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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Making a Stable Workbench!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Making a Stable Workbench!

Adam's Workshop Apron:
IRWIN Quick-Grip Bar Clamps:
2 Black paper tape:

This weekend build takes on something that's been bothering Adam for a while: the stability of his workbench. So in order to pay it forward for all future One Day Builds, Adam takes apart his workbench and rebuilds it to his satisfaction. The project takes a few detours as Adam has to contend with welder issues, so it's not a build that goes as originally planned!

Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Norman Chan

Adam's Everyday Carry in his apron:
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Adam Savage's New Custom Workbench!

Adam unveils his new shop workbench made over the past few months by engineer and woodworker Andrew Klein. Andrew delivered and installed the workbench while Adam was recently traveling, and Adam films his first reaction to seeing this gorgeous workbench in the cave and testing its features! We also get Andrew on the line to talk about its integrated functionality, including a surprise implementation of Adam's LED bench light!

Andrew has listed all the elements he used in building Adam's workbench, along with links where to purchase them, here:

Watch Andrew build Adam's bench here:

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Workbench book Adam mentioned:

Matt Cremona milled the slabs for this bench; watch that process here:

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Custom Workbench LED Lamp!

LED Light:
Power Supply:
3/4 Loc-Line:
Ball Socket MPT Connector:
Ball Socket Flare Nozzle:

While working on a recent prop project, Adam realizes that he needed better lighting for his workshop bench, and embarks on building a custom light rig for illuminating his builds. Using off-the-shelf parts like an affordable LED light panel, Adam wires up this versatile bench lamp that can be positioned precisely where he needs it!

Watch engraving video Adam mentions:

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Miniature Shipping Container!

NOTE: These stickers sold out in 2014 (!), but here's where you can buy the file to print your own!

Adam's been wanting to build this kit for years: a decal set that allows him to make a 1/10 scale shipping container like the 40-foot ones that move freight around the world on massive container ships. Adam's scaled-down version will be four feet long, and make for an awesome bench and storage box in the workshop. And of course it sits on casters!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Staple Sorter and Organizer!

At the beginning of lockdown, one of Adam's first infrastructure projects was building a storage rack for his collection of staplers and nailers. That storage system gets completed today with custom organizer and sorter for 31 different types of staples that Adam keeps in rotation. This slot and tab build is one of Adam's favorite types of assemblies, and it's capped off with some very satisfying labeling!

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Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Norman Chan
Music by Jinglepunks

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Adam Savage's Workbench Takes Shape!

Here is Matt's Video and presale page for the Bench Top Slabs:





And here is the Rockler Drill Guide that I really like (they gave it to me but didn't pay me, I really wanted to show it off when I saw the prototype at Workbenchcon):



Also I sell plans my bench concept, if you purchase you get a sketchup model with the exact dimensions of this bench I am building for Adam Savage:

Adam Savage's One Day Builds: New Cut and Sew Station!

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Adam welcomes a new sewing machine into his workshop--a powerful Sailrite LSZ-1--by building out a custom table setup for it to include organizational drawers and rolling casters. It's an upgrade based on the workflow Adam developed for his previous sewing station, and Adam breaks in the new machine by making a heavy duty canvas dust cover for it!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Poker Table!

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Adam has previously shown his replica poker chips set from the movie Rounders, and now he needs a proper poker table as well. This One Day Build is just that: a custom poker table that fits atop the circular podcast table in the cave! Making this 47-inch diameter table has Adam bringing out a bunch of power tools in the shop, cutting the wood in interesting ways to get this distinct form.

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Custom Workshop Apron!

Adam's apron is now for sale! Buy it here:

Adam makes his ideal workshop apron from scratch in today's build, after having recently discovered the joys of working with a shop apron in the cave. Made of leather and waxed canvas, this apron addresses all of Adam's tool carrying needs with streamlined pocket arrangements, durable straps, and is fitted for his own body. Follow along to learn how you can pattern and sew your own apron, and we'd love to see how you carry your tools while working in your own shops!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Stitching Pony Clamp!

