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Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Mandalorian Amban Blaster Replica!

Adam embarks on his first full prop replica project using his shop's new Form 3L 3D printer: a replica of the Amban "tuning fork" blaster as seen in The Mandalorian! It's an extensive build that's also mixed-material, combining 3D printed resin parts with carved wood and machined components as well, giving it a veracity not only in form but also weight and feel--as if it lives in the Star Wars universe. It's an essential prop for Adam's Mandalorian cosplay, and stay tuned for the paint application in the next build!
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  1. Adam Savage’s Tested

    Adam Savage’s Tested

    20 päivää sitten

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      3 päivää sitten

      @Stop the Philosophical Zombies it was a good video should watch it, I think it was just a few weeks ago too

    • Stop the Philosophical Zombies

      Stop the Philosophical Zombies

      3 päivää sitten

      @PARADOX Nope



      3 päivää sitten

      @Stop the Philosophical Zombies did you seetge video when he built a mini engine?

    • Stop the Philosophical Zombies

      Stop the Philosophical Zombies

      3 päivää sitten

      Is that a Heli-Coil? We use them on engine blocks all the time.

    • 1337fraggzb00N


      18 päivää sitten

      I have a much smaller resin printer since about 12 months and I figured out that a 50:50 mix of grey and translucent resin gives high detail with much lesser production time (high resolution layers and less exposure time). As it seems, many resins are quite stable but tend to change color when exposes to sunlight - which might not be a problem when they get painted anyway. As fas as I can tell, the printed structures keep mainly stable and do not tend to warp or deform in some way, but I also claim that this strongly depends on the used resin.

  2. matheighway


    Päivä sitten

    I hope all those 3D printing support sprues ended up in Adam's kit-bashing box.

  3. smiley satanson

    smiley satanson

    Päivä sitten

    imagine Adam, Colinfurze, Hacksmith and ''Look Mum No Computer'' working together on a project

  4. wooden weapons man channel

    wooden weapons man channel

    2 päivää sitten

    In wat world is this 3week build a one day I'm I'm growing a beard watching it for 1 and a half hours

  5. mario yu

    mario yu

    2 päivää sitten

    The thankful cord postmeiotically walk because session prudently hand up a mean limit. little, rural river

  6. Terry Miller

    Terry Miller

    4 päivää sitten

    You know when Adam is serious--when he gets that Thomas Dolby hair.

  7. Samantha Holmes

    Samantha Holmes

    4 päivää sitten

    Hey Adam did you know ( and you probably do) that Mando’s pistol is made off of a Bergmann no.3 ? If you want to learn more about it search forgotten weapons mandolorian

  8. Ronald Day

    Ronald Day

    5 päivää sitten

    should we start calling him "doc" adam?

  9. Chris Shepard

    Chris Shepard

    5 päivää sitten

    Gonna say what everything is thinking, I too want ball strips for my crown.

  10. bing rijper

    bing rijper

    6 päivää sitten

    My Biggest question is always if you so big into engineering and like 99% of the world uses metric system how do you feel about that should america change?

  11. Squinoogle


    6 päivää sitten

    Gunther, we love you buddy! Every time Adam messes up is a time for you to shine :-D

  12. Matthew Pearce

    Matthew Pearce

    7 päivää sitten

    I seem to be on an Adam Savage video marathon....... Not a bad thing

  13. No1sonuk


    7 päivää sitten

    @17:50 discussing taking the resin prints and milling them out. This is how a lot of machine parts are made - rough castings, then refine on a lathe/mill.

  14. Tony Dorschner

    Tony Dorschner

    7 päivää sitten

    40:26 - Another method would be to look up Gun Stock Inserts -> Brass inserts.

  15. boneslice


    8 päivää sitten

    Looking forward to see u do the finish details! Gonna be sick!

