Let me start by saying thanks to Mysterysmellyfeet on Reddit. I came across his build
and decided to make it with some small modifications. Also, thanks to stephenpbhs who put his Vewflix standup
mod build out there for Mysterysmellyfeet and myself to stealÖ I mean use. Also, a big thanks to Scott at Gameongrafix for printing the CP graphics.
I have lurked these forums off and on for a while now. Always wanted to build an arcade but never had the time or space to do it. I got into woodworking about 3-4 years ago and I suck at it but itís relaxing and I love building stuff no matter how crappy it turns out. Have to learn somehow, right. Anyways, now that the boring intro is over letís get down to the project. This is my first build and any criticism, scalding, insulting, physical and/or mental abuse, etc. is welcome.
The following tools are being used for this project:
- Table Saw
- Circular saw
- Router w/ Freud Flush trim bit and Yonico 13141 Table Edge bit
- Jig saw
- Orbital Sander
- Graco Paint Sprayer
- Drill Press
- Cordless Drill
The goal is to use the table edge bit to make an elongated roundover(without bead) on all edges to make a smooth flowing structure. All gaps will be filled with bondo and sanded smooth. The finish will match the Nintendo Colors like MysterySmellyfeetís cabinet but will be a high gloss finish that will be a poor attempt to match Ondís paint job skills on his awesome cabinet(s).
I have almost everything cut and assembled at this point. A few more pieces then I will start the sanding, priming, sanding, paint, wet sanding, etc. process. I used all 3/4 mdf so it will be a heavy mother . Most of the structure is held with titebond III wood glue.
Electronics being used:
- Intel NUC w/ celeron processor. (It actually works better than I thought it would. I have some spare computer parts and may switch it to a core 2 duo e8400 w/ 9800GT video card and 8 GB ram)
- Pyle 5.25 in wall speakers
- VIZIO E32-C1 1080p 120hz TV (not 100% sure on this)
CP is 2 player with 6 buttons. I bought all the joys and buttons from Ultimarc. Still need to decide on a trackball.