I’ve seen several joysticks that have what appears to be machine posts in the bottom of the joystick’s legs. I used machine posts on the bottom of the last stick I built, however the design did not have actual legs inside (I used wood screws to hold it together rather than glue), so I simply had a horizontal srip of 3/4x3/4" wood on the sides, and I drilled through it to make room for the posts. However, what I’m interested in for my next project is something more like this (credit for stick goes to dmauro):
My best guess is that this stick uses machine posts that are the same length as the stick’s legs, with a vertical hole drilled through each leg, and the machine posts are inserted before the top of the stick is permanently mounted. However, that’s simply my guess, and since I don’t claim to be the brightest bulb in the lamp store, I figured it’d be best to get some expert advice before cracking out the power tools. So, does anyone have any helpful tips about putting machine posts into a stick’s legs?