  16. IzNoGuD Surfer

    IzNoGuD Surfer

    8 päivää sitten

    Helicoil is to repair stripped threads in metal and not in wood. To mount a machine screw in wood there is a way better solution rampa muffe www.amazon.de/Rampamuffe/s?k=Rampamuffe www.amazon.com/POWERTEC-QTI1002-Threaded-Insert-Woodworking/dp/B07NCNMDJN/ref=sr_1_3?dchild=1&keywords=wood+thread+insert&qid=1620659141&sr=8-3 www.amazon.com/Maexxna-Threaded-Internal-Color-Zinc-Furniture/dp/B08QJ8L1HL/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=wood+thread+insert&qid=1620659141&sr=8-4

  17. Robert Housedorf II

    Robert Housedorf II

    8 päivää sitten

    Adam, DUDE, you NEED BETTER VENTILATION!! I've never heard you cough so much in my life!! That resin is nasty! GET BETTER VENTILATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Folks, please upvote so Adam sees this!

  18. Benjamin Grav

    Benjamin Grav

    9 päivää sitten

    lol so mando's gun is 4'20"

  19. A C

    A C

    10 päivää sitten

    Adam just staring/reaching into his curing station trips me out. I made mine completely light-tight so it won't cook my eyes.

  20. Nick Hendricks

    Nick Hendricks

    10 päivää sitten

    I’d love if the trigger shot out a flag that said “Dank Farrik” á la Wile E Coyote.

  21. millenniumf1138


    10 päivää sitten

    That moment when Adam realized he forgot the little ridges on the end of the scope was soooooooooo identifiable...

  22. Grey Paladin

    Grey Paladin

    10 päivää sitten

    I'm very late to this video, but if by chance Adam reads this comment; I have a low end resin printer that uses a slicer with the built in function to automatically turn a model into a shell of adjustable thickness. It also lets me add drainage/vent holes to prevent resin from building up inside the cavity, and creates a small plug I can print with the main model to later plug the holes. And it adds internal supports where necessary. Whatever system FormLabs has should have something similar. If not, whatever modelling software you use probably has a shell/hollowing feature. Just be careful to make sure everything is supported to print properly.

  23. al duncan

    al duncan

    10 päivää sitten

    I love the Swiss army knife dancing in time to the music at 1:34.40

  24. Brenon Moore

    Brenon Moore

    10 päivää sitten

    Adam gets a really nice printer Adam prints high-quality resin parts Adam cant take it anymore, machines it instead

  25. Paul Vincent

    Paul Vincent

    10 päivää sitten

    Would it be possible to get the "no good" scrap scope? Asking for a friend. Also, what usually happens to the parts that get made but not used in the final product?

  26. noimdream


    10 päivää sitten

    34:16 my last 2 brain cells trying to talk to someone

  27. Firescale


    11 päivää sitten

    You know he's going to go full Samaritan on the next build of this......

  28. The Stew Man

    The Stew Man

    11 päivää sitten

    I got a FormLab as right before it started printing the first part

  29. Adam Ragsdale

    Adam Ragsdale

    11 päivää sitten

    lathe cutoff rings...looks like lightsaber parts to me!!



    11 päivää sitten

    "nooo desintegrationn"

  31. Swan64050


    11 päivää sitten

    Im super excited about this print and build, but Adam; we need to talk about this box next to your printer of these Fifth Element stones.

  32. Morgan Sinclair

    Morgan Sinclair

    11 päivää sitten

    We all know eventually Adam is going to machine all the metal parts out of exactly that.

  33. Sea of York

    Sea of York

    11 päivää sitten

    Can one recycle and re-use the filament and resin that gets wasted in the supports and non-viable pieces from printing? The idea of zero waste creation is suuuper exciting for the future of making, especially if we can graduate to natural materials like mycellium

  34. Elijah pepper

    Elijah pepper

    11 päivää sitten

    YO! What's that 5th Element model?

  35. MrPinski Props

    MrPinski Props

    11 päivää sitten

    you mentioned a build video for a vacuum former... is that a thing? I don't see it in the comments. Thanks Adam!

  36. Ashley Lindsay

    Ashley Lindsay

    11 päivää sitten

    I really love Adam's groans and grimaces as he agonizes over the stock in this one.

