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New Member - New Project

Posted: February 4th, 2014, 8:56 am
by MAMER86
Hello Everyone!

Boy am I glad I found YOU! Its so great to see such a wonderful and helpful community of arcade enthusiasts working together. I am starting a project to build my first cab. I am wanting a tabletop or bartop arcade cab. I am using half inch mdf board that I have purchased with 1x2's as supports inside. For controls I purchased an X-ARCADE DUAL JOYSTICK and am wanting to mount that into place as is. The one thing I am having trouble with is I cannot for the life of me find any REAL plans for what I am wanting. With actual measurements and such. I can find them all day for the full style and I am sure thats because that is more common but if I could find someone's with measurements they used it would be so helpful. I am a novice at wood working so dont want to screw anything up (no pun intended) Any help provided is MUCH appreciated!!

Thanks Again!


Re: New Member - New Project

Posted: February 4th, 2014, 1:12 pm
by PantherUK
Welcome to the forums, check this thread out...

Re: New Member - New Project

Posted: February 5th, 2014, 8:37 am
by Incito
Welcome to MA.
That is a great link to use. I will say from experience that you should use a cabinet nail gun. The use small nails called Brads (spelling?) that will automatically countersink for your. Use wood glue and then nail with brads. Use wood paste to fill the hole, some light sanding and then paint.

MUCH easier than using woodscrews that could split the wood unless you drill a starter hole first. Then you still have to countersink it. You will cut your time in half. Rent one if you don't have one. It will be worth it. ONE thing is make sure your placement is good, cause one you put two brads in, you committed.

I was luck that my Dad had the cabinet nail gun. :wink:

Good luck and post some picks of your build! :thumbsup:

Re: New Member - New Project

Posted: February 5th, 2014, 11:03 am
by Nostalgia
Yeah I definitely would like to see pics of the build :)

Re: New Member - New Project

Posted: February 5th, 2014, 10:20 pm
by MAMER86
Thank you guys for all the kind words and tips! I really appreciated it. Panther thank you for the link you provided that was exactly what I was looking for. I picked one of them and modified to my liking. I will post pics soon!!

Thanks again!