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Author Topic: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - 95% done  (Read 18381 times)

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #80 on: September 30, 2015, 12:55:52 pm »
Thank Vwalbridge !
Can you to do the same thing with your T-molding ?  ;D

I drew this on my plans :

Not so far than Vwalbridge's measurements.




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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #81 on: September 30, 2015, 04:06:41 pm »
So today I've cut:
- Bottom panel
- Front panel (where coin door is)
- Top panel
- The little panel underneath the CP

And I cut the hole for the coin door. Turned out to be a perfect fit. So tomorrow I need to buy some material for the battens. I also decided not to apply T-molding all the way around. I'm trying to stay true to the plans.

Here's the top panel and the marquee top bracket:


You know you have straight cuts when the panels can stand like this (I'm using a router for all straight cuts):
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #82 on: September 30, 2015, 07:15:35 pm »
The flat 15mm T-molding (from t-molding.com) requires a 2mm slot width. The one I've got is 1.6mm. Well, I just placed an order from toolstoday.com including that one along with a 8mm straight bit for the speaker grill and a wider ball bearing (so the slot doesn't have to be that deep). Man, this hobby is expensive!  :dizzy: On the positive side: There's always new gizmos arriving in the mail.  :lol
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #83 on: September 30, 2015, 08:24:01 pm »
....Man, this hobby is expensive! 

You're telling me, I just bought another Nintendo cab another 16 hours away....  AGAIN!

 :dizzy: 

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #84 on: September 30, 2015, 08:38:01 pm »
....Man, this hobby is expensive! 

You're telling me, I just bought another Nintendo cab another 16 hours away....  AGAIN!

 :dizzy:

You know other companies made arcade cabinets, right?

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #85 on: September 30, 2015, 09:38:53 pm »
....Man, this hobby is expensive! 

You're telling me, I just bought another Nintendo cab another 16 hours away....  AGAIN!

 :dizzy:

You know other companies made arcade cabinets, right?


...I had no idea. :P

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #86 on: October 01, 2015, 08:31:56 am »
How is the back lid attached to the bottom? Anyone got some pics of it? Everyone seems to be skipping that part in their restorations or builds.
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #87 on: October 01, 2015, 09:42:17 am »
How is the back lid attached to the bottom? Anyone got some pics of it? Everyone seems to be skipping that part in their restorations or builds.

does this pic help? not sure what you mean by "back lid"

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yeah, theres a small rabbet along both the bottom edge of the back panel, and along the lower back 'kick plate' (where the power switch lives).  then at the top theres a couple strips stapled to the 'top kick plate' (where the handles live). Theres also a rabbet along the the side panels too.

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here you can see the back of chopperthedog's DK. the lower and side panel rabbets.



here you can see the rabbet on the lower edge of my cabs replica back panel.



here you an see the two small strips of half inch wood that protrude down from the top, just below the handles. My cab actually doesn't have these as they've broken off. But the rabbets on my side panels keep my back panel from falling into the cab.


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Ahh.. Thanks! I totally understand how it is now.
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Making panels
« Reply #91 on: October 01, 2015, 11:04:08 am »
As an aside, DK back doors suck. They're really thin and have all these weird cuts.... Atari back doors FTW!

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Making panels
« Reply #92 on: October 01, 2015, 11:10:00 am »
As an aside, DK back doors suck. They're really thin and have all these weird cuts.... Atari back doors FTW!
So it's ok to deviate from the norm and make something stronger? And what about that cable going through there. I'm gonna install a power socket.
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Making panels
« Reply #93 on: October 01, 2015, 11:13:43 am »
As an aside, DK back doors suck. They're really thin and have all these weird cuts.... Atari back doors FTW!
So it's ok to deviate from the norm and make something stronger? And what about that cable going through there. I'm gonna install a power socket.

Why not? Chance would be the only one moved to tears if you did.  :laugh2:

I'm sure someone with your skillset could accurately replicate the door, but I find the way Nintendo did it makes for some really thin pieces of wood. But that's just me. My door is original but warped a bit bows in the middle, but ---fudgesicle--- it, it's a back door - no one is going to see it.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Making panels
« Reply #94 on: October 01, 2015, 12:22:03 pm »
pffft, haha, im not the cabinet cop. Something doesn't work for you, or you think you can make it better then improvise, adapt, and overcome.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Making panels
« Reply #95 on: October 01, 2015, 03:22:35 pm »
Man, I'm a slow woodworker!

Anyway, this is what I have made today:
(Well, I made some of the battens also)

In the back there you'll see a polarbeer(!)  :cheers:
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Making panels
« Reply #96 on: October 01, 2015, 04:34:41 pm »
 :applaud:

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #97 on: October 03, 2015, 03:55:25 pm »
Did some serious work on this today. Most of the battens are made and screwed on the side panels. And I have started assembling the cab. And I couldn't help myself at the end. Just HAD to try the coin door on it! Cheers guys, I'm enjoying a dark english ale tonight!  :cheers:

Btw: I'm deviating from the original on the back side. I'm using the same width on the back panels as on the rest. I think the back door will be stronger that way.



















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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #98 on: October 03, 2015, 04:05:41 pm »
Btw: Chance: What's X? And can you use 15mm plywood for this piece?

