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you could make it electric with a linear actuator (like a updesk) but it can get expensive. 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/B-Grade-H.

You could just hire a couple hot chicks to hold all day at the height you want. Way cooler.

This is the kind of shit I'd do if I were a billionaire.

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yeah if you have a form you can also buy thin veneer pieces or sheets depending on how big you need it to be and glue them together on the form but sometimes depending on what type of veneer you get it can be a little pricey!! Good luck!

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My dremel died on me mid work. i ordered a new one so my project is on hold until it arrives, just what i needed.

on another subject: does anyone know of a good cheap spinner? i know there's only a handful of games that worth it but i realy want to add one to the cab but i don't want to drop 80$ plus shipping on the spintrak thing. 

also iv'e seen some threads of building a spinner. could be a nice mini project, but i would rather order one if it's like 30-40$

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i got the dremel on got straight back to work.

also got these speakers:

 

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i worked all weekend and got to this point:

 

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got a new 27" monitor from work (i work at a pc shop). 

mounting the board that hold it took me over 2 hours of fiddling until i got in the right position.

 

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mounting the speakers:

 

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also drilled most of the control panel:

 

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still need to add some wood bars for reinforcement on the bottom side, and then i can hang it for testing.

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My dremel died on me mid work. i ordered a new one so my project is on hold until it arrives, just what i needed.

on another subject: does anyone know of a good cheap spinner? i know there's only a handful of games that worth it but i realy want to add one to the cab but i don't want to drop 80$ plus shipping on the spintrak thing. 

also iv'e seen some threads of building a spinner. could be a nice mini project, but i would rather order one if it's like 30-40$

I made my spinner....works fine

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I got a 4mm fiber board, it's the stuff that usually being used on the back of cabinets and closets.

attached it to the CP:

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then bent it ghetto style:

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stitched it with some glue and screws:

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added some filler to hide all the mess:

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still need to do a lot more filling and sanding to get it smooth but overall im happy with it considering the tools i have.

 

i was also thinking of adding controllers ports on the side of the cabinet using these mayflash usb adapters:

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but im not sure how well they will work with button mapping, unplugging and replugging them.

does anyone use them regularly? do they remember the controller id?

i will have usb ports too so i can use them anyway, but i really like to have them embedded in the cab.

i will do some testing once i get the machine up and running before making holes in the wood.

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Just saw this thread, if you ever do another bent plywood in the future, they make a plywood specifically for bending around curves, called wiggle board.  I took a furniture design course long ago, we would use it for making Vacuforming templates.  Its neat stuff.

 

https://www.andersonplywood.com/410/bending-boards-shape-forming-panels/

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i got these brackets so i can hang it on the wall like a picture before bolting it in place:

 

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i then bent them into a Z shape:

 

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and it worked pretty good, they are used only to hold the cab in place while im screwing the wood straight to the wall so it doesn't take 2 people to hang it.

 

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the hinges i got from aliexpress worked really good im very happy with these, i had to make a little recess in the panel because it was too thick to open above the 90 degree.

 

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also added this hydraulic support so the panel will stay open:

 

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i think i will raise the screen a bit, it seems a little too low now that i see it up right.

 

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How did you do the large radius edges on your control panel? Going to do that on the one i am building now. Just not sure the best way to approach it.


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