I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

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I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:10 am

This is my latest cabinet build
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I really like cabarets and wanted a vertical monitor so the Tempest,Dig Dug was a perfect choice for me.

you can see more pictures at https://imgur.com/a/n37lktW

and I am working on a video series of the complete build.

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby Atarieterno » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:38 am

That is simply ... beautiful!
Congratulations, it's an excellent job.
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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby joska » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:00 am

This looks absolutely stunning! Where did you get the edge trim?
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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby Cyprian » Wed Nov 14, 2018 9:54 am

looks really really cool.
what was the total price and how long did you spend on building it?
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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:28 am

joska wrote:This looks absolutely stunning! Where did you get the edge trim?


do you mean the vinyl or the t-moulding ?

vinyl is from https://www.vinylwarehouse.co.uk/90cm-c ... Pkb-m0quSg

t-mould is from https://www.arcademania.co.uk/

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Wed Nov 14, 2018 11:33 am

Cyprian wrote:looks really really cool.
what was the total price and how long did you spend on building it?


Wood £80
side vinyl £35
smoked perspex £40
reverse printed custom marquee £35
paint - primer - supplies £40
control panel vinyl £20
old coin door no mechs £40

so £290 and I collected parts months in advanced when I had spare cash before I started to build


the rest is stuff I had and at the moment is has nothing inside. I spent a month working on it, but this was also while I filmed it and mainly weekends.

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby wongck » Wed Nov 14, 2018 1:31 pm

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby spiny » Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:45 pm

awesome :)

presumably, you'll stick a PC with MAME / emulators on it ?

or are you going to oldschool it with a JAMMA board ?

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby Greenious » Wed Nov 14, 2018 3:51 pm

Really cool, fantastic retro look!
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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:16 pm

Nice job! Where did you get the CRT for it?

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:39 pm

spiny wrote:awesome :)

presumably, you'll stick a PC with MAME / emulators on it ?

or are you going to oldschool it with a JAMMA board ?



I was going to put a karate champ game board in and make a new control panel so proper old school, but now I feel like it needs to have a atari game of some kind. It will be Jamma so quite flexible with what can be used.

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:41 pm

TheNameOfTheGame wrote:Nice job! Where did you get the CRT for it?


I have many searches on ebay for arcade crt's that are close to me and have 3 at the moment, this one has had quit a lot of work on it so should be good for a while.

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby TheNameOfTheGame » Wed Nov 14, 2018 8:03 pm

leejsmith wrote:
TheNameOfTheGame wrote:Nice job! Where did you get the CRT for it?


I have many searches on ebay for arcade crt's that are close to me and have 3 at the moment, this one has had quit a lot of work on it so should be good for a while.



Oh cool. I have 2 cabinets (vertical and horizontal) running advancemame. You did a great job with yours! :cheers:

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby mlynn1974 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:13 am

That's a very nice cabinet.

I would like to build a cabinet myself but instead of using MDF like some flat-pack cabinets and having to paint the thing many times because MDF absorbs paint like a sponge I would rather use Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC), but how do you cut that cleanly without specialist tools? I was wondering if I had the cabinet design in a CAD package if a workshop with a CNC machine could cut the shapes for me? I made an enquiry at a local workshop to do that but they couldn't give me a quote on the spot. 2800mm x 2077mm x 18mm sheets of black MFC are about £110+VAT at the moment from the prices I have seen.

Did you have to buy a special tool to cut the channel for the t-molding?
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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby junosix » Thu Nov 15, 2018 3:40 am

That's beautiful!

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Thu Nov 15, 2018 11:42 am

mlynn1974 wrote:That's a very nice cabinet.

I would like to build a cabinet myself but instead of using MDF like some flat-pack cabinets and having to paint the thing many times because MDF absorbs paint like a sponge I would rather use Melamine Faced Chipboard (MFC), but how do you cut that cleanly without specialist tools? I was wondering if I had the cabinet design in a CAD package if a workshop with a CNC machine could cut the shapes for me? I made an enquiry at a local workshop to do that but they couldn't give me a quote on the spot. 2800mm x 2077mm x 18mm sheets of black MFC are about £110+VAT at the moment from the prices I have seen.

Did you have to buy a special tool to cut the channel for the t-molding?


I do not use MDF it's too heavy and splits at the end very easy so I use plywood and always prep the wood with the correct primer before paint or vinyl. Cutting the MFC would need the correct bit or speed to reduce chipping and it not something I have experience with. I asked a few local places for quotes on CNC cutting a design and it was stupidly expensive so never bothered. I will show how I made this in the videos I am working on. It's not a special bit to cut the t-mould you just need a slot cutter with the correct width to match the t-mould you use.

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Tue Nov 20, 2018 12:44 am

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=P ... FoqQ6fZzIp

i started to upload my build videos to this playlist

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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby wongck » Tue Nov 20, 2018 1:58 pm

Wow thanks for showing the making of this cabinet youtube.
i never seen so many tools before.
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Re: I made this Atari Cabaret Cabinet.

Postby leejsmith » Sat Dec 01, 2018 9:03 pm

haha yes I have a few tools.

wongck wrote:Wow thanks for showing the making of this cabinet youtube.
i never seen so many tools before.


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