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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #40 on: January 14, 2014, 09:28:45 pm »


I picked these up on sale at Lowes after Christmas.  They are absolutely fantastic for cutting T-molding.  Sixty percent of the time they cut straight every time.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #41 on: January 14, 2014, 09:38:05 pm »
Here are some more finished shots.







Here is the note my wife left for the kids the day we delivered the finished cabinet.  It is great that she and the kids were as excited about this project as I was.



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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #42 on: January 14, 2014, 09:39:42 pm »
The final total for parts was $535.81.  This did not include the stain which my friend provided.  It also does not include any materials I already had on hand such as the laminate and the plastic for the control panel back.   As I mentioned earlier I screwed up on the coin door so rather than pass my mistake on I just charged him for one that Twisted Quarter sells.  That is the one I was leaning towards before I found my "deal".

I have to say I was real impressed with Holland, Twisted Quarter and Two Bits.  These were new vendors for me and their shipping was very fast and affordable.  I will be using them again in the future.

   Material      QTY      Price         Total      Vendor   
   Power Outlet/Switch      1       $4.72           $4.72       Amazon   
   Power Supply      1       $12.00           $12.00       DiveMaster (BYOAC)   
   Buttons      2       $1.39           $2.78       DiveMaster (BYOAC)   
   Speaker      1       $9.00           $9.00       DiveMaster (BYOAC)   
   DiveMaster Shipping      1       $12.00           $12.00       DiveMaster (BYOAC)   
   LCD Monitor      1       $31.00           $31.00       TKW4rr10r (BYOAC)   
   Cocktail Glass Top   1       $72.73           $72.73       Holland Computers   
   Jamma Harness      1       $10.00           $10.00       Paradise   
   Start Buttons      2       $3.25           $6.50       Paradise   
   PCB Feet      4       $0.45           $1.80       Paradise   
   Paradise Shipping      1       $12.00           $12.00       Paradise   
   Joystick      2       $22.99           $45.98       Twisted Quarter   
   Glass Clips      1       $18.95           $18.95       Twisted Quarter   
   1 " T-Molding      10       $0.49           $4.90       Twisted Quarter   
   3/4 " T-molding      15       $0.37           $5.55       Twisted Quarter   
   Air Grill      2       $1.49           $2.98       Twisted Quarter   
   Coin Door Lock      1       $1.89           $1.89       Twisted Quarter   
   Coin Door      1       $36.99           $36.99       Twisted Quarter   
   Twisted Quarter Shipping      1       $16.30           $16.30       Twisted Quarter
   Cocktail Art Underlay      1       $60.00           $60.00       Two Bits   
   4x8 plywood       1       $70.00           $70.00       Woodsmith Store   
   Hinges      1       $10.00           $10.00       Ace Hardware   
   2x4-1/4 MDF      1       $7.07           $7.07       Home Depot   
   Misc hardware/screws      1       $20.00           $20.00       Menards   
   Furniture Glides      1       $2.10           $2.10       Menards   
   2x4 stud      1       $3.33           $3.33       Menards   
   Surge Protector      1       $5.25           $5.25       Target   
                                 
   Total                      $535.81          
         

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #43 on: January 14, 2014, 09:56:17 pm »
Did you pick the glass up from Holland?
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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #44 on: January 14, 2014, 10:12:39 pm »
Did you pick the glass up from Holland?

I did.  I'll update the price list to make that more clear.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #45 on: January 14, 2014, 10:14:31 pm »
Tried to edit using an iPad.   :banghead:
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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #46 on: January 14, 2014, 10:16:38 pm »
I found a place that sells glass tops for around that same price shipped. The peace of mind you get from picking it up is nice, though.
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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #47 on: January 14, 2014, 10:34:25 pm »
I found a place that sells glass tops for around that same price shipped. The peace of mind you get from picking it up is nice, though.

I did have it shipped from Holland.  I just included shipping in my price since it was only one item.  Same with Two Bits.

Where did you end up getting your top?  Holland was the cheapest I could find.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #48 on: January 15, 2014, 12:40:58 am »
This was the cheapest I could find for real glass shipped:

http://www.xtremegameroom.com/ms-pacman-pac-man-galaga-tron-midway-bally-cocktail-table-glass.html

I bought two sheets from them for two cocktail projects. It was only $59 a piece back then, with $15 shipping. So it would be around $80 shipped now.
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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #49 on: January 16, 2014, 05:35:40 am »
Lovely work. :cheers:

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #50 on: January 17, 2014, 04:05:46 pm »

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #51 on: March 29, 2020, 09:33:09 am »
When I was planning this build I decided to order two of everything.  My friend covered the shipping since I was providing the labor.  Slowly I've been putting building and putting together the second cabinet.  For this one I was not quite as concerned with the budget and also made some improvements based on what I learned the first time.





