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  • Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

    Built this boombox as a donation for the annual Nellis AFB EOD Christmas party. Every first Saturday of December they have a big Christmas party at the Casablanca Casino/Hotel in Mesquite NV. Tons of active/retired EOD techs and their families from all over the country get together to drink too much, eat too much and spend WAY too much money on raffle and auction items. The proceeds go to the EOD Warrior Foundation and the IGT (I got this) Foundation. Always a good time.

    Couldn't make it this year so I decided to make this boombox for the auction. I assembled the ONS boxes, glued them bottom to bottom, and clad them with blue stain beetle kill pine. Made them look sorta like an old M183 satchel charge crate. Sounds decent for both speakers sharing a baffle but the cool factor makes up for it.

    Don't have actual construction pics but fairly standard stuff. Planed the boards down to 1/2". Flat lacquer spray. Cut up a small $8 garbage can from Lowes for the grill material (much better than spending $40 for a small sheet of expanded metal and have enough for another grille, ha).

    Specs are;
    Overnight Sensation kit from PE
    Class D Audio micro amp
    Parks Audio PCBs
    Sure 12v Bluetooth card from PE
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    Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

    Closeups of the components.

    Also this was a great break-in project for my recently built Ron Paulk inspired workbench. Its super-de-duper handy. Solid as a rock and comes apart and stacks against the wall so I can park the car in the garage now that its starting to snow.

    Loosely based on this guys post from IMGUR I found on the Eurekazone tracksaw forums. http://imgur.com/a/XgdPt#0

    Thanks for looking.
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    • #3
      Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

      Very nicely done!! :applause: Love your workbench as well.
      “I cried because I had no shoes until I met a man who had no feet”

      If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally ASTOUND ourselves - Thomas A. Edison

      Some people collect stamps, Imelda Marcos collected shoes. I collect speakers.:D

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        Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

        Very nice and for a good cause, too.
        Great work bench!
        Andy.

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        • #5
          Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

          Great work! I might have to try out that bluetooth board. What is the micro switch for?
          Nate
          My Builds - Vigor (Nola Brio Knockoff) - Overnight Sensations w/ Voxel - Speedsters in surplus boxes - Zaph B3N's in bamboo - Classix II in BR-1 cabinets - Dual TPA3116 D2 amp in an old music box - Mariposas

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          • #6
            Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

            Originally posted by silverD View Post
            Great work! I might have to try out that bluetooth board. What is the micro switch for?
            Nate
            Theres a green LED under each component so in a dark room if you open the lid, it glows from under each. Theres already a few bright green LEDs on the Bluetooth card. :-)

            The card works quite well. About a solid 30ft of range in that box. Pushes a decent amount of voltage to the amp. About 1 volt. Pulls minimal amperage. At $25 the price is definitely right.
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            • #7
              Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

              Originally posted by thekorvers View Post
              Very nicely done!! :applause: Love your workbench as well.
              Originally posted by andykriech View Post
              Very nice and for a good cause, too.
              Great work bench!
              Andy.
              Thanks guys. The workbench really is amazing. Easy to move when you split it in half. I did use 3/4" for the top but could have most likely used 1/2" as the plans called for. Its rigid and makes a great giant assembly table.

              The hardest part was cutting all the 3/4" holes. Stacked the top pieces and cut through both at once. Had to hone the cutting edge on the forstner bit a few times to keep it cutting smoothly, and dipped the bit into a cup of water every 5 holes to keep it from burning up.
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              • #8
                Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                Really nice job, and I really love how you used the trash can perforated steel to make the grills, great idea; that stuff's expensive!
                That Sure Bluetooth board sounds really nice, I have one I've been messing with and a few of PE's lesser BT boards and the Sure is by far superior.

                TomZ
                Zarbo Audio Projects Youtube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEZ...aFQSTl6NdOwgxQ * 320-641 Amp Review Youtube: https://youtu.be/ugjfcI5p6m0 *Veneering curves, seams, using heat-lock iron on method *Trimming veneer & tips *Curved Sides glue-up video
                *Part 2 *Gluing multiple curved laminations of HDF

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                • #9
                  Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                  Awesome! I just separated from Creech and went back home to north Georgia. I've built a few boomboxes out of hand grenade crates.

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                  • #10
                    Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                    Nice retrofit! Also, not to derail the thread but please cough up more details on that work bench! Where did you get the plans?
                    My Build Thread's
                    Carrera's / Finalist TL's / Speedster TMM's / Speedster MTM Center / Overnight Sensation Surrounds

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                    • #11
                      Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                      http://www.paulkhomes.com/order-plans.html

                      I modified it to fit my needs but that's basically the layout. Watched the complete Youtube video series that Ron Paulk put out. The end vise is based on the one in this video. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvAPW_YbOYg Had extra plywood left over and a few pipe clamps. Way cheap.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                        Wow, I absolutely love it! Great workmanship! And like already stated, for a great cause!

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                        • #13
                          Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                          This thing is nuts. I love it. So many neat little details. Great work.
                          Isn't it about time we started answering rhetorical questions?

                          Paul Carmody's DIY Audio Projects
                          Twitter: @undefinition1

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                          • #14
                            Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                            Fantastic project...great detail! Any chance you have a link to the plans for the workbench? That also looks like a great winter project here in Michigan.

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                              Re: Ammo crate boombox based off Overnight Sensations

                              Nice job! I noticed the amp board says 'American Made', I did some looking around online and couldn't find it. Where did you find that amp? Oh, nice bench too!

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