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Dyed Tiger Maple Arcade Stick

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Project by NiteWalker posted 06-25-2012 05:41 AM 1623 views 5 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is another arcade stick I built for personal use.
I actually had the case done for a while, but I wasn’t sure how to finish it, so it just sat in the shop for a while.

A recent commission consisted of a big tiger maple case dyed blue, so after doing a few finish tests I decided I wanted this one to be dyed blue as well, just a bit darker than the client’s case.

Construction details:
• Blue dyed (transfast water soluble dyes) tiger maple joined together with loose tenons
• Baltic birch plywood control panel
• Tuffak polycarbonate top and bottom panels
• Threaded inserts for the bottom feet
• Wireless for PS3
• Sanwa buttons and joystick
• Neutrik USB passthrough for charging and sync

For the finish I sprayed on about 4-5 coats of transfast blue water soluble dye. I ddin’t sand the case until I applied a couple coats of clear. For that I used crystalac super premium gloss. Once it was smooth I sprayed on a few more coats and used a combination of steel wool and the gray abrasive pads to bring it down to a satin sheen.

I’m happy with it, but my next one will be a bit bigger, and I’ll use screws to hold the top plexi down. I plan to build it out of cherry or flame birch.

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mtenterprises

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#1 posted 06-25-2012 09:42 AM

I still like these and your work. I HAVE got to get around to building these for our game systems.
MIKE

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#2 posted 06-26-2012 12:04 AM

Beautiful color really adds to the Tiger…Nice project : )

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#3 posted 08-16-2013 04:02 AM

cool project!

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