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Author Topic: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet - Fixing One Mistake At A Time.  (Read 41934 times)

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Back in November I bought a Golden Tee Fore 2005 PCB, hard drive, and control panel.  I built my own wiring harness and stuck it in my MAME cabinet.  It played great, but swapping harnesses back and forth was a PITA. 

I enjoy this game enough to want to have a dedicated cabinet for it.  So, I decided to build my own cabinet to put the PCB in.  I've bought all the materials and also a Betson 27" multisync monitor that will display the EGA resolution of Golden Tee.

I have also bought the Golden Tee Complete upgrade which will put all the courses from 2002-2005 on the hard drive.  I am waiting to install the upgrade until I get the new cabinet built.

This is kind of a difficult cabinet to measure, so luckily I found some pre-made plans here:

http://www.brianmerry.com/

And when I'm done it should look like this:
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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2006, 09:34:29 pm »
I printed the plans out 1:1 on my wide format printer so that I can just lay them on the material and cut along the lines.  I'm building this out of 3/4" MDF.  From the images below you can see that I roughly cut the pieces out  bigger than they will end up and then I go back and cut the pieces exact.  It took me about an hour tonight to tape down the templates and cut the pieces. 
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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2006, 09:35:59 pm »
Here are the base piece and the upper "golf ball" piece for one side.  I cut the straight edges of the base piece with a circular saw and guide bar.  The curves of the base piece and all of the top piece were cut freehand with a jigsaw.  I will use these as a template to cut the other side using a router and a pattern cutting bit.
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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2006, 09:36:52 pm »
Here are both pieces again.

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2006, 09:51:19 pm »
Well look at you, you baby gorilla.  Looks good.  I'll PM my addy, and I am willing to pay shipping. ;D

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #5 on: March 22, 2006, 11:03:05 pm »
Looks good....

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #6 on: March 22, 2006, 11:13:31 pm »
I think Mark is more of a "True Genius" than his title lets on....

It appears as if he has figured out how to clone himself!

I'd ask you for your secret, but it may be better if I just ask you how much it would cost to buy one of your clones.  :)

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #7 on: March 22, 2006, 11:20:56 pm »
I think Mark is more of a "True Genius" than his title lets on....

It appears as if he has figured out how to clone himself!

I'd ask you for your secret, but it may be better if I just ask you how much it would cost to buy one of your clones.  :)

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2006, 06:07:28 am »
[In my best SmashTV voice...]

BINGO!.  I------- like it!

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2006, 07:40:41 am »
Mark, Please post the details as far as hooking up that kit, what it entailed, and anything that someone doing that for the first time might want to consider.  I've always considered doing exactly what you are, but I'm a little nervous as far as figuring out the arcade end of it is concerned.  I don't know the grey area if you will.  BTW, I'm locked out of Purgatory at work, so you'll probably have fifty replies in this thread. ;)

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2006, 08:34:19 am »
Cool, watching with interest. 

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2006, 12:39:21 pm »
Do you have the full plans?  Site says his HD crashed and he has a backup, which sounds/looks like the base.  If you've got the full plans, shoot them to me please.  I think you should still have my e-mail address.  Save the lemonparty pics for McCoy though.  I don't even care if that IS his grandpa!
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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2006, 12:43:58 pm »
Do you have the full plans?  Site says his HD crashed and he has a backup, which sounds/looks like the base.  If you've got the full plans, shoot them to me please.  I think you should still have my e-mail address.  Save the lemonparty pics for McCoy though.  I don't even care if that IS his grandpa!


The problem with the plans is that there is only one measurement that's actually given in inches.  What I had to do was scale the plans up in Illustrator so that the 40" measurement is actually 40" on page.  Then I can export to Photoshop and use the measure tool to measure the other parts. 

If somebody can make sense of all the numbers in those plans, please let me know.  It doesn't appear to me that any of the numbers are actual measurements.

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #13 on: March 24, 2006, 12:06:35 am »
Opening them in Coreldraw looks perfect with the exception of a few dims not showing up because the text boundary box is too small.  Ungrouping and changing the box shows the text no problem.  Oh and the fractions are missing the slash.

