As you may have seen from some of my previous threads I have been collecting the bits to try and build a freestanding MFME cabinet. I have been inspired in this by Uptown and Reg and No1Stoney all of who seem to have made absolutely amazing cabinets. I just hope that my attempt will be playable once it is finished.
This weekend I managed to get some time and cut the sides of the machine, and when glued together they look like:
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The reason that they are glued and not a single piece is that I do not have the space to handle a single sheet of MDF, so after some testing I have found that I can edge glue them and the result once cured is nigh on impossible to break at the join.
Once these were fully cured (next day) I then started to assemble the cabinet using join blocks so that the various panels can be removed to allow access to the innards.
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And once the other side and a base frame were added we have a self supporting basis of a skeleton.
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This evening, I have been trying to create a screen mount and get the positioning of the buttons round the screen to a position that I am happy with.