Vintage Inspired Radio

Who doesn’t love the look of an old radio.  Something is lost on modern Bluetooth speakers.  For the last 5 weeks we have been designing Vintage Inspired Radio’s in Model Monday.  This is one of our longest projects and I had a lot of fun with it.  The basic premise of the design is a frame built from kerf cut plywood.  This was the first time I tried using a kerf cutting calculator online and I will never go back to winging it ever again.

The other focus of the design was powering the “radio” with a Milwaukee Tool battery.  It seamed natural to use a battery we have so much of at the makerspace.  Making the triangular peg fit into round hole was the main design challenge there.  A problem that was easily solved by using the attach canvas function.  You can watch that class and all the rest on YouTube.