I’m looking to make my first stick using a sanwa JLF-TP-8YT. Never made a joystick before so really very new to this.
I WAS planning on using a 1/2" thick surface as the top surface of my base (probably using MDF), looking at the pics of the sanwa sticks and mounting plates it appears that the plate sits on top of the main components (of the joystick) with the stick coming out from that. So in 1/2" thick board would I be attaching the mounting plate to the underside with the stick obviously sticking through a hole?
That seems to be how to mount the stick, but this would leave very little shaft (after going through 1/2" of board) sticking out the top.
If this is the correct way of mounting the stick is it possible to use 1/4" board with a circular hole for the stick and another 1/4" board underneath it with the hole for the stick/mounting plate?