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Forum topic by Madmark2 posted 03-26-2021 01:02 AM 567 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Madmark2

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03-26-2021 01:02 AM

Topic tags/keywords: car audio radio stereo am fm purpleheart wenge padauk jatoba planer scroll saw drill press router clamp sander tablesaw jig saw soldering dipole fast-joint milling finishing sanding joining modern bluetooth

First one came out nice. 2nd even better. Read blog HERE


His was first.


Hers was next.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!


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#1 posted 03-26-2021 03:09 PM

That’s pretty cool MM. Reminds me of the days way back when when I was working in camps. Had a car stereo complete with cassette and speakers mounted on the wall. I used an old battery trickle charger for power supply. Worked pretty well and my room was the party room!

-- Darrel

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#2 posted 03-26-2021 03:55 PM

Pretty cool idea. I have access to car radios at work and I have 12 volt power in shop. Might upgrade from my old boom box with cassette player.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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#3 posted 03-26-2021 08:18 PM

I guess I should be embarrassed that for years my shop radio was an old GM truck radio mounted to a plywood “L” shelf with 5A 12v regulated PS, and some used 6×9 coaxial speakers? LOL

Nice write up.

Cheers!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#4 posted 03-26-2021 11:05 PM

Plan:

1. Buy super expensive wood
2. Buy cheapest stereo money can buy
3. ???
4. Profit

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Madmark2

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#5 posted 03-26-2021 11:25 PM

The DIN mount and connector are universal. The power supply and radio module can be swapped out with higher end stuff at any time.

This is designed as a table radio for background noise, not a high end audiophile system.

Until just now at first power up I wasn’t certain that everything was going to work. I didn’t want to burn up a $500 unit with a minor wiring error.

This box is for my side table, not for sale so profit mox nix.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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SMP

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#6 posted 03-27-2021 01:07 AM



The DIN mount and connector are universal. The power supply and radio module can be swapped out with higher end stuff at any time.

This is designed as a table radio for background noise, not a high end audiophile system.

Until just now at first power up I wasn t certain that everything was going to work. I didn t want to burn up a $500 unit with a minor wiring error.

This box is for my side table, not for sale so profit mox nix.

- Madmark2

Haha, just giving you a hard time. I worked in custom audio for several years. We used to charge thousands of dollars to build custom subwoofer enclosures and fiberglass speaker pods etc and we had a $19 2-shaft stereo in our shop. Of course it was hooked up to a 500W amp and high end speakers. Was kind of funny though.

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Madmark2

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#7 posted 03-27-2021 01:32 AM

These days pretty much any receiver has dead flat response with zip point nada distortion. All thanks to IC’s.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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#8 posted 04-22-2021 11:57 PM

Bumped for 2nd unit.

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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fivecodys

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#9 posted 04-23-2021 06:23 PM

That’s cool. My day rigged one up for me back in the 70’s. It was an AM/FM car stereo and had a separate 8-track player hooked up with some sort of relay so it would switch back and forth when you inserted the tape.

Dad was an amateur electronics nut who had a mind capable of figuring things out easily. Sure wish I would have received that part of his DNA. I also wished I would have taken pictures of all the stuff he made.

Anyway, Very cool what you have done. I brought back some great memories. Thank you!

-- A bad day woodworking is still better than a good day working.

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