I’m about to build my first stick, and I really would like to use Sanwa snap-ins (for color reasons). I’m gonna build a rectangular frame made of wood with little wood blocks glued to the corners so I can internally fix the top and bottom panels.
My question is, is it possible to build a reliable 4mm panel with just plexi and wood? Say, 2mm plexi + 1mm art sheet + 1mm wood sheet? According to my research, 4mm is the thickest panel you can fit Sanwa snap-ins into.
Of course, there’s gonna be a 10mm wood panel beneath everything (where the stick is supposed to be mounted on) with a proper hole in the button section. I’m going for a Vewlix layout, so this hole is most likely going to have the shape of a convex polygon.
But… is this build likely to bend in the button section under stress? I’m afraid I’m gonna have to get a 2mm metal panel and then look for 1mm plexi… That wouldn’t be nice.