After seeing some great work in the custom stick thread, it encouraged me to make a new stick.Actually this will be my second stick,my first one was horrible lol but it worked.
I asked pc1x1 for some help and decided to make this stick with his dimensions,maybe a bit smaller,so i went to home depot and bought some acrylic,the knife to cut it and i got the wood from a guy that i know.
Looks pretty good so far, like Bomberman, I too was wondering why you chose to put the side buttons so far towards the front?
Also thinner wood may have been a better choice for the top panel. You are limited to your buttons, like Jaxel mentioned, Sanwa (or even Seimitsu) won’t work as the panel is too thick. But if you’re using Happ, then that’s ok.
Wow! i got a question, wich template you use to make the holes for the case?? (and did you printed first?) i really want the same alignment for my custom sanwa… it looks great… please keep us fresh; regards!
I’m using plywood,and i used nails to stick it together and filler too because the wood was cracked at the top,also i had to hit the nails a little bit more into the wood and then applied some filler on top of them because when i paint it,it’ll have a flat surface and no visible nails
I was planning to put the side buttons in the upper panel but later decided to put them at the side so that when im playing i wont hit the start button in the middle of a game.
I’m planning to put a sanwa JLF,but like i said it’s still a work in progress and the top panel isnt complete yet so i’ll have to cut where the hole for the stick is to fit the sanwa
I used this template http://i280.photobucket.com/albums/kk168/chailstorm/My%20Stick/astrocity_1l6b.gif
I just printed it and then placed it in the top panel,marked the center of the holes and started to drill them,it was very easy to do and im very happy how the stick is turning out.Only thing left to do is to order the buttons, the JLF ,paint it and the artwork.I don’t have any experience painting so i hope this will turn out ok.
Really guys thanks for the comments :bgrin:,i’ll keep u all updated
Hello there… well i want to ask again about the top layout…
I printed two different layouts (the one you told me and another that i took from joystickvault), but any of them are very tiny and of course don’t work for me… any sugestion (maybe a reconfig on the printer xD)?
The most closer result i got was changing the size to 100% to 150% (but it seems too bigger now).
Might wanna rethink the placement of your side buttons if you’re ever gonna make another stick. I made the mistake of putting the side buttons at the front end of the side once, and it was very annoying if you ever wanted to sit on the ground with the stick held tightly between your legs because you always ran the risk of accidentally hitting start or even start-select auto-reset. Just something to think about. Looks great for your second time, though.