Adam’s Favorite Tools: Heat Gun and Iron!

Inspired by one of his favorite YouTube channels (Ted Woodford’s guitar repairs, aka @twoodfrd), Adam recently upgraded from an essential household iron to a more precise digital banding iron. It’s an appropriate time to discuss how Adam thinks about the purchase of new tools: get the tool you know you have a use for, not just the most expensive or advanced version of that tool.

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Adam Restores Clear Plastic Discoloration

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Adam Restores Clear Plastic Discoloration

As a quick follow-up to his recent One Day Build for his Nag…

Adam’s Penny Drop Wind Tunnel (with Veritasium!)

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Adam’s Penny Drop Wind Tunnel (with Veritasium!)

Adam demonstrates the wind tunnel he built for the Penny Dro…

Adam’s Favorite Tools: Motorized Angle Polisher

Making

Adam’s Favorite Tools: Motorized Angle Polisher

As seen in his recent restoration of his Nagra IV-S plastic …

Adam’s Mystery Roman Centurion Helmet!

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Adam’s Mystery Roman Centurion Helmet!

Adam recently picked up this Roman guard helmet from eBay, p…

Adam’s One Day Builds: Nagra Recorder Handle Bar

One Day Builds

Adam’s One Day Builds: Nagra Recorder Handle Bar

Adam is absolutely enamored by the beauty of his new Nagra I…

Adam’s Favorite Tools: Backstage Handbook Illustrated Almana…

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Adam’s Favorite Tools: Backstage Handbook Illustra…

As makers, knowing the common name of tools and processes ca…

Star Wars Luke vs. AT-AT 1/6 Scale Diorama Display!

Making

Star Wars Luke vs. AT-AT 1/6 Scale Diorama Display…

Norm transforms a lighted acrylic display case into a dioram…

Show and Tell: Hector Salamanca’s Bell Replica!

Show And Tell

Show and Tell: Hector Salamanca’s Bell Replica!

Adam shares a delightful find for Breaking Bad and Better Ca…

How the adidas 4DFWD 3D Printed Running Shoe Is Made!

Making

How the adidas 4DFWD 3D Printed Running Shoe Is Ma…

We've long looked forward to the time when 3D printing becom…

Adam’s One Day Builds: Machinist Tools Cabinet!

One Day Builds

Adam’s One Day Builds: Machinist Tools Cabinet!

Adam revisits another one of his shop infrastructure builds …