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Project by zindel posted 01-31-2014 02:27 AM 873 views 2 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, so I have seen these around a few times and always thought it would be nice to have one but they where all made for the iphone and where always listed for 200+. So I decided to build one for myself. So the real challenge was finding the horn for cheap, then my uncle mentioned he had a horn he didn’t want or need and said I can have it for free. I love the look of the old horn…gives it a real old meets new look.

The wood was given to me from a scrap pile at a local lumber mill, something I couldn’t believe…throwing away curly walnut…total sin!!

so for the price of free I can’t complain. Hope everyone enjoys!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.





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Radu

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#1 posted 01-31-2014 03:07 AM

This is very nice. Were you able to locate any other source for a horn before you got the free one. Thanks for sharing.

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WoodenSoldier

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#2 posted 01-31-2014 06:30 AM

i wanted to make some of those too but I was never able to find any horns at a decent price. They’re pretty common on Ebay if you’re willing to pay for them though.

-- Create something everyday.

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mtenterprises

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#3 posted 01-31-2014 12:03 PM

My son has a friend who wanted me to make one of these for him but I couldn’t figure out the horn.
MIKE

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zindel

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#4 posted 01-31-2014 01:30 PM

I never did find a good resource for the horns. Anything on ebay was way too high. The only thing i could find (but still pricy) was on amazon. It was a replica gramophone and can be found here

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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steve_in_ohio

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#5 posted 01-31-2014 01:49 PM

That is pretty cool, great work

-- steve, simple and effective woodworking---

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helluvawreck

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#6 posted 01-31-2014 03:04 PM

It’s funny how something like this makes a nice conversation piece. Nice work.

helluvawreck aka Charles
http://woodworkingexpo.wordpress.com

-- If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away. Henry David Thoreau

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zindel

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#7 posted 01-31-2014 03:44 PM

Yeah it really isn’t a complicated item, quite simple in fact but it is really neat. The sound it great and takes no extra power. Thanks everyone for the positive feedback!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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drbyte

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#8 posted 01-31-2014 04:02 PM

Great project! Everybody’s always tooting their own horn, surely you lumberjocks can make your own horns!! You might start with something like this: http://www.parts-express.com/prv-audio-wg-14-25-1-45-x-45-abs-waveguide-1-3-8-18--294-2841 !!

-- Dennis, WV

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Earlextech

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#9 posted 01-31-2014 07:36 PM

Post a video, I want to hear it!
Love it!

-- Sam Hamory - The project is never finished until its "finished"!

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mtenterprises

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#10 posted 02-01-2014 01:35 AM

Those PRV Audio WG 14-25 exponential horns look like a very good idea I may buy 1 or 2 and try it. At that price it’s not a loss of money. MIKE

-- See pictures on Flickr - http://www.flickr.com/photos/44216106@N07/ And visit my Facebook page - facebook.com/MTEnterprises

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Fishinbo

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#11 posted 02-04-2014 03:43 PM

Very cool build, like the look of the old horn and your walnut is gorgeous. Great job!

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