Shhhh! (This discussion is between us only. If the Mrs. finds out I'm taking time off from trimming out her kitchen, I'll be in the dog house for a month.
So Paulie was kind enuff to supply me with an analog manometer last season, and I still haven't put the time into what I was planning on doing. That is, making it look more "domesticated',than commercial. My old Dwyers Mach something or other worked fine, but we weren't that impressed with the styling in our setting, seeing it's in the living area. (Pay no attention to the dust on the mantel. It was placed there for other purposes.)
Anyway, I searched many photo ideas of mantel clocks, because my thought of making the manometer blend in, is to disguise it as a clock. I don't want the piece to be too big or complicated, so I'm just going to build the traditional style clock housing. I've had a bunch of 6/4 chestnut lumber for years, and think I'll use a piece of it for this project. These boards are a few possibilities, and I cut out a "rough" template of what it will be. Trying to see which grain pattern will work best. I was going to make the hole with my router, but decided to buy a circle cutter for wood, that I've never owned. Hopefully it'll be quicker than making a jig or template for the router. It's coming pony express from Amazon.
This is where I'm starting from, and I'll keep you people posted if anyone is interested.
P.S. I'm always open to ideas, opinions and suggestions. Thanks