|Project by devann||posted 02-05-2016 05:15 AM||1584 views||5 times favorited||13 comments|
This is my example of a shop/job site radio. After thirty years and five different brands of cordless power tools I’ve returned to using Makita. They now have a nice tool system , but I wasn’t impressed with the work radio they offer. Around six months ago I concocted the sound system in the last picture shown here. It’s framed out of some leftovers from one of my jobs.
The speakers I chose are Klipsch computer speakers that have their own 200 watt amp in the sub-woofer. I also purchased a Bluetooth module to have a wireless capacity for phones, tablets,& laptops that could be used as a music source. There is a bag I had made hanging behind the speakers for storage of cords, chargers, & such.
It is shown with a furniture dolly which is used most of the time to move it around. Not shown is a BBQ grill cover I use for protection when not in use. The BBQ grill cover is a big reason why I used some ipe scraps to spruce it up some. I was worried about tearing the cover on the bare metal corners. That and from a safety standpoint, sharp metal corners are not a good thing in the shop or at the job site. Besides, I think most on this site will agree that metal always looks better when covered with wood.
The dimensions are, H 31”x W 20”x D 26” without the dolly.
This speaker system is used at the job site, my shop, & I like using it on the back porch too.
Comments & criticism welcomed.
-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with