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.