Monday, May 5, 2014

Tissue Box with Speakers

Tissue box cover with speakers, this was a design request by my sister in law, she wanted the tissue box cover with speakers. So this is what I came up with.

The basic design is just like the Tissue box, dovetail joinery and pencil holder in back. So I'm going to start with the speaker addition. The first thing for the speakers is cut the holes. I started by cutting a groove with a 3" hole saw, about half way into the wood.

Then I cut the center hole using a 2 3/4" hole saw to make the speaker hole.

That made a groove that the speaker grill will fit into.

I got Pyle Home, 100w speakers, I took them out of the shell, but used the grill. I used Gorilla glue super glue to attach the grill into the groove.

Then came attaching the speakers, I had pre-drilled the holes before I glued the box together. I used a stubby screw driver to screw the speakers in place. Then did the wiring, and attached the headphone jack.

The finished Product. The Shelf fits a Field Notes notebook perfectly.

Earth Girl's Love Display Log

I've been working on making a display for My sister-in-law and her friend's new company "Earth Girls Love". My sister-in-law wanted it to be a hollowed-out birch log.

Here is a page from my Field Notes with my sketch of how I thought it could be done.

I bored out most of the stuff with a 1 1/2" forstner bit. I had to use My handheld drill to do the boring because I don't have a drill press (which would have made this part a little easier) .

After the boring was done I used my chisels to clean up the sides and to square the ends. which you can see in this photo.

In this photo you can see it finish and on display with the Lip balm in it. In case you're wondering, the flavors featured below are peppermint and Sweet Orange Vanilla. You can find this natural lip balm in many locations around Anchorage. You can also check out my handi-work in person, while you're perusing the lip balm!