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I really love pallet wood projects!

I had a couple of USB powered mini speakers that didnt work right. I removed the casing and kept the speaker elements, cables and USB driver board. I also had some leftover pallet wood blocks from some of my other projects.

With this project I entered the EPILOG IX CHALLANGE. Consider giving me a vote. It would be very much appreciated!

If you rather want - there is a small video to watch here.

For this build I used

  • A miter saw
  • Ruler
  • Pen
  • Marking gauge
  • Drill with a 10 mm size drillbit
  • 5 cm holesaw
  • Router with 6 mm roundover bit
  • Glue
  • Screw
  • Clamps
  • Super glue
  • Sanding paper
  • "Disk sander/spindle sander"
  • Chisel and a hammer/mallet
  • Pallet wood
  • And some speaker parts...

Step 1: Squaring the Blocks

Picture of Squaring the Blocks

The pallets blocks are in different sizes and not square. I pick two blocks that looks the best.

I use a marking gauge to square one side.

Then I use my miter saw to cut one side at a time.

I put a screw in the bottom of the block through a piece of wood. I do this so I dont need to hold the block with my hands cause that would be very dangerous so close to the blade.

I then cut one side, loosen the screw and turn the block to the next side and so on. I do this on all sides to make them square. When one side is square, I make a mark with the gauge so booth blocks are the same size.

Ujeuye1 year ago

Nice Project bro....(Y) (Y)

dekeros (author)  Ujeuye1 year ago

Thank you very much! Sorry for the late reply!

I'm glad to see you were able to make use of the pallet wood. It seems to be oak or some kind of hardwood used in most pallets and it always pains me to see it discarded after a few uses. It makes good firewood but it's a shame most just rots away behind a warehouse. Nice looking speakers. You can find many full range mini speakers at Parts Express(not related to them) if you want to upgrade your speakers.

dekeros (author)  BeanieandCecilC1 year ago

Hi! Thank you for watching and for your kind words! I totally agree with you. So many pallets are just going to waste. Excellent tip regarding the speakers. I will look into that for sure! Thanks!!

gm2801 year ago

Nice project. And I bet they sound amazing as well.

dekeros (author)  gm2801 year ago

Hello and thanks for comenting! I really appreciate it. I cant really say that they sound amazing. :-) They are made from a pair of dirt cheap USB speakers, so the quality was not really improved by this build. They sound better than just a mobile phone speaker. In the future I will make some better speakers for sure. Thanks again!