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Seth Rogen & Nick Offerman Test Crafting Gadgets

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Nick Offerman is as well known for his craftwork as he is for acting, and Seth Rogen's pottery skills are next-level. So, who better than them to step in as WIRED correspondents* for a day and review a gaggle of crafting gadgets. Watch as Nick tests wood moisture and Seth throws pottery on this edition of 5 Gadgets. Pam & Tommy premieres February 2 on Hulu (finale on March 9)

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NICK OFFERMAN: For those of you at home, this is absolutely fascinating. SETH ROGEN: Hi there, I'm Seth Rogen. NICK OFFERMAN: And I'm Nick Offerman. SETH ROGEN: We are unpaid guest correspondents for Wired, and today we are reviewing-- NICK OFFERMAN: --crafting gadgets. So let's see what Wired has in store for us today. SETH ROGEN: Cool. NICK OFFERMAN: Magnetic wristband-- if you're looking for a unique and practical tool, look no further. Need a screw? Bam. SETH ROGEN: Bam. NICK OFFERMAN: Need a nail? We got you. Looking for nuts and bolts? Just look down because with the soft digit magnetic wristband, everything you need for your next DIY project is right at your fingertips. SETH ROGEN: Mac said, wow, I feel like Magneto. But then he says, "could be happier." I don't know if that's a reflection on feeling like Magneto, because he himself is an unhappy man. I feel like Magneto, could be happier. Five stars. NICK OFFERMAN: Jimothy said-- SETH ROGEN: Great name. Ugh. SETH ROGEN: Ugh. NICK OFFERMAN: Ugh. SETH ROGEN: Ugh. NICK OFFERMAN: Ugh. Doesn't work at all. My nuts and bolts keep falling off and I was on my ladder and I had to go up and down my ladder 400 times. Terrible product, also my ladder broke. One star. SETH ROGEN: I don't know if you can put the ladder failure on this product necessarily. NICK OFFERMAN: Be careful of your chair. SETH ROGEN: Yes. Zzzhunk! It seems good. You've got to make sure you're not doing it on your hammer hand, I would imagine, right? Does anyone hammer with both hands? That a thing? NICK OFFERMAN: I've done it but it was-- I was-- I had to train. SETH ROGEN: Not advisable. NICK OFFERMAN: You got me thinking, you know, if I hammer with this hand, so you want to be able to access your hardware with your holding hand, but if you do that, then you're going to be, when you're swinging the hammer, I think you run the risk of this flying off. SETH ROGEN: No, I would have it with my-- I would have it in the hand I'm holding the nails with, I would imagine, right? But then you're saying it's cumbersome to be pulling it off with one hand, and you have transferring it back to the magnetized hand. NICK OFFERMAN: You have to switch the hammer to this hand, the other thing-- SETH ROGEN: You're getting a lot of back and forth. Lots of back and forth in there. I get it. I think it's pretty [BLEEP] cool. Never-- I myself do not do nearly enough of this type of thing to require this type of thing. I'm doing one nail. I give this five stars. This seems to do exactly what you would hope it to do, I think. I'm with Max. I feel like Magneto, in that I could be happier. NICK OFFERMAN: While I don't think this is necessary, I would give it 3 and a half stars. What? SETH ROGEN: OK. Introducing the Yocktoson head mount magnifier with two led professional jeweler's light brackets. See your text magnified up to 350% of the original size with high clarity. Perfect for jewelry work, watch repair, arts and crafts, or as a general reading aid. NICK OFFERMAN: Future doctor said, perfect! Everything about this is just the best. SETH ROGEN: [LAUGHING] NICK OFFERMAN: I can see so close and I was able to fix my watch. SETH ROGEN: It's funny that there's a spelling error. NICK OFFERMAN: He should've used these-- which my dog broke, and now my watch is better than ever. SETH ROGEN: Wow. NICK OFFERMAN: Five stars. SETH ROGEN: That's from a future doctor. Well, John C, Reilly, I assume, says so uncomfortable. My head hurts-- again spelling mistake-- after using for-- one word-- five minutes. If I can't wear it for five minutes, what's the point? John C. Reilly has a point. He says one star. It makes me feel like I'm in a movie where I'm defusing a bomb. Well, I can already tell you right now if you also wear glasses, I don't know what to do with this [BLEEP] thing. It is actually pretty effective right now as I look at it. NICK OFFERMAN: It's rad as hell. I love this thing. I've gotten old enough that I need to wear reading glasses, and so-- SETH ROGEN: I see your mouth move very, very closely. NICK OFFERMAN: I can do I can do fine work with this. Out of five, I'll give it-- SETH ROGEN: Wow! NICK OFFERMAN: Four stars. SETH ROGEN: This is [BLEEP] cool. I can use this too. NICK OFFERMAN: Wait, did I did I say four stars? SETH ROGEN: You did, did you mean five? NICK OFFERMAN: Now it's five. SETH ROGEN: Mine doesn't work. NICK OFFERMAN: Zero stars. SETH ROGEN: So that's a strike against. The light doesn't come on. So I'd say that's bad. So I think I have to give it one star, because if I bought these and the light didn't work I'd be