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My soon to be finished project
« on: March 24, 2003, 01:27:44 pm »
I've been hanging around for a little while now and in the interest of sharing ideas, i thought i'd post some pics of my soon to be finished(hopefully) cab.  Its based on Lusid's designs with a few slight modifications.  Its made entirely from 3/4" MDF since there's no 5/8" available that i can find.   I still need to paint it and add the t-molding, marquee, and monitor glass, but for the most part its just about done.  I may redo the control panel in the near future as well.  I think i'm going to do away with some administrative buttons. The cab is nothing groundbreaking, but i'm happy with it so far.  There are a few things i'll do differently next time, but i don't think its bad for my first serious attempt at woodworking.  The second to last picture is almost the current state of it.  The monitor bezel is just sitting there in the pic, its no mounted so thats why its crooked.  Since that picture i installed the marquee light and filled in over the screws.  For the most part though, that pic reflects the current state.  Let me know what you think.

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Re:My soon to be finished project
« Reply #1 on: March 24, 2003, 02:05:16 pm »
Looks good so far! :)


Now with cup beer holders!

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Re:My soon to be finished project
« Reply #2 on: March 24, 2003, 02:16:03 pm »
Thanx for the encouragement DeathMonk.  For anyone interested here are the specs on the system:

ECS K7S5A motherboard
AMD 1.2ghz Thunderbird CPU
640MB PC21000 DDR RAM
El cheapo Soundblaster card
Radeon 7500
Hagstrom KE72 keyboard encoder
Hagstrom ME4 trackball/spinner encoder
27" Sharp TV using S-Video
Creative inspire 2.1 speakers


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Re:My soon to be finished project
« Reply #3 on: March 24, 2003, 02:36:36 pm »
pretty good looking cabinet.. :)

I REALLY like that speaker wood piece that looks just like in the arcades. :D

How do you do it though ???

Dremel?

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Re:My soon to be finished project
« Reply #4 on: March 24, 2003, 04:15:57 pm »
nice

what's the 7500 like for tv out?
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Re:My soon to be finished project
« Reply #5 on: March 24, 2003, 05:22:18 pm »
the neatness of your wiring makes me sick! (that's a compliment, really)

Even when I take my time and zip tie stuff up it turns into a rats nest!

looking good so far!

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Re:My soon to be finished project
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2003, 10:48:59 am »
Thanx for the compliments guys.  

SNAAAKE:  I did the speaker grills by drilling a hole at each end of the slot then used a jigsaw to cut from one hole to the other.  Pretty crude but it works.  I got a little sloppy with it though.  It's not real noticeable, but the fact that the slots aren't perfect bothers me.  I think i'm gonna redo the speaker panel with my router now that i have one.  

radiator: So far i've been happy with the 7500.  I have little to compare to though as this is the first card i've ever had with tv out.  Maybe someday i'll get a newer card, but for now i'm content.

rampy:  Thanx for the compliment, I spent a long time on the wiring, i'm considering redo the control panel and rewiring is something i'm dreading.  

-Kevin