Andy inspired clock radio box

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Project by gbear posted 11-14-2014 01:01 AM 2445 views 22 times favorited 20 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Andy posted this box awhile back and I fell in love with it. It reminded me of the old radios we had around
our house when I was growing up. I wanted to make one and after looking at photos of old radios…I decided
I liked Andy’s design the best. Andy thankfully gave me his blessing when I asked if I could make one like his
and thus, here is my box. The body is walnut with lacewood inset for the speaker cloth and curly maple on
top and around the dial side. The fins are ebony. Thanks for looking and thank you Andy for this wonderful
idea and design.

-- gbear, Carmichael, CA

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#1 posted 11-14-2014 01:05 AM

That is really cool. I love the design.

-- Pete, Whitehall, PA

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#2 posted 11-14-2014 01:53 AM

Very nice design, choice of woods and execution, gear! I have a few tabletop radios that kind of look like your box. I’ve favorited this design. I like that you added a couple of knobs for the look of a vintage radio. Thanks for posting.

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#3 posted 11-14-2014 02:53 AM

Very cool, I must have missed Andy’s posts but this is really a great peice!!!

-- TurnTurnTurn

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#4 posted 11-14-2014 03:27 AM

Looks better than the real ones ever looked!

Great job and wonderful design!

-- SAWDUST is THERAPY without a couch! just rjR

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#5 posted 11-14-2014 05:11 AM

The wood selection & craftsmanship is awesome.

Ever since Andy made his radio box-this is a project I wanted to try in the future & now seeing yours I am even more motivated to try.

Thanks for sharing.

Bill in MI

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#6 posted 11-14-2014 06:39 AM

That’s beautiful. I love those old radios too.


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#7 posted 11-14-2014 11:49 AM

Awesome! I need one for my office!

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#8 posted 11-14-2014 12:09 PM

Have to favorite this one. So different and original. Nice job!

-- We all make mistakes, the trick is to fix it in a way that says "I meant to do that".

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#9 posted 11-14-2014 12:10 PM

Nice build.
And wow, lots of mitering on this one. The workmanship is outstanding.


-- -- I'm no rocket surgeon

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#10 posted 11-14-2014 12:53 PM

Great design, very reto. great job.

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#11 posted 11-14-2014 02:31 PM

It looks great well done

-- Change begins somewhere may as well be with me.

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#12 posted 11-14-2014 05:23 PM

would be a nice humidor as well. nice job, love the few actual old radios I have and would love to replicate them.

-- Respect your shop tools and they will respect you - Ric

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#13 posted 11-14-2014 06:44 PM

wot no radio set.It’s either been stolen or is very very small LOL .Nice radio box though, very nice.I might even steal the idea myself if I get some strength back.Alistair

-- excuse my typing as I have a form of parkinsons disease

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#14 posted 11-14-2014 07:20 PM

Sweet !
Andy would be proud of you.

-- Paul M ..............If God wanted us to have fiberglass boats he would have given us fibreglass trees.

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#15 posted 11-14-2014 07:34 PM

Awesome design and great execution, sooooo beautiful

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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