Because New Electronics Are Ugly
Posted by
Stu_Ackerman
Thousand Oaks, CA 
Joined Mar 18, '16 

We have a great-sounding speaker in our house that we use with our Echo Dot. OK, I’m exaggerating when I say it’s ugly, but it just doesn’t go with our house.

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There’s really no reason for me to tolerate this aesthetic mediocrity with a Glowforge around. So, I made a fake, retro radio cover for the whole setup. It’s mostly PG Medium Walnut. We got a cheap sparkly fabric remnant for the grill. The dial art is sandwiched between two pieces of PG clear acrylic. The knobs are painted soda bottle caps. I used gold Rub and Buff in the engraves.

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I even put a neon light behind the dial to give it the look of an old, glowing tube.

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I definitely like this better than the old setup.


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