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1939 Zenith Radio

Project details:

Various techniques were used to produce this 1:1 replica of a 1939 Zenith radio.

Sapele was used for the main body with a strip zebrano veneer for detail. Both were heat bent over the carcass of the radio.

The dials were modelled in Rhino and then 3d printed. A master for one of the push buttons was turned on the lathe and then cast in polyurethane resin from a silicone rubber mold.

Several elements such as the inner dial were laser cut and spray finished.

Other processes & techniques used include the mill, vacuum forming, cellulose spraying, casting with metal powders, power tools & traditional hand finished elements.

Scale: 1:1

Materials: Veneer, 3d printed components, resin, chemiwood