|Forum topic by Adamal||posted 10-02-2013 06:33 PM||972 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
10-02-2013 06:33 PM
I’m gonna build myself a boombox for my laptop, ipod, etc. I plan on using hardwood and maybe practice my dovetailing.
My plan is to use one of these amps – which are pretty amazing for the price – and integrate it into a box that’s about 16”W x 9.5”H x 9”D. I’m going to bring out a 3.5mm jack to the front for the input and I’m also considering hiding the whole thing and bringing just a power switch and volume control on the front panel (I don’t plan to use the tone controls).
On each side, there’s gonna be a homemade speaker using this plan.
I was originally going to make one big box, but I sort of like the idea of being able to separate the speakers. My question is, does anyone have an idea of way to attach/detach the speakers that’s fairly clean? I know many boomboxes have two long dovetails (always plastic) that allow the speaker drop down onto the main unit. I was thinking of something like that only in brass. I’m afraid wood dovetails wouldn’t hold up.
Any ideas would be great!
I figure if I can nail this, I’d have a great gift for some younger folks I know.