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    Adam Savage's "Keys to Hell" Sculpture!

    Adam shares a piece that has been in every one of his shops since the early 90s. It's an early manisfestation of his love for making bespoke boxes and carrying cases--a precursor to the ones we've seen him make in One Day Builds. Behold the keys to hell!

    Adam Savage's Favorite Tools: Dial Caliper

    Many of you have asked about the tools used in One Day Builds and seen around Adam's workshop, so we're starting a new series putting a spotlight on some of Adam's favorite and most essential tools. Adam starts with his favorite calipers, and explains why it's like having a superpower--to precisely measure!

    Tested: Hydro Dipping Carbon Fiber Blaster Grips!

    For Adam's Star-Lord cosplay last year, he assembled a pair of blasters based off of 3D-printed parts. The carbon fiber grips were finished using water transfer film in a process called hydro dipping. Jen Schachter took the lead on that part of the build, and walks Adam through the lessons she learned in wrapping hydrographic film around a complex shape. It's a very rewarding process!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Modelmaking Inspiration from Weta Workshop!

    One of the many reasons we love Weta Workshop is the support and encouragement the artists there receive to create their own worlds and explore them in concept art, sculpture, and models. Adam and Norm share the work of master modelmaker David Tremont, who not only is part of the team that makes Weta's detailed collectibles, but documents that work in a series of terrific books: Build Stuff and Let Slip the Androids of War!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Leather Man Sculpture!

    Adam shares a sculpture living in his cave that's been in his collection forever. This leather figure is a sculpture by Jeanne Steig, one of Adam's favorite artists. Adam explains why this piece means so much to him, and how Jeanne was one of the first people who encouraged his own artistic sensibilities.

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Gaslamp Lantern Prop!

    Happy new year! We kick off 2020 with a new One Day Build from Adam's cave. Adam's making a gaslamp-inspired lantern using to coincide with a future project, and the lighting and electronics are something you can follow along to apply to your own builds!

    Tested in 2019: Adam Savage's Favorite Things!

    Adam caps off our staff's favorite things video series this year with his list of favorite stuff from 2019. It starts with his favorite new hat, and includes tools, books, a mind-blowing fan creation, and an awesome organization worth supporting. Thank you for watching our videos this past year and continuing to support us, and we'll see you in 2020!

    Adam Savage's Rounders Poker Chips and Case Replica!

    One of Adam's favorite movies is Rounders, and he shares the story of his journey to replicate the poker chips as seen in the film. Recently, Adam was inspired to make a carrying case for these chips--his imagining of what a case from the character Teddy KGB's underground poker game would look like. The prop is still in progress, and Adam could use suggestions for the finishing graphics of the case!

    Inside Adam Savage's Cave: Human Anatomy Model!

    Adam shares one of his new favorite things in the cave: a highly-detailed anatomical model that's reminescent of the iconic "visible man" model kits of Adam's youth. But these figures are also representative of today's technology, being fully 3d-printed with striking detail, fidelity, and translucent parts. Find these remarkable figures here!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Workshop Hardware Storage!

    Adam revamps the hardware storage system for his workshop by building a new custom wall of storage bins! Nuts, bolts, and all manner of hardware now live in this new sorter system that rolls perfectly into its new home in the cave. Happy sorting! (Find the sorting bins Adam used here!)

    Adam Savage's Hellboy Spear Replica!

    Adam shares one of his Hellboy props: a spear inspired by the Hellboy comics and art of Mike Mignola. Adam and fellow Hellboy fan Grim Tim made a very limited run of these spears--The Merman King's from "The Third Wish"--one of the more esoteric objects in Adam's cave!

    Adam Savage's Soft Flail Sculpture!

    Adam shares a beloved object from his shop that he made more than 25 years ago. This sewn soft replica of a flail--complete with canvas chain--was Adam's tribute to sculptor Claes Oldenburg. It's the first major art piece that Adam sewed, and was also a lesson in commiting to his ideas. (Correction: the piece is a replica of a flail, not a mace.)

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Custom Beat Saber Hilts!

    Adam's latest obsession is the VR music rhythm game Beat Saber, which he plays almost every day. To augment his immersion and play ability, Adam machines a pair of Beat Saber hilt mounts for the Oculus Quest controllers! And of course, making lightsaber hilts is something Adam has some experience with!

    Ask Adam: Resisting the Urge to Start Over

    This week Adam answers Tested Member Griffin839's question, "How do you deal with the urge to start over during a project? Often I will be working on a project and then get the urge to start over and do it better." Ask your own question in the comments section below or on social media (tagged #AskAdamSavage)!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Space Camera Shroud!

    This week's One Day Build is all about space cameras! Adam shows off a few of his favorite vintage cameras and camera replicas from NASA missions, and collaborates with fellow space obsessive Anthony Kovacs to make a shroud for the venerated Nikon F3. It's a day of cut and sew to make a beautiful replica camera thermal cover, just like the beta cloth ones used by Space Shuttle astronauts!

    Adam Savage's One Day Builds: No-Face Animatronic Mouth!

    One of Adam's favorite cosplay costumes gets revamped and upgraded with an awesome animatronic feature! No-Face transforms into a hungry beast with a massive mechanized mouth, a build which ends up being much more complicated that planned. Shop assistants Jen and Mel also take on the task of fabricating foam props for No-Face to eat. This cosplay build ended up being quite a journey!

    Adam Savage Reveals His New No-Face Cosplay!

    Adam Savage reveals his latest cosplay: a rebuild and upgrade of his No-Face costume, featuring an incredible new mechanized mouth! Adam walks us through the design of this costume and how he puppets it from within. No-Face is hungry! Did you find Adam wearing this at New York Comic Con?