Jeff Schaefer's RoninWarrior joystick: (process) Beginning to End


#1

Hey what?s up everyone,

Thought I would make a thread of the progress and process of the RWC stick I am making for the Legendary Jeff Schaefer. What up Jeff, here it is bro you will get to see this thing get built from begining to end. I also am making something quite different form my normal RWC, this stick will be the Old school Crusher lol.

First off I will be making it for Xbox360 with room for moding. I will be installing the IL Eurojoystick and staying ture to the old cabs I will be making it a 6 button layout Straight Grid with a twist. one inch away from the hP;hK to the right I will install two buttons for his all buttons. I remember this layout back when I was young and it's the straight up oldschool SF2 cab layout with the addition of the two extra buttons. I will use Sanwa 30's for the buttons and  using the Ninja scroll case design with the addition of a couple inches on each side because of the nature of the oldschool layout. 

Get Ready Jeff cause this will be one of the best sticks I've made yet I have all my trials out the way and my knowledge of paint has risen much since my last post things just get better so I am real excited to be making this for you man It is Truly an Honor!!!

Let it begin: (will be posting pics soon) Check Jeff out at LAAKUMA youtube! All You Can!!!


#2

cant wait to see the pics and process. GL, sounds interesting


#3

Thanks I can’t wait too. I will be posting my Dormammu stick soon just printed the art and now to put it all together it will be big!!! and I plan to improve even more with Jeff stick.


#4

Why don’t you use happ comp buttons? Or even some happ concave buttons for extra authenticity?


#5

In for later


#6

He is using IL/Happ, There was a period in time where some SF2 Cabs had Happ/IL. So its just as authentic. So what do you mean? Do you mean the buttons? Sanwa buttons feel nicer then happ but, I also prefer a happ stick with sanwa buttons feels nice.


#7

That is what jeff asked for. he wants the sanwa buttons basicly this is all his idea so it wont be 100% oldschool but close. I was meaning more the layout. at first he wanted HAPP comp but he changed his mind to the Eurostick. but I would like to in time make a oldschool stick for myself using all HAPP parts.


#8

great project for you Ronin! looking forward to seeing what a you will do with that. Mad skills man.


#9

Sanwa/Sei/Happ are technically all old-school, Just depends where you are from.

Sanwa - 1982
Happ - 1997


#10

here is just a shot of how big these IL eurojoystick really are. I waited till it arrived before I made any measurements, and I am glad I did because it is huge lol. So I will probably go with a 3.75in tall case that should give me plenty of room for clearance. I also with have some extra room at the base because I am making this one with a flat base no artwork or plexi, I will be putting a non slip rubber mat on the bottom so there is no way this thing will move also the weight of it will be much heavier that a normal case I will be installing weights to make it more stable. gluing the boards up tonight and by Monday I should have a case. the rest of the would will be used for my normal sized cases, I will have some blanks made up ready for customization.


#11

Jeez those things are huge. Still, can’t wait to see more on this!


#12

o yeah they are lol that board it is sitting on is 4.5in wide so take .75 away and there you go, big mofo. but I will make it work and make it as comfortable as I can


#13

Heres how to make an il/happ fit in a shorter case:

http://shoryuken.com/f177/tutorial-how-mount-happ-arcade-stick-3-case-240803/


#14

thanks man I checked it out and looks like a good idea. I will have to run this by Jeff though cause I think he wants it left alone but I will see what he thinks. Thanks bro for the help!!!


#15

such a tease with that only one shot XP. j/k


#16

I’m glad I stumbled upon this page. Jeff mentioned you were making his stick and no doubt he would show it off on a later youtube post, but it’s nice you’re showing everyone the work in progress.


#17

yeah he wanted me to open this up to show everyone the progress.by next week should have pics up


#18

Thanks Jeff and Ronin. Looking forward to seeing a nice lil classic hybrid.


#19

here is the control panel layout I will be using my usual plexi though and not that piece of wood for the panel. I worked out the Template of the board so I know how much to miter off which i will do after this post. then I will glue the sides, back, and front. let the glue set then got cut the case up into perrtii lol angles. I will not show how but will show the before and after of the case, without angles and with.

The template size is 7.5in tall and 17 1/8in wide more less this thing will look like a vlx hori stick. And with it’s wide design it will stay in place better than a Square of 1.5 square but I never make my case squarish I like the wide design so much better, It just feels right.

The sides will each be 1.5in wide so add 3 inches to the 17 1/8 and this thing will measure in at around 20in wide. the case will have to be 3 1/8 tall to fit the joystick in without moding the shaft. just in case he wants to change out for a different model joystick there will be no issues with clearance. From front to back we are looking at something like 9.75in. so in all it will be 20in x 9.75in.

that is all I think for now, after I glue the parts up and make the cuts I will post more picks of the case in its raw form (bare wood)

your welcome {phaedrus} I am getting more excited about it as I go.


#20

Great to know that Jeff is still playing, and this is an excellent assignment.