Snap in ???


#1

Question to everyone is anybody using a Sanwa snap in with a custom mod stick with wood and not a metal plate ?


#2

I think people use screw ins with wood.


#3

you cant really make wood as thin as a metal panel


#4

If you have a wooden outer case and have a metal control panel, that’ll work.

Having a wooden control panel won’t, it’s too thick.

It sucks that Sanwa don’t make the same colour range across the board.


#5

I also tried drilling some divots most the way through thicker wood and having snap-in grab in those divots the thin amount of wood remaining. Basically the snap-ins quickly wore the remain thin wood area away.


#6

Thats good to know I was thinking of doing the same thing. How thick of a piece of metal do you need for the buttons to snap in correctly?


#7

Has anybody had experience with the snap ins working with the lexan or acrylic? I really want to make a violet button setup in a wood case, and don’t have the stuff to work with metal.


#8

They snap onto plexi quite well, as long as it’s around 3mm thick.


#9

Thanks for all the replies. I figured that it would not work. But wanted to see if any of ya have tried it. It does damn suck the colors are not cross the board


#10

I want some violet OBSN-30’s too.


#11

Yeh, it stinks that the don’ follow the same color pattern for both types of buttons.


#12

Like Dreamcaz man said, they work well with plexi or lexan. Just make sure the button holes in the wood have divots like on this TMO masterpiece.
http://joystickvault.com/data/558/medium/Cherry_A_Final.JPG
Also, you can cram them into regular wood holes that haven’t been thinned out in the back and pressure holds them in. I’ve seen a few photos of sticks using this method but I haven’t tried it myself. I’ve also seen people add a dab of glue for extra security. I wish I could find a picture of that for you.

Wait, I found one.
http://joystickvault.com/data/539/medium/bottom_wiring_01.jpg
Good example of clean wiring too.


#13

Is one better to use over the other if you have plexi or lexan over the wood?