Another Present for Louise (my wife). She wanted a music box for the garden in the summer. I didn't have time to work it out for the original Steepletone but that wasn't really meant for moving around too much anyway.

Project: Louby Tunes

Wood boxes from eBay
Amp from
Also IEC Switch
Tried getting Kodi working on my 5" WaveShare
Oh well, I'll use in another project :)
It didn't work :(
First 3D Plan
Louby Tunes Logo
Need to find someone to make this
[It took a lot of effort finding someone!]
Shows how the logo will light-up inside
More 3D drawings
Packed Full!
As it turned out, all the parts simply did not fit
I needed a new plan (and a new box)
Replacement Touch Screen (official RasPi screen)
Knobless amp
New box delivered
New 3D Model
Parts collected so far
Thanks to ? for pointing out I may need ventilation
Bottom view
Marking up the cuts
First Cut!
Rear air in-take
[Lazy in-take]
Plenty of splits
But shouldn't be a problem to repair
My make-shift depth stop :/
I really need a proper tool for this
Speaker dry run
More parts arrived!
Eggs on legs, I can fly!
I did not have any luck with this!
It just rolls up when you try to rub it into the grain
I used this stuff instead
Mr Wood Filler, you are awesome!
IEC Slot cut
Now for some repair work
Looking good!
Struts & Hindges
+ problems
It's not as easy as I first thought to get 'oil' based paint
That took a full day of driving around trying to find somewhere to get this paint!
Wife's choice of paint colour
First coat of primer
More parts
Mesh for rear air in-take
Not really sure how I'm going to fit this just yet

After contacting many companies and not getting anywhere I got in touch with a company called ACS ( who were more than happy to help

Many thanks Alan for this, turned out fantastic and can't wait to use it!

Used wood filler to fill the grain
I wasn't sure if this would work, but it has... there any limit to this wood filler lol
First of many undercoats
Amp fitting dry run
I need to work out how to extend these knob fittings
Tip: careful how you search Google for 'knob extension'
IEC dry run
Soldering still to do
The approximate position of the screen
IEC working out
Trying to get my head around an IEC
The parts the IEC will connect to
The amp power pack
Damn it, forgot these
First time I've ever used shrink :)
BTW: I'm using this to clean before each coat
More coats to do
To be continued...

Completed (TBC)