Latest StoriesInside Adam Savage's Cave
    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Mortal Engines Hand Cannon!

    Adam has just returned from New Zealand, where he met with some of the prop makers for the upcoming film Mortal Engines. Using their designs, Adam makes a replica of the character Anna Fang's striking sidearm, showing paint and weathering techniques to make this piece look at home in the movie's striking world!

    Adam Savage's Spacesuit Sketch Poster!

    Adam reveals this year's thank you gift for the Tested Premium member community! It's your support that directly allows us to make our build videos and share the stories of makers. The posters are shipping in early November, and anyone who signs up now or has signed up since May 31st will get one! Get yours here!

    Ask Adam: Working with Other Makers

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about working with other makers in his shop, who may have varied skillsets.

    Ask Adam: Cardboard Projects

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about using cardboard to prototype projects.

    Adam Savage Meets the Spacesuits from First Man!

    Spacesuit replica maker Ryan Nagata brings to the cave several of his spacesuits and spacesuit parts he made for the movie First Man! Adam and Ryan talk about his build of the X15 suit seen in the film, the technical accuracy achieved by the costume department, and what he learned from making pieces to be filmed for camera.

    Ask Adam: Dream Movie Projects

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about which of his favorite movies he wished he could have worked on and why.

    Adam Savage's NASA ACES Spacesuit Replica!

    Adam Savage's newest spacesuit replica project is the NASA Advanced Crew Escape Suit (ACES)! Known as the "pumpkin suit", this iconic orange pressure suit was worn by Space Shuttle astronauts since 1994. Adam's replica is finally complete and ready for its first test fitting ahead of New York Comic Con!

    Ask Adam: What to Save in a Shop Fire?

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam answers the question of what he would rush to save if there was ever a fire in his shop!

    Alan Eustace's World-Record Stratosphere Jump Pressure Suit!

    Visiting the cave this week are two of Adam's friends: spacesuit costume maker Ryan Nagata, and high-altitude free-fall record holder Alan Eustace! We check out Ryan's replica of the pressure suit Alan wore for his stratosphere jump, in which he fell from a height of over 130,000 feet!

    Ask Adam: Cosplay Costume Storage

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about whether he's ever thrown away a cosplay and his solutions for costume storage in the cave!

    Adam Savage's Starchild from 2001: A Space Odyssey!

    Adam shares the story of a recently completed project: an accurate replica of the Starchild prop seen at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. The journey to making this prop involved collaborations with effects artist Steve Neill, finishing work by Tested's Kayte Sabicer, and electronics by Jeremy Williams! Keep an eye on it's hypnotic gaze!

    Ask Adam: Favorite Shop Stool

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about the problem of finding a good working stool to use in his shop!

    Ask Adam Anything: Top 5 Sci-Fi Books

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam details his top five science-fiction book recommendations!

    Ask Adam Anything: Being Starstruck

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about his experience collaborating with Weta and Peter Jackson in our recent short film project, and why he still gets starstruck.

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Kit-Bashing and Scratch-Building!

    Adam goes back to his roots as a spaceship modelmaker in this week's build, using scratch-building and kit-bashing to make a scale model inspired by a piece of art by the legendary Jean "Moebius" Giraud. Along the way, Adam shares many tips for working with styrene to give miniatures detail that really shines on screen.

    Ask Adam Anything: Favorite Dishes to Cook

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam talks about his favorite dishes to cook at home.

    Ask Adam: Most Important Tool (Used Least)

    Every week, Adam takes a question from the Tested Premium Member community in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage) and answers here. This week, Adam answers a great question about the most important tool in his shop that's used the least!