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    nice work

    also like the spud cannon in the background
    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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    You can see here how the clips in the buttons will fit. I checked the router depth PRIOR to cutting all the other slots. A very important step.



    Who couldn't see this coming? Before you knew it, I was testing the control panel on MAME. Everything worked straight up with the iPac controller. This will not be the joystick's final height.



    Joystick rebate is measured and marked. Ensure the holes are drilled PRIOR to rebating as marking something in a rebate is very difficult. I don't want the holes going all the way through so it is very important to do it now.



    Testing the depth of the rebate. No screw poking through = good.



    Completed test panel with front edge glued on. Only PVA is used, as if you've ever dealt with it you'll know it's GOOD STUFF and is good enough for the force this will cop. I glued on an extra strip for some added strength.




    Jigsawing some holes for the 'insert 20c' buttons.



    Speaker holes jigsawed out.
    Now waiting on the next weekend so I can continue the build (as well as for my wife to cool down a little).

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    Looks good. Keep it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by narf_ View Post
    nice work

    also like the spud cannon in the background
    "I don't know what you're talking about officer"

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    it just looked like our old "stubbie disposal unit" from old parties. why put them in the bin when you can launch them to the bin

    *waves hand*

    i was never here
    you can always expect change in life..except from vending machines

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    looks awesome, lots of great shots. Especially liked the detailed shots of the button holes, was wondering how those were supposed to mount.

    Will keep watching this build, looks good.

    Oh, and living that far from the shop? Man, would hate to forget your wallet... :S

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    Very nice work there. Keep it up.

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    Nice precise cutting there. It's gonna come up good when it's done.

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    your forgetting the most important accessory to a mame cab.... you need beer holders and lots of them!

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    Thanks for all the positive comments folks.
    Now for something negative. In a rush to take the baby for a walk I placed the control panel on the edge of my saw bench and dropped the damn thing. I put a massive dent on the side but luckily I was going to take that corner off to give a rounded edge. However, due to my arrogant lack of reinforcement the front face has bent in and caused the leading edge of MDF to split. To fix it I'm going to put a few screws in and perhaps add a few braces. I've learnt my lesson anyway. I still have a sneaking suspicion I won't be satisfied and I'll have to do the whole thing again. GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR.

    Klufs, the beer holders are most certainly on the cards. If fact, when I played on a mate's cocktail cabinet it was the first thing I said: "where should I put my beer?" The best options I can see is a foldout type on the sides like this:

    http://www.whitworths.com.au/main_it...asp?item=38703

    Wouldn't be to unsightly, would it? Anyone got any better ideas? Seeing as I may have to rebuilt this effing control panel I could incorporate it.

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