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    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Awesome Tengu Masks!

    We've seen helmets and costumes in Adam's collection, but let's talk about masks! Adam shows off a collection of Tengu masks made by a fan, which are bursting with personality and striking sculpted detail. They're uniquely made using a surprisingly robust material, and beautifully hand painted. A wonderful addition to the cave's costume and mask collection! (You can find these masks here!)

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Drill Press Modification!

    Adam upgrades his shop's powermatic drill press with a crank to raise and lower the table, but the crank he has isn't made for his particular model drill press. The restoration and install of the crank goes by fast and works out well, but it ends in the unexpected breaking of another part. Adam's plan for an upgrade quickly pivot to a disassembly and repair!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Lathe Chuck Rolling Rack!

    As Adam is using his lathe more these days, he's also upgrading it with new accessories like additional lathe collet chucks. And to store these massive steel parts, Adam makes a rolling rack stand that can hold all of his chucks for quick access and cleaning. It's Adam's first One Day Build using sheets of 1-inch plywood, and a construction that comes together with just tabs and slots!

    Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Wiggler Machining Center-Finder

    This week's tool tip is about an esoteric maching tool that Adam has used a few times lately in his machining projects. It's a "wiggler" center finder, used on his lathe and milling machine to perfectly line up the tool with the center of a piece of round stock. Adam used it recently to calibrate his lathe tailstock, and it's one of those tools where learning its name was a revelation for Adam's journey as a machinist!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Weta Workshop's Aragorn Vambraces

    Adam shares an important component to an Aragorn cosplay he's been slowing assembling--Aragorn's leather vambraces that he wears throughout the Lord of the Rings trilogy. These vambraces were made the artists at Weta Workshop, and Adam shows the layered construction and intricate details that make it a beautiful and comfortable piece of costuming!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Lathe Tailstock Repair!

    After his build of the giant brass bolt and nut, Adam takes apart his lathe to repair and rebuild its tailstock. Adam explains how each of the lathe's components work, and then embarks on putting the tailstock back together with newly machined parts for increased accuracy and reliability. To the welder!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Giant Brass Nut and Bolt!

    Adam expands his machining skills in today's One Day Build by attempting to machine a giant bolt and nut out of a chunk of brass. It's a thorough test of Adam's abilities working with his lathe and precision machining, as the two comically large parts have to fit in the end!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Pet Dragon Puppet!

    Adam shows off his new pet dragon puppet, made by practical effects and make-up artist Katherine Winslade. It's a beautifully sculpted and painted puppet that is bursting with personality--crafted to perfectly fit Adam's puppeteering. Bravo to Kat for designing and making this wonderful workshop companion--which doesn't have a name yet!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Spacesuit Display Stand!

    This weekend build is a speedy one: Adam recently saw the need to improve the display stands for his spacesuits in the workshop, so they both look better displayed as well as are easier to work on while standing up. It's a build that'll require modifying a foam mannequin with a welded stand, and makes use of an effective self-leveling laser tool!

    Sideshow Collectible's New Quarter-Scale Superhero Statues

    While at Sideshow Collectible's headquarters for their SideshowCon event, we check out the new premium format quarter-scale statues unveiled for 2020, including a striking Superman, enchanting Dr. Strange, and stoic Silver Surfer. These statues showcase the latest improvements to Sideshow's sculpting, use of mixed media, and paint finishes.

    3D-Printing King Atlan's Artifact Prop from Aquaman!

    Darrell's latest prop replica project allows him to combine 3d printing clear resin with LED illumination and some intricate paint masking. He models and prints the King Atlan message recorder artifact as seen in Aquaman, and then applies a series of paint applications to give it an ancient and otherworldly finish. We check in with Darrell to talk through the challenges of the build and how he approached each step of the process!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Workshop Filming Slate!

    Adam builds a piece of production equipment to assist with his self-filmed One Day Builds and other videos while we're working remotely. It's a classic production slate to help identify shots, sync audio, and is just fun to use! It also allows Adam to repurpose a variety of shop materials and make use of his tabletop bandsaw--using mini tools to make a mini slate!

    Hot Toys 2020 Star Wars and Marvel Figure Reveals!

    The protective glass is off for our visit to Sideshow Con's showroom to check out the newest Hot Toys figures from Avengers: Endgame, Marvel's Spider-Man, and Star Wars. It's our first chance to get a close-up look at anticipated figures like the sixth-scale battle damaged Thanos, Mandalorian and The Child, and convention exclusives like Spider-Man 2099!

    Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Ratchet and Socket Set!

    Adam gripes about something everyone who's worked with sockets can relate to: having an incomplete set because the cases they're stored in aren't any good. That's why he's a fan of Milwaukee's ratchet and socket sets, which are stored in a robust and thoughtfully designed carrying case. What are tools you own that have great storage cases? (1/4 set, 3/8in set)

    Life-Size Baby Yoda! Sideshow Collectibles' The Child Prototype

    We visit Sideshow Collectibles’ headquarters to get a close-up look at their prototype of The Child life-size figure from Star Wars The Mandalorian! This casting comes directly from Legacy Effects’ molds that were used for the making of the baby Yoda puppet used for production--the closest we'll get to seeing the real prop!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Air Tools Sorting Boxes!

    Adam tackles the disorganized mess of air tools stuffed into his shop toolchests, building custom foamcore sorters for organizing and storing the tools. Adam guides us through the step-by-step process and tips to building this kind of sorter, which can be used for any kind of tool or gear storage.

    The Beautiful Architectural Model Kits of Metropolitan Craft

    Architect-turned-modelmaker Larry Srinivasan designs and builds elegant scale models of famous architectural landmarks like San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and Seattle's Space Needle. We visit his workshop to learn how he captures the essence of these structures in his laser-cut model kits and experiments with joinery at miniature scale. Find his model kits here!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Custom Pistol Whip Controller!

    Adam can't get enough of the VR game Pistol Whip (aka leg day for working out in VR) and builds a custom machined aluminum mount for his Oculus Quest controller to add some heft to the gameplay. It's also a chance for Adam to apply acid etching to metal, and Adam enlists Jen Schacter's help in cutting out the vinyl mask for that process.

    Remembering Grant - Still Untitled: The Adam Savage Project - 7/14/20
    Adam shares stories of his friendship and time working with Grant Imahara at ILM and on Mythbusters. Still Untitled will be going on a summer break and returning this fall. Please let us know what segments you've enjoyed listening to in the past and what you'd like to see in future episodes. Thanks for subscribing!
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