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100% recycled everything. The meters are from a retrofitted power station on the N. Island of New Zealand, the wood is quartersawn cedar from a kitchen cabinet shop which regularly puts out their offcuts for the public to take away.

The meters have actually been recalibrated to read 0-800ma on the left meter ( yes, the one marked, yikes, kV) and 0-15v on the right one ( the one marked Amps!) - well, I know what it is - in any case, handy and in regular use for a small battery charger that I built.

The finish is linseed oil.

Just thought I would show that wood can be functional again in other things besides furniture, shop tools or jigs - old and new technologies can indeed mix. I really like the thought of bringing back wood into our everyday items instead of plastic or steel. One of these days I'll tackle that wooden computer case!

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Hi Steve

This is a nice example of re-using wood. I love projects like this. it creates a win-wins situation for everyone when wood, destined for a fireplace or landfill, finds a new usage. But not only is this functional but it is a good looking tool as well.

Nice job. Good luck on the computer case. If anyone can do it I am sure, on the basis of this post, that you can find a way.
 

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I like Old Time things and this one is realy nice. I´m looking forvard to your computer case.
 

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Nice to see analog meters again. Everything seems to be going digital.

Great job!
 

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That is really cool looking, nice job. Quality in any area is always nice to see.
 

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cool use of old stuff
 

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Nice. I, too, like to see things 're-purposed.'
 

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Thats pretty cool. I like your idea of using wood in place of other materials.
 
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