Home made bartop

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Chevron » November 14th, 2012, 2:32 am

i would exactly say i have the tools.
All i have tool wish is a hand saw and a cordless screw gun.
and i cant saw a straight line to save my life. wood filler will be used with sandpaper to make it look better close up.

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Chevron » November 14th, 2012, 11:05 am

An update of were im at now.


checking space for motherboard

http://photos4.pix.ie/2C/0E/2C0E8D0DD17 ... 588266.jpg
a look at how it is now

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another angle

http://photos4.pix.ie/ED/F3/EDF3C22C2E5 ... A84228.jpg

i didnt leave enough room to have a light up marqee so will use a vinyl sticker over it.

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Thulsa » November 14th, 2012, 11:56 am

Nice looking good!
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Re: Homemade bartop

Post by Chevron » November 16th, 2012, 6:47 am

Hi guys,

Just looking for your thoughts on the control panel and speaker area,

It doesn't look to crowded with buttons all over does it ?

like each one has its function.
On the top will be exit/escape button between 2 speakers under that will be 3 volume knobs for the speakers

On the main control panel is the joystick and a 6 button lay out with 4 blue buttons above that for
Player 1 Start
Add Coin
Pause
Player 2 Start

Im not forgetting any functions am i ? as this will be a boot to mala FE

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by PantherUK » November 16th, 2012, 12:36 pm

It looks fine mate, I've seen some with more buttons than games..! :rofl:
Ooer... No pictures...

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Chevron » November 19th, 2012, 5:12 am

So the latest update is that all the wood work is done. Apart from the back door
perspex has been order.
Filling holes and covering screws heads at the moment and trying to prep the MDF to take spray paint without soaking it all up.

I heard that PVA wood glue watered down slightly and painted over the MDF would seal it ready for paint.

Have any of you guys come across this ?

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Chevron » November 21st, 2012, 12:20 pm

A quick style check with some buttons and speaker covers.
Sides are not finished they are inbetween coats of paint right now

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Chevron » November 22nd, 2012, 1:15 pm

Not 100 percent what i wanted but i will settle for this.

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Chevron » November 22nd, 2012, 4:16 pm

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Re: Home made bartop

Post by Chevron » November 24th, 2012, 5:18 pm

Electronics are 90% done and being tested by the roughest people around.
damn near using full force and yanking out the stick like its indistructable and with the mentality of if i jam it harder il hit harder lol

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i forgot how rough kids can be with things.

Were we all this rough it makes me wonder.

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