Had some free time the past couple days and got a lot done. Pretty much the entire enclosure including the CP is finished.
First stop was the T-Molding slot. Actually, the CP was cut before the slot as it had to be slotted as well. A good respirator and a well ventilated work location are key… I had neither. In fact, I think the dust from the routing combined with the space heater I’m using in the garage is actually quite a fire hazard. You can see burnt dust on top of lightbulbs out there:
Here’s how the CP will fit onto the body:
There’s ~ 3/4″ overhang on the front, 1/4 on the sides:
Layed out and poster-printed the layout in illustrator. That worked well although the forstner torn the heck out of the paper so I ended up just marking the centers with a screw:
I tossed some buttons in to show the wife. I don’t think she was too awful impressed. The two reds are for old 8-bit Nintendo. There will likely be a lot of Nintendo played on this cab. The joystick mounts (Happ Competitions) will be bottom mounted, about 1/4″ is routed out:
Got the first few layers of primer on as well. Two layers all-around, three on the sides. Applied it with a foam roller mainly because I couldn’t find a usable brush. The foam rollers from Harbor Freight are real junk. They shed easily and hold their shape poorly. I’ll be getting a decent roller before the ‘real’ painting starts:
And here’s the bolt-on back panel, monitor matte, and cp all primed as well.
Should have some time tomorrow. Would like to get a coat of the shiny stuff on.