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Passive speaker for iPhone

Sandy listens to Ray Comfort and Kirk Cameron (www.livingwaters.com) sharing the Gospel every Saturday morning on YouTube while she makes our salads for the week so I made a passive speaker for her iPhone (and for her birthday). Curly Maple, Gaboon Ebony, and Curly Redwood, French polish finish. The difference in sound is very obvious - itís richer, more balanced, and a little louder.

Cold bending the Curly Redwood; I resawed to the point I needed and then soaked it in hot water. After three times and bending successfully more each time I cut the pieces I needed and then glued them together.
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Fitting the curved deflector; the square is just a prop to hold the deflector in place for the photo.
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Gaboon Ebony phone support -
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Finished passive speaker -
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Curly Maple, Gaboon Ebony, and Curly Redwood
fancy smacy wood
nice idea and execution
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The first episode of the current season of the Woodsmith Shop television show on PBS features a Smartphone Amplifier design, similar to David's project above. The smartphone amplifier was featured in the Season 13, Episode 1301 show.

You can download the free Smartphone Amplifier plans from here:
https://www.woodsmithshop.com/episodes/downloads/

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They will ask you for an email address. If you give them a real email address, they will send Woodsmith Shop related emails to you.
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Yeah, my original ideas aren't any good and my good ideas aren't original - story of my life! LOL!

For the record, I didn't look at other designs - I just looked at the pieces of wood I had for this project and form followed function (and available space).

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Yeah, my good ideas aren't any good and my original ideas aren't original - story of my life! LOL!

For the record, I didn't look at other designs - I just looked at the pieces of wood I had for this project and form followed function (and available space).

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so... the big question is... does it work?
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so... the big question is... does it work?
Better than I thought it would, yes. And last night when I left band practice at church I called home. After we talked for a couple of minutes she asked if I could hear her ok and I could so I thought maybe she couldn't hear me (I was in the truck on Bluetooth). She had the phone in the passive speaker about 4' away from her. Normally I can tell when she's on speaker but I thought she was holding the phone because I could hear her so well. So it apparently works both ways - excellent!

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Yeah, my original ideas aren't any good and my good ideas aren't original - story of my life! LOL!

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