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Working with cardboard?
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:16:14 pm »
So I've been seeing a lot of DIY projects on youtube that involve making a lot of cool stuff out of cardboard (I even went out and bought a whole bunch of stuff to make projects that I haven't even started on) and I was thinking... since woodworking is going to be outside my capability for a while, and I'm interested in doing some test runs, would cardboard still be a decent material to use to make some basic arcade cabinets out of? I'm probably going to have to make them extra thick, but do you think it would work?

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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2017, 09:45:37 pm »
Do it.

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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2017, 11:12:41 pm »
Why???
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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2017, 11:45:05 pm »
Why???

Because easier and more cost effective? I know it won't be as structurally strong, but I'm getting started on this whole thing and I think it would be a good first step.


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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2017, 11:47:16 pm »
Maybe for mock ups... but for regular use?
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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2017, 02:24:18 am »
Maybe for mock ups... but for regular use?

I think I implied that that was the point. I want to see if I can do it properly. Besides, wiring up cardboard isn't a good idea. The last thing I need is a cabinet that's a major fire hazard.

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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2017, 09:13:35 am »
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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2017, 09:45:46 am »
I would think that 3 layers of 6mm cardboard all glued together could do a control panel.  You would probably have to top mount the sticks and use some washers on nuts/bolts to stop them being pulled through. They won't really hold up to much either.  For a template sure but for anything longer lasting  If I was going to do this I would use corrugated plastic. 

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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2017, 01:12:38 pm »

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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 02:36:13 pm »
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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2017, 04:16:47 pm »
The last thing I need is a cabinet that's a major fire hazard.

Good thing original arcade cabinets were never made of wood.
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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2017, 05:03:55 pm »
Ok, so if you're doing it for prototyping, sure, go for it. Otherwise, I don't think so. Personally, of course.
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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #13 on: September 11, 2017, 09:55:23 pm »
I wouldn't do it, but it could work. This cab was posted on Reddit a few months back. It uses aluminum composite plates for the control panel, but the rest is cardboard.
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Re: Working with cardboard?
« Reply #14 on: September 11, 2017, 10:29:24 pm »
I bet that thing has seen some epic paper cuts.

  
 

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