One Day Builds

Prop Builds

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Aliens Colonial Marines Shoulder Lamp!

Adam's next big costume project has begun, and it's a painstaking replica of the Colonial Marines armor from the movie Aliens. As part of that ongoing project, he has to fabricate several prop pieces that fit onto the armor, including a distinctive shoulder lamp worn by the characters. And interestingly, most of the components that make up this prop come from found parts that anyone can source online. Thanks to machinist and propmaker Victor Broadley for helping Adam source the parts for this build!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Foamcore Architectural Model!

Every time Adam needs to wrap his head around the layout of a building, he makes a scale model of the structure as an exercise to better understand the space. One such building is the Fab House community maker space in Cleveland, for which Adam is on the advisory board. Using digital renders and blueprints as reference, Adam recreates the four floors of the Fab House in a 1/24 scale architectural model form using trusty foam board, a craft knife, tape, and hot glue!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Miniature Piano Restoration!

Adam gets to work fixing a vintage Schoenhut toy piano that he recently picked up at auction that's in dire need of repair. In fact, it's going to take the disassembly of two broken pianos to make one working one, in addition to completely remaking the keys and restoring the metal harp. Let's take a look inside this classic children's toy and see if Adam can get it back to a tuned and playable state!

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Famous Gemstones Collection!

Adam's obsession with historically significant gems dates back to his childhood, and he fulfills a lifelong curiosity by assembling this collection of famous diamonds and other gems from around the world (and from fantasy as well). Follow along as Adam goes through the process of figuring out the best way to display and experience this collection, and the resulting custom display box he builds for it.

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Monster Puppet Kit!

Adam cuts, sews, and breathes life into this adorable hand and rod puppet using a kit from the team at Monkey Boys Productions . This beginner kit includes the fur, fleece, and felt needed to fabricate a colorful monster puppet, with easy-to-follow instructions and plenty of room for customization!