DIY 15 watt Cigar Box Amp for under $15

DIY 15 watt Cigar Box Amp for under $15


hi everybody this is Chris Glitzos also
known as a wood tinkerer today i am
building a cigar box amplifier and well
let me show you how it’s done
we start by gathering all the pieces a
screen for the speaker to protect the
speaker a layout of the cutout of the
speaker and the speaker included some
kind of electrical power device this is
my amplifier I took the liberty to
extending the LED so we know when the
unit is on a single pole single throw
toggle switch
async screen as a air-breather a jack
a handle cabinet to match the box
and a hinge clasp to hold it all
together and of course the cigar box we
need a pair of nice wire strippers a hot
glue gun a two inch hole saw some
electrical tape and if you don’t have
electrical tape you could also get some
liquid electrical tape
a soldering iron some solder and another
drill bit to be able to make the hole
for the strainer take it timely
everything just the way you want it on
top of the cigar box before you start
cutting and drilling it is very very
important
use proper is safety procedures
a face shield what is about to happen
could happen to anybody this particular
drill bit has a screw on the bottom that
I was aware of no matter how slowly i
try to get a clean cut that piece dug
into itself and took the box flying
right out of my hands
this is very dangerous I will never use
this bit again so please be very careful
learn your tools learn the limitations
the lid on the box was extremely thick i
had to thin it down and this is the way
I did it using a Forstner bit NH izle
to keep the wires from vibrating to get
a crystal-clear sound i decided to hot
glue them into place so they don’t move
or vibrate
I
this partition will keep the transformer
from moving around i added a foam
padding to keep the transformer from
rattling inside the box

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