Alan's handmade speakers
18 October 12
Who knew that it was this easy to make audio speakers? When our friend Alan visited, one of the projects he took on was setting up a superior sound system in The Gifted Gypsy, and that meant installing front speakers for a full surround-sound effect!
I’m not sure which Alan enjoyed more — using SketchUp or fashioning the speakers. We shopped together for the speaker components at Jaycar, and Alan explained the terminology to me as he assessed the speakers for sale.
When I got back home, all I needed to do was to solder the electrical points and finish the timber housings. I used the same stain and lacquer that is on all the interior cabinets.
The finished product is stunning — even more so because it was built especially for us by a lovely friend! I love hand-made items — they exude the love and care that was put into their creation. These speakers now sit in front of me while I drive, reminding me of good times with great friends. Thanks, Alan!