Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Foam Ringwraith Gauntlet!

  • Published on Mar 15, 2018
  • This week's One Day Build is a collaboration with new Tested contributor Bill Doran, aka Punished Props! Bill visits Adam's workshop to help make a replica of Adam's Ringwraith Gauntlets using thin sheets of foam, showing the versatility and accessibility of this popular cosplay material!
    Watch Bill's paint-up of this build here:
    Find the patterns to make your own here:
    Shot by Gunther Kirsch edited by Joey Fameli
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    Tested is:
    Adam Savage
    Norman Chan
    Simone Giertz
    Joey Fameli
    Gunther Kirsch
    Ryan Kiser
    Kishore Hari
    Sean Charlesworth
    Jeremy Williams
    Kayte Sabicer
    Bill Doran
    Ariel Waldman
    Kristen Lomasney
    Intro bumper by Abe Dieckman
    Set build by Asa Hillis
    Set design by Danica Johnson
    Thanks for watching!
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Comments • 1 348

  • zouni
    zouni 2 days ago

    Can I get one of those steel ones in exchange for my car?

  • Derek Uahinui
    Derek Uahinui 11 days ago


  • Shawn Burke
    Shawn Burke 22 days ago

    This is gonna be handy info if I can lose enough weight for me and my cosplayer GF to rebuild an OC Ultraman cosplay I've tried in the past. It failed due to being too fat😞 and we didn't know enough about building foam armor.

  • telharmonium
    telharmonium 23 days ago

    I saw this and thought: High Fashion meets RPF.

  • Antony Luque
    Antony Luque 28 days ago

    god bless you guys , this is just amazing!

  • SketchbookGuitar
    SketchbookGuitar Month ago

    34:07 Free to play user (left) Pay to win user (Right)

  • Freja Brynjolfursdottir

    Don't lie: Everyone here is thinking about what kind of damage that gauntlet would cause in a fist fight.

  • Ian Byrne
    Ian Byrne Month ago

    I really like Bill and Adam's dynamic. It's always nice having Norm or another commentator or even just Adam himself discussing the build and the process, but something about Bill and Adam discussing the work and their technique and tips and tricks is really neat

  • Galvanax Gaming
    Galvanax Gaming Month ago

    25:55 adam says shit and i've never heard him say it before kinda surprised.

  • poison shift
    poison shift Month ago

    Hope you've got some heat out there by now

  • Kuhoo Not Kuhu
    Kuhoo Not Kuhu Month ago

    Adam @28:50 AWWWWWWWWWWW

  • Kuhoo Not Kuhu
    Kuhoo Not Kuhu Month ago

    @17:50 i feel bad for the bleeding thumb

  • William Cooper
    William Cooper Month ago

    Does anyone know what thickness they used for the metal on the gauntlets

    • LHCreeper
      LHCreeper Month ago

      I have been using 0.8mm mild steel for my steel adaptation

  • Nobock
    Nobock Month ago


  • Don Gomez
    Don Gomez Month ago

    Could u use Styrine.

  • LHCreeper
    LHCreeper 2 months ago +1

    I want to make this out of steel. Any tips on how to adapt the patterns?

  • albino_breeggs
    albino_breeggs 2 months ago +1

    Technically the heat just goes to the steel. Second law of thermodynamics

  • Matthew Coppler
    Matthew Coppler 2 months ago

    How much foam is needed for a full set? It's not listed on Punished Props either.

  • Debarghya Chattopadhyay

    I wanna make a full armour and roam at night and scrare the ehit out of passer by

  • REiiGN15
    REiiGN15 2 months ago

    Ugh, I love the organization he has in his shop. TEACH ME SENPAI!

  • Evan Michaelsson
    Evan Michaelsson 2 months ago

    What is the pen he is using at 23:50?...I have been looking for one like that for some time now...