The cutouts for the hinges turned out much better this time.  I was a little embarrassed how bad they looked the first time---even though nobody sees them.


This time my wife did the staining and I have to say it turned out great.



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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #52 on: March 30, 2020, 07:02:41 pm »
Another change I made with the second cabinet was to go with metal CP's and Pac Man artwork.




Originally I was going to make my own bottom tray but ended up springing for the metal ones that go with the CP.  This ended up being the right decision as the CP is held very firm in place.  It also had the added benefit of saving me some time.







The joysticks were also upgraded to GGG Pac Pro's.  This has become my new favorite 4-way joystick.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #53 on: March 30, 2020, 08:10:04 pm »
Looking good!  This is a bucket list cabinet for me - I'd love to own one but don't know where I'd put it.  The art and the shape are just so iconic to me and bring back so many good memories.  Springing for the metal CPs is totally worth it.   :cheers:

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #54 on: March 30, 2020, 10:41:20 pm »
Looking good!  This is a bucket list cabinet for me - I'd love to own one but don't know where I'd put it.  The art and the shape are just so iconic to me and bring back so many good memories.  Springing for the metal CPs is totally worth it.   :cheers:

I love the look too but they take up so much room and you have to have just the right place to put one.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #55 on: March 30, 2020, 11:24:43 pm »
Holy thread resurrection Batman. 

Wow didnít know you had built this wp34.  You built these from scratch?  Impressive.  Did you follow some plans or design it yourself?

Very pro looking, will be following closely!

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #56 on: March 31, 2020, 08:06:29 am »
Holy thread resurrection Batman. 

Wow didnít know you had built this wp34.  You built these from scratch?  Impressive.  Did you follow some plans or design it yourself?

Very pro looking, will be following closely!

Thanks Arroyo.  I started with the attached plans and also was inspired by builds from  Unstupid  and CWorley.  I riffed a little from there.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget - Finished
« Reply #57 on: April 03, 2020, 07:30:47 pm »
My friend didn't want the coin mechs hooked up on his but I really wanted to be able to put tokens into mine.  Therefore this was my first experience with a coin mech you have to provide power to.  It works pretty slick as you just insert the token or coin you want to use here and this automatically sets the width of acceptable tokens.





If there is no power the tokens go right through to the return.  The only "downside" is that there is a solenoid that fires whenever I turn on the cabinet.  It sounds like a baby Q*Bert dying.


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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #58 on: April 03, 2020, 08:57:05 pm »
Bro, just get an anycoin mech and throw that thing away.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #59 on: April 03, 2020, 09:09:12 pm »
Bro, just get an anycoin mech and throw that thing away.

I bought this mech almost 6 years ago because it filled the hole in my cheapo coin door.  It was a bit of a debacle.  I got a "deal" on two coin doors but they showed up without any mechs even though they were pictured.   :badmood:

I'm not sure they make an Anycoin for the Wei-Ya HI-N07CS.  Anycoins are slick.  I have them on most of my dedicated cabinets.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #60 on: April 03, 2020, 09:24:28 pm »
Oh.

This forum needs more threads about Arcade 1Up cabinets.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #61 on: April 03, 2020, 10:14:01 pm »
I really like the idea of being able to control what the coin receptor accepts.  Is this still available today?

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #62 on: April 03, 2020, 10:41:14 pm »
I really like the idea of being able to control what the coin receptor accepts.  Is this still available today?

Looks like Ultimarc still carries them.

https://www.ultimarc.com/cabinet-parts/cabinet-parts/coin-mech.-single-coin/

It is kinda cool and was fun to get working.  The sensor works well because I've tried to put other coins through it and it won't take them.  But I think PBJ is right about the Anycoin being simpler.

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« Reply #63 on: April 03, 2020, 11:10:43 pm »
Awesome! Looking good.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #64 on: April 10, 2020, 08:12:25 pm »
Looks real nice!  :cheers: I wanna build a cocktail someday but I'd make the top hinge like the original cab so it's easier to get to the insides.

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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #65 on: April 11, 2020, 11:58:40 am »
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Re: Pac Mac Cocktail on a budget II - Electric Boogaloo
« Reply #66 on: April 11, 2020, 01:33:18 pm »
Looks real nice!  :cheers: I wanna build a cocktail someday but I'd make the top hinge like the original cab so it's easier to get to the insides.

That's a good point.  When I built the first cabinet I thought that the original cab was designed that way more because of the CRT.  You are correct that the original design would make it easier to work on.  It hasn't been too bad as it is though.