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Konami TMNT replica build Log
« on: February 15, 2017, 04:48:30 pm »
So a guy asked me to build him a standard 4-player cabinet--after some back and forth we settled on a traditional shape and size and something that had plans available (I had no interest in creating a new set of drawings).   I also wanted to (for once) keep track of all my time and materials and see how long a build actually takes/costs.

So far to date:

emails exchanged, plans downloaded and dimensioned (from classicarcadecabinets.com) - 1hr+/-        $0 cost
Trip to home depot to buy 1 x 5/8" 4'x8' black melamine particle board
                                          2 x 5/8" 4'x'8' MDF
                                          1x2x8 spruce (for blocking)                                                         2hrs             $130

Paper to transfer plans to wood                                                                                                                  $12
Transfer plans, cut 2 sides and 4 interior pieces                                                                     5hrs

Progress pic:

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #1 on: February 15, 2017, 04:57:18 pm »
You're gonna find out why those 'professional shops' with their teams of 'we' charge $2,500 for these things PDQ.


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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2017, 05:15:18 pm »
I look forward to seeing how this thing breaks down time and money wise because I don't have the balls to add up the costs of my own projects.  :cheers:

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #3 on: February 16, 2017, 02:13:58 am »
Ran a report in Microsoft Money to see what I spent on my small TMNT cab build last year. Came up to about $1400 (not including the stand I built for it)! That does include my replacement CRT monitor though.

Interested to see what your cabinet runs to.

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #4 on: February 16, 2017, 11:24:09 am »
-Redesign control panel--based on Jarrett's Space paranoids (but did away with "aircraft carrier")                                    2hrs
-Finish cutting out pieces, cut t-molding slots, ripped down 48 feet of 3/4" square blocking from 1x2's,
  glued on blocking to front, base and back pieces, started rough assembly to see how my cuts turned out                      2.5 hrs

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #5 on: February 16, 2017, 01:55:53 pm »
looks great so far. This is a project I'd like to do over the summer, so the cost is something I would be interested in.

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2017, 03:19:54 pm »
Painted exposed edges of side panels, cut speaker panels             1hr
Bought a rattle can of gloss black                                                                             $7.50
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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2017, 09:17:47 am »
Your time has value. You need to incorporate that into the cost.

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2017, 07:49:07 am »
Yeah--I'm being paid for my efforts--I'm keeping track to see what it all works out to per hr in the end.  If I make less than minimum wage--i'll never build another again lol
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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2017, 08:09:42 am »
I keep track of my builds finance too. The biggest money savings can be done on the electronics by getting parts from dollar stores, craigslist, and ebay China. Will keep an eye on this one!

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2017, 09:19:28 am »
You are already like 14 hours in. At this pace you will have to charge at least 500 dollars for labor to make minimum wage when all is said and done.
You also need to account for time and mileage for trips back and forth to the home improvement store. ;D

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #11 on: February 20, 2017, 09:39:43 am »
I don't even bother trying to figure out how much stuff costs. I just tell my wife whatever I think won't make her mad. :cheers:
***Build what you dig, bro. Build what you dig.***

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #12 on: February 22, 2017, 02:55:06 pm »
Got a good solid hr in today, finalizing some panels and getting the big beast assembled--its starting to look like something!                             1hr





Then my brad nailer died so I had to switch gears to get that fixed--Ten years with no maintenance--not bad for a no-name nailer...
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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2017, 08:18:56 pm »
Got the control panel laid out, cut and built today--It doesn't look like a machine until you get a big 'ole panel hanging off it!               about 4 hrs (give or take)

I'm building 2 at once so its hard to keep track of how much time exactly for each...



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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2017, 08:21:08 pm »
Project tally to this point:   18.5 hrs planning, building, cutting and assembling
                                           $150 in parts (wood and paint)
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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #15 on: March 03, 2017, 12:34:06 am »
The time consuming part is coming up: sanding, painting, wiring everything, finish work, FE configuration. :-)

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #16 on: March 03, 2017, 07:05:01 am »
On the bright side--the side is getting full adhesive sideart--so no sanding, painting etc. to be done--but yes, wiring, monitor mounting (guy asked for a CRT-so I have to figure how to mount the big SOB) control panel, marquee, bezel etc..
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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #17 on: March 03, 2017, 08:20:27 am »
At this pace you are looking at 1000+ dollars in labor by the time its done. I hope this guy knows what kind of cash he is going to have to fork over.

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #18 on: March 04, 2017, 08:14:57 am »
Cut out control panel (including printing out cad drawings, transferring to wood, cutting it out etc.)              3hrs +/-
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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #19 on: March 10, 2017, 06:52:28 am »
The guy asked for (and supplied) a new 29" multisync monitor so yesterday was the day to get it mounted--ugh what a heavy beast!  I had to build a custom frame for it (routing out channels for the metal chassis surrounding the monitor).  So after much trial and error it went in.  I then had to cut the bezel to fit and get that mounted as well,

all told, monitor mounting                                 4hrs or so

Control panel modified to line up with new bezel, piano hinge installed, trackball hole cut, back door cut and modified to accept monitor (had to build a little box out the back)                                                   3hrs


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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #20 on: March 21, 2017, 07:25:28 am »
Bought some plexi for the front and marque area                 $40
Bought the wiring and related for the switched power supply      $20
Built the home-made "bits-strip" type power supply                                            1/2hr
Bought some speakers from the local value village                     $15
Speaker covers                                                                           $8
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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #21 on: March 21, 2017, 08:40:52 am »
I hope this is the guy you are building for.

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Re: Konami TMNT replica build Log
« Reply #22 on: March 21, 2017, 10:19:50 am »
Quick suggestion on showing costs, make a Google Spreadsheet that's publicly viewable. That would make it more useful, easier for you to keep a running tally and everyone could easily see a complete line item listing. 

Below is an example, cost list for my first Mame build:

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1kRynC0fVOIUEqreYt6jTGKVKkK6rU0tZlDejHpZDFIQ/edit?usp=sharing
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