How To Make An Amplifier For Your Phone

Uncle Knackers shows us how to make an amplifier for a phone using pallet wood, the tutorial starts at about 1.19 into the video.

There’s quite a lot of different types of sawing involved in this project.  You need to be confident enough to be able to use a router which, Uncle Knackers advises, is fairly simple to use. Just make sure that you do some practising on some spare bits of wood first!

I love that he’s taken the time to add the print transfer at the back of the speaker section and really like the accent lime green colour used too.

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Please be careful about the pallet wood that you use.  Pallets are typically either heat-treated (heated to a high temperature to seal the wood) or treated with methyl bromide – a toxic pesticide linked to human health problems and ozone layer depletion.

Look for pallets that have the IPPC seal and an “HT” stamp,which means it was heat-treated rather than sealed with chemical pesticides. Avoid unmarked pallets or those stamped with an “MB” for methyl bromide.

The materials and equipment that you’ll need to make your phone amplifier are shown below.

  • A piece of pallet wood
  • Wood glue
  • Paint
  • Clear varnish
  • Measuring tape
  • Pencil
  • Compass or circular object to draw round
  • Clamps
  • Drop saw
  • Hole saw
  • Circular saw
  • Jig saw
  • Drill
  • Router
  • Sandpaper
  • Sander
  • Paint brush
  • For the print (optional)
    • printable transfer paper
    • printer
    • scissors
Did You Know?

The recyclable materials in the U.S. waste stream would generate over $7 billion if they were recycled. That’s equivalent to Donald Trump’s net worth. 

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