    • Evan Michaelsson
      Evan Michaelsson 2 months ago

    • Evan Michaelsson
      Evan Michaelsson 2 months ago

      The brand is PICA...It took a while of re-watching parts of the video at .25 speed...

  • Calvin Percy
    Calvin Percy 2 months ago

    adam...can i have two of the metal gloves?

  • 19caleb96
    19caleb96 2 months ago

    OH MY GOD! I WENT TO STORES LOOKING FOR CATGUT TODAY!! I have no idea where to get a roll like that! I would love to know where it came from!

  • dpotter2113
    dpotter2113 2 months ago

    Adam, any recommendations on a foam-cutting laser for home use that won't break the bank? I make board game inserts from 5mm foam core and would love an accurate and speedy alternative to hand-cutting each piece.

  • John Muldoon
    John Muldoon 2 months ago

    Have you tried tool wax (On your drill bits, saw blades, files, grinding and cut off wheels when working with aluminum to prevent galling Adam? Because it works great ;-)

  • Courtesy Flame
    Courtesy Flame 2 months ago

    Why does making a gauntlet have to be such a pain in the arse

  • Jeffrey Shields
    Jeffrey Shields 3 months ago

    The gauntlet is great but that workshop is AMAZING!

  • Rainbow Myr
    Rainbow Myr 3 months ago

    Bill looks like Edwin, the magic engineer

  • shadeth90
    shadeth90 3 months ago

    That other guy was on modern rogue. I think the Nerf gun episode.

  • Tactical Fatty
    Tactical Fatty 3 months ago

    23:56 at this point in time you could say Adam and Bill have.... ACEd this build so far.

  • Killienne Gibson-Thomas

    Have you considered inserting the finger lames into a pvc pipe with the correct inner diameter, and using a smaller pvc pipe to press them into shape and heating the pipe to mold them? You could even use a partial pipe, cut open lengthwise?

  • OneRingRuler
    OneRingRuler 3 months ago

    I love how Adam fucking Savage still says that he is learning new things and techniques in a field which he has been in for decades.

  • Dave
    Dave 3 months ago

    where do i get the sharpener for the knife

  • Jassy
    Jassy 3 months ago

    I'd love to have a pair of the metal gauntlets for when I'm motorcycling. I'D BE SO METAL!

  • LaserGadgets
    LaserGadgets 3 months ago

    .......THEY CAN DO AT HOME *starts laser*
    Before the tools, you need patience :>

  • Wizzard
    Wizzard 3 months ago

    what foam do they use ? :/

  • Alexandre Charron
    Alexandre Charron 4 months ago

    I like just for the type au dremel bit used lol

  • JY Assistant
    JY Assistant 4 months ago +1

    Savage, as always.

  • Wi-Fi TV
    Wi-Fi TV 4 months ago

    It'd be cool to see Jamie from mythbusters on here for an episode. Does anyone know what he's doing nowadays?

  • peace tranquility
    peace tranquility 4 months ago

    that belongs on a nailed it meme :|

  • Revengeful Lobster
    Revengeful Lobster 4 months ago

    I made a pair of gauntlets like this and the helmet out of galvanized ducting. Took me a few months of cutting and beating with a ball peen hammer. The metal looks and sounds nice but is a bit dangerous. Your way looked a lot easier.

  • Alex Lost Balance
    Alex Lost Balance 4 months ago

    Am I the only one who thinks that it would be better with Jamie? Like good old times?

  • william healey
    william healey 4 months ago +1

    Adam and Bill should do MORE stuff together.

  • PoPoWanObi
    PoPoWanObi 4 months ago +1

    God... If I could make a full set of Ringwraith armor, I'd wear that shit all the time, even to go and buy groceries.

    • Alex Lost Balance
      Alex Lost Balance 4 months ago

      hell yeah! I would wear it even to go to sleep and shower XD

  • Joe Hammond
    Joe Hammond 4 months ago

    Thanks guys. Never made anything from foam before. Your vids were perfect. I’ll call my show 2 day build. Lol

  • Joe Hammond
    Joe Hammond 4 months ago

    is there a link for assembly???

