Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Luke's Lightsaber!

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2 ай мурун

Time to make a laser sword hilt! Adam takes a cylinder of aluminum stock and walks us through how he machined his first replica of Luke's lightsaber from Return of the Jedi. In the spirit of revisiting his early propmaking efforts, Adam only uses one found photo for reference and explains how to extrapolate details from an image to usable measurements for propmaking. It's a build that goes through some unexpected turns, and ends up being a different One Day Build journey than Adam intended!
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Han van Oss
Han van Oss Саат мурун
Adobe Illustrator has a completely modifiable tile print function, where you can even change amount of overlap.
MBodinger1 4 саат мурун
Just out of curiosity, why doesn't he model it on Solidworks and then put a CNC machine to work?
FOUR ACES 6 саат мурун
Dam just do a print screen then paste it into paint, if you're not using windows then can't help you don't use any apple products since I don't need to overpay for just a name
Anthony EagleElk
Anthony EagleElk 8 саат мурун
Dude seriously? Screenshot....*sigh*
Sage Brewer
Sage Brewer 11 саат мурун
someday i'll get a replica with a crystal and i'll never have the blade on it but wear it on my belt as a fashion accessory
Christian Pask
Christian Pask 21 саат мурун
I think sir you would benefit from a laser level. Would help greatly doing them angles. Also imagine a robot laser level remote controlled so you can move the center and raise up and down :D
Jason Flynn
Jason Flynn 22 саат мурун
Wow, when Adam said he used to work FOR Jamie i quickly googled it and Jamie is 10 years older than Adam. I knew Jamie looked older but I assumed it was from a life of adventure. Wild.
Anthony Ray
Anthony Ray Күн мурун
Try using Adobe acrobat reader. I use it for tattooing big pieces. If you put the image in acrobat the size you want it there’s an option in printing for posters. It will divide the image onto 8x11.5 paper. Hope this helps
Grioghar Thomas-Baldwin
Grioghar Thomas-Baldwin Күн мурун
I mean this in the most affectionate way: it's so nice to see an expert have these kinds of issues. It makes us mere mortals feel less mere.
EDLD Student
EDLD Student Күн мурун
Cool video. Greetings from Germany.
JamyBot Күн мурун
I'd love to see you design/ make your own saber hilt, but keep the mistakes (if any) as features and incorporate them into the design
Avil Georgescu
Avil Georgescu Күн мурун
very cool
Nico RR
Nico RR Күн мурун
Please, make a beskar armor!
Tanaka Harutora
Tanaka Harutora 2 күн мурун
I swear if Adam teached math I would actually learn smtg oof
Jiří Čech
Jiří Čech 2 күн мурун
Adam please give us the dimmensions from the "realistic" lightsaber so we can all make it.
Ghost 141aj
Ghost 141aj 2 күн мурун
What I love about most of the one day build vids it’s always Math with Adam Savage lol I love it 🤣
Guitar Videos by Chad Mood
Guitar Videos by Chad Mood 2 күн мурун
I wouldn’t mind having a replica of this. How would I go about getting one and how much?
Drew Lawrence
Drew Lawrence 2 күн мурун
I love the Talking Heads!
Will Flint
Will Flint 2 күн мурун
I need more lightsabers.
elvee ellay
elvee ellay 2 күн мурун
I had a wonderful nostalgic time watching this video!! I am currently looking up American Utopia to watch next. I'm not sure if you read comments.... oh... nevermind. You just said thanks for the comment advice as I was typing this!! Lol
Brick in the wall
Brick in the wall 3 күн мурун
jfc... don't worry about viewing source and all that crap. Just PRINT SCREEN
Dr Johnny Bananas
Dr Johnny Bananas 3 күн мурун
Adam's living my dream retirement.
Will Newmyer
Will Newmyer 3 күн мурун
Adobe Acrobat has a tiling function. Its under poster when you print, if I remember correctly
Strange Avocado
Strange Avocado 3 күн мурун
Seriously, do a Darksaber. It seems right up your alley
Josh Casiano
Josh Casiano 3 күн мурун
What machine is he using to cut down the aluminum?