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #99 on: October 03, 2015, 04:12:09 pm »
I'll go check right now... two seconds.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #100 on: October 03, 2015, 04:18:16 pm »
X = 555mm.

And it's thin ply at only 8mm.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #101 on: October 03, 2015, 04:29:04 pm »
Keep in mind that modifying the thickness of X will also directly impact the size and fit of the display bezel plexi as this panel also acts as the mounting surface for the upper bezel bracket.




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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #102 on: October 03, 2015, 04:41:13 pm »
Yeah, I see that. But what i CAN do is this (with a router):
(I really don't want to buy a whole sheet of 8mm plywood)

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #103 on: October 03, 2015, 04:42:18 pm »
brilliant.

Also, take note of the battons that hold the bezel plexi into place, i don't think they were on the original plans...

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #104 on: October 04, 2015, 05:09:45 am »
Good job !

Chance can you check this measurement for Johnrt ?



I'm not sure for this one and it's important for the bezel plexi.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #105 on: October 04, 2015, 07:17:10 am »
i can, however i'm just on a road trip to go collect another cab. Might not be till tomorrow. Plus, i think it would also help if we added the depth of the groove the bezel drops into.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - Side panels cut!
« Reply #106 on: October 04, 2015, 06:18:35 pm »
I might have to build a replica DK one day. Great work so far, will be following this build  :applaud:

You are lucky that you are building your own DK cab and can slot cut it down the center.

I have a DK cab that uses the bazaar off-set T-molding and ChompingQuarters is out of stock. AFAIK, they are they are the only guys making off-set.

Vwalbridge, I was watching a John's Arcade Youtube video the other day and he is restoring a Nintendo Vs. Unisystem and he was also trying to figure out how to put new T-Moulding in the off-set slot on the Nintendo cabinets. He is going to put 3/4 inch T-Moulding in the slot and use a special T-Moulding cutter to trim it to size. This sounds easier than cutting a new slot. Video here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=2Xpd1b2f54c#t=549.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #107 on: October 04, 2015, 08:27:26 pm »
Yeah, I see that. But what i CAN do is this (with a router):
(I really don't want to buy a whole sheet of 8mm plywood)



Yeah, that's a a good plan. I learned to do that on my Zelda build, after my first couple builds were off when I went to put the lower marquee bracket....and by then it was to late to route that edge because they were assembled.  Way to plan ahead!  Nice job on this project, following!!

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #108 on: October 05, 2015, 08:52:30 am »
that is nice work! :applaud:
can't wait to see the screen coming in
are you going to use a crt ou lcd?

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #109 on: October 05, 2015, 08:59:46 am »
that is nice work! :applaud:
can't wait to see the screen coming in
are you going to use a crt ou lcd?
Preferably a CRT. But a real arcade CRT is quite hard to find here. But a CRT computer monitor is very easy to find, even for free. So I may go with that.
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #110 on: October 05, 2015, 01:14:37 pm »
Made the lower marquee panel today. Also the back door (but I forgot to take a pic of it).



Chance: I need some measurements from you. Could you please, pretty please, provide these:

A. The back door:


B. Marquee area:
Diameter and position of these holes (I know it doesn't matter... it's just some minor OCD):
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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #111 on: October 05, 2015, 02:52:19 pm »
that is nice work! :applaud:
can't wait to see the screen coming in
are you going to use a crt ou lcd?
Preferably a CRT. But a real arcade CRT is quite hard to find here. But a CRT computer monitor is very easy to find, even for free. So I may go with that.

Ugh --- I had a really nice 20 inch LCD in mine for about 2 minutes before I knew I hated it. Go with a PC CRT.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #112 on: October 05, 2015, 03:03:04 pm »
@yotsuya: Yeah, I will try to find a decent PC CRT. What size do you think? 19" or maybe 21"?

And I just couldn't sit still tonight so I went out and started on the coin box, well at least the inner parts:


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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #113 on: October 05, 2015, 03:23:26 pm »
19 is perfectly acceptable, but if you can find a 21, pull the trigger. Decased, of course! :cheers:

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #114 on: October 05, 2015, 04:28:01 pm »
A: 119mm
B: 349mm
C: 49mm
D: 115mm

The "Vent cover" on the inside of the door is 400mm X 102mm, made from 12mm ply. With a pair of small risers on each end that are 15mm X 102mm, made from 20mm ply. Staples and glue are used to attach the "vent cover" to the back panel.



The holes are 30mm, centred from top to bottom on the panel and the centre of each sits 55mm from the side wall edge.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #115 on: October 05, 2015, 04:41:34 pm »
Thanks Chance!

And if you could check this also I'll be super happy! No rush though.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #116 on: October 05, 2015, 04:58:49 pm »
There are some really OCD things happening on this thread

....and I like it.  :cheers:

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #118 on: October 05, 2015, 06:32:16 pm »
Just checked again. Should be 523mm.

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Re: Donkey Kong Replica: Scratch build using Gaetan's plans - It stands!
« Reply #119 on: October 06, 2015, 04:13:21 pm »
Made the coin box tonight. And also cut the ventilation hole in the back door. I'm not gonna cut the holes on top of the coin box yet (where the coins will enter), I'm waiting to see what coin mechs I'm winding up with.
I also think I'll find a cute closet knob for the coin box... at IKEA for example. :-)











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