How to easily build an Inexpensive 3.7 volt Wood Mod

by Sonar505
January 29, 2013
The author's views below are his or her own and may not reflect the views of Ecig Advanced

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 which will hopefully reference back to this one for the basic build.

Here is what is getting built.

It works great,feels very good in hand, and is surprisingly lighter in weight than you might think.

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.

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
Or a $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 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.

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

So far these have been optional if built the same way the door stays on by friction and have not needed to add magnets so far YMMV.

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.

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. Once again this exact wood screen is not required any 3/4″ wide piece of wood can be substituted.

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

Drill and various bits
Soldering Iron
Solder and flux or solder embedded with flux
Hand Saw
Miter 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 miter 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.

Now on to assembly.



I hope you enjoyed my tutorial.

I would very much appreciate any and all comments and or critiques.

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

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.

Thank you for Viewing.


34 Responses to “How to easily build an Inexpensive 3.7 volt Wood Mod”

  1. brianwilson on January 29th, 2013 7:05 pm

    That is a very detailed blog, thanks for the info and joining this website!

  2. brock pollard on January 29th, 2013 7:17 pm


  3. Michelle on January 29th, 2013 7:34 pm

    Very helpful and awesome work

  4. Toweknee on January 29th, 2013 7:42 pm

    What an awesome tutorial! This is an excellent post for those interested in making their own mods and this is a great start, i think its worth mentioning that madvapes also carry inexpensive plastic DIY boxes as well. This way they can get use to the electronic aspect before under taking the build part. great post!

  5. saboinia on January 29th, 2013 9:06 pm

    way kewl……………

  6. James Pollick on January 29th, 2013 9:43 pm

    Looks great! I wonder if I could make it work with the clear acrylic I use for razor scales….

  7. GhOsT DoGg79 on January 30th, 2013 1:19 am

    very very nice man

  8. WindLvr on January 30th, 2013 1:26 am

    Well HOT DAMN!!! Now that is a tutorial!!! I so want to try this, and I think I am going to give it a shot. I will post some pics if I am successful!

  9. Nathaniel on January 30th, 2013 3:04 am

    I am definitely try this build it looks awesome!!

  10. Sonar505 on January 30th, 2013 5:02 am

    Thanks for all the great comments.

    I must apologize when I uploaded I seem to have missed one of the images. It’s right after I tell you where to mark for the connector and switch hole. It should have a image that says drill a 11/32″ hole for connector and 1/2′ hole for the switch. I can’t seem to edit it so this will have to do.

    And Yes I would very much appreciate seeing anybody’s build.

  11. Amanda on January 30th, 2013 1:32 pm

    That is soooo pretty!

  12. saboinia on January 30th, 2013 2:42 pm

    purdy………….i want one

  13. Todd on January 30th, 2013 5:52 pm

    I never learned any cool “skillz” being raised by a single mom – but that is just overly too cool!! Looks awesome!

  14. Johnathan Brown (Sepsis) on January 30th, 2013 10:59 pm

    That is an awesome tutorial. I am totally gonna save this and get around to doing this.

  15. dandelionwings on January 31st, 2013 12:27 am

    dude you are like so many shades of awesome right now—i am NOT going to do this, lol but i am going to be on the lookout for someone willing to make this for me based on your tutorial! seriously, you just rawks my sawks!

  16. GhOsT DoGg79 on February 1st, 2013 1:30 am

    This project is calling me

  17. Chuck on February 1st, 2013 1:47 am

    This is the most detailed DIY I have seen in a long time for any item. Thanks!

  18. robowvape on February 1st, 2013 3:42 am

    great post, amazing detail, thanks!

  19. Aaron on February 1st, 2013 9:28 am

    Wow, awsome blog. I would like to try this

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    They need a DNA from evolv!! LOL

  21. Lincoln Pennell on February 1st, 2013 3:05 pm

    This will be added to my project List 🙂

  22. crystalt64 on February 1st, 2013 8:57 pm

    going to show this to my roommate and bait him into making me one by saying ” i bet you can’t make this” HaHaha

  23. tiffjamesnjj on February 2nd, 2013 2:47 am

    wow that looks easy enough!!

  24. The Crooked One on February 4th, 2013 3:14 pm

    Very cool.:)

  25. slap_maxwell on February 4th, 2013 7:53 pm

    That’s some wondermous vaping art! I’m looking forward to having the time to delve into whipping out a mod or two myself….

  26. Ralph Tirella on February 4th, 2013 11:33 pm

    love how detailed ya made it. very informative, i gotta make one soon

  27. d1gw33d on February 5th, 2013 2:17 am

    Nice job man. I appreciate this as I’m starting to look into building one.

  28. Holden on February 6th, 2013 4:00 am

    Looks Great, Good Job

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