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What did you cut today?


Oh! Reversible :sunglasses:.


After a long long time, I finally got to the final assembly steps of my Arcade machine build. I recently cut the sides with the maslow, and after a lot of sanding, drilling, and routing, glued it together over the weekend.
The whole thing is my own design, home made out of 3/4" beetle kill pine. I can’t even begin to tell you how much I learned from the process of making this.
I have to admit that most parts are made the “traditional” way. No way to cut angled cuts at this point in time.
The arcade will operate with MAME on a Raspberry Pi, one joystick and tons of pixely games from Asteroids over Frogger to Crazy Kong. Electronics are all done and will just have to be dropped in after some detail work and oiling.


I have to still keep dreaming of this. I grew up with this games.
Are you painting or keeping the wonderful grain and ‘branch spots’ (what wood is this)?
Thanks for sharing!


This is beetle kill pine. The grayish/blueish areas are resulting from the fungi that killed the tree.
I chose the wood on purpose. It will just be oiled with danish oil which will highlight the contrast. Looks a little bit lighter now, but the color and contrasts will be richer once done.
I built this because I wanted to see where my Crazy Kong skills are. I used to make it to level 15 when I was young. Now… Not so much.


Finished view. It is done. I am honing my skills once more. Run, big ape, run.