|Project by maddawg308||posted 08-30-2011 10:45 PM||3317 views||0 times favorited||9 comments|
Did this one a few years back, still have it. It’s an antique Weston millivoltmeter. It was on eBay for $5 plus the ride, I wanted a small project that involved electronics (ham radio is a hobby of mine) and woodworking as well. Stripped the old red paint job off it, inside and out, stained it mahogony and it turned out a nice dark reddish hue. Had a local leathersmith make a new leather handle to replace the old dried out one, repolished all the brass fittings, and of course rewired the voltmeter to work as normal. Kinda obsolete now as a meter, but still looks great on the shelf.
-- Plank says: "If you're a little board, might as well get hammered!"