Nicolas Capera
Nicolas Capera 4 күн мурун
Grew up watching Mythbusters. Now an engineer. Loooong term Star Wars fan. This is literally the best content out there for a guy like me. Thank you for the inspiration and for making content like this.
Craig Laughlin
Craig Laughlin 4 күн мурун
Rasterbater for tiling :)
ragingATyou 4 күн мурун
You can stick an image in Excel and set the dimensions of the image in inches, If you set the margins to 0 and the print scale to 100% you should get a good tiling of the image without needing photo software
Jurriaan Kuiper
Jurriaan Kuiper 5 күн мурун
Ooh yes: Adam SaLvage! Contrary to what you mostly see online and on social media, everything is perfect. Been watching you for years and dearly love to hear and see you explain when things go wrong. Learn from it, sometimes we don’t. But at least you keep showing your mistakes. I have to admit that still I sometimes make the same mistakes you already showed. Thanks for being so motivational. Keep it up!
Joe Amendola
Joe Amendola 5 күн мурун
any chance i can get the scrapped ones?
Fat Kiwi
Fat Kiwi 5 күн мурун
maybe you can tile in blender, i'll check on it dude
Wester 5 күн мурун
What a massive work around to get to that size. Photoshop or any free foto software would have saved 9:12 minutes. Rule a build in ruler, size it up, enlarge the picture, print it sideways to fit.
Austin Armstrong
Austin Armstrong 5 күн мурун
It's funny hearing Adam say that this build is taking him back to someplace in his past. As a kid I would watch Mythbusters on tv any chance I could and watching these videos brings me back to those days. Since then, I've been to college, gotten a degree in robotics and a minor in manufacturing, and landed multiple jobs as a prototype machinist. In that light, watching these videos is very different because I now understand the issues and thought processes Adam describes because I've been through them on a daily basis.
Mel Kerner
Mel Kerner 5 күн мурун
Gotta give you props for showing the mistakes instead of editing like it never happened. Shows how to deal with the reality of working with your mistakes and how to adjust!
ThatEditingBaka 6 күн мурун
9:46 issue with that is that images are described in Pixels most of the time and a Pixel doesn't translate to real world measurements. Closest thing would be to take a program like Photoshop and make a canvas of a certain size (in cm or inches) and use that to split up your image.
Andrew DiMauro
Andrew DiMauro 6 күн мурун
Adam with all the indexing you do on the mill you should invest in a dividing head.
Jordan Williams
Jordan Williams 6 күн мурун
🤦🏻‍♂️ oh no he called the child “baby yoda”
Brendon Sorenson
Brendon Sorenson 6 күн мурун
Way to push through! Can't wait to see the Savage Saber!
Nomi Moffitt
Nomi Moffitt 6 күн мурун
Count dooku’s saber is my fav even though it’s a dark saber. I just like the design.
Nomi Moffitt
Nomi Moffitt 6 күн мурун
Even though you didn’t like the accuracy, I’d love it and would love having something you made. That would be crazy.
shane kennedy
shane kennedy 6 күн мурун
Maybe,just maybe a give away Adam??Hopefully a good call?From a great fan in UK. 🇬🇧
Shikhar Srivastava
Shikhar Srivastava 7 күн мурун
@10:10 use ms paint (or an emulative software) or the print to scale function on your printer and you should be able to tile
bruce hong
bruce hong 7 күн мурун
I don't think Adam got the dimensions wrong based on the photo, but rather scaled his photo incorrectly based on dimensions he found online I.E. the 11.75inches he found off a website
codemiesterbeats 7 күн мурун
I never needed to tile anything much but yes it should be a function... kinda weird that it isn't.
Courtney Freeman
Courtney Freeman 7 күн мурун
what about another character's light saber?
James Walker
James Walker 7 күн мурун
Couldve just print screen the picture
nick guiser
nick guiser 8 күн мурун
Build a SAVAGESABER, This .... is the way.
