|Project by Alask||posted 11-12-2015 02:57 AM||1430 views||9 times favorited||17 comments|
Hello fellows,at this time I would like to share my latest wood project.
Since I was young I loved to be near a radio to listen both music and soccer matches.In Brazil the radio still present in many homes as a partner during job or play.
Now the smart phones changed the world forever.So you can choose any radio in any part of the world easily anytime.
I remember my grandmother wooden radio during my chilhood.It was very nice radio made in Germany.We can rear many diferent international rádios stations at that multiband shortwave radio.
I always loved radios but hate that noise when they are not well tuned
So because a vintage radio is today very expensive and rare I decided to make myself wooden radio using a hardwood (instead plywood and veneer).
To avoid that noise I made the old style fake radio with a bluetooth speaker inside.Now I can choose what sound will be on track each time from diferent devices.If I need to listen any radio in the world it will be there easily.
See the step by step below:
This is the most dificult part.The wooden fake butons.I used the same technic (holesaw and roundover router bit) I used to make my chisel plane.
One tip.Permit the piece can go up and down to permit you turn on the router without damage the piece and injury your fingers.Use the lowest speed avaible at your router and increase how deep the cut will be in three or four passes.This cut is very safe to do.
To cut the brass coins I did this simple jig and used a hacksaw.After each cut I sanded a little until be shine.
I used dowels and glue.To make the holes I used a Task self-centering jig.I use before on edges and after I used this “jig” to made the rest of holes.A center line helps in any use.You can use this small jig to make holes at larges boards using a center line .
The wood and jig flush.
During finishing I used only pad dewaxed garnet shellac.I tried to make a finish to add age (but I have a lot to study about it).
I used this jig for similar positions of fake buttons.
I used a real special fabric (used to cover speakers at hi-end speakers like JBL in the past)
This black fabric is special for sound propagation too.
The Nakamichi bluetooth speaker outside the radio
I have only small details to correct (as one or two coats of shellac inside the box and add a hinge at back cover)
Here you can see a little video about it:
Thanks for attention.