  • nowonmetube
    nowonmetube 4 months ago

    But does the foam provide the same armor as the steel?

  • Everett Abercrombie
    Everett Abercrombie 4 months ago

    What type of foam is that

  • Justin Dotson
    Justin Dotson 4 months ago

    Finger bends, two words, curling iron.

  • gary miller
    gary miller 4 months ago

    can i make it out of steel or brass...

  • VALENTINEproductions
    VALENTINEproductions 4 months ago

    Lol the separate clip of him creating a way to bend little pieces of foam. Love it.

  • John Sims
    John Sims 4 months ago

    Try using chalk in your stone to prevent aluminum from galling and plugging it up.

  • Karen Session
    Karen Session 4 months ago

    Boys and their toys... :-) .

  • james bateman
    james bateman 4 months ago

    Make some out of some Titanium would be sweet

  • Ethan Elliott
    Ethan Elliott 4 months ago


  • Mimicry of nothing
    Mimicry of nothing 4 months ago

    this was a collab i didn't know i needed

  • Alloran
    Alloran 4 months ago

    It's always so fun to see somebody who does this sort of work drop nuggets of gold to problems you've had. Just use a sharpened brass tube to punch holes. Increase your pattern 10% to keep it from being too tight. Small things that save a huge amount of time and effort refining.

  • shaun fourie
    shaun fourie 4 months ago

    Where can I buy the steel one???

  • Kelly Noble
    Kelly Noble 4 months ago

  • Kelly Noble
    Kelly Noble 4 months ago

    You didn't post the information for the ruler!!!

  • Sophie N
    Sophie N 4 months ago

    Master craftsmen

  • Eric Scott
    Eric Scott 4 months ago

    adam seeeeeeeems like he might be high haha

  • Taviathan
    Taviathan 4 months ago +1

    You should make a fully upgraded Drift outfit from fortnite and the pickaxe that comes with him in season 5

  • Carson Sarager
    Carson Sarager 4 months ago

    the link is broken can you please fix it

  • Arne Wisse
    Arne Wisse 5 months ago

    who made the steel lotr gauntlet is there a video

    TRIPLESEVENSIX 5 months ago

    So cool. Love it. Adam his shit together! So organized the stuff in that shop!! Big kids.;) You guys in the US get your materials so cheap man. Here in the UK we get robbed!! So jelly! Lol.

  • Saintly Sinner
    Saintly Sinner 5 months ago

    There is so much positive and calm energy from this video, I love it

  • Oli
    Oli 5 months ago

    I at first thought Adam said "Builder Ann" until I saw the "Bill Doran" on the screen! Nominative determinism anyone?

  • Chad Pugh
    Chad Pugh 5 months ago

    I WANT A PAIR THOOOOSE. The steel ones plz.

  • Elijah rideb
    Elijah rideb 5 months ago

    I made mine with spike edges on the the knuckles and it's fully functional. I could not be more happy with my build. Thanks guys

  • Sean Darling
    Sean Darling 5 months ago

    Making this outside of your workshop would be a tedious, disorganized nightmare.

  • Allamericanfrog Dragonborn

    "a shrine to obsession."
    Best line ver.

  • Meriam
    Meriam 5 months ago

    @28:21 "That's what I also love about this specific hobby, is how accessible it is" after being told that the foam that was used is only $5 worth, and while using a real armor arm shield and heavy equipments and laser cutter that I will have to starve myself for 2 years to be able to get.

  • Jake E Hobbs
    Jake E Hobbs 5 months ago

    Just had to buy a few of those rulers. Thanks Adam!

  • Ignis King
    Ignis King 5 months ago

    I want to learn how to make armor, but I can't seem to find a good enough guide to recommend the most cost efficient and appropriate eva foam to use. Like should I order online, or go to my local home depot and get those huge tile squares in a 6 pack for $25 which measure 24" x 24" x .375" ? The glue and heat gun seem simple enough, and I just recently had an epiphany about how templates are made/can be made.

  • Carol Whittlesea
    Carol Whittlesea 5 months ago

    That was very cool love one like that but in silver.

  • Paul Gee
    Paul Gee 5 months ago

    I guess one way you get and stay worth $8 million is to charge people $40 a year to watch content you are going to do anyway. (and charging WAY too much for a t-shirt) I guess I shouldn't complain about $3 a month. But even that is a lot for "starving" students and other lacking-in-financials people. I might do it. I hope it's worth it.

  • Wol Flo
    Wol Flo 5 months ago

    Subtítulos en español

  • Das Inhaberlicht
    Das Inhaberlicht 5 months ago

    Is that a young jamie hymamen

  • Candy ker
    Candy ker 5 months ago

    Wow Frank, what happened, you actually knew what you were doing and didn't stress out at Norm for once

  • SpydersByte
    SpydersByte 5 months ago

    man those gauntlets, the metal versions, look soooo badass. I'd love to have a pair.

    • SpydersByte
      SpydersByte 5 months ago

      wow the foam ones ended up looking pretty damn good too, even unfinished. I'd love to have a pair of those too!

  • Iri Miriam
    Iri Miriam 5 months ago

    It makes me happy when he jumps up and down XD

  • Robo Dragon
    Robo Dragon 5 months ago

    Is your thermostat not working in your cave( it looks cold)?

  • Manda Maggs
    Manda Maggs 5 months ago

    Question for the hive mind: Where does one get this kind of foam in large quantities/cheap? Bonus points if you can point me to a place that distributes in Canada. :)

  • gregstiles
    gregstiles 5 months ago

    adams got the best shit

  • French Cyndaquil
    French Cyndaquil 6 months ago

    1:31 JOJO

  • thelitlewiseowl
    thelitlewiseowl 6 months ago +1

    "this is a shrine to obsession"
    I like this sentence a lot.

  • MotherOfDragonzz 123
    MotherOfDragonzz 123 6 months ago +1

    22:05 we see you Adam!

  • Stephen Cihanek Photography & Cinematography

    Hey Adam. Check out Lindy's version. Especially her rivets. You might might be aware if her, but if not, she might be someone to bring into your Tested community.

  • Pavel Krupets
    Pavel Krupets 6 months ago

    Will those plans work for steel? I would love to make steel ones.

  • assassin x
    assassin x 6 months ago

    Ever chance he gets he brings up blade runner lol

  • Hayden Meynders
    Hayden Meynders 6 months ago

    Hey Tested can you please tell me the gauge of the metal used for the Nazgul Gauntlet?

  • Hayden Meynders
    Hayden Meynders 6 months ago

    Do you know if you could use a plasma cutter to make metal gauntlets instead of foam gauntlets?

  • Austin Knorr
    Austin Knorr 6 months ago

    Can I BUY that steel gauntlet from you?!

  • Brie. Farmer
    Brie. Farmer 6 months ago

    Is there a video of him making the metal ones?

  • Kittsuera
    Kittsuera 6 months ago

    nice, a whole library of screws rivets etc.

  • Cullen Byrne
    Cullen Byrne 6 months ago

    adam look like andy warhol lmao

  • A Smart Lemur
    A Smart Lemur 6 months ago

    6.43 that could be todays rap song

  • Joseph atkinson
    Joseph atkinson 6 months ago

    You know Adam, as a programmer, I to am contently asking myself how I can automate a process to void the tedium.
    I'll spend hours trying to get out of doing just a minute of work if that minute of work is an everyday task.

  • Graeme Brumfitt
    Graeme Brumfitt 6 months ago

    And a big thanks for the patterns.