The Adam Savage Cave

 

Adam Savage calls his shop, his cave. The cave is hidden, but you can find a tour if you know  where to look.  I play a game with myself trying to find it’s real location just based on hints in the video, but have failed miserably.

Here’s a tour.

His lathe.

Sorting his hardware.

Sortimo is made for ambulances and other vehicles for sorting supplies in them.  Bosch and Stanley make similar products that can be used for shops.

A Google Street View tour of the shop.

https://www.google.com/maps/place/Savage+Cave/@37.753918,-122.420677,3a,75y,176h,90t/data=!3m8!1e1!3m6!1sBdGhwCpf40wAAAAGOvCBAQ!2e0!3e2!6s%2F%2Fgeo1.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3DBdGhwCpf40wAAAAGOvCBAQ%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D176.33226%26pitch%3D0!7i13312!8i6656!4m2!3m1!1s0x368680cbdec8f24b:0xb4be2880a32559f

How to find materials.

Adam’s ILM toolboxes.

http://www.tested.com/art/makers/449298-whats-adams-toolbox-circa-ilm-model-making-days/

http://www.tested.com/art/makers/449273-origin-my-model-making-toolboxes/

Adam’s suggested tool list for beginners.

http://www.tested.com/art/makers/454310-inexpensive-beginners-toolkit/

http://www.tested.com/art/makers/454389-still-untitled-supplemental-adams-inexpensive-beginners-toolkit/

I like Adam’s idea of “first order retrievablility.”  Having the right tool at hand when you need can speed things up incredibly. That’s one reason that I built my own versions of Adam’s boxes.  The typical tool box is not very organized.  I know that mine are not, for the most part.   This is something I’ve been working on changing.  I think I need two kinds of boxes.  One is a set of portable boxes that I can take places, especially to work.  The other is a way of organizing tools on my workbench so that they can be found.

Update:

An article from Popular mechanics.

http://www.popularmechanics.com/home/tools/a16811/adam-savage-workshop-tour/

And another video:

And one I forgot:
Model making for movies.

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