I have had this dial caliper by GENERAL for a few years now. It's a nice one for a cheaper plastic one, and it gets the job done. Well the original case that it came has been about to break for some time now and I figured I'd make a new one for it, give me something to do on the days I have to be at the school but don't have any classes to teach. I took the holder from the original and reused it in the new one. The case is maple and mahogany. I found that I needed a little spacer (1/16 of an inch) in order to make have the holder work properly so I glued up some thin strips of maple with a mahogany strip in the middle and sanded it to thickness and used a scroll saw to cut the openings for the clips and recess for the head and glued it to the holder before gluing the whole thing in the box. It took a little extra tweaking but now it works as well as the original, and looks a whole lot nicer too. I plan to get some rare earth magnets and use them to hold the lid shut.