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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Traveling Beaver Box

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Traveling Beaver Box

One Day Builds return! This week, Adam constructs a traveling case for Winston, a dashing beaver that's also the official mascot of The Talking Room. Winston's box needs to be a very specific size to fit in airplane overhead bins, so a little taxidermy surgery is required. Winston goes under the knife!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: How To Build a Box!

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One of Adam's favorite things to build are boxes to store and celebrate the objects and artifacts he collects in his workshop. Today, he walks you through how to build a simple box of your own in his distinctive style, in this case to house a pair of Apollo spacesuit glove replicas. Follow along and show us the boxes you make during in your own workshops!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Chewbacca and C-3PO!

It's no secret that Adam's a big fan of Chewbacca. So for his newest cosplay build, Adam revamps his Chewie costume to carry an animatronic threepio, as depicted in The Empire Strikes Back. It's going to require a bit of disassembly, engineering, and problem-solving to turn two costumes into one that's still wearable!

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One Day Builds: Adam Savage Makes Something Wonderful from Scratch

Watch Adam Savage build, from start to finish, a stylized box to carry and display his Blade Runner Blaster prop replica. The entire project took less than one day to complete, and Adam narrates this video with commentary about his design and construction methods.

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Tweaking the Table Saw!

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Adam's latest shop improvement project is all about his table saw! In his near-daily use of this tool, Adam has found inefficiencies and annoyances in the way he adjusts the height and angle of the saw, so he's swapping out the handwheels for new ones that better fit his workflow. It's maintenance he finally has time for, and even little things like giving his table saw handles better hand feel and control means he can better make things with it!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Eric Idle's Guitar Case!

When Eric Idle of Monty Python and Spamalot fame Tweeted asking for help in adapting his little padded case for his Danny Ferrington travel guitar, Adam Savage immediately raised his hand. After flying to LA to meet with Eric and fetch the case, Adam returned to San Francisco and started his build. Seven frantic working hours later, a solid case was born.

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One Day Builds: Adam Savage Demonstrates Weathering Tricks

Adam Savage shows us how to paint and weather a newly constructed box to make it look like it's something that's been used for decades. In weathering a prop, Adam lets the object reveal its story though dings, scuffs, stickers, and stains. Just wait until you see his secret weathering trick.


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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Mortal Engines Hand Cannon!

Adam has just returned from New Zealand, where he met with some of the prop makers for the upcoming film Mortal Engines. Using their designs, Adam makes a replica of the character Anna Fang's striking sidearm, showing paint and weathering techniques to make this piece look at home in the movie's striking world!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Everyday Carry Bag!

Adam's latest one day build is a very personal project: making a custom version of his new EDC TWO bag using the patterns he's putting out into the world. Marcos from Mafia bags stops by to guide Adam through some of the intricacies of sewing sailcloth and giving the bag a distinct look!

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Adam Savage Builds Patton Oswalt's Halloween Costume

When Patton Oswalt asked the internet to help him build a Doc Ock costume for Halloween, Adam came up with an idea for a design that would be quick to make and easy to wear. Watch how Adam put this costume together in just four hours with off-the-shelf crafting materials.
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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Filing the Files

This mini-build is actually a pre-build of sorts. In preparation for an upcoming One Day Build, Adam spends a little time in the morning building a new plywood box to organize his mill file collection. The files are taken out of drawers and put in a new system for first-order retrievability. It's time to file the files!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: A Fake Can of Beans!

Adam helps out his friend, writer Amber Ruffin, who recently tweeted a photo of her couch leg replaced with a can of kidney beans. To help give her couch some support, Adam replicates that can out of a piece of poplar wood, making use of some of his favorite woodworking tools in the shop. The replica looks pretty convincing!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Ping Pong Machine Gun!

One Day Build time! Using some materials left from a previous ping pong-related builds, Adam makes a ping pong machine gun that he's wanted to make since he was a teenager. And this rapid-fire prop will be used in Adam and Michael Steven's touring show Brain Candy Live!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Kit-Bashing and Scratch-Building!

Adam goes back to his roots as a spaceship modelmaker in this week's build, using scratch-building and kit-bashing to make a scale model inspired by a piece of art by the legendary Jean Moebius Giraud. Along the way, Adam shares many tips for working with styrene to give miniatures detail that really shines on screen.

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Cave Bathroom Upgrade

For today's One Day Build, we've partnered with DEWALT® to use their FLEXVOLT® tools to give Adam's cave an upgrade. In fact, Adam is showing a part of his shop that we've never shown before: the bathroom! Adam revamps this corner of curiosities to make better use of its space, doing the build in situ!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Han Solo's DL-44 Blaster

Adam has constructed a Blade Runner pistol and Indiana Jones' revolver, but not Han Solo's blaster from Star Wars A New Hope. Fortunately, the makers at the Replica Prop Forum have thoroughly researched the details of this prop and have faithfully recreated the components needed to build it. Adam and Norm run through the blaster's signature details and then work together to assemble this iconic space gun.

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: The First Spacesuit!

Adam Savage is obsessed with spacesuits, and his latest costume build for this year's Comic-Con incognito walk is a replica of the very first spacesuit made for famed aviator Wiley Post in 1935. Adam's also excited to experiment with Worbla in this build for the helmet, and make heavy use of his sewing machine for this striking suit!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Puppy Car Seat!

For this week's One Day Build, Adam designs and fabricates an accessory for his new car to make rides more comfortable for his two dogs! Making this doggy car seat is going to require sewing, which lets Adam utilize the cave's new sewing station. Awesome!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Barbarella's Space Rifle

It's time for another One Day Build! You know the drill: Adam tackles a project at his shop from start to finish, explaining his build process along the way. Today's build is a replica of Jane Fonda's iconic Barbarella rifle. The challenge: this iconic sci-fi prop only appeared once, on the cover of a 1968 issue of LIFE Magazine. That's not a lot of reference material to work with!

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Overengineered Bottle Opener!

The amazing Laura Kampf visits Adam's workshop for a One Day Build collaboration! Their plan: design and build an overengineered bottle opener that can slam the cap off of a standard glass soda bottle. After much trial and error, behold the Kampf bottle opener!

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