Adam Savage’s Indiana Jones Grail Diary Prop Replica!

Adam shares one of his oldest movie prop replicas: a recreation of Henry Jones’s Grail Diary from Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade! As an example of his early prop replicating adventures, Adam’s Grail Diary was a product of the printing technologies available to him at the time as well as scarce (and low resolution) reference material found from a variety of sources including DVD extras and behind-the-scenes art books. Adam walks us through how he made this replica and shows us the pages within!

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Hyperdodecahedron Model Kit!

A perfect weekend project is this beautiful model kit: the Hyperdo from Zometools. Adam received one based on the recommendation of his good friend Kevin Kelly, and spends the day putting this complex geometric object together. It’s a hyperdodecahedron–or more specifically the 3D projection of the 4D object known as the 120-cell. It’s not a simple assembly, but the finished model is so very rewarding!

Zometool Hyperdo Kit: https://amzn.to/32lx2RE

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Adam Savage Tries on Puppet Mouth Masks!

Adam’s love of puppets and affinity of masks get mashed up in this show and tell of a set of delightful puppet masks from puppet designer Kylie Clark. Made with the fidelity of felt hand puppets, these masks instantly transform the wearer into a character right out of a 1970s-era puppet show. The feel and build of these masks–made with a material called “fuzzelle”–are an absolute joy to hold and wear. These are so cool! Find Kylie’s puppet snout mask pattern here: https://www.etsy.com/ca/listing/983559661/puppet-snout-mask-pattern-only

Enter the Infinite Office – This is Only a Test 595 – 4/15/21

Will guests this week as we discuss the major new features of the Oculus Quest 2’s impending V28 software release and review the latest episode of The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. Plus, what we hope to see out of Apple and HTC’s upcoming virtual events, and our hopes for Disney’s mysterious lightsaber design! Thanks to Will for guesting this week! Check out his chat with Kishore about the latest on vaccines at https://techpod.content.town/

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Painting Iron Man Armor, Part 2!

Now that his Iron Man Mark I suit has been chrome painted and sealed, it’s time for Adam to apply the washes that will tell the story of the armor’s age and construction! Using acrylic-based paint, rubbing alcohol, water, rags and elbow grease over his lacquer base coat, Adam refines his technique to the point that he has finite control over his weathering. It’s one of Adam’s finest paint jobs to date, and he caps off his build by trying on the costume in full!

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Adam Savage’s Vintage Automatic Testing Micrometer

In another deep dive into the world of metrology (the study of measurement), Adam shows us this vintage automatic testing micrometer that is used for a different purpose than his machining micrometers. This massive piece of kit was created to measure and test the thickness of soft goods, like felt and leather, and its use illuminates another interesting aspect of measurement.

How Adam Savage Stores His Vintage Aerospace Sunglasses

Last year, Adam showed us his repair of his vintage Ray-Ban aviator sunglasses–the same kind that were worn by early NASA astronauts and aerospace pilots. To store those glasses along with his replicas, Adam has received a lovely NASA-inspired sunglasses case from our friends at Luna Replicas!

Ask Adam Savage: Predicting Results on MythBusters

Tested member Steve B asked Adam, “In the early seasons of Mythbusters, one of my favorite parts of each episode was where you would give a percent chance of what you thought could happen in any given test. That went away as the show progressed, is there a reason for that?” Join this channel to support Tested and get access to perks, like asking Adam a question.

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Painting Iron Man Armor!

What is Adam’s favorite part of making? The paint, of course! Wanting a beaten-up, shiny metal finish for his Iron Man Mark I suit, Adam applies a gloss black undercoat, adds liquid chrome, then seals it all with a clear coat. But the job’s only half done; Adam needs to wait a week for the paint to cure before he can start weathering (which will be another One Day Build)!

Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Galloping Horse Animation Machine!

Adam has a background in animation, so it’s with great pleasure that he breaks out a flip-movie kit to make an animation machine! As he completes his galloping horse flipbook and adds a motor to automate the hand crank function, Adam reflects on the history of this analogue form of storytelling, and how it allowed humans to see the world in a way we’d never seen before.

Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Gunther Kirsch