EDIT: Here is one of the 7 views.
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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #14 on: March 24, 2006, 01:25:14 am »
Will that's awesome!!!  I guess the text boxes are all too small on mine because all those measurements just look like 1 number.  For example, the 28-3/8 measurement where the monitor goes just shows up on mine as "2"

I'll see if I can get the boxes open tomorrow.  If not, I may see if you can help me out.

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #15 on: March 24, 2006, 11:39:22 am »
Sure, no problem, if you need all of the views I can send them to you.  It's looking great btw.
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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #16 on: March 24, 2006, 11:31:27 pm »
Sure, no problem, if you need all of the views I can send them to you.  It's looking great btw.

Would you mind sending the views to me?  They don't come out in Illustrator.  I'll PM you my e-mail addy.

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #17 on: March 27, 2006, 07:22:27 pm »
Thanks to Nannuu for converting the plans for me into something much easier to use.  When this is all over, I will make a cutting template for all the pieces on 3 sheets of 49"x97" mdf sheets.

I have cut all the pieces and will prime them tonight.  I feel certain that painting the pieces before assembling the cab is going to be the best option.

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #18 on: March 28, 2006, 07:25:37 pm »

Another project? Where the heck are you putting all these machines Mark?? :)

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #19 on: March 28, 2006, 08:23:26 pm »

Another project? Where the heck are you putting all these machines Mark?? :)


We closed in the garage on our house and made it a utility room.  I get the north wall.  ;)

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #20 on: March 29, 2006, 12:06:19 am »
Sounds like a good plan..things are getting tight around our place.
I'm waiting on the kids to move out of here. The day they do I'm going to knock out the wall between their bedrooms and fill the whole area with aracde goodness.

Shouldbe only another 18 years or so. :)

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #21 on: March 29, 2006, 10:59:41 am »
Sounds like a good plan..things are getting tight around our place.
I'm waiting on the kids to move out of here. The day they do I'm going to knock out the wall between their bedrooms and fill the whole area with aracde goodness.

Shouldbe only another 18 years or so. :)

14 years on this end.

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #22 on: March 29, 2006, 04:36:26 pm »
Sounds like a good plan..things are getting tight around our place.
I'm waiting on the kids to move out of here. The day they do I'm going to knock out the wall between their bedrooms and fill the whole area with aracde goodness.

Shouldbe only another 18 years or so. :)

14 years on this end.

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #23 on: March 30, 2006, 02:21:33 pm »
All the pieces are painted and I'm ready for assembly.


I have a question/problem:  How best to mark/mount the monitor.  I had planned to mount the monitor to 4 L-brackets which will be bolted through the outside of the sides.  I'm not sure how to get everything measured to make sure that it all lines up.  Any suggestions?

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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #24 on: March 30, 2006, 02:41:45 pm »
All the pieces are painted and I'm ready for assembly.


I have a question/problem:  How best to mark/mount the monitor.  I had planned to mount the monitor to 4 L-brackets which will be bolted through the outside of the sides.  I'm not sure how to get everything measured to make sure that it all lines up.  Any suggestions?

Attach it to a piece of masonite (mebbe it's called tempered hardboard by you) that's as wide as the opening, and as tall as the brackets. 

Drop that into the opening with a level in the middle.  Get the wife to help you if possible (you may need to screw two gate handles or something to hold onto this onto the face of the masonite for her to hold onto). *edit* does anyone else see a way I can fit the word "onto" in here any dang more? ::)

From the backside, screw them into the side of your cab with a little finish screw (mebbe a half-inch wood screw or something), and then remove the masonite.

Now that you don't need her help anymore, tell the wife to fetch you a beer, you've got man-work to finish up.

Now mark the positioning of the brackets on the inside in case things slip out of place.

Removing one screw at a time, drill a hole for a bolt, install it, and move on to the next hole.  Use your masonite to check for level as you go.

When you're done, drop the monitor in there, and tell the wife to fetch you another beer. 

Snug everything down, and tell the wife "ain't you glad you married a man who's so dang handy around his section of the house?  Now get me a beer sugar, and be hasty about it"
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Re: Markrvp's Scratch-Built Golden Tee Fore Cabinet
« Reply #25 on: March 30, 2006, 03:51:02 pm »
I have a question/problem:  How best to mark/mount the monitor.  I had planned to mount the monitor to 4 L-brackets which will be bolted through the outside of the sides.  I'm not sure how to get everything measured to make sure that it all lines up.  Any suggestions?

