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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #80 on: October 06, 2007, 10:41:57 pm »
Excellent work as always,
When cutting the groove for the glass approximately how wide and deep.
I usually use a router with a straight edge jig I made but wondering if you use a different method?
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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #81 on: October 07, 2007, 11:01:25 am »

About 1/4" wide x 1/2" deep.

I just flip it upside down on my table saw, adjust the blade to 1/2" high and do a few passes over it. Adjusting the fence a little each time until I get a 1/4" wide slot..

Works great and it's one less router bit change. ;)

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #82 on: October 08, 2007, 12:59:15 pm »
ARTIFACT - watch out for tipping if you build something that thin!  Knievel's looks perfectly proportioned but I wouldn't go much thinner unless you bolt it to the wall...
A 75 pound bag of cement wrapped in a garbage bag, placed in the bottom can compensate.
Or an old CRT placed in the bottom... you have to do something with all those CRTs I know we've all accumulated for "the next project". 
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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #83 on: October 09, 2007, 01:57:10 pm »
I'm thinking of trying my hand at building an arcade machine, and if mine ends up looking half as good as yours, I'll jump for joy.
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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #84 on: October 09, 2007, 03:30:36 pm »
I keep going back and forth on what I'm going to build for my first cabinet.  When I look at the Knievel's Neon Mame, I think "that's the one I want to build!" and then I see another of Knievel's creations, and I think "No, that's the one I want to build!"  So for now, this is the one I want to build. :-)
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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #85 on: October 10, 2007, 06:17:06 am »
Guys,

First post so be gentle  ;)

I built my first mame cabinet about 8-9years ago (based on a defender cab) and its held up great, recently sold itdue to space.  I'm about to build my second and am designing a thin cab much like this one, which is fantastic!!  :applaud: :applaud:

Quick question, what are the dimensions of this cab or have I missed them in this thread ??

Thanks in Advance
Stace  :cheers:

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #86 on: October 10, 2007, 09:59:50 am »
I'm thinking of trying my hand at building an arcade machine, and if mine ends up looking half as good as yours, I'll jump for joy.

Go for it!  I've just started on my first build and I'm having a lot of fun with it.  And so far there hasn't been a question I've thought of that hasn't already been asked on the forums.  Its a great resource.

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #87 on: January 28, 2008, 07:35:28 pm »
Ahh Knievel, you've done it again (australian members may see the reference to an old TV ad  ;))

Was there any progress on issuing the plans/dimensions LUSID style?

Keep up the good work mate

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #88 on: January 29, 2008, 06:17:01 pm »
Afraid not. I get requests for info on the Woody nearly every day but nothing on this one.

Seems that people wanting a slim LCD style cabinet want to go as thin as possible.

With only an addition 4" of depth I thought this design was a big improvement. :-\
« Last Edit: February 25, 2008, 09:58:33 am by Knievel »

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #89 on: January 29, 2008, 06:18:23 pm »
IMHO the wife-friendly aspects of the Woody are driving this. 

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #90 on: January 30, 2008, 10:14:04 am »

Yes I'm sure you are right about that. I think 99% of the Woody replicas have had a stained wood finish like mine.
That leads me to believe that guys are sneaking them into the living room when the wife isn't looking. :)

Maybe a woodgrain Evolution would get the ball rolling..

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #91 on: January 30, 2008, 02:55:26 pm »
Great Cab!  Assuming you get the plans out... this will be my second build!

Outstanding!

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #92 on: January 31, 2008, 01:44:09 am »
I would definitely be interested in the plans. The parts for my cab are in the mail but I haven't decided yet on the dimensions. This slim line fits much better in my apartment then a full size cab. I was going to use an LCD anyway.
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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #93 on: January 31, 2008, 10:07:07 am »
I would be game for some plans as well.

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #94 on: July 05, 2008, 01:39:26 pm »
New to the hobby, did Knievel ever post plans for this?  I am looking to go LCD, slim, but still want some true arcade feel and I think this would be the perfect size for that.

Please Knievel, give this some thought...

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #95 on: July 13, 2008, 04:18:10 pm »
awesome cab!

where did you buy the led joystick, is it custom? if so, where can I buy it?

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #96 on: July 16, 2008, 03:29:12 pm »
Wow Knievel Just Wow.

I just love it.   :applaud:

With regard to your Woody project, could the cab go any slimmer?  I have only 7 inches deep by 24 inches wide to play with for a base.  Is it possible to make a cab that thin and at the same height as with regards to your Woody design?  I would have to pin it for stability, but I have no more room for a full sized cab.

Any thoughts would be helpful.

 
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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #97 on: August 26, 2009, 03:51:17 pm »
Afraid not. I get requests for info on the Woody nearly every day but nothing on this one.

Seems that people wanting a slim LCD style cabinet want to go as thin as possible.

With only an addition 4" of depth I thought this design was a big improvement. :-\

If it is more requests that you want, count one more from me!!
I am looking at starting my first build, and this cabinet is exactly what I am looking for.
As a noob, however, the detailed plans are what I need.

On another note, I love the CP and marquee art, any chance of getting a copy of that along with the plans?