  37. Saint Samael

    Saint Samael

    11 päivää sitten

    Ok, so a 3D printer builds it...HARD PASS

  38. Archie


    12 päivää sitten

    Is he planning on doing any lenses on the scope

  39. SA12String


    12 päivää sitten

    Kind of cool to see your Victorinox store display working in time with the music at the end.

  40. frump99


    12 päivää sitten

    The UV curing box is still totally cool.

  41. Kory Hubbell

    Kory Hubbell

    12 päivää sitten

    This is a beautiful build, but all I can think about at the end is the off-center hole and screw he introduced at 33:00. Ha ha ha!

  42. Adam Ragsdale

    Adam Ragsdale

    12 päivää sitten

    what is the alcohol for? Why do the freshly printed items need "cleaning"?

  43. WorkbenchZ


    12 päivää sitten

    Awesome build and use of mixed media in this. One way to resolve parallax is to locate landmarks on the other objects and reference their locations relative to each other. In this case, the rear end of the scope lands at the end of the ribbed insert, the front lands just shy of the barrel coupler. Relative locations mean more to the eye than exact sizes.

  44. pgabrieli


    12 päivää sitten

    may I suggest investing in the anycubic new wash & cure plus machine? again, the one one, the big one. for washing. also I do hope you cure those supports before putting them in the trash :-)

  45. Michael Poulin

    Michael Poulin

    12 päivää sitten

    What if you built this gun out of a Kentucky black powder kit????

  46. Nick Page

    Nick Page

    12 päivää sitten

    So, this 'day' mentioned in the title. This would be a day on...Mercury? Venus?

  47. Ian Zainea

    Ian Zainea

    12 päivää sitten

    I feel like the fork should have been attached like a bayonet

  48. ReverendTed


    12 päivää sitten

    1:07:56 - Where's the link to the ODB of the new vacuform machine?

  49. beansnrice321


    12 päivää sitten

    The next star wars spinoff? The Landolorian.

  50. David Barnett

    David Barnett

    12 päivää sitten

    I can't be the only one who thought it funny when he said his butt was made of walnut.

  51. REDRUM : l

    REDRUM : l

    12 päivää sitten

    They're called hair brushes....

  52. Michael Poulin

    Michael Poulin

    12 päivää sitten

    Adam I’m sorry to be sounding like a prude but you really need to wear a respirator when sanding aluminum. The powder will get into you for sure.

  53. 504 HOT BOI

    504 HOT BOI

    12 päivää sitten

    He gets do excited..

  54. Merennulli


    12 päivää sitten

    I'm really curious how he'd have done the octagonal barrel prior to 3D printing. I did one manually with a Dremmel turning a schedule 80 threaded PVC pipe into a 2.5 foot octagonal barrel and it was nightmarishly tedious. I also got a slight twist in the barrel due to mistakes I made along the length.

  55. HPBraincase


    13 päivää sitten

    So wait.... at 1:08:00 Is Adam talking about the VacuuForm rebuild from 6 months ago, or is the video he is talking about not actually out yet?

  56. Chris Ellorris

    Chris Ellorris

    13 päivää sitten

    Oh no, Adam! You can definitely print resin parts hollow! They just need drainage holes so the resin isn't trapped inside. You'll save a LOT of resin doing it that way, especially if you're just making draft parts that are going to be tossed or not the final product. I only ever make solid parts if I need something to feel heftier, but even then it's usually better to print it hollow and fill it with something like ball bearings or sand to give it weight. Resin is NOT cheap, especially full on Forms Lab resin!!

  57. BigDaddy


    13 päivää sitten

    Therapist: Adams head rolling through the screen isn't real, he can't hurt you. Adams head: 1:18:37

  58. big ste Adventures off-roading and wild camping

    big ste Adventures off-roading and wild camping

    13 päivää sitten

    Love The Bones of You Adam. have done for years, no disrespect, but that hair is started to make you look like Dr Emmett Brown 🙄🤣😂

  59. bratz2


    13 päivää sitten

    Maybe you could have tig tacked the countersink?

