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Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« on: July 24, 2010, 10:11:29 pm »
Hey everyone, just wanted to post a few pictures of my cabinet, it's coming along pretty well. It's my first build, but hopefully not last. Hit me with any questions or comments!  :cheers:





Test fit for my D9800, fits like a glove (*phew*)


« Last Edit: July 28, 2010, 12:32:05 am by Creeper »

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2010, 01:40:58 am »
Here's a bit of an update.





















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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2010, 02:48:11 am »
Very nice!

Nice job on the speaker grill.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2010, 06:50:24 am »
+1 Are the sides woodgrain as well? Can't really tell in the pics.

And what's on that wall behind there? Is that some kind of bas relief fossil sculpture? Looks pretty cool.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2010, 08:17:38 am »
Nice start on your cab.   Would like to know more about what finish you are using on the wood.  Looks great.  :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #5 on: August 23, 2010, 12:04:22 pm »
Yea, the whole thing is going to be black/wood grain. The wood is just 3/4" birch ply with 3 coats of black paint and 3 coats semi gloss varnish. (sand every coat!) Anything that's wood grain is 2 coats stain and 3 coats varnish. (sides, speaker grill, cp panel)

The wall behind is cnc'd styrofoam of a velociraptor skeleton.

Thanks for the kind words, I'll post more updates soon!

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #6 on: August 23, 2010, 10:02:04 pm »
Standard question:

What stain was used?
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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #7 on: August 23, 2010, 10:44:11 pm »
Very nice ... I am also curious on the stain..you got that birch veneer looking Sweeet!  :applaud:
What sort of grommets are those? Did you route those speaker grills?

PS- Love that Styro-saur! where did you get that?

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #8 on: August 23, 2010, 11:23:12 pm »
The stain is just Minwax brand and the color is 'jacobean'. The pre-stain conditioner and polyurethane varnish are also Minwax.

The speaker grill was laser cut and I made the fossil wall (helped make).

I'm building this cabinet at my work, we CNC all sorts of crazy things for film and tv.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #9 on: August 23, 2010, 11:36:11 pm »
can we get a shot of that wall? Looks really cool

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2010, 06:55:57 am »
Good work. Love the speaker grill.
That wall looks like something from Jurassic Park (the movie).

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2010, 11:07:28 pm »
Hey, haven't updated this in a long time, but here's a whole whack of images. Still not done but getting close.

Cheers  :cheers:



















































































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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2010, 11:36:56 pm »
That looks great!  :notworthy:
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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #13 on: November 19, 2010, 12:05:55 am »
wow!
I'm not typically into the woodgrain cabinets, but that is really looking good.
That control panel is really looking nice.
keep up the good work and keep us posted. :applaud:

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #14 on: November 19, 2010, 07:09:20 am »
awesome work on the CP :)

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #15 on: November 19, 2010, 07:22:30 am »
Wow!  Great detail on the control panel.   Love the method you used to put the graphics and lettering on it.  The clear plastic coating looks great. 
 :applaud: :applaud: :applaud:

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #16 on: November 19, 2010, 07:27:44 am »
Great job on the control panel! Really like the fillet edges around the buttons!  :applaud:

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2010, 07:43:33 am »
I hadn't seen this in a while

Fantastic work on that CP. One of the best examples of a woodgrain cp I've seen. The inlay in great!

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2010, 08:28:55 am »

Would it sound stupid if I asked you how you got your lines so straight?  Was this all routed on the CNC machine?
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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2010, 08:57:10 am »
I'm building this cabinet at my work, we CNC all sorts of crazy things for film and tv.

Hi Rick
Sure is CNC.  You cannot do that type of CP work without access to great equipment.
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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2010, 11:11:07 am »
looks great. look forward to the end product.

chris.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #21 on: November 19, 2010, 11:13:01 am »
This is looking very impressive. Keep up the great work!

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #22 on: November 19, 2010, 12:49:20 pm »
I wish I has access to CNC!   :cheers:

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #23 on: November 19, 2010, 01:24:25 pm »
Thanks guys.

Yea, this was all done with CNC tables, except for the finer details such as the 1/8" birch overlay pieces, those were CNC laser cut. Each metal (diabond) letter was filed down by hand to fit snug. A router table alone can't match the cut of a laser.

Hopefully I'll have something else to show soon, the two key pieces I still have to do are the marquee and keyboard drawer.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #24 on: November 19, 2010, 01:39:51 pm »
Wow. Didn't realize the letters were done in metal. Fantastic!


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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #25 on: November 19, 2010, 01:50:48 pm »
It's kind of 'faux' metal. Basically black plastic sintra with a thin metal laminate. Diabond, great stuff.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #26 on: November 19, 2010, 03:54:02 pm »
fantastic :o

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #27 on: November 19, 2010, 06:23:01 pm »
thanks a lot!

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #28 on: November 19, 2010, 07:43:05 pm »
That control panel is pure sex....I have a boner
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« Reply #29 on: November 19, 2010, 08:21:07 pm »
Right on.  *high five to boners*

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #30 on: November 19, 2010, 09:15:43 pm »
Love it.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #31 on: November 21, 2010, 07:13:21 pm »
AMAZING.  :notworthy:

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #32 on: November 22, 2010, 06:59:16 am »
The detail on that control panel is  :censored:  AMAZING! Got any more pics?

 :cheers:

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« Reply #33 on: November 22, 2010, 03:14:37 pm »
Thanks a lot. No more pictures right now, the back edge needs to be filed down a bit and then it will get some sort of polish. Once it's mounted on the cp box I'll snap a few more pictures and post em.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #34 on: November 25, 2010, 06:06:51 pm »
So I've started doing the wiring. I've got an iPac4 and a tonne of Happ buttons. I'm using 22 gauge for the grounds, does anyone see a problem with that?

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #35 on: November 25, 2010, 10:34:05 pm »
you should be ok with the 22 gauge. though I feel 20 gauge is a bit more proper.
Is the wire stranded, I hope?

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #36 on: December 14, 2010, 04:15:58 am »
Alright, somewhat of an update. It's totally playable now, its running like a dream. Had no problems with the wiring and the ipac, everything worked first try.

There are 3 things left to do: The marquee (laser engraved layered plexi side lit with blue LED's), key board drawer, and get a piece of glass cut to go over the bezel and monitor. Other than that, it's practically done. Oh, and I'm eventually going to swap the white player start buttons for black ones, it should make the CP look a bit better.

Here's some photos, share your thoughts.












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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #37 on: December 14, 2010, 07:34:54 am »
Nice Job!

That CP is ultra clean.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #38 on: December 14, 2010, 08:23:45 am »
yeah, that is fantastic.  you did great.  congrats.  yeah i want to get some black player buttons.  but the only place i found that sold them is in the UK.  and im not gonna pay for over seas shipping on two items. heh. 

chris.

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Re: Creeper's arcade cabinet (work in progress)
« Reply #39 on: December 14, 2010, 09:05:25 am »
I really like that minimal frontend as well.  :applaud: