Adam Savage's One Day Builds: Wire Storage Solution!

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Adam tackles a shop shelf build that he's been putting off for a long time--finally reorganizing his loose wire storage that sits above his Sortimo hardware boxes. It's a chance for him to implement his philosophy for a storage system that houses and dispenses rolls of wire--that doesn't mount the spools along a dowel. As you'll see, it's a solution that's as elegant as it is satisfying!
Shot by Adam Savage and edited by Norman Chan
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Runtime: 24:50


Hakeem Hasworth
Hakeem Hasworth - Dag siden
Please enable captions!!!!
tchevrier - 3 dager siden
hmmm. To be honest, I'm not a fan of the v-trough. I've worked with lots of wire and lots of different types of wire over the years and I still like the steel rod idea. But it's his shop and if that works best for his application then great.
fausto gimenez
fausto gimenez - 4 dager siden
Subtitulo en español
Boyd Merriman
Boyd Merriman - 5 dager siden
Nice! Thanks!
And the real reason you hold the camera up for a "sickening" run through the shop is to show off that cool shop! Walls and shelves everywhere for everything you need, and don't, silly me, of course you need it! And we are sick from jealousy! ;-) Sickening
Santa Six
Santa Six - 7 dager siden
He should make Homer Simpson's spice rack.
KyleCrafty - 12 dager siden
I love that his new table has been seeing some use
TheChad138 - 13 dager siden
I like how you don’t speed up the sounds when you do the time lapse.
Jim Baksa
Jim Baksa - 14 dager siden
Whoot!!! Shout out to Detroit. Adam, we welcome you back anytime!
jjmeyer74 - 15 dager siden
I have no where near the quantity, but I think I want to apply this to 3D printing filament.
fritzz1 - 17 dager siden
thanks for watching!....and thats all for CC is a bummer
Cristian Marin
Cristian Marin - 18 dager siden
Love watching your one day builds!! But you always in a hurry to finish
RobtheDrummer - 18 dager siden
Besides Amazon, any good sources for that twin-wall polycarb sheet he used?
Jake Thomas
Jake Thomas - 19 dager siden
The moment when the video switches to timelapse messed with me a little: "Okay, now he's using the table saw... now he's measuring... now he's AAAAAAAAA WHY ARE YOU SUDDENLY MOVING SO FAST??" lol
Weslee Miller
Weslee Miller - 20 dager siden
Great video.
AvE - 20 dager siden
I'm here for wine storage.
CadenArmstrong - 20 dager siden
You could still do wire on a spindle. You could put magnets on each side of the spindle, this way the spindle is easily removed and replaced.
Chris Locke
Chris Locke - 21 dag siden
personally, I like the sewing machine thread spool tree method better - but great alternative to spindle storage, for sure!
Robert Housedorf II
Robert Housedorf II - 21 dag siden
I reject my wiring reality and substitute your own....
Drdrlynx - 21 dag siden
Where do you get the plastic bins with drawer handles on the front?
Tulle Rönnmyr
Tulle Rönnmyr - 21 dag siden
As a crafting teacher who uses all sorts of things on spools (metal wire, cordage, thread...) this makes me really pumped to finally fix those messy boxes!
Dave's Lab
Dave's Lab - 21 dag siden
OMG genius.
Nate Moyer
Nate Moyer - 22 dager siden
The year is 2035 and Adam has finally organized his whole shop. Realizing the space is now too small he moves to a bigger shop and has to start all over
guitfidle - 22 dager siden
OK, I really like this, and may need to build something like this... I have built and hated spindle style storage for both wire and labels (for work). My wire at home now is on an old steel library shelf, stacked on their sides.
projekt6 - 22 dager siden
"They just keep on spinding" LOL - Love it! Didn't even realize anything was "wrong" until you went back and rephrased. Watching all of your organization videos is getting me motivated to tackle my garage finally.
Simon Vaughan
Simon Vaughan - 22 dager siden
What an amazing idea, genius!
Hakeem Hasworth
Hakeem Hasworth - 22 dager siden
Please enable auto generated captions. Would love to watch this video.
Qwarzz - 22 dager siden
I visited SoCal once. Morning was quite cold (apparently) and I went to the park to play disc golf in shorts and t-shirt. Got some odd looks from fully clothed people. Felt like a warm summer day to me coming from Finland :)
Later in the day the heat started being too much for me while locals obviously enjoyed the cool spring afternoon...
TJohn7002_YT - 23 dager siden
You reallu need to do something withy your tablesaw - dust collecting system is not working properly =(
mizuki kazama
mizuki kazama - 23 dager siden
To be honest your workshop looks like hardware store, imma walk in get the stuff i need then pay at the cashier lmao
mizuki kazama
mizuki kazama - 23 dager siden
Btw this is my dream workshop where you can pick up the everything you need and doesnt worry about the need to go to a hardware store every time
William McDowell
William McDowell - 23 dager siden
One day Adam will be just like Jamie Hyneman with his wall of bins that M5 had.
Don Kuehn
Don Kuehn - 23 dager siden
Towards the beginning of the video when Adam starts to cut the plywood on the table saw they jump to a quick time lapse and for a split second I thought Adam yanked his arm away from the blade because he injured himself.
Leland Dutcher
Leland Dutcher - 23 dager siden
adam knocks out a shelf faster than i can get a sheet of plywood out of the truck
Steve Maguire
Steve Maguire - 23 dager siden
I spy with my little eye an E-11 blaster...
Mark Schmitz
Mark Schmitz - 23 dager siden
Watched this while it was -6 F outside.
PumpkinDefender - 23 dager siden
Adam, I have a question that I’m sure you’ve been asked before and I’m sure many others would love to see a video with the answer: What is your end goal for your shop? Will you ever reach a point in organization and capability where you can stand back and say ‘I’m finally finished’ or will your projects continue to evolve into smaller and smaller projects of organization and detail? I’ve watched every one day build you’ve posted and they are a godsend on traffic filled commutes. Keep them coming!
toolman thetim
toolman thetim - 23 dager siden
every other roll upside down will keep neighbors from unwinding when you pull some out. i built similar from a dumpster dive metal cabinet and rebar.
gbayfan3 - 23 dager siden
Anyone else know that his towers of spools were doomed to fall over and wonder why he needed to have a single stack for each when they had already been measured? Hilarious! Also agree not enough detail to know how to do it. I would start with at least showing us the sketch close up. Enjoyable as always but not enough info to be able to build it.
Daniel Or
Daniel Or - 23 dager siden
are the shelves secure in care of an earthquake?
DuaneB - 23 dager siden
i have a six inch version of that square at 3:50 small world.
Tobiah Zarlez
Tobiah Zarlez - 23 dager siden
What about earthquake proofing?
JB Lewis
JB Lewis - 23 dager siden
"Sickening walkthrough"? It's just a walk-and-talk...
Vollick - 23 dager siden
omg i was just talking about making one of these for my garage ! YAY !!!!
Laurens Plompen
Laurens Plompen - 23 dager siden
I kind of feel like the most interesting part of this build, where the actual troughs get built, is hidden in the timelapse. Now we got 75% measuring and muttering without any clue of what's going on, and before you know it the final product is done! There were also some repeated lines in the final part that weren't cut out in editing.
Edit: gathering and cutting materials for the troughs starts at 17:49. The actual assembly is a timelapse between 19:03 and 19:35.
3D Explorer
3D Explorer - 23 dager siden
Nice!! One upgrade you might consider is adding some earthquake fasteners, straps, or cables.
thedementation666 - 23 dager siden
Love it, love it, love it.
Eric P
Eric P - 24 dager siden
Personally I'd have left a slot in the bottom of each channel so dust and debris falls out instead of collecting.
Kirby Spencer
Kirby Spencer - 24 dager siden
His build videos now have too much time lapse. They contain several sequences where it would be better to have Adam explain his options and decisions. We like when he talks about things. Take a look at some early 2020 formats, and go back to those please.
Will Sullivan
Will Sullivan - 24 dager siden
I spotted some packouts!!! I love them. I hope you have some crazy ideas for them. And if so, can’t wait to see what you do!
Don Carlton
Don Carlton - 24 dager siden
Wow, at first I said that wire rack would never work for me, but at the end you showed how it dispenses. I may go this route myself.
Odie vokes
Odie vokes - 24 dager siden
these one day builds bring me a lot of anxiety relief for what ever reason, and i really do appreciate this channel for it. it helps a lot. Thank you Adam, and your amazing crew:)
sk84life0 - 24 dager siden
what is Jamie up to now days ?
Ty_Braek - 24 dager siden
I’m not going to tell you how I’m going to hold the spool...then tells us how he’s going to hold the spools.
Chris Callis
Chris Callis - 24 dager siden
If I could afford it I'd definitely join & be a member!
Spag The Maker
Spag The Maker - 24 dager siden
Cool idea! Perhaps using a long piece of brush-type weatherstripping to hold the tails instead of holes in the palstic would get you a little more flexibility with the type and number of spools. Would also be easier to feed through the tail when replacing a spool.
T C - 24 dager siden
Adam, I know its not something great to think about but i was wondering if you have a plan/ someone you are going to hand the shop down to when your gone? i have few things i care about and want specific people to have /specific things to be done with them when I'm gone. really weird question it was just something i was wondering about. thank you
Peter Hulse
Peter Hulse - 24 dager siden
Very clever
Zachary Lott
Zachary Lott - 24 dager siden
Thought he said cutless when he said cut list, made the next scene less dramatic than I had expected.
Zachary Lott
Zachary Lott - 24 dager siden
That's it, I need a cutlass!
Zelda's Fox
Zelda's Fox - 24 dager siden
23:29 Thank you. When people move the camera too quickly, I start getting motion sick and have to look away (usually on first person lets plays though).
Crystal Woodward
Crystal Woodward - 24 dager siden
I finally did this with my glitter and tapes about a month ago and I Have Never Been Happier! I am curious as to why you didn't do the same storage setup for your tape though, It seems like it would free up a lot of room for your infrastructure if you did. Thanks for sharing this with us!
Morning Dusk
Morning Dusk - 24 dager siden
Tune in next week for Adam's storage retrieval jetpack One Day Build, so he can reach anything he needs without the hassle of a ladder!
Morning Dusk
Morning Dusk - 22 dager siden
@Ravi Knutson Yeah, but on the other hand, JETPACK!! You never hear about Iron Man with his Ladder, do you?
Ravi Knutson
Ravi Knutson - 22 dager siden
There might be hazards with jetpack that are worse than ladder.
Richard Davis
Richard Davis - 24 dager siden
Maybe he tells us somewhere else, but why does Adam place things so hard on a surface? It’s extra effort he puts in and it seems to be on purpose
Halojen - 24 dager siden
I get the impression there aren't a lot of earthquakes around that area.
Charlie Zxi
Charlie Zxi - 24 dager siden
Now if there is a genius way to store premade cables, usb, power, audio— please share
WeAreQuestionDutch - 24 dager siden
I mis the wire-cutter....... Great build, as always.
Matt Brodacki
Matt Brodacki - 24 dager siden
Your a mess! And we are a better world for it, thank you for the many projects you have shared! Great idea 💡!!
HeyItsThatDude - 24 dager siden
5:20 I hate being a safety goblin, and I've made a comment like this before on other videos, but dear lord do these cuts make me cringe. No pushsticks or blocks, crosscutting a long piece of plywood against the fence and especially with NO riving knife or splitter. Adam is a cautious and talented guy but this is just asking for karma to throw a piece of wood in your face from kickback.
kevin bixler
kevin bixler - 24 dager siden
9:25 wtf is hanging in the top right of the shot?
Séan Brown
Séan Brown - 24 dager siden
Love the solution but I think I've got one thing to add (that you may not experience for a while). With the wire tail dispensing holes you absolutely have a nice clean point to grab the wire and pull just what you need however as that spool unwinds the tail's natural position will change from where it uncoils, this will make it more difficult at points in the spools life to dispense wire. Also when you replace the spools with new spools if the thickness of spool is different you may wind up finding that the holes are not in a useful position for a specific spool you shelve. My solution would be to remove the holes but in place leave a slot the entire length of the shelf (or many slots along the length like a dotted line). This way the spools can dispense as needed, you can still have your tidy tails and you don't run across the problem of the holes being misaligned.
Travis Tee
Travis Tee - 24 dager siden
I feel the one thing missing would be a heavy duty scissor hanging on the side, for cutting off the length of wire when needed.
jsrbetter - 24 dager siden
Adam, would you ever consider making something out of the leather you have protecting your work bench. A carry bag, book cover, wallet, or something with so much character and history would be something that I think you would enjoy.
Sssteam Heat
Sssteam Heat - 24 dager siden
Thanks for the kind words about the Detroit Fox! For years (decades) until my recent retirement, I was the chief engineer at The Fox, and quite proud of the work we did to restore and maintain the country's largest "movie palace". When you and Jamie were there, attempts were made to go through channels and offer you a tour of our archaic technology (live-front slate switchboards, huge ventilation fans, air washers, etc.) but it was not to be. Often such offers never make it through the gauntlet of officialdom, and we were too polite to approach either of you directly, as you were obviously busy. Que sera, sera! But if you ever have any questions about the building or its 1928 technology, you have but to ask. Stay safe.
Matt Bryce
Matt Bryce - 24 dager siden
Thumbs up if you felt nauseous from camera movements
Jerry Bowley
Jerry Bowley - 24 dager siden
That audio match of the saw spinning down at the end of the first time lapse was awesome. Nice work, Norm!
BRUCE Gangelhoff
BRUCE Gangelhoff - 24 dager siden
-30 in my shop today adam
Mojos Bigstick
Mojos Bigstick - 24 dager siden
That's so un-obvious compared to putting them on a spindle. Genius.
Andy Wolf
Andy Wolf - 24 dager siden
salukispeed93 - 24 dager siden
-5 here in central illinois!
Louis Papineau
Louis Papineau - 24 dager siden
Toolage? Did you mean tooling?
Malcolm Middleton
Malcolm Middleton - 24 dager siden
You're sense of excitement at the end made me smile! It's the male equivalent of a woman getting a new storage solution for her many shoes, ha ha!
dangerous person
dangerous person - 24 dager siden
I wish Adam could come organize y garage for me
alphabet soup
alphabet soup - 24 dager siden
he looks so happy in the thumbnail
Lasse Discovers
Lasse Discovers - 24 dager siden
Mr savage. Honest answer only ok?
Why not Metric? Why inch?
From a huge fan in Norway
Lasse Discovers
Lasse Discovers - 11 dager siden
@Peter Molenaar how long is an Inch?
Peter Molenaar
Peter Molenaar - 12 dager siden
Why imperial, not SI (metric) ? Presently, there are only three countries around the globe (i.e., Liberia, Myanmar [previously Burma], and the U.S.) which still use Imperial measurement units. And Mr. Savage is living in one of them.
Maighstir - 21 dag siden
My guess: because that's what he's used most of his life and is thus used to.
Dodekahedron90 - 24 dager siden
Interresting, my solution would be vertical spindles, for one, maybe two spools of wire of the same kind.
MKE Gadgets
MKE Gadgets - 24 dager siden
Thanks, know I have to change my wire storage rack. Remove the EMT tubing as a axle, and make some “V”.
Dj Poopypants
Dj Poopypants - 24 dager siden
Hat repair and maintenance?
T. Fährmann
T. Fährmann - 24 dager siden
..first order of effectiveness: throw shit away...Adam can't do his "shop infrastructure" projects are a never ending story of chaos and hoarding and putting things from one end to another...endless circle of doom 🤨😅😂🤣
Brian Waskow
Brian Waskow - 24 dager siden
Wire on spindles works fine, you just don't yank the wire at mach 2.
Brian Waskow
Brian Waskow - 24 dager siden
-12 degrees this morning in Wisconsin.
Markus Krypton
Markus Krypton - 24 dager siden
6:32 :( My plan is gone! :| Where is it? :/ It's on the shelf. :)
Fredzor96 - 24 dager siden
hey adam when will you have 4k quality ??
Jeff Parker
Jeff Parker - 24 dager siden
I came for WINE storage solution, but stayed for Adam Savage because I knew I’d learn something and be entertained, too. Still need wine storage solution....
James Bowie
James Bowie - 24 dager siden
Bah, you skimped on the detail build of the very thing you are on about. 👎
Kevin Day
Kevin Day - 24 dager siden
Troughs! Brilliant! Definitely doing something like this myself now.
William Forsythe
William Forsythe - 24 dager siden
I'm beginning to think that as a crafter myself, 80% of all creation is organizing the tools you need to create. >.
888johnmac - 24 dager siden
best .. wire storage .. ever .. now of to my shed to replicate this .. thank you sir
Tim Whalan
Tim Whalan - 24 dager siden
TheRealObiWahn - 25 dager siden
if you don't mind rolls sticking out, I bet you would have been able to fit at least another three shelves in there if you used an chain drive mechanism to implement a rotisserie feature.
Inferno Hell-wolf
Inferno Hell-wolf - 25 dager siden
Only thing I might add is movable yet self locking vertical separators to keep the thin spools and every other one nice and in place. Yet movable if one is not needed for say the wider more stable spools
Monster Cat
Monster Cat - 25 dager siden
I will give you a fun idea.
Build something like one day build
But don't say anything.
I don't know what will be the point in that but still i think its a fun episode 🙂
Callum b
Callum b - 25 dager siden
Owning a workshop seems to be using tools to make storage solutions for your tools so it’s easier to access your tools to make storage solutions for your tools