And I thought I was cheap for enclosing the odd project in a cardboard box or cookie tin! We doan' need no stinking enclosures!
I needed an attenuator for my master control section; I'm cheap, so I bought the smallest generic enclosure I could find, then jammed in a step attenuator and some in/outs. A leftover chickenbeak and some industrial paint completed the picture.
I'm working on a VU meter project, but I'm too cheap and poor to buy an enclosure... 130$? Madness! I was going to cut a hole into a $12 vented rack blank, then mount it on there, leave the connections dangling out the back with a strain relief...
Now I'm thinking, 'why spend 12$ on that vented blank?', and wondering how long a piece of reinforced cardboard would hold up bolted into my rack... maybe a bit of particle board if I'm feeling rich... lol