Just thought I'd share one of my more recent(and incredibly simple) DIY creations:
Here's my footswitch that cost approximately $10.00 to build, since I didn't want to pay $50.00 for a flimsy Marshall footswitch that does the same damn thing. I paid maybe $5.00 for a good quality Carling switch, $3.00 or $4.00 for a big steel pipe cap, and I had a decent guitar cable laying around. Some drilling and soldering, and it's all good.
$50.00 for a chinese-made switch in a 16-gauge steel enclosure, with a cheap cable? I'll take the Carling switch in an 8mm thick steel enclosure any day.