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Author Topic: We're on a mission from God.  (Read 7314 times)

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #40 on: February 20, 2020, 04:01:14 pm »
Jennifer laughs at the trusting nature of temperamental painters, guys who breathe chemicals all day...*Fun story, I used to work with a guy that would pour a Budweiser down the carburetor on Fords while in the paintbooth...apparently it was for good luck.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #41 on: February 21, 2020, 08:35:05 am »
I chatted a bit with Bperkins about particleboard restoration. He is more meticulous and experienced than I am.

I make cutting boards, work tables, signs, arcade cabs, and night lights.

He built a damn boat.

I am going to adopt some of his methods and materials for this restoration. If it turns out like ---steaming pile of meadow muffin---, I blame him. >:D

It would really help if Arroyo would fly out here for a week and help out. Last time he was out here we got a ton of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- done.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Even copious amounts of alcohol didn't dampen it.

His excuse will be that he has a wife and kids and a job and stuff...Some people just don't have their priorities straight. Then again he might just show up one day.




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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #42 on: February 21, 2020, 09:01:10 am »

I make cutting boards, work tables, signs, arcade cabs, and night lights.

He built a damn boat.


“Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you?”– Yoda

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #43 on: February 21, 2020, 09:06:53 am »
Yoda was worthless. He drove Anakin to the dark side by disrespecting him repeatedly.

Mister super powerful Jedi couldn't even see Palpatine pulling the strings right under his nose.

Yoda is the Batman of the Star Wars universe. He makes everything worse.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #44 on: February 21, 2020, 09:09:35 am »
It would really help if Arroyo would fly out here for a week and help out. Last time he was out here we got a ton of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- done.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Even copious amounts of alcohol didn't dampen it.

His excuse will be that he has a wife and kids and a job and stuff...Some people just don't have their priorities straight. Then again he might just show up one day.

Just say the word bruh. 

We could finish in one weekend if you get Bob to come out.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #45 on: February 21, 2020, 09:22:23 am »
That would be a great weekend. I have always said that you are welcome anytime. We might have to kidnap Bob. Of course Chicago is much closer for him than Phoenix. ;)

My kids pretty much take care of themselves. My schedule is very flexible.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #46 on: February 21, 2020, 05:40:43 pm »
I've never had a repair/restoration party.  Sounds like it would be super productive!

On multiple occasions I've invited friends over to help me assemble furniture. I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...


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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #47 on: February 23, 2020, 08:13:18 am »
It would really help if Arroyo would fly out here for a week and help out. Last time he was out here we got a ton of ---steaming pile of meadow muffin--- done.

His enthusiasm is infectious. Even copious amounts of alcohol didn't dampen it.

His excuse will be that he has a wife and kids and a job and stuff...Some people just don't have their priorities straight. Then again he might just show up one day.

Just say the word bruh. 

We could finish in one weekend if you get Bob to come out.

We can talk  :)
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #48 on: February 23, 2020, 08:20:10 am »
This is getting interesting.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #49 on: February 23, 2020, 02:55:13 pm »
I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...

And you have just nailed the exact reason that I stalk this forum and forsake all others.  Most people here can actually swing a hammer.  Other forums it's a lot of folks that can crack open a wallet, pull out their credit card, order something, and then maybe bolt it on when it arrives.  MAYBE.  Despite these limitations, they are full of opinions and advice.

These people have turned me off RGP, RGVAC, KLOV, Pinside, etc.



I aspire to be involved in the classic gaming community.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #50 on: February 23, 2020, 03:41:13 pm »
Swing a hammer he says...It would be funny, however that little Bartop you made, Was pretty cool.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #51 on: February 23, 2020, 04:26:50 pm »
I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...

And you have just nailed the exact reason that I stalk this forum and forsake all others.  Most people here can actually swing a hammer.  Other forums it's a lot of folks that can crack open a wallet, pull out their credit card, order something, and then maybe bolt it on when it arrives.  MAYBE.  Despite these limitations, they are full of opinions and advice.

These people have turned me off RGP, RGVAC, KLOV, Pinside, etc.

I would agree, there has been kind a building Renaissance here in the last few months. Sure as hell beats the CNC Flynn’s Arcade copies and Arcade1Up toy upgrades we saw in 2019.
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #52 on: February 23, 2020, 06:26:29 pm »
I swear, it's pretty depressing to find out that your buds are not handy at all. Even when it came to simple instruction-lead assembly...

And you have just nailed the exact reason that I stalk this forum and forsake all others.  Most people here can actually swing a hammer.  Other forums it's a lot of folks that can crack open a wallet, pull out their credit card, order something, and then maybe bolt it on when it arrives.  MAYBE.  Despite these limitations, they are full of opinions and advice.

These people have turned me off RGP, RGVAC, KLOV, Pinside, etc.

Hammer .. such a crude tool    :P
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #53 on: March 15, 2020, 03:26:29 am »
Blues Brothers reference got me, and holy crap your van looks cold.

Some people know not what they do when they are "upgrading" obviously.

If you might attack that yourself, I use a blend of aluzine epoxy and brown phenolic microballoons for repairs on plastic (and fiberglass, and wood, and metal, and- pretty much anything but myself) like those you refer to.

You can mix it thick as marshmallow so it doesn't drool and it still sticks to anything- even vertical (sometimes even upside down) surfaces because it winds up so light.
Surprisingly, it sands incredibly easily after it has cured for a bit and with a little glaze afterwards you can make it smooth as glass if you try.
Takes paint real nicely too.

The hardest thing about those jobs is getting paint to stick to the plastic all around the repair afterwards.
That's when I love to rely on people like Jennifer and your friends with the paint biz.
They have a magic primer (or technique of prep and/or application) that is a guarded secret.

What a cool cabinet.
Even with the mint worth of quarters I burned through I never got to play one of those in the wild.

Bobby
What's that watermelon doing there?

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #54 on: October 22, 2021, 05:44:58 pm »
Minor update.

A lot of cosmetic work has been done.

The PCB stack is still giving us trouble.

Here are some pics. I will get more.

I didn't realize how neglectful I have been in updating this thread.







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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #55 on: October 23, 2021, 03:01:24 am »
I figured you had taken a break and were working on some other things.

Captain's chair is lookin much better anyway!

Now that Kirk has actually been into space do you think it is worth more?
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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #56 on: November 03, 2021, 09:14:34 am »
I had to cut new boards for several parts of this cab.

The originals were either unsalvageable or missing altogether.

This is the panel for the front of the seat base.

Plywood laminated with white vertical laminate.





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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #57 on: November 03, 2021, 10:26:46 am »
This bracket secures the canopy to the chair back.

It is pretty bent up.



Nothing a little percussive maintenance can't fix.





It needs a little more hammer action and then time for a paint touchup.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #58 on: November 03, 2021, 06:52:14 pm »
I also tend to hit things until they are fixed.  Seems to work half the time.

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Re: We're on a mission from God.
« Reply #59 on: November 18, 2021, 03:20:06 pm »
This is looking good.  Keep going - I can't imagine taking a whole year to do one cabinet.   >:D