pissed. Do you give stars for potential? What the? Wow. NICK OFFERMAN: Oh. SETH ROGEN: Hello. NICK OFFERMAN: Hell yes. Knee Blades. Wesley Snipes is Knee Blades. The Milescraft 1603 Knee Blades rolling knee pads are the perfect addition to any toolbox, and that is a euphemism. SETH ROGEN: Clean bathroom said, so good. I used to hate cleaning my bathroom floors. Pitching which was the bane of my existence as a person named clean bathroom. Not anymore, love, love, love, love the Knee Blades. Clean bathroom gives it 5 stars. NICK OFFERMAN: Cool guy 1987 said, wheels broke, colon, the wheels broke. Not cool. SETH ROGEN: And if there's one thing cool guy 1987 hates, it's something that's not cool. NICK OFFERMAN: One star. SETH ROGEN: One star. NICK OFFERMAN: Not cool. SETH ROGEN: They're pretty good. Do you feel these are solving a problem that maybe a lot of people don't have? NICK OFFERMAN: Yeah, I feel like-- SETH ROGEN: I think for painting-- because if your knees are really padded, you don't need these [BLEEP] wheels. NICK OFFERMAN: You don't need the wheels, that's the thing. SETH ROGEN: If I saw-- I assume other construction workers make fun of the guy with Knee Blades. NICK OFFERMAN: Man if you're like skeeching behind your dad's station wagon-- I say four stars. SETH ROGEN: Maybe a three and a half stars. They feel a little cheap if I'm being honest, also. PERSON OFFSCREEN: How would do you think they cost for one set? SETH ROGEN: Oh, man I hope-- I get $25. NICK OFFERMAN: I'm going to go-- I think they're taking us for a ride. SETH ROGEN: Whoa, you don't trust these Knee Blades. NICK OFFERMAN: I'm going to go $42. SETH ROGEN: What? [BLEEP] you, Knee Blades. SETH ROGEN: Talking about words that don't roll off the tongue, look at the brand of this thing, Rdinscos. Sometimes it's just too hard to know how wet your wood is. Never worry about that again with the Rdinscos wood moisture meter. With it's easy-to-read LCD screen, you'll never wonder how moist your wood is again. Dwayne says, accurate, I think. Seems accurate, at least consistent, nothing to test it against, so who knows? Five stars. NICK OFFERMAN: Lumber man said, not sensitive enough to measure small humidity. SETH ROGEN: Do you measure the humidity? I didn't know this was a thing? NICK OFFERMAN: You know, depending on the season how your cabinet door will get stuck, that's because the wood expands and contracts. So I'm using hardware, or if I'm adjoining two pieces together, you have to take that into account. SETH ROGEN: Oh, holy shit, do it. NICK OFFERMAN: There you go, so-- SETH ROGEN: You could also kill someone with it. NICK OFFERMAN: You can, very slowly. This comes in as high. SETH ROGEN: That's very moist wood. NICK OFFERMAN: This is very wet. Yeah, ideally-- for furniture making, you want 8% to 11%. SETH ROGEN: OK. NICK OFFERMAN: Firewood, you want 15% to 20%. SETH ROGEN: And so you don't want this wet wood for anything. NICK OFFERMAN: No this is-- SETH ROGEN: This wood's too wet. NICK OFFERMAN: It's too wet. This is only telling me the moisture basically at the surface. And so you also need to know what's down in the center of that. I'd say without any further testing, I would optimistically give that a four. SETH ROGEN: That's pretty good. NICK OFFERMAN: The green LCD screen is pleasant. SETH ROGEN: It is very nice. This pottery machine, the Tekchic electric pottery wheel is suitable for many projects. You can make special gifts for your family and friends during holidays, a great gift for any occasion. NICK OFFERMAN: Natasha said, get this wheel. 5 stars. SETH ROGEN: Mr. Man says, very sad, very sad. Mine arrived with a visibly bent shaft, causing a thump on each rotation. That's not good. Nobody could be more disappointed. Nobody could be more disappointed. He was really looking forward to this thing. One star. On, forward, OK, interesting. It's hard to say. NICK OFFERMAN: It's for very short people. SETH ROGEN: It's like a good, I guess, beginner's pottery wheel. Pottery wheels can be pretty expensive. Like most pottery wheels are like made so you can build something that's like hundreds of pounds. NICK OFFERMAN: What's the upper limit of pounds you usually work in? SETH ROGEN: I'd say like high teens would be like a very big thing. I mean, it's not bad for smaller things, honestly. NICK OFFERMAN: I may be a novice but I believe this is a vessel. SETH ROGEN: It is a vessel. I could make a little vase here. I think for 200 bucks, this is very good if you're just starting to see if it's something you want to invest more time and energy in basically. This doesn't feel that different than it feels to throw on like a pretty big, expensive wheel, honestly. It's pretty good if you're just doing this little stuff. NICK OFFERMAN: For those of you at home, this is absolutely fascinating, watching someone make something with his hands that he is good at. It's gorgeous. SETH ROGEN: Give me that thing. NICK OFFERMAN: We call that the groat. SETH ROGEN: I give this, for $200, five stars. NICK OFFERMAN: All right, that's it, that's all five gadgets. SETH ROGEN: This is Wired correspondents, signing off. NICK OFFERMAN: Until next time.