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Tour of Adam Savage's Home Office

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Tour of Adam Savage's Cave!

Somewhere in San Francisco is a hidden workshop of wonder. A place where iconic characters, creatures, and props from cult favorite movies are pulled from the screen into reality. Adam Savage's Cave is the Mythbusters host's personal sanctum, the place he goes not only to build his painstaking creations but where he displays a lifetime's collection of oddities, eclectic memorabilia, and film props. It's the well that's at once the source of Adam's inspiration and a reflection of his obsessions. And Tested.com is pleased to invite you in for an exclusive tour of Adam Savage's workshop.

Plus, Adam's shop is now on Google Street View! See if you can find the secret location, through a sewer manhole cover somewhere in San Francisco...


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Showing My Desk to Adam Savage

BRAIN CANDY LIVE:
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THE CURIOSITY BOX:

Stirling engine from the wonderful

Hanayama puzzles:

Ballerby & Co. Globes


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FEATURING the eye of Eric Langlay
Eric Langlay also created this video’s kinetic air molecule animations
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Adam Savage Tours Peter Jackson's Movie Prop Collection!

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Earlier this year, Adam Savage visited Peter Jackson in his cave--his world-class collection of props, costumes, and cinema artifacts that inspired him as a young filmmaker and continue to inspire him. Adam and Peter examine a prop you may recognize: the faceplate for the Hal 9000 computer from 2001: A Space Odyssey.

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Adam Savage's Cave Loft Tour!

Here are parts of Adam's workshop that most people don't know exist! Adam takes you on a tour of the cave's loft spaces, where he is reorganizing his workshop storage and many projects in progress. It's full of gear, materials, and interesting artifacts from Adam's shows and builds, all hidden away above the parts of the cave you've seen in Tested videos. Let's climb up the steep ladder staircase and explore this space--watch out for the low ceiling!

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Tour of Adam Savage's Home Office

Tour of Adam Savage's Home Office
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Adam Savage's Maker Tour: Thinkery

Adam enters his own kind of heaven while touring the shop of Austin's Thinkery, where the staff not only makes this children museum's exhibits, but many of its fixtures as well.

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Produced by Kristen Lomasney
Shot by Burke Doeren and Tyson Call
Edited by Thomas Crenshaw
Sound by Richard Hamilton

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Adam Savage's Everyday Carry (EDC)

You've been asking for it, so here it finally is: Adam Savage's everyday carry. Find out what devices and tools Adam can't leave home without, and why the items in his pockets might surprise you.


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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Vsauce Glasses Hack!

In anticipation of their Brain Candy live show tour, Adam invites Vsauce--Michael Stevens--to the cave for a special One Day Build. While the two chat about science, curiosity, and duct tape, Adam makes modifications to Michael's glasses to hide a stage microphone inside!

Shot by Scott Sorensen and edited by Jay Cisneros

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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: 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:
Papermate Sharpwriter #2:
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Adam Savage Builds a LEGO Sorting and Storage System!

ArtBin storage boxes with removable dividers:
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Adam's been doing a lot of builds during the lockdown, which has been very relaxing and stabilizing. And in this video, he takes on a longer-term organization project: sorting and building a storage system for his massive collection of LEGO! It's a walk down memory lane for Adam's decades-long relationship with building LEGO, and not an easy challenge to tackle. Thankfully Adam's Mom is here to help out! What are your own strategies for sorting LEGO pieces?

Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Gunther Kirsch

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Adam Savage's Favorite Things of 2020!

Oculus Quest 2:
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The 99% Invisible City:
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As we head toward the end of an unpredictable year, the Tested team looks back at 2020 to recall some of the things that we picked up and that picked us up. Adam kicks off our annual end-of-year video series with his list of favorite new gear he picked up, book he read, and TV shows. Hope these and our other staff picks will give you some inspiration heading into the holiday season. Thank you as always for watching our videos this past year and continuing to support us!

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Adam Savage's Workshop Office Door Build!

Adam gives a tour of his personal office inside his workshop in this One Day Build project to build a custom window into his office door. It's a shop improvement project that breathes new life into this aged door that's had all manner of stuff nailed to it over the years. It's also a chance for Adam to test a new tool he's never used before: an oscillating multitool!

DeWalt Oscillating Multi-Tool:
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Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Gunther Kirsch

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Adam Savage Inspects the Spacesuit from The Martian!

Bring home The Martian, nominated for 7 Academy Awards®, on Blu-ray™, DVD & Digital HD today.

Adam Savage gets special access to one of the spacesuits from The Martian to study and document it for his personal replica project! Here's Adam's gleeful first impressions after opening the suit's shipping crate and appreciate for some of the fine fabricated details seen in person.

Special thanks to 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment for granting us this opportunity!

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Production coordinated by Kristen Lomasney. Thanks to Steve Meissner for production assistance.

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Foamcore House!

Today's One Day Build is a homecoming for Adam, in a few ways. Using only one type of material and one cutting tool, Adam builds an architectural scale model of the house he grew up in. It's a walk down memory lane, and a return to modelmaking basics!

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Adam Savage Incognito at Comic-Con 2015 (with Astronaut Chris Hadfield!)

Every year, Adam Savage walks the floor of Comic-Con incognito, hidden in plain sight. This year, he's mixing things up with a joint-incognito walk with special guest Astronaut Chris Hadfield! Appropriately, Adam and Commander Hadfield cosplay as 2001: A Space Odyssey astronauts, complete with working active water-cooling systems in their spacesuits. And on the show floor, they unexpectedly run into a mutual friend...

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Inside Adam Savage's Cave: High School Alien Play Spacesuit!

Adam unveils the newest spacesuit being added to his collection: the Dallas spacesuit made for the North Bergen High School stage production of Alien! Adam could not be more thrilled to unbox this costume, getting a close look at the ingenuity and creativity in materials and build techniques used to make this recreation. And yes, he puts the spacesuit on!

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Shot by Gunther Kirsch and edited by Norman Chan
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Adam Savage's ILM Modelshop Greeblie!

Adam shares a memento from his ILM modelshop days: a cast piece of a complex kitbashed greeblie he made for Star Wars Attack of the Clones! We hear about how Adam made this piece, what set piece it was used for, and its versatility in providing surface detail for a variety of miniature scales.

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Tour of the New Whiskey Media Office

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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Cave Museum Display!

Adam has a fondness for museum displays--the thoughtful and often meticulous ways in which objects are mounted and presented for view in custom cases, bell jars, and boxes. This week's build is a new shadow box display for a piece of memorabilia Adam received from his recent visit to the historic Radio City Music Hall.

Shot and edited by Gunther Kirsch

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