The work involved took about 40 hours about 6 were wasted on some stuff I decided to reject as unacceptable.
The Radio dial is a home construct, I am trying to work to the goal of doing all my own construction of such things, antique stores are usally expensive, and you can rarely find what you want to use.
The knife switch was a rare find in Alaska, it was not made by me.
If you had to buy all the wood and materials new with out using scraps I would guess the cost to be 200.00
I think because I had so much of the stuff left over from furniture making my cost was about 30.00 give or take ten bucks.
Step 1: The box construction
The only thing that is slightly unusual in my box construction is the curved front corner, I used a piece of 1 3/4 inch PVC as a corner
I did this because I didn't want the case to be unnecessarily wide, and the hallow pipe allows the tower to slide right up close to the front without hitting a rounded corner piece.
I used hot glue to hold the corner in place, and I recommend you cut the pipe "oversize" to allow for your table saw blade thickness.
The sides of the box are thicker than the pipe which was handy so I cut a rabbit down the edge to match the thickness of the pipe.
The top bottom and front are all Baltic birch plywood 9 ply, I made the sides over lap the top and bottom because I didn't want and seems to show when I skinned it up.
There is a rabbit on the front panel just like the side to accommodate the PVC 1/4 round.
A pin nailer held it together while the glue set..