Danforth Standard Digitrola

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Project by Duckarrowtypes posted 02-15-2010 12:59 AM 2842 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Here’s the blog post about how I made it.

Basically you’re looking at a home-made MP3 player using natural horn amplification. In this project I discovered that I’m allergic to Marado (Bolivian Rosewood)! ACK! Consequently I finished the molding at the bottom using walnut instead.

I made all of the brass fixtures except for the rosette mounting the horn to the box. I had the horn plated professionally for a mirror brass finish.

Next I’m building an HDTV in the same style!

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#1 posted 02-15-2010 01:29 AM

Ok, I commented on the blog already but did not watch the video. No I think it is even cooler.


-- Chris L. "Don't Dream it, Be it."- (Purveyors of Portable Fun and Fidgets)

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#2 posted 02-15-2010 02:01 AM

This is awesome. I’ve been wanting to make one of these for years. Slightly more inspiration now. Hopefully I will be able to make one soon.

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#3 posted 02-15-2010 04:38 AM

This is a Beautiful piece of work and believe it or not I noticed the ”Old Style” type of feed wire in the photos above. That prompted me to go to your Blog and read ALL the Build information.

You Truely are a Dedicated Craftsman! That is a LOT of Research, Planning, Design and Fabrication. Thank you for Sharing and Posting that it’s a REAL Learning experience.

As a WEE bit of Trivia …..Has anyone here ever been told to ”Put A Sock In It!!” after someone was tired of listening to your ”Verbal Noise”? Well ….Great Gramma & Grammpa ”Coined” that phrase when one of their Chidren was playing the Gramaphone too LOUD (Sound Familiar, Today) it didn’t have a Volume Control. Care to guess where they had to ”PUT” the “SOCK IN IT” ???

I could also add ”HMV Records”, what HMV means and how it’s also connected here. BUT! I don’t want to use up any more space. .....HA! ...LOL..


-- Richard (Ontario, CANADA)

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#4 posted 02-15-2010 05:05 AM

Now that is just way to cool!

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#5 posted 02-15-2010 05:07 AM

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