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Project by missouriwood posted 05-18-2019 03:28 PM 553 views 6 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I made this Bluetooth speaker for my wife’s birthday. She had mentioned that she would like to have a speaker for her office at work. After I gave it to her she said it would stay at home and the little Bluetooth speaker I made from a Rocket kit would be the one she takes to work. I made it from Walnut and Ash. The speaker parts are from Parts Express. I had fun building it, and it sounds amazing. I like the building process the best, and I need more work with the finishing of my projects. Thanks for looking.

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO





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awsum55

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#1 posted 05-18-2019 05:30 PM

Sharp looking speaker. Just wondering why have speaker makers gone away from having grilles to protect the fragile speaker material? Is it just for design reasons or is there some other reason?

-- John D, OP, KS

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missouriwood

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#2 posted 05-18-2019 07:58 PM

It’s my first speaker build, it didn’t come with speaker covers in the kit. Thanks

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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drewpy

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#3 posted 05-18-2019 08:31 PM

Nicely done. Thanks for the info about the build. I need to try one of these. Thanks!

-- Drew -- "The greatest wealth is health".

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KimAccurso

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#4 posted 05-18-2019 09:23 PM

This is really cool, Eric, I like the kind of retro look of it. I can imagine how much fun you had building it, putting it all together. Glad the wife loves it so much! I’d like to do one of these myself. I’ll remember Parts Express if/when I ever get around to it. Nicely done!
Hope you are on high ground out here in Lone Jack, frogs are going to be floating for days!

-- Kim - imperfection is the pursuit of perfection

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kocgolf

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#5 posted 05-18-2019 11:01 PM

Can I ask exactly which kit you got? I was planning to buy a bluetooth speaker for my kitchen/deck, but this seems like such a great idea! You did such a beautiful job and it sets my mind racing on designs I could try. I don’t know much about speakers and such, so I would take any simple recommendation I can get as long as it “sounds amazing” as you say!

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missouriwood

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#6 posted 05-19-2019 04:11 AM

Thanks Kim, I do live on high ground and it’s a good thing here as of late. Hope you are staying dry yourself. I also wanted to say Great job on your latest baby box. It looks GREAT like all the other ones you make. Keep up the fantastic work.

The speaker kit I bought was the 59.99 one that doesn’t have the batteries with it. I also purchased the small hollow tubes that we’re recommended on the web site. When you make the size for the speaker box, they have a suggested size to make it to get the best sound. Just try to stay close to that size. Good luck with your future build.

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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harum

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#7 posted 05-19-2019 05:06 AM

Great project! Was wondering about the LED lights. The blue is for Bluetooth, red is for power? What is green for?

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

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missouriwood

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#8 posted 05-19-2019 01:13 PM

The green is for an add on battery pack to show it is charging. If you choose to add it to your speaker.

The green button in the middle of the speaker is to sink up your Bluetooth device to the speaker.

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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TomGrin

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#9 posted 05-21-2019 02:03 AM

Nice job! I will have to add this to my list of projects.

-- Tom, May your safety glasses never fog,

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missouriwood

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#10 posted 05-21-2019 02:11 AM

Thanks everyone for looking.

-- Woodworking is my therapy, I love creating a project that was once, just an idea in my head. Eric, Lone Jack, MO

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LittleBlackDuck

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#11 posted 05-21-2019 03:57 PM

Great job on the speaker miss’wood...

Tried similar once…

Gave my missus a blue tooth,

at least she was colorful enough to thank me with a black eye,

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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