Cocktail Cabinet: Page 1

Here are some pictures of the cocktail tables we are building:

This first batch are pictures taken of a cocktail game at the local Marie Calendar's. We did this to get the basic shape and orientation of everything.

These pictures are of the mockup Bill Caldwell (my dad) and I built the first weekend (out of crappy scrap wood) to test the general design.

These pictures are from the first weekend or "real" work. All 5 of us are there: Jim Radford, Patrick Vincent, me, David, and my dad. We got all the cutting done, routed the table tops and and control panel sides.


Jim and the table tops he designed and routed. It only took 3 routers and something like 5 blades. :-)


My brother and my Dad. No, he didn't go to that college. My sisters did.


Me, my dad and my cousin Patrick. And the radial arm saw.


My brother and the control panel sides he designed. Yes his expression is revolting.


All the sides and tops cut!


A few control panel sides glued together.


More control panel sides.


All the pieces stuck together for the first time. Its not glued, the dados are holding it together.


Lookin good!


Hmm. The garage looks messier in the picture.

This is a picture of the TV hooked up to my centipede board. Yes, we're using a standard TV for our arcade monitor. It looks better than the brand new monitor I bought for my Ms. Pacman a few years ago and costs much less. We went to Frys and bought the cheapest 19" TV there (a Symphonic $130). Not bad for a brand new picture tube. Then after scoping around the board we found where we could stick in sync and RGB and make the tv use our signal instead of the signal from its tuner. The picture is really beautiful! Using a nice new TV also means we don't have to have a big heavy isolation transformer in the box.

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