The first one is for board member OUTKAST. This is a new design, that is 8.5" x 11". The box is a new shape as well, the wood is cut to angles and then routered on top for a differemt look. I really like the routered angles. Also I keep getting asked for pics of the insides and I always forget to include them, so to fix this I made the bottom out of plexi. This way you can see into the bottom of the stick. I also did all the wiring in red to keep with the theme of the stick. :tup:
The second stick is for me! I really liked the look of the box so much that I cut one out for myself. It is the TOKI stick. This one is all korean parts. I have a Fanta joystick and Crown pushbuttons. It is 1/2 an inch taller than the Outkast one, now that I look back I think I didn’t need that 1/2, the same size as the Outkast stick would have done, which is about 2" tall. Again it has the see through bottom and I also the chord mounting that THEREALNEOGEO showed us a while back.
The korean sticks are wave dashing machines, so for all you tekken heads or DP attics this is the stick for you. :tup: And now that I have played more on the buttons, I think they are on par with sanwa’s. Very nice control all around.
I really like using the beams, they add a lot more stability and strength to the box.
Your method is very nice nice. And a lot less work.
And everyone else thanks for complements.
BTW in one of the shots for the OUTKAST stick you can see my Happ Beater stick. This is the stick people get when they like to button smash or don’t treat my other sticks too kindly. In case anyone wants to know I used the plans for Kevins badass arcade stick.
No more kind words from anyone? These sticks are great people! Please write in the thread and say what you think, it feels good for the stickmaker (EJM) that all his effort has not been wasted (I know how you feel EJM ^_^).
Keep that up and all hell will brake loose (in a good way)!
The routering was involved on the outside and then on the inside to make the sanwa stick fit. The board I used is .25" hardboard. It is very strong for being that thin and then it get re-enforced by the beams and the plexi.