weekly livestreams. It’s been a wonderful and amazing run–thanks so much for listening!

Tested: Elegoo Mars 2 Pro SLA 3D Printer Review!

We test and review the Elegoo Mars 2 Pro, a $300 mSLA 3D printer that’s ideal for getting started with resin printing. Norm is impressed with the print quality of the tabletop miniatures and figures printed on the Mars 2 Pro, which uses a 2K mono LCD panel for fast layer curing and longer lifespan. What are your favorite models to print on your resin printers?

Elegoo Mars 2 Pro 3D Printer:
Elegoo Mars 2:
Siraya Tech Resin:

3D Models: Pascal Blanche’s Space Zombie/Soldier:
Skeleton Warrior:
The Mini Index:

Shot and edited by Norman Chan

We’re All at CES – This is Only a Test 582 – 1/15/21

With the first virtual CES underway, we discuss the weird and far out products and prototypes that debuted this week. From multi-rotor taxis to RGB LED face masks, CES still manages to be a showcase for novelty tech. We also talk about the surprise Lucasfilm Games announcements, Samsung’s Galaxy Unpacked event, and Doom 3 for VR! Thanks to LessReverb for creating this week’s intro theme music, and ‘GreatJob!’ for our outro piece today!

How Boston Dynamics’ Spot Robot Learns to Dance!

How does a robot dog learn how to dance? Adam and the Tested team examine and dive into Boston Dynamics’ Choreographer software that was behind Spot’s recent viral dancing video. We take Spot to the field to test a few of its dance moves and are mesmerized by its nimbleness! As we explore Spot’s new movement abilities, we’re starting to see a universe of possibilities for how adjusting its gait gives Spot more character and personality.

Shot and edited by Gunther Kirsch
Additional footage courtesy of Boston Dynamics
Music by Jinglepunks

Adam Savage’s Favorite Tools: Monkey Wrench!

Praise the trusty monkey wrench! In this week’s tool tip, Adam explains how this essential pipe wrench works, why it’s so much better than a crescent wrench, and the case for having two of them for plumbing work.

14-inch pipe wrench:
18-inch pipe wrench:

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