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Project by PoohBaah posted 03-21-2019 04:47 PM 982 views 4 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

For the Surprise swap I built a shop item that I had been wanting to build for myself for a while, a Bluetooth speaker. The speaker and Bluetooth board came from Amazon and turns out it is really easy to set them up and get them to connect and play your music.

The wood used for the box is walnut and the face is QS sycamore. This sycamore is becoming one of my favorite new species to work with.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon





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#1 posted 03-21-2019 04:51 PM

This was a great idea Pooh. And a beautiful box you made for it too! That QS Sycamore is drop-dead sexy!

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#2 posted 03-21-2019 04:55 PM

That’s a beautiful little box, Neil. Outstanding!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#3 posted 03-21-2019 04:55 PM

This is one of those – “why didn’t I think of that” ideas for a swap. QS sycamore is stunning. Did you build one for yourself as well?

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#4 posted 03-21-2019 04:58 PM

I did Earl its just doesn’t have the finish on it yet. I enjoy listening to podcast in the shop and this will make it possible. Way better than earbuds.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#5 posted 03-21-2019 06:45 PM

Nicely done. Love working with Sycamore.

CtL

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

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#6 posted 03-21-2019 07:00 PM

Well done! Makes a nice present! Could you share a link to speaker/board that would work for a project like yours?

-- "If you're not counting the ripples when throwing pebbles in the water, you're wasting your time."

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#7 posted 03-21-2019 07:31 PM

Are the electronics you used 110V, USB or battery (or other) Pooh?

-- Kenny, SW VA, Go Hokies!!!

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#8 posted 03-21-2019 08:58 PM

Really cool idea Neil! I’d be interested in hearing the answers to the above questions. Also, how’s the sound?

-- "Duck and Bob would be out doin some farming with funny hats on." chrisstef

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#9 posted 03-21-2019 09:02 PM

that wood is FANTASTIC GREAT JOB :<)))))

-- Tony---- Reinholds,Pa.------ REMEMBER TO ALWAYS HAVE FUN :<))

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#10 posted 03-22-2019 04:02 AM

Thanks Neil, your gift was well received and has been used already. QS sycamore is one of my favorite woods.

Kenny it came with a 110v wall adapter, I didn’t check the DC output voltage but probably 12v.

The sound is fine from my perspective, in not an audiophile though so easy to please.

Those of you seeking product info just search Insma audio on Amazon.

Neil I hope I didnt steal your thunder I assume you’re out calving so I’d handle your Q&A.

-- I'd rather be a hammer than a nail

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PoohBaah

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#11 posted 03-22-2019 10:46 AM

Thanks John for stepping in there.

It is a 12V.

Here is the link for the Bluetooth board I used.

-- Neil, Indiana - Instagram: neilsalomon

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#12 posted 03-22-2019 09:05 PM

Very nice. The sycamore really makes it stand out.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#13 posted 03-26-2019 01:39 PM

Neil, The more I look at this, the more I like it and I am thinking about making one of the as gift for a friend. Did you use 1 or 2 speakers and can you share a link to the speaker that you used?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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