He’s the only boy in this tribe’s generation, and boy howdy does he like guy stuff. Trucks, construction equipment, and being around his dad’s job, which is operations manager of a resort water park. Big valves and gauges and switches!
The only money expended on these five projects was $5.00 at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore to score some switches and knobs and stuff. That made up about 1/3 of the dashboard; the rest was just around the shop in boxes and drawers.
Nothing is really operational, but you can get some clicking sounds if you want them. This was by design: This is a toy of the imagination, not one of replication. Bjorn can control anything he wants with this (well, with the exception of his sister I suppose).
The dashboard itself is 17 inches wide and 16 high. The low end is 5.5 inches off the deck, the high end 11.
The labels were from an exotic stainless steel manifold which evidently once was part of a brewery.
Material is mahogany plywood, edgebanded and lacquered.
-- "...in his brain, which is as dry as the remainder biscuit after a voyage, he hath strange places cramm'd with observation, the which he vents in mangled forms." --Shakespeare, "As You Like It"