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Author Topic: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.  (Read 33345 times)

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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #40 on: March 03, 2011, 03:09:44 am »
Thanks for the tutorial!
This comes real handy when I'm about to start making my cabinet (and a router for the first time).

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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #41 on: March 04, 2011, 05:11:24 pm »
if i can not find melamine MDF and only have plain wood colored MDF how should i go along painting it and then adding vinyl. (vinyl is kinda expensive so im not sure if i am still going the vinyl way but i want to make sure that i can have the vinyl as an option if i have to paint it or when i paint it rather)

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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #42 on: March 04, 2011, 07:04:30 pm »
Thanks for the comments guys :) appreciate it !

As for not being able to find melamine mdf, you can still attach the vinyl to the normal mdf too.

However, i dont reccomend it, and if you are adamant in using it, you need to be extremely careful and be familiar working with vinyl.
Make a mistake with vinyl on plain mdf and you can ruin a project almost straight away. this is due to the adhesive on the vinyl
as if you pull it off to re-position, its possible you'll take mdf fibers off the board and this will stick to the vinyl, causing bumps and ridges.

If i was you, and i couldnt get a hold of melamine stuff, i would order it from the web or from another wood dealer in the next county / state etc. even if it costs
an extra 20 to 30 dollars / euro's / pounds, i would still try and source the melamine first. check your golden pages or use google.
and the reason is simple, its better to work with.

If you go the plain mdf route, you'll have to paint it.
but laying vinyl over paint can lead to problems too if you need to re-position the vinyl at any stage.
you see the vinyl i used was top notch stuff and had great adhesive. so if you pull it off to re-position, its possible you'll pull the paint with it.

i'd say get a sample of different vinyls from a local guy and test it on plain mdf, and then painted mdf.
you'll know for sure this way if plain mdf is suitable to use after you test it.
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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #43 on: March 24, 2011, 07:37:02 am »
Part 3 now up and running :)
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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #44 on: April 28, 2011, 08:23:09 pm »
quick notification to let you know part 4 is now up :)
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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #45 on: May 12, 2011, 07:03:52 am »
Great videos until 1/2 way through the 5th...  Are you going to reshoot the video with you playing games in the normal aspect ratio?  Ew fat Chung Lee!

Love the video.  Makes me wish I had more patients..

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« Reply #46 on: May 12, 2011, 07:42:26 am »
part 5 is the last remaining old vid.
but im currently 75% through the re-edit. i'd expect it to be posted before the end of the month.
and the re-shoot wont have any real-time gameplay footage with me working the cab. ive learned from the re-edits to keep
out of my vids as much as possible and let the video progress naturally.
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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #47 on: May 17, 2011, 09:33:49 pm »
Just an update, part 5 is now finished and up and running, i shall leave this thread alone now lol, but enjoy anyways  ;)
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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #48 on: May 15, 2012, 05:13:20 pm »
Hi Dave

I'm new to the forum but actually found your vids on YouTube. Nice cab design, great video tutorials, and a great job overall!

I'm still designing my cab, but will be taking some of you hints on board :)

cheers

Dave

Hi all,

Im dave and these are my videos which i made recently.
i began this project 2 months ago, and i now have a fully built cab which works perfectly.

im still in the stages of setting up the software and designing the side art , but the cab is 100% working.
if you need some advice or help with regards to woodworking, my video's are for you ! enjoy :

Note : For quality playback , open the video's in a new page and click on HQ or anything above 480p.


( Update as and from Jan 30th 2011 - These vids are currently getting the re-editing treatment and will be up and running asap )







Thanks for watching. it was a blast making these videos :)

* ( finished re-editing , enjoy :) )

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Re: Woodworking 101 : How to build a Mame Cab - an in-depth look.
« Reply #49 on: February 05, 2021, 01:01:45 pm »
will these videos ever be back up? or does anyone have any other suggestions for tutorial videos?

thanks