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How To Build A Easy & Inexpensive 3.7 V Wood Mod (Image Heavy)


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Sonar505

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Even though I am brand new here I wanted to get started on the right foot. So I made this hopefully easy to follow Tutorial to help out anyone who likes the look of wood mods but like me can't afford them right now. This was made in an apartment with hand tools, so you don't need a fancy workshop or special tools to make it. So If you think of a easier way to do something or want to substitute a part you already have that will work for You go right ahead. Also I tried to make this as comprehensive as possible , but if you have any questions or comments please feel free to Post.

P.S. I will also be posting a followup Tutorial for a VV Dual 18650 wood mod next which will be referenced back to this tutorial for the basic box build and to highlight the differences. So please be sure to check out that one also.

This one is a simple one battery mod but it works great and I find myself alternately using it all day and very light weight so easy to carry around when out and about.

Here is what is getting built



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Here is the part list of what is needed to build it you may already have these items if not I will tell you where I obtained them. If you are anything like me once you build your first mod you want to keep on modding everything. So I recommend that you get a few of these parts so that when mod fever comes over you. Everything you need is right there. Once again feel free to substitute for any parts that you
may already have available.

Madvapes -

510 sealed battery connector - $1.49 Either silver or brass. They can be a pain to solder so Madvapes offers prewired ones for $2.99 its up to you.

Horn Switch - $.89 they come in many colors and have been very sturdy for me with a nice clicky feel when pushed
$2.99 New chrome switch picked up a couple so far like the way they look but no clicky when pushed

LED - $.49 to $1.59 Come in 3mm or 5mm with many colors to choose from pick the one you like (they come with resistor needed added to package so no need to buy separately)

If you don't already have batteries and a charger you might want to pick some up. The way this mod is built you can use 16340 or 18350 or any battery that will fit a 19mm x 38mm (Spring fully depressed) holder. You can pick IMR or protected your choice I recommend at least 2 (1 charging while other being used)

If you have never been to this site look around some they have a lot of great stuff especially for DIY


Vapoligy - They have a 5% off code Outcast Vaping. Plus they offer a lifetime 10% off for current and former military (any Military or Veteran get 10% off FOREVER! All they have to do is create an account then email me a scan or anything that proves military service of any kind in any branch to jim@vapoligy.com and I will code them to a special “Military personal” account wich gives the military discount on all prices, then on top of that they can still use a coupon code for even better savings.

http://www.vapoligy....oduct_list&c=27

Battery spring plates .99 a pair I found these and like how sturdy & easy to work with these are. But you can use any type of connectors or holders you want. Just adjust the sizes accordingly.
Another site worth looking around for other stuff he even carries kanthal, nichrome, and wick for when you get a Rebuildable atomizer.



(3) 6 inch red wires and (3) 6 inch black wires - solid or stranded 20 to 22 gauge

Small rare earth magnets - A few months ago I went on amazon and bought (50) 1/8 x 1/16 magnets but can't remember where I bought them at but I believe radio shack carries 1/4" ones which should work you need at least 4


Home depot

Hobby board red oak $1.49 for a 1 1/2" x 1/4" x 2 foot I love the grain on these. They also come in other widths and lengths if you decide to make more mods.


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3/4" wood screen $2.29 for 8 foot length. If you already have a piece of wood 3/4" wide use that. If not get this and cut it in half in the store for easier carrying.





Tools needed
Hopefully you have most of these already which will save you money. If not most can be picked up at Home depot

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Drill and various bits
Soldering Iron
Solder and flux or solder embedded with flux
Hand Saw
Mitre Box
Some type of Clamp I picked up mine at Big Lots Years ago and can't remember how much. Home Depot sells them for aroung $10 bucks. or you can use tape or string or whatever clamp parts together until glue dries
Some type of Wood Glue make sure its stain-able (Liquid Nails from Home depot has been working for me)
Super Glue
Hot glue gun
Wire strippers
Various grits of sandpaper
Sanding block
Small can of Wood Stain Pick the color you like best at Home depot near the paint section. I use MinWax brand with success
Small can of fast drying polyurethane same as above
(Both can be found at walmart also.)