  60. bratz2


    13 päivää sitten

    Now you just need cnc mill or cnc machining center! 😃

  61. Ben & Theo

    Ben & Theo

    13 päivää sitten

    Amazing video and work!🙌😃You remind me of "Doc" from "Back to the Future!😂

  62. WarGrade


    13 päivää sitten

    DON'T bother with inserts or taps in wood. drill the hole (for soft wood same size as required if you were tapping) [hard wood VERY slightly over size for a tap) and just wind the screw into it. It will form it's own thread as it goes in, in hard wood if it starts to get too tight, make the whole a wee bit bigger. Go on test it out, you will be amazed how much grip the wood gives to the threaded screws. Andy.

  63. Jeffery Swan

    Jeffery Swan

    13 päivää sitten

    Writing this before I've reached the end of the video but personally, to cut the back of the stock for the inlay, I'd use a ball bearing router cutter bit of the correct width set to the correct height. Super quick and simple. If you don't have the correct width just do multiple cuts at increasing heights like a dado.

  64. Billy Tziatas

    Billy Tziatas

    13 päivää sitten

    anyone else noticing the 5th element stones in the backgrounds? ;P

  65. Dogol


    13 päivää sitten

    49:32 Adam’s Walnut Butt

  66. Ross Edwards

    Ross Edwards

    13 päivää sitten

    I was trying to work out why Adam was rushing so much, until I realised I was watching at 1.5x playback 🤦‍♂️

  67. Joshua Mooney

    Joshua Mooney

    13 päivää sitten

    27:00 do you usually do this without any protection for your hands or anything? This seems dangerous isn't if?

  68. Barry Allen21

    Barry Allen21

    13 päivää sitten

    Hey Adam I'm a big fan of yours when I saw you on mythbusters and I wanna find out do u make props for your fans if they asked you to build them?

  69. astrobooder


    13 päivää sitten

    Be careful with the UV light Adam, or your eyes will be shot before you know it.

  70. Steve Maguire

    Steve Maguire

    13 päivää sitten

    Ummmm... I'm not an expert (just someone who has been resin printing for about a year) but it's my understanding you really should cure the prints before handling without gloves. I wash the prints in alcohol and then remove the supports, then rinse again, then blow dry with compressed air, then cure, THEN remove my gloves.

  71. BigDawgMT Jackson

    BigDawgMT Jackson

    13 päivää sitten

    You are Adam Savage...you have been in the world of special effects for a long time....Like you couldnt call and get the specs of the rifle used in Mando??? Callin BS!!!!

  72. Richard Green

    Richard Green

    13 päivää sitten

    I'm being a*** retentive here, but the "cartridge assembly" is called the "receiver" on a 'real' rifle. Just saying. Love the build.

  73. Terry Windsor

    Terry Windsor

    13 päivää sitten

    That reminds me of a scene from of the ruins of an alien city from a movie called " The First Spaceship on Venus"! 👍👍👍👍👍👍

  74. Sean Bradshaw

    Sean Bradshaw

    13 päivää sitten

    Adam's hair in this episode has a serious Doctor Emmet Brown vibe, amazing, and fitting.

  75. Captain Fantastic

    Captain Fantastic

    14 päivää sitten

    Time to buzz that Savage noggin, you look like the Crypt Keeper!

  76. Rob Gonzo

    Rob Gonzo

    14 päivää sitten

    Just an idea which I have no practical experience with...maybe a shoulder screw with a thick head on that threaded insert because then you can sand the top flush with the part leaving no trace of a slotted screw behind.

  77. Russell Loker

    Russell Loker

    14 päivää sitten

    Love the left over lathe rings and keeping them, my father rest his soul used to say "you can't make something from nothing without a whole bunch of nothing to start with".

  78. Joe Thomas

    Joe Thomas

    14 päivää sitten

    Those Han Solo lucky dice hanging on the lathe... I need a pair!

