One of my first ground up restores. This was a console with 12 Mic pre-amps, direct outs, summing and a monitor. It had a “Red Light” on the meter bridge… so I added a switch that said “POTRL” that “Put on the Red Light” and so it became “Roxanne” It’s still in use today but could use some tweaks I’ve learned from experience. We’re working on a very similar project right now, so It’s very cool to look back and learn.
The biggest lesson: it’s hard to put a value on a labour of love and curiosity, but bill accordingly.