Alright now that is out of the way lets get to it shall we.

First off using mitre box cut red oak hobby board you need

(4) 2 1/2" pieces look at them find some interesting patterns and mark those for your front and back other 2 left and right
(2) 2" pieces again mark them top and bottom
(1) 1 3/4" piece marked as angle panel

from screen wood you need
(1) 2" piece
(1) 3/4" piece

Helpful Tips - Always use the same tool for all your measurements
Measure,mark and cut. Do not mark all your cuts at the beginning and then try and cut them 1 after another some pieces will be longer than the others.
Run sandpaper lightly over cut edges to remove excess before you measure.
always cut on same place of the mark whether you go left/right or directly on the mark.

If you have access to power tools like a table saw or sanders use them it will make this much easier.

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I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

Do me a favor if anyone makes one please post a picture for me I would love to see it. I would also appreciate any and all comments and or critiques.

Or if anyone feels I gave out any unsafe advice please let me know.

A great many thanks to Christopher and Jeffb for their permission and assistance in getting this posted.


Its a pretty great feeling when someone asks you where you bought your mod and you are able to tell them No I made it.

Edited by Sonar505, 09 November 2012 - 10:22 PM.


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OK, Images have been added to your post as requested. Great work. This has to be a record for the number of images in a single thread.

Carry on :)
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Fantastic work!!! Thanks for sharing.
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This is great!! Thanks for the tutorial. I might even try it myself. :thumbsup:

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i always wondered how much work would go into making one of these things, thanks for sharing!

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howdy folks,

 

Wondering what happened to all the pics?

 

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hmmm I did some upgrades on the forum last night and I have a feeling it's causing issues with the gallery software. Give me some time to look into it and I'll restore the images.

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And Fixed :) Sorry about that folks, I made in incorrect redirect rule which broke a number of hosted images on the forum. The server is re caching but the images should start showing up shortly.

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Thanks for posting a great DIY tutorial for new modders or people without a lot of expensive tools.

I had a question on the wood sizes you listed.

I went to Home Depot and was unable to find the wood sizes you listed, I did find the hobby wood.  I was also unable to locate the screen board.

 

Can you tell me the length, width and height of wood I can use?  I do not have power tools to rip wood so I would like to buy wood like you listed.

Also wood for the screen board?

 

Maybe a link to buy online?  Wasnt sure if I had to use the exact wood sizes you listed?

 

I have all the parts and equipment you listed to start but cannot find wood to start.  Any help you can give would be appreciated

 

Thanks



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Thanks for posting a great DIY tutorial for new modders or people without a lot of expensive tools.

I had a question on the wood sizes you listed.

I went to Home Depot and was unable to find the wood sizes you listed, I did find the hobby wood.  I was also unable to locate the screen board.

  Any 3/4' wide piece of wood can be substituted for the screen board only used that one cause it was cheap.

 

Can you tell me the length, width and height of wood I can use?  I do not have power tools to rip wood so I would like to buy wood like you listed.

Also wood for the screen board?

 

The wood size I used was a hobby board that was 1/4" x 1 1/2" x 24" this will make a complete mod with no ripping  just cutting of pieces to size. I tried to make it so only minimum cuts were needed. Sorry I haven't bought online so no link. The sizes of the pieces of wood determines the size of the battery that can be used on mod This one uses 18350 or 16340. So no you do not have to use the exact wood size listed but can be adjusted for different size batteries please see my other tutorial for cut size using a dual 18650 battery.

 

Maybe a link to buy online?  Wasnt sure if I had to use the exact wood sizes you listed?

 

I have all the parts and equipment you listed to start but cannot find wood to start.  Any help you can give would be appreciated

 

Thanks

 

Sorry no response earlier didn't get on computer yesterday.

Hope this helps any other questions feel free.