Pockets of Fomenting – This is Only a Test 665 – 9/23/22

Norm’s back from Disneyland just in time to discuss the debut of Andor, the GTA VI leak, and Nvidia’s latest generation of graphics cards. Plus, what surprised iFixit about their iPhone 14 teardown, Logitech’s curious cloud gaming handheld, and a new standalone VR headset announcement!

Adam in Real Time: Assembling and Lining Flat File Drawers

In this Tested Premium/Patron exclusive, Adam assembles the plywood pieces he cut to form his new flat file drawers. Watch — in real time — as he lines them with green felt, then adds the sides and drawer slides. And there MAY be a bit of dancing and singing as well! (Spoiler alert: There is in fact singing and dancing.)

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Adam in Real Time: Cutting Flat File Drawers

Unhappy with the storage of his various measuring tools (an unorganized and messy drawer), and inspired by his friend Tom Sachs, Adam decides to make a five-drawer flat file that will give him more than enough space to organize his collection. In this Premium/Patron video, join Adam in real time as he cuts the plywood needed on his table saw, which … takes a minute (or 20).

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Lightyear LEGO Build with Adam Savage and Director Angus MacLane!

Adam Savage is joined by Lightyear director Angus MacLane for an afternoon of LEGO building and conversation about the making of Pixar’s latest film! Angus brings some of his LEGO creations to show how he used the building bricks to conceptualize some of the film’s vehicle and robot designs, and share insight into the process of working with LEGO to design the XL-15 spaceship from Lightyear!

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The Iconic Sounds of the Marvel Cinematic Universe

In the Marvel Cinematic Universe, one of the ways filmmakers create a sense of continuity for fans is with iconic sounds like the charging up of Iron Man’s arc reactor or the impact of Thor’s hammer. The sound designers at Skywalker Sound not only record and create these effects, but have to catalog them in a massive library for future editors. Sound designer Samson Neslund gives us a listen to this library of over 700,000 recordings, including new ones he made for Thor: Love and Thunder.

Thor: Love and Thunder is now streaming.

Adam’s Obsession with Weird Storage Cases!

Adam shares his obsession with weird storage cases, often found at flea markets or eBay. Vintage boxes and shipping crates can be perfect for storing costumes or inspiring your own storage box builds. Here are a few that he recently purchased that just arrived at the shop, including one in need of a polish–perfect for an impromptu restoration!

Adam’s Captain America costume case.

Adam’s One Day Builds: Flat File Tool Storage Cabinet!

Adam first built drawers for his drafting tools two years ago, but things have not gone according to plan. To improve his storage habits, he builds a flat file storage cabinet in its place, with wide and deep drawers lined with green felt! The math is going to have to be precise in this one, so let’s see how Adam does!

The original Drafting Tools Sorting Drawer build.

Adam’s One Day Repairs: Vintage Lathe Drill Chuck!

Adam returns from a trip to the local Alameda flea market with a joyous find: a massive Jacobs drill chuck that can mount his collection of large annular cutters in the lathe. With an extended soaking in his favorite rust remover, some manual cleaning and oiling, and a swapping of its Morse Taper adapter, the Chuck is restored and ready to be put to work!

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Evapo-Rust Rust Remover.

Thor: Love and Thunder | The Sound Design of Mjölnir!

Sound designers, sound editors, foley artists, and sound mixers work together to create the soundscape for every scene in a movie–a kind of worldbuilding all on its own. Adam Savage recently visited Skywalker Sound where Samson Neslund, one of the Sound Designers of Thor: Love and Thunder, broke down the layers of sound effects that make up a key scene in the latest Marvel Studios blockbuster.

Thor: Love and Thunder is now streaming.

Avatar Stans – This is Only a Test 664 – 9/15/22

We recap the big news out of this past weekend’s D23 expo, including announcements from the lands of Marvel, Pixar, Lucasfilm, and Disney+. Plus, a new trailer and title for Breath of the Wild’s sequel, and the trailers from Sony’s State of Play.