Harman P Johnson
Harman P Johnson 8 күн мурун
Machine properly, even if you’re a dead nuts beginner, don’t machine like Mr Cabbage.
Lexworx 9 күн мурун
hey Adam , after seeing this i went out and got myself a nice 1971 vintage lathe .. ive now made 4 lightsaber`s ( one of my own design) id love to send you some pictures of it ? my own design is the 5th thing ive ever made on a lathe and thanks to you im very much enjoying making stuff on it !
Brian Para
Brian Para 9 күн мурун
I hate when I find a great image only to realize it’s on Pinterest as well.
Tikuros 9 күн мурун
I start to recognize Adam's "I screwed it up" face, before he gets to say it. But you always handle these situations with such dignity and honor, I would probably crawl under a table and cry for a good half day :D Respect
Jorvik De Vegt
Jorvik De Vegt 9 күн мурун
I'm getting Bob Ross Vibes from this guy. Lovely.
stn bboy
stn bboy 9 күн мурун
Adam Savage AKA Darth Savagius :D
Scratch 9 күн мурун
One of the best ODB’s.
Sprinter Tech
Sprinter Tech 9 күн мурун
i think that you can rest when you make a dark trooper
joe geiger
joe geiger 9 күн мурун
send me the lightsabor u just built lol i give u my add hehe
Scratch 9 күн мурун
Tiling could easily be done in Illustrator.
us here
us here 9 күн мурун
i kind of love your "sh!tty" light saber. why? because YOU made it> :)
Spencer Belcher
Spencer Belcher 9 күн мурун
*Googles a picture of luke's lightsaber for reference while having a literal luke's lightsaber laying next to him*
J. A.
J. A. 9 күн мурун
Heck, I’ll take it and be proud to have it.
AdjutantAntithesis 10 күн мурун
@7:34 Adam no
rmcbeigh 10 күн мурун
its your personal one that I would love to see built!!!
Cooper Bickett
Cooper Bickett 10 күн мурун
Demerit badge: forgot to disconnect the battery and got electrocuted
Colton Fairley
Colton Fairley 10 күн мурун
Most software given the percentage scale you can do it inside of the software then use the print settings to print the right size. Photoshop can also print on multiple pieces of paper, I believe it's a print option to "not scale".
Jonathan Penvose
Jonathan Penvose 10 күн мурун
Poster Razor!
The U.S. Wage Slave
The U.S. Wage Slave 10 күн мурун
Please make a Darksaber hilt!
Gareth Jones
Gareth Jones 10 күн мурун
What about turning the parts that fit together to pull it all apart and build....similar to rebels...
DaNDeE cAHOONAh 11 күн мурун
Adam Salvage! Yeah! ;)
Isambardart 11 күн мурун
Normally I'm the pain in the arse tradesman trying to tell you how to do it but I disagree with your verdict. Because if a fan of star wars made that at the end of the day they'll be happy and should be Because they made something great. At the end of the day you made something seriously cool that 99.9% of star wars fans would love to own.
Patrick Brown
Patrick Brown 11 күн мурун
You say it’s bad, my 9 year old would take it in a heartbeat.
Bindair Dundat
Bindair Dundat 12 күн мурун
Adam has more lightsabers than General Grievous.
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
Adam, you need to know this going forward... You doing the building and making mistakes and doing your best (better than our any time) is exactly what we like. It doesn't matter if it's not perfect. We know you could probably make it perfect in another situation. It's just great to see how you work 🤷‍♂️
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
Oh, something I only found out recently.. Which other Non-Americans might not know either... The Americans don't just say it weird. They spell "Aluminium" exactly as they say it. "Aluminum".. I honestly always just thought it was pronounced wrong (/differently) 🙈😂
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
Yea Adam, we know what "counting your money" means. We know you didn't randomly start bragging about being rich 😂 So glad Adam is still in our lives after Mythbusters; he is awesome.
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
@AdamSavage... I am a computer programmer.. You can go onto Fiver and get someone to create that software for it. It will cost a bit more than a fiver, but a dev is about $300 a day.. That won't take more than 2 days max.
