Intro: Make a Passive Amplifier for Your Phone With a X-Carve CNC
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Make a Passive Amplifier for your Phone with a X-Carve CNC
CNC project making a passive amplifier for your phone that actually works with an X-Carve CNC machine from Inventables
Learn how to use Inventables easel.com software to make this simple passive amplifier for your phone with a CNC machine.
You can find links to the free plans here https://www.inventables.com/projects/make-a-passive-amplifier-for-your-iphone
For all my Free easel.com projects you can follow this link and open any of them straight in easel and start carving. https://www.inventables.com/users/warren-downes
Step 1: Layout Your Plans in Easel.com
Using Inventables easel.com CNC software you can quickly combine circles of various sizes and depths to make the cone to amplify the sound using the align tools.
The YouTube video will show this in more detail
easel.com is free online software for X-Carve and other CNC machines.
Step 2: Clamp It Up
Clamp the project to the X-Carve cnc machine, you can follow this link for the free plans in easel you can use on your X-Carve to cut them out.
For the workpiece i just used 2 pieces of framing timber about 150mm long and laminated them together, i smoothed them up with a handplane
Step 3: Carve It Out With the X-Carve CNC
Press Carve in easel.com and let the X-Carve cnc machine work its magic and carve out the cone and phone holder.
Step 4: Apply the Finish
Sand the project and then apply some Danish oil with a rag, Danish oil gives a nice close to the wood feel. Danish oil is a mix of tung oils and varnish.
I also used a Veritas block plane to chamfer the edges
Step 5: Last Step
Put your phone in and listen to some sweet tunes.