Introduction: METER STAND
THUMP...my meter fell over AGAIN.
I worked in a shop with six other people.
And every day this happened even though
some meters have a junky wire stand to
keep the meter upright. But try to change
scales or pull too hard on the leads
and THUMP. So for thirty years I was
going to make a proper stand...tomorrow.
Step 1: FIND the BEST FIT
Now I am retired and have some extra
time to make a meter stand. So I rolled
out my table saw. Found some scraps of
wood. You know the pieces leftover from
that last project and all were cut too
short...again. The strangest thing happened...
as I was clearing off the table saw and
moving all the clutter off. There was this
empty plastic container. And as I picked it
up I wondered if my meter would fit inside
Step 2: CUT...FILL..FEET....easy
So here is the easy meter stand!
Just cut a 45 to 50 degree. Fill with
something heavy like plaster. Add rubber
or silicon feet.
I can change scales without chassing
the meter around the bench. The display is
always in sight. And the container holds
clips, needles, extra leads, etc.
Now I just need to find a project for all
that leftover wood...maybe a few
hunderd bird houses, And an extra bedroom,
And a second house..........and