This has been the pain with my cab. It is all wierd angles and measurments at this point. And worse is when you try to get the bezel / glass concept going.

for mine I built the frame you saw out of l cornered aluminum and is held in place with 4 1/4 in bolts. BTW this seems to be holding great with no signs of bolt stress. I used the frame as my guide. I had predrilled the frame. I got some clamps and found the height that I wanted for the bottom. I clamped across to hold that position. Then for the top part of the frame I used another clamp but hung it from the top I checked for level and then drilled the bottom holes. Once I had bolts in place I removed the bottom clamps and checked for level at the top. Drilled, bolted, and told my wife to get me a beer. Once she slapped me and I picked myself off the floor, I told her that Drew made me say it.

The problem with the laid back monitor thing is that the angles are decieving and you would swear things are level when they are not. What are you doing for your bezel and Glass?
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I'll use a Happ 27" bezel and I'll get somebody to cut me some glass.  I wouldn't be as worried if I weren't having to put bolts through the outside of the cabinet.

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That's why I suggest the masonite "jig".  You can set a level right on the darn thing and not have to be deceived. 

I think that's why his wife jacked him up.  He farted around so much, she thought he was getting back at her for when she was moving the furniture and he got frustrated at the "now a little to the right...no...no...a touch to the left.....no, nevermind, just put it in the corner at a 45" ;)

Mark, that's why I suggest throwing a trim screw in there, then ADDITIONALLY, tracing the frame.  That way, if something gets out of whack, you've still got that outline to show you the way. 
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As painful as it is to say, I agree with Drew's suggestion. It is a sound plan :)

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Then I shall execute the plan with military-like precision.

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Then I shall execute the plan with military-like precision.

Why do I get the feeling Barney Fife would be laughing at you when you're done? ;)
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Then I shall execute the plan with military-like precision.

Why do I get the feeling Barney Fife would be laughing at you when you're done? ;)

I should amend my statement to say, "I shall execute the plan with Barney Fife-like precision."

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DAMN!!!  This is an ambitious project.  There are so many angles and round parts, and hidden parts, and incorrect plans, and enough issues for me to wonder if I lost my mind making this one.

Having said all that, progress is moving right along.  It will not be 100% authentic as the plans I used had the wrong size golf ball sides, but it doesn't seem to affect the overall look of the cabinet.

I had to go to our local arcade twice today to take some measurements of their Golden Tee which is when I found out the internet plans are not quite right.

I have also made multiple trips to Home Depot.  I forgot how expensive it is to build one of these from scratch with all new parts.  By the time I get finished it will have been cheaper to buy a used one.  However - this one will look magnificent and have a brand new monitor, so it will be as close to new as possible.

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What's wrong with the golf ball sides?

If it's that the dimples won't look right on the golf ball, I've got a pic of a lady at the bus stop in a pink tarp mumu and I bet her leg dimples will work. 

Now where's that :puke smiley?
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What's wrong with the golf ball sides?

They are larger than the original cabs.  I'm not going to sweat it as I have already mounted them to the base.

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Hey when you are done, you should get one of those golf ball stickers, you know the ones, it has a half real golf ball and the sticker looks like broken glass. Put it on an upper corner, out of the way of the monitor. I really hate these things on cars but I think it would be funny on an arcade machine.
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What's wrong with the golf ball sides?

They are larger than the original cabs.  I'm not going to sweat it as I have already mounted them to the base.

So you've got elephantitis of the cab balls ;)

Is it too big top to bottom, or too big front to back?  Since it's not a complete ball, and is really only a cab side, it seems like it should be pretty easy to scale down properly (although it's silly for you to do so since yours are already cut out)
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What's wrong with the golf ball sides?

They are larger than the original cabs.  I'm not going to sweat it as I have already mounted them to the base.

So you've got elephantitis of the cab balls ;)

Is it too big top to bottom, or too big front to back?  Since it's not a complete ball, and is really only a cab side, it seems like it should be pretty easy to scale down properly (although it's silly for you to do so since yours are already cut out)

They are an inch too tall and about 2-3" too deep.  No biggy, it still looks nice.

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Okay, after painting the pieces, I assembled the base cabinet.

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Before attaching the top "golf ball" pieces, I used a template to mark where the speaker panel, back panel, and top panel would go.  I scored the outlines with a utility knife to make it easy to see and place.