STEPS

4

SKILL LEVEL

In just a few simple steps, your favorite Dremel Rotary Tool can transform a vintage suitcase into an amazing BoomBox! We found several tutorials online for getting the best sound out of your BoomBox though we recommend following your speaker's manufacturing instructions for wiring instructions.

by Felipe R.

109 PROJECTS

Supplies Needed For This Project

TOOL

3000 Variable Speed Rotary Tool

Model # 3000

Attachments

678-01 Circle Cutter & Straight Edge Guide

Model # 678-01

ACCESSORY

561 MultiPurpose Cutting Bit

Model # 561

ACCESSORY

117 High Speed Cutter

Model # 117

Materials

  • 1

    Vintage suitcase constructed of plywood
  • 1

    FlushMounted Speakers & Accompanying Screws
  • 1

    Auxiliary Cable (for source hookup)
  • 1

    Screwdriver
  • 1

    Measuring Tape

Let's Get Started

STEP 1

Step 1

For best results, we recommend using surface mount subwoofers, tweeter, and mids for your project Begin by measuring the diameter of the speaker from the inside lip. Divide the measurement in half to determine the radius of your circle. The radius will be the distance from the pin on your circle cutting guide to the center of your bit. TIP: If the interior of your suitcase is lined with fabric, you will want to use a sharp-edge razor or scissors to cut away the lining from the area you cut into in step 2.

STEP 2

Step 2

Create a mark at the center of where you'd like to place your main speaker. Mount the 561 Multipurpose Cutting Bit into your favorite Dremel Rotary Tool (we used the 300 Series tool). Set your tool to high speed and, holding the tool perpendicular to your case, make a plunge cut into the mark. This hole will serve as your pilot hole for the Circle Cutting Guide. Next, with your Circle Cutting Guide adjusted to your desired width per your measurements in step 1, place the guide pin in the pilot hole. Set your tool to high speed and plunge rotary bit into material cutting in a clockwise motion. TIP: To assemble the cutter, unscrew the pivot foot knob and turn the picot foot over so that the center point is down. Next, remove the nosecap of the 3000 tool then thread the Guide onto the threaded portion of the tool, turning clock

STEP 3

Step 3

Place your speakers into their respective holes (you'll notice it will be a snug fit). Use appropriate size screws to secure each speaker to your suitcase.

STEP 4

Step 4

Follow your speaker's manufacture instructions for wiring. We board out a hole at the bottom of our case to feed our power cable through. To do this, we secured the 117 HighSpeed Cutting accessory into our 3000 tool, set the tool to high and board a hole roughly the diameter of the cable.

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