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Forum topic by Neodogg posted 04-23-2009 05:33 PM 926 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-23-2009 05:33 PM

I’ve had this arcade cocktail in the garage for a while, had a crazy idea of restoring it for a pac-man, but I don’t think I’m going to do that anymore. I was thinking of what to do with it, sell, trade, burn? Then it came to me…router table! What do you guys think? It’s basically just a big box with a hinged lid? Has a drawer in the bottom for bit storage, the side wings come off. Also which way should I make the fence, on the long or short side, I assume long? Thanks for the thoughts.


-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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Damian Penney

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 06:01 PM

Aw come on, you have to install MAME in that thing.

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 06:06 PM

I’m assuming you already checked the cash box, right?
I don’t know how tall it is, but I suspect it’s short for a router table.

-- Chris

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 06:40 PM

restore this, build a router table. it’s to short,you would have to modify it anyway.

-- a truly wise man never plays leap frog with a unicorn

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 06:50 PM

Sorry, I agree with tyson!
Now, if you kept it as the game it is and pushed a button and it turned into a router table that would be cool!

-- spanky46 -- Never enough clamps...Never enough tools...Never enough time.

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 07:12 PM

looks too short to be a router table, you’d have to modify it that it would make more sense to just build a router table from scratch…

I’ll 3rd tyson. restore this to MAME, and build a router table to fit your exact needs.

fence should be short/long depending on type of table you make, Norm’s type = fence is longer, Incra type = fence is shorter

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#6 posted 04-23-2009 08:21 PM

I agree with building a router table to YOUR specs and needs. The cost would not be much more than maodifiyng the Pong table. You will thank yourself many times over in the future.

-- Never board, always knotty, lots of growth rings

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#7 posted 04-24-2009 02:41 PM

wow, not really the response I was expecting here! Guess there are come gamers too!

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, you've got an electrical problem!

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#8 posted 04-24-2009 03:05 PM

I’m in the “put a MAME box in it” camp, or if not you can probably get someone on Craigslist who wants to do that to give you enough for it to get you well started on a router table of the right height.

But swap that CRT out for a cheap LCD of the same size, put an old PC under it, if you want to PM me I’ve got a friend who tracked down joysticks to give him the feel of the original PacMan tables, and you’ll have a great little game setup.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California,

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