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
This feels a little bit like, my dad trying to use technology 😂 What was the point of trying to do everything by fax at the beginning?
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
Kris Adams TV
Kris Adams TV 12 күн мурун
Now, I am not saying I am rich.. but no means... But I have never really been too bothered about spending thirty-five bucks on anything. 🤷‍♂️
Jamiewaldie1992 13 күн мурун
Just realised thanks to Adam's speech towards the end that this is why objects scanned on a photocopier look odd to me. No Parallax. Makes perfect sense now 🤦🏻‍♂️😂
VaperTime 13 күн мурун
You should make a show or segment where you go out to scrap yards or find junk essentially and turn it inti something super cool and call it from salvage to savage
Mask ‘n Play
Mask ‘n Play 13 күн мурун
A fine addition to my collection
Bryan Prime
Bryan Prime 13 күн мурун
Would love to see you build your own. Each person's lightsaber is unique and says a lot about them
Scott Korin
Scott Korin 13 күн мурун
I prefer opening Developer Tools (press F12) to get to the HTML for images rather than having to use "View Source".
Seak One
Seak One 14 күн мурун
Adam Salvage
Chris Cox
Chris Cox 14 күн мурун
Adobe acrobat will tile for you. You can set your overprint amount and use corner crosshairs to help line up.
Kidd Incubus
Kidd Incubus 14 күн мурун
Anyone else watching all of stars in complete order including the shows🥸
Johnny From Georgia
Johnny From Georgia 14 күн мурун
Can we talk about what the heck Disney did with Luke's light saber in the sequel trilogy
Chad Moncada
Chad Moncada 14 күн мурун
Look at Matthias Wandel Big Print Program i thnk it makes this process easy.
Michael McKinnon
Michael McKinnon 15 күн мурун
Lightsabers use titanium typically, just a heads up.
Rob 15 күн мурун
Adam I use MS Excel. Insert the picture into a blank spreadsheet and set the print margins as 0 and Excel will tile it perfectly for you.
It’s only a plant
It’s only a plant 15 күн мурун
I miss the good old mythBusters days
TreadwellJay 15 күн мурун
They've been (kindly!) talking on the RPF about the image used as reference was a fake that went up for auction a while back; it, sadly, isn't a screenused prop. Still a terrific video! :)
William L. DeRieux IV
William L. DeRieux IV 15 күн мурун
54:38 1. Measure once 2. Cut twice. 3. Force it to fit.
Ben The Bean
Ben The Bean 15 күн мурун
If I ever find a lathe, a mill, and a 2-inch aluminum rod, you freaking BET that I’m gonna make a freaking lightsaber!!
William L. DeRieux IV
William L. DeRieux IV 15 күн мурун
10:00 It sounds like something that could be done with "The Print Shop" for DOS in the 80's and 90's. We mostly used it for printing multi-page banners on a dot matrix printer......but I think you could also import graphics. Broderbund makes an updated, modern, version for PC & Mac....but I cannot vouch for these newer versions. It really sounds like what you want is a plotter or at the very least a large-format printer (with a continuous feed). The plotters (like used with CAD software) are intended to print across multiple pages.
William L. DeRieux IV
William L. DeRieux IV 15 күн мурун
3:55 A website can use javascript to prevent right-clicks (which does not allow you to save an image using the context-menu). So, it is really your browser preventing you from downloading....because that is a client-side scripting feature. It is extremely trivial to stop javascript from blocking right-clicks. Heck, you can even use local proxies, etc, to lift stuff (or everything) right off the wire, or even pull it right from your browser's cache.
Bowchigabowwow 15 күн мурун
Love you Adam, but that's an hour I can't get back. lol.
Ethan Wagner
Ethan Wagner 15 күн мурун
You call it imperfect, I call it artist's interpretation.
Masked Vigilante
Masked Vigilante 15 күн мурун
Good morning, Sunday morning.
Zach_jf 13
Zach_jf 13 15 күн мурун
12:27 I wish I had a slightly longer piece... don't we all Adam Savage don't we all.
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