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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Excalibur Henchmen Armor!

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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Excalibur Henchmen Armor!

Among Adam's armor collection is another suit made by master armorer Terry English for the film Excalibur: one made for the villain Mordred's lead lieutenant. But this armor is missing key pieces from its ensemble, and Adam recalls his training from Terry to rebuild those parts and chemically darkens those parts with Aluminum Black to match the original armor.
Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: MacReady’s Hat from The Thing!

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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: MacReady’s Hat from The Thing!

Today's build is the intersection of two of Adam's favorite things: and his collection of new hats, and the movie John Carpenter's The Thing! That's right: Adam is working on a MacReady costume inspired by Kurt Russell's iconic character, and it all begins with making an ultra-accurate replica of his distinct and ridiculous hat!
Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Foamcore Architectural Model!

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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: Workbench Vise Upgrade!

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Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Workbench Vise Upgrade!

One of the biggest upgrades made to Adam's shop over the past year has been the addition of his new workbench, which was made by woodworker and engineer Andrew Klein. And as Adam has used this workbench's numerous features for his builds, he's come up with ideas of his own to make the bench work better for his needs. Today's upgrade is to the bench's vise, giving its handle better ergonomics and a design inspired by the handles on his mill.
Adam Savage’s One Day Builds: Miniature Piano Restoration!

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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!