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #98 on: August 26, 2009, 09:02:25 pm »
+1
I would love a set of plans for this machine.
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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #99 on: April 12, 2010, 02:08:57 am »
first post as like many others your builds are top notch and loved by all I've been lurking here for a few months and first was thinking something along the lines of a showcase cab but your woody project as well as this one make me think differently love the small form factor and the few additional inches on this one just makes me think its more sturdy. been following quite a few of the builds on this site and want to thank all of the builders on this site... when the plans come available i think this one will be my first build for sure... OH and how do u like them biscuit joints?
« Last Edit: April 12, 2010, 07:56:32 pm by pj14701 »

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #100 on: October 27, 2010, 11:07:04 am »
Can you give us a picture of where your cp meets your bezel?  Did you t-mold all the way around the cp?  How did you conquer the gap between the cp and bezel?

And I like that you are using biscuits.  I was planning on rabbiting/dadoing but biscuits would be much easier.  Now I just need to track down a cheap biscuit joiner on craigslist.
« Last Edit: October 27, 2010, 12:33:01 pm by justinjstark »

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #101 on: October 27, 2010, 12:44:53 pm »
I'd just like to point out that the last time Knievel responded in this thread was in 2008, and he hasn't visited the site since June of 2010.  I wouldn't hold my breath on getting an answer any time soon.

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #102 on: October 27, 2010, 03:20:04 pm »
I'd just like to point out that the last time Knievel responded in this thread was in 2008, and he hasn't visited the site since June of 2010.  I wouldn't hold my breath on getting an answer any time soon.

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #103 on: February 21, 2012, 01:58:55 pm »
Did Knievel every release any plans related to this?  I noticed someone posted a kind of hybrid of a woody/evolution in the sketchup warehouse, but I'm not sure how accurate it is.

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #104 on: February 21, 2012, 03:11:09 pm »
Did Knievel every release any plans related to this?  I noticed someone posted a kind of hybrid of a woody/evolution in the sketchup warehouse, but I'm not sure how accurate it is.

EvilNuff posted a sketchup model that was derived from Woody/Evolution a while back.  I used it myself last year, and things turned out pretty well.  Here's the post:

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=55789.msg1108808#msg1108808
« Last Edit: February 21, 2012, 03:15:03 pm by alfonzotan »

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #105 on: February 21, 2012, 04:05:37 pm »

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #106 on: February 21, 2012, 04:18:59 pm »
Oh that Knievel is one stingy SOB. >:D

That sketchup model should have all the measurements you need. If not let me know.

Still building these regularly. This was the latest..

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=116418.0


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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #107 on: February 21, 2012, 04:26:57 pm »
Hey Knievel!  I saw your newest one, looks sweet!  The reason I so would like some plans from yours to start from is that I'm not an expert craftsman, so if I bump into things that are slightly off because of the guesswork required to draw up plans based on the info from the forums here, I don't know that I'll be able to overcome them. Also, I don't know that those include an accurate control panel layout.

I, like probably at least a few others, wouldn't mind ponying up like 20-50 bucks for some thorough plans that could be followed to the letter and include the panel layout and maybe even a sketchup or acad drawing.

Either way, I'm a big fan of your design work; something clicks right every time I stare at a cabinet like your evo.

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« Reply #108 on: February 21, 2012, 04:28:45 pm »
Oh that Knievel is one stingy SOB. >:D

That sketchup model should have all the measurements you need. If not let me know.

Still building these regularly. This was the latest..

http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php?topic=116418.0



And not even a nod to the Thrashers.  **sigh**

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« Reply #109 on: February 21, 2012, 07:51:44 pm »
Oh the Thrashers will be getting their own tribute cabinet.

We are VERY thankful they came here and I've always liked their colors/jerseys.  :cheers:

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #110 on: February 21, 2012, 08:41:39 pm »
Astrobyte, if you look in the Mame Abduction thread, there are control panel layouts for download that were apparently posted there with Knievil's permission.  The button halo's aren't there so you will have to figure those out.  But the layout is there.
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« Reply #111 on: February 21, 2012, 09:35:59 pm »
Astrocade?  :D

Yes the CP layouts are there and the sketchup drawing should have all the dims you need.
A few people have built off them already. I know because they've been asking me questions. ;)

Sorry but I won't be putting out plans for it. I've been burned in the past by people trying to profit off my work.
Once bitten, twice shy I suppose.

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« Reply #112 on: February 22, 2012, 10:45:28 am »
We have all profited intellectually from your work.  Thanks for all the details you have posted over the years.  ;D
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« Reply #113 on: February 22, 2012, 12:33:53 pm »
Astrocade?  :D

Yes the CP layouts are there and the sketchup drawing should have all the dims you need.
A few people have built off them already. I know because they've been asking me questions. ;)

Sorry but I won't be putting out plans for it. I've been burned in the past by people trying to profit off my work.
Once bitten, twice shy I suppose.

I saw the abduction thread, but missed the part with the layouts - that will definitely help a bit at least!  I'm sorry to hear about the experiences you've had, and it's understandable.  If you ever change your mind though, my enthusiasm stands.

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Re: Knievel's Evolution
« Reply #114 on: March 06, 2012, 12:12:30 am »
Astro, I just fixed the issue with the control panels and reposted them if you are still looking for them.

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« Reply #115 on: January 14, 2013, 10:32:47 am »
Fantastic build!
Apologies if you have answered it already but where did you pick up you buttons and joysticks?



  
 

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