I don't quite know what I'll be building next, maybe the Atmos version of the Volt 6/8s, but it doesn't matter. Right now I'm in the process of slowly acquiring basic woodworking tools that will allow me to make and finish a cabinet.
So far I've ordered online:
- A hand planer to round the corners.
- A cordless drill (a small one). Yes, I didn't have one before
- A square to get the corners right
- A cheap Silverline dowel jig. Dunno if I'll just use glue alone or not, but it's $10 so whatever. Plus, it can also be used as a drill guide for straight drilling.
- Dowels of 3 sizes, of course
- Drill stop collars
- Drill bits (countersink and brad point)
- An automatic center punch, in case I'll be doing any drilling.
- 4 inch plastic clamps (no idea what they'll be good for, but they're dirt cheap so...)
- 4 Strap corner clamps
with 90 degree plastic pieces (because proper clamps are freaking expensive and I'll need lots of them for a box.
- And even a gas soldering kit, because corded ones scare me.
Notice there are no saws on this nice list. That would be the most expensive tool, plus they require some sort of guide for rip cuts, so for now I'll have a carpenter cut the pieces for me. Oh and there's the fact that I live in an apartment, so noise and saw dust are real obstacles.
I already have this thing that holds sandpaper, for the finish.
I'll buy some sort of spray paint later. Maybe I'll just use lacquer, who knows.
So, anything else I might need?
The reason for me buying all this stuff before I even got the speaker parts is because I'm buying them all on eBay (most of the stuff ships from China), so it would take a month or so for items to arrive and I don't want to find myself in the middle of a project needing a $3 tool (that would probably cost $20 to buy locally). Overall I spent about $50 on these things, excluding the cordless drill obviously.