Having spent quite some time on these forums and hacked an existing el-cheapo arcade stick with sanwa/seimitsu parts with an official 360 wireless controller I thought it was time to build my own custom case.
After a few weeks of planning, buying materials, more planning, experimenting with woodwork, even more planning… I’m now currently at the stage of having assembled the wooden frame and painted with 3 layers of a mahogany coloured (water based i think) varnish. It looks quite good at the moment but the varnish isn’t really that thick nor is it that glossy… here’s some pics of it so far:
Now, my woodworking/painting skills are definitely not the best in the world and it took me ages to even get it this far… so my questions are:
do you guys think I need a few more coats of the varnish or a clear poly finish paint/spray?
Also, I’ve read on the forums that alot of people use cutting compound/wax after painting the case but can/should I still do this with my case?
Sorry if this sounds like a noobish question and thanks in advance!