Our arcade sized MAME case is taking a bit longer to build than we expected. So we're spending a second episode building our classic arcade emulator. In part II: plastic wood, cutting vent holes, and lots of sanding!
We're calling it Episode 24-A: David really underestimated the amount of time it would take to make our arcade sized MAME cabinet.
We originally wanted to cover making all of the panels, screwing 'em together, fitting 'em, fitting the door and speaker and vent holes as well as sanding and filling in the holes. In one episode. Which we didn't get close to covering in Systm Episode 24
Hence, Episode 25: MAME Case II, where we talk about the finer points of :
Cutting vents holes with a wood router Patrick's hot tip: practice cutting straight slots on scrap lumber, not your final project!
Wood Putty our fave product after Bondo for covering up screw holes and cracks in our MAME case.
T-Molding, the plastic edging used on â€œboats, countertops, tablesâ€ and, our favorite, vintage arcade machineas. T-molding.com is Dave's fave source.
And a few viewer questions, including some MAME cases you've built, and one impassioned plea that we remember to wear our masks and gogglesâ€¦ the glue (Urea-formaldehyde) that binds the woody bits in MDF is pretty nasty
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