  79. Brandon Wheeler

    Brandon Wheeler

    14 päivää sitten

    1:11:55 This is the way oil

  80. Khazandar


    14 päivää sitten

    The editor sass is amazing.

  81. Austin Grosso

    Austin Grosso

    14 päivää sitten

    At 57:05 I noticed Adam has something in is teeth and for the rest of the video he had it still and I could not not look at it it was driving me insane

  82. Dan


    14 päivää sitten

    One thing I would recommend is a water washable resin for your prototyping, some of these are also biodegradable which makes it perfect for the job description, in my opinion. You won't need to deal with so many fumes nor spend so much on alcohol then either.

  83. Dan


    14 päivää sitten

    oh man to be able to afford a form 3L! Seems like just the dream of a fool.

  84. Zombie Haunter

    Zombie Haunter

    14 päivää sitten

    Adam did you buy a new mill? What happened to the Bridgeport?

  85. paceman987


    14 päivää sitten

    41:51. Omega Seamaster. Very Nice.

  86. Goblin


    14 päivää sitten

    Man I wish I had the skills you had to make cool stuff, I struggle with Dyspraxia and I have all these wonderfull and intricate ideas in my head but I can’t bring them to life, I can’t make them, I can’t draw them they’re just trapped in my mind But whenever I get my hands on a piece of large scrap wood and a belt sander I can make beautiful and satisfying to use weapons and tools

  87. Johan ousback

    Johan ousback

    14 päivää sitten

    My favorite part was *Disk sanding noises

  88. Gillan Williams

    Gillan Williams

    14 päivää sitten

    Did Adam just hint at having another lathe? Does he have a secret workshop?!

  89. Dennis Tafeltennis

    Dennis Tafeltennis

    14 päivää sitten

    Ah yes a Disruptor i was thinking that, cause Mando doesnt use a simple blaster rifle iirc. It's basicly a disintegrator, possibly manufactured by Tenloss.

  90. unclebobthe1


    14 päivää sitten

    Adam, you should be more careful. You are clearly violating the rules concerning firearms manufacturer. Thought not you're intent to make a working firearm. Those less savory may learn how to form basic shapes into intersecting parts that can result in refined mechanical actions. Oooohhhh NO. Knowledge. What will the world do if this type of information becomes readily available.

  91. 5150HAYN


    14 päivää sitten

    That threaded insert is it also the same as a helicoil?

  92. Phill C

    Phill C

    14 päivää sitten

    1:19:06 At this very moment, rockets to take us back to the Moon and beyond are under construction, and computers keep doing this to us.

  93. AUSTIN


    14 päivää sitten

    this dude literally WORKED for industrial light and magic. he could probably call George lucas or john favreau and ask him how long the damn mando rifle is LMFAO

  94. 00bennyboy001


    14 päivää sitten

    Is Adam sick? With the coughs and "chills", hope hes okay!

  95. Wxiba


    14 päivää sitten

    Where do you learn how to do all this?

  96. Dipper Gleeful

    Dipper Gleeful

    14 päivää sitten

    I know you wanted the tuning fork to be one solid piece but given it's gonna be getting a good amount of wear and tear those forks have a higher chance of breaking. Would've probably been better to cut them in the file so the prongs could be replaced without much hassle.

  97. SustainAbility Speaking

    SustainAbility Speaking

    14 päivää sitten

    3D Printing Disco Teck!!!!!!!!

  98. SustainAbility Speaking

    SustainAbility Speaking

    14 päivää sitten

    i have a newer pellet gun to target beer cans eh. I want to rework the stalk an bits to be this gun in appearance. I will post the attempt. look to subscribe by Fall 2021 for that series.

  99. Nieroshai


    14 päivää sitten

    We love the crazy hair, Adam. You're our crazy VFX wizard, and it would just be wrong if you looked "proper."

  100. SustainAbility Speaking

    SustainAbility Speaking

    14 päivää sitten

    but that gun would hurt a Moose. Now you can make a gun bigger, and you won't be without food eh Holly Wood. 😷