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Adam's latest build is a new tool to aid in his quest for precision in his machining and other shop work! It's called a stitching pony by leatherworkers and is essentially a large third hand for holding onto raw materials or parts while he works on them. And Adam has come up with a way to make his stitching pony quick to release, tighten, and operate!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Machinist Tool Drawers!

Adam's been using his lathe a lot more recently while improving his machining skills, and has refined his workflow and toolset ecosystem around the machine. And to help him better retrieve the machining tools and accessories he wants in a timely way, Adam is going to build a machinist's toolbox to store everything from flat and thread cutters to steel blanks and boring bars. And surprisingly, it's the first of this kind of storage drawer he's made as a One Day Build!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Brass Watering Can!

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For his wife's birthday, Adam makes from scratch a brass watering can for tending to their succulent garden! It's going to involve a wide range of brass working techniques to piece it together from raw sheets and tubes, from the engineering of the form to the machining and soldering of parts together to make it actually functional. And by the end, it becomes a beautiful bespoke gardening tool!

NOTE: This video does not include any footage of Adam actually using the watering can, so he filmed a clip after the request came up in a live stream.

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Workshop Filming Slate!

Adam builds a piece of production equipment to assist with his self-filmed One Day Builds and other videos while we're working remotely. It's a classic production slate to help identify shots, sync audio, and is just fun to use! It also allows Adam to repurpose a variety of shop materials and make use of his tabletop bandsaw--using mini tools to make a mini clapperboard!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Mini Chop Saw!

Once Adam finished making his mini bandsaw, he was inspired to try his hand at making more custom tools and developing his own machining skills. The mini machine vise he previously made finds its home in an awesome mini chop saw, which actually takes Adam a whole week to design, sketch, and build piece by piece. After a huge amount of trial and error, Adam is so pleased with the finished build--it might be his favorite One Day Build ever!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Drafting Tools Sorting Drawer!

Adam has been showing off his collection of drafting tools, including angle finders and circle drawing templates. It made him realize he needed a better sorting and storage solution to keep these tools in good condition and still be easily accessible when he needed them. Today's build addresses that: a workbench-mounted flat drawer that organizes and knolls out these beautiful tools. And of course, it's going to be made out of hot glued foamcore!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: How to Build a $5 Sword!

Aluminum Foil Tape:
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This week's build is actually a how-to project! Adam's had the idea for making a wooden sword out of just five dollars of materials since his theater shop days, and shows you the step by step process of building this inexpensive but satisfying prop. It's a build that can be done with any combination of materials, tools, and adhesives, and makes use of some of Adam's favorite propmaking techniques!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Planer and Spindle Sander Station!

Adam's workshop organization project today involves creating a perfectly-fitted storage platform for his wood planer and orbital spindle sander. These are tools that are used infrequently in the shop, but still need to be easily accessed and stored--and Adam found the perfect place for them under his table saw. Additionally, Adam modifies his planer to work with his shop's dust collector by making a magnetically attached hose adapter!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: How to Make an Apple Box!

Today's build is all about the humble Apple Box, the ubiquitous piece of production gear found on almost every television and film set. Adam shares some of the lessons he's learned from his decades of experience working on production sets, and walks through the step by step process of making a standard 20x12x8 apple box from scratch. This is the kind of project that makes a wonderful gift for the aspiring filmmaker in your life!

C-Stand with Arm:
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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Car Seat Dog Bed!

For an upcoming road trip, Adam will be joined by his dog Maggie, who is a delightful travel companion. To help her better enjoy the long drive, Adam makes a custom fitted dog bed platform that fits over the folded seat of his car! It's a build that begins with cardboard prototyping and transforms sheets of plywood into a beautifully bolstered doggie bed!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Giant Nut and Bolt!

Adam expands his machining skills in today's One Day Build by attempting to machine a giant bolt and nut out of a chunk of brass. It's a thorough test of Adam's abilities working with his lathe and precision machining, as the two comically large parts have to fit in the end!

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