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Spawn2k

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Control Panel - attachment / removal
« on: September 27, 2017, 11:16:11 pm »
Im building this cabinet and wanted to do the cp in 3/4 wood. I thought about gluing the bottom and front pieces together and making the top removable to access controls. Should i make the whole thing removable? What would be a good idea on how to do this and give me good support?

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Re: Control Panel - attachment / removal
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2017, 01:15:36 am »
I think what im going to do is have the top sit on a ledger and use threaded inserts for wood. I wanted it to look like a wrap around but i guess a few bolts on the outskirts will be fine.

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Re: Control Panel - attachment / removal
« Reply #2 on: October 01, 2017, 03:39:39 am »
I'd have to see your overall design to give you advice but if you actually want something removable you probably won't want to use screws but rather something like a toggle clamp.

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Re: Control Panel - attachment / removal
« Reply #3 on: October 01, 2017, 05:30:03 pm »
Do you know tight you can get a toggle clamp? How much force is need to pull out? I might toggle clamp the bottom so I can sand/bondo the front edge if needed. This is for an atari warlords coctail I'm making. The original cab had a pice of sheet metal that wrapped arround.

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Re: Control Panel - attachment / removal
« Reply #4 on: October 02, 2017, 01:14:01 am »
You can get adjustable toggle clamps so you can make them as tight as you want.

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Re: Control Panel - attachment / removal
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2017, 05:09:16 pm »
I used a piano hinge in the back for the top to open. Control panel was originally just resting on top, which was ok because it was heavy, then I secured it using strips of commercial-grade Velcro. Invisible, very secure, and easier to mess with than some locking mechanism.
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