The Production Design of Ghostbusters: Afterlife!

Adam tours the filming sets of Ghostbusters: Afterlife’s production, guided by Production Designer François Audouy. They walk from the Spengler farmhouse on location to its exact recreation built on a sound stage, and explore the massive set built for Gozer’s underground temple!

Ghostbusters: Afterlife is now available digitally and will be on Blu-Ray and 4K Ultra HD February 1

Ask Adam: Lathe Tips (Plus Adam’s Watch!)

In this live-stream excerpt, Adam answers questions from Tested members Alexander Brumley, Vickie Bligh, Lee Marsh and Noalen Kelli about lathes, watch repair and aging copper. Thank you, Alexander, Vickie, Lee and Noalen for your support and questions!

EMCO (EMCO Compact 5).

Suggested YouTube channels for lathe technique: @jimmydiresta, ThisOldTony, Joe Pieczynski and Stefan Gotteswinter.

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Hands-On: Optic Portable Laser Cutter!

We go hands-on with a new laser cutter and engraver with a unique fold-up design. The Rendyr Optic is a diode laser cutter that can collapse into a compact formfactor ideal for small workshops, complete with built-in smoke filtration. Jen and Norm run the Optic through its paces and discuss the benefits and tradeoffs of this portable design. Note: we tested the Optic pototype and recorded this video back in the summer of 2021. Please check Optic’s website for the latest information about its features and rated performance.

Rendyr Optic Kickstarter. More information about the Optic.

Adam Examines a WWI Aircraft!

Upon entering the National Air and Space Museum’s Restoration Hanger, Adam made a BEELINE for the Lincoln-Standard H.S. Modified Standard J-1 aircraft that was JUST inside the entrance. Nelson Blankenship, Preservation & Restoration Unit Chief, explains how he and his team are completely restoring this historic (and extraordinary) aircraft, which flew from 1918 until 1964!

Ask Adam: The Tool That Makes Adam Giddy

In this live-stream excerpt, Adam answers questions from Tested members Lee Wilson-Silas and Landon about which tool makes him giddy, as well as the first tool Adam admired beyond its designed function. Thank you for your questions and support, Lee and Landon!

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Adam Savage Upgrades His Mini Bandsaw!, Adam Savage Builds a Mini Tabletop Bandsaw!, Adam Savage’s Nagra Spy Recorder Collection.

Adam’s One Day Repairs: Cleaning Micrometer Gauges

This weekend’s project is a recovery from a recent mistake, as Adam has to undo a his first attempt at cleaning his set of micrometer screw gauges in which he used too much oil! Fixing that screw up is going to require taking all of these pieces apart, soak them in some wd-40, reapply the correct amount of machine oil, and then testing their precision. Grab a chair and a snack and hang out in the cave for this satisfying process!

Adam’s Micrometer Gauge Box build.

Ask Adam: The Tool That Didn’t Live Up to My Hopes

In this live stream excerpt, Adam answers tool-related questions from Tested members Luna Replicas, Warship Models Underway / Kurt, Andrew Montgomery and Break Build Repeat. Thank you, Max, Kurt, Andrew and Break Build Repeat for your support and questions!

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Wonder Woman Golden Armor Diorama Build!

We unbox, review, and build a display diorama for the just-released Hot Toys Golden Armor Wonder Woman figure! This sixth-scale rendition of this iconic armor has incredible shelf presence with its massive wingspan and shiny gold paint finish. Norm designs a new display base for it to incorporate the most perfect piece of lighting accessory for Wonder Woman: a brilliant and bright LED lasso of truth!

Golden Armor Wonder Woman, USB power supply, Flexible LED Filaments, USB Soldering Iron. Disclaimer: Tested may earn an affiliate commission when you buy through the links here.

Adam’s One Day Builds: Ping Pong Ball Launcher!

Today’s One Day Build is a blast from Adam’s past: a recreation of a novel ping pong ball launcher that Adam made as part of an art show when he was in high school. Adam tells the story of how important this project was to him as a budding maker, and how its subsequent fate affected him. It’s why Adam is compelled to rebuild that launcher today, using the same materials he used all those years ago. And it all starts with the disassembly of a vintage grocery store pricing labeler.

Microsoft, Big Spender – This is Only a Test 634 – 1/20/22

There’s only one place to start this week as we discuss the massive acqusition of Activision/Blizzard by Microsoft, its implications, and how it’s not a metaverse play. Plus, the saga of a Dune concept art book bought at auction, the technical hurdles of software interoperability, and our reaction to the new Moon Knight trailer!