Sunday, March 24, 2013

Music Box

Because the weather was a balmy 45 degrees today, I did a little woodworking out in the new barn. Nothing fancy but it was good to be out of the house tinkering with a little something.

Since radio reception is a little sketchy around my neck of the woods, I thought it would be nice to get myself an amp for my MP3 player. Menards had one on sale cheap, the only problem being it's not the most mobile of things, what with a couple of speakers and a power cord with a built in transformer. Well, I got that solved. I built a carrier out of a piece of scrap plywood so I can move it to wherever I'm working. I drilled a couple of holes in the back of it so I can hang it on the wall. I'm going to make a couple of hangers for the remote speakers as well. Now it's portable enough (10"x10"x10") I can tote it between my different worksites, listen to whatever I want with no fading in and out of the FM, and no commercials. Sweet.


Surly said...

I have one of these that I don't use.

Too bad I didn't know you were in need.

Shop Teacher Bob said...

That CMoy in the Altoid's tin is pretty cute. I'd still need some speakers/headphones. I think the thing I bought was another of Menard's loss leaders. Sounds plenty good for my tin ear and cheap enough not to worry about it getting dropped or busted somehow.