TinkerCAD – great for 3D printing, not so much for woodwork, right? Wrong! Mike Wilds designed the enclosure for this mini amplifier entirely in this free, online software. On the downside, he had to export it into Fusion 360 to be able to put the sign into the CNC router he had available; on the upside, he’s created a video that you can watch and follow step by step if you want to learn how to make smart designs out of wood. Specifically, a few short pieces of mahogany glued together into a block.
The electronics for this project all came out of a kit – purists may grumble, but there’s no better way to learn than to follow along with someone else’s instructions, knowing that you have all the components that you need.