|Project by robert triplett||posted 02-03-2016 09:02 PM||1423 views||2 times favorited||11 comments|
I have been playing with making speaker boxes for my phone. I like to listen to music when I am at craft shows. Battery powered speakers didn’t work well for me. I had my phone in one of these boxes playing music one day and a fellow crafter asked if I could make a bigger box for her Kindle so she could hear movies better. I can relate to that issue. Another person wanted one also. I made 4 and sent each of the ladies one to try. My wife got the first one for her ipad. My sister got the other one for her Nook. I made 10 more with a lot of different woods, trying to put some kind of ‘tone’ wood as the back panel.. A friend who makes mandolins and ukuleles got one made of different types of Redwood. He is going to play around with it. They do increase the sound quite a lot. The different woods, and the different positions the little blocks of wood give, can alter the tone or pitch of the sound and the little pieces of wood give different viewing angles. I rounded the sides to give an inside curve to help project the sound better. Notice in the first picture that I have a ‘photo’ of my wife’s ipad. I couldn’t take her actual ipad, so I bought a kindle for future show demonstrations. My phone works okay, but the larger mass of the ipad changes the sound. The devices speaker needs to be positioned so it is bouncing sound off of the back wall. I made my phone box so it has a hole for recharging. The wood for my phone speaker is Ambrosia Maple. The second picture shows a box of Spalted Maple and Osage Orange. The first box is Eastern Red Cedar and Red Gum Eucalyptus. I used Watco Natural Danish Oil for the first 4 and then sprayed on a lot of coats of rattle can Poly. The last 10 only have the Watco.
-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!