Feb 232006

After some sleep, some deep thought, and a tasty sandwich, I decided that I really don’t want to saw off the monitor brace. I will only if I have to. It would kill any resale value if I ever decided to upgrade to a larger size monitor and go horizontal. I am going to halt […]

Feb 222006
BLACKOUT: February 22, 2006, 10:43:22 PM

I put the monitor in to test the placement and angle. It looks great. So far the brace is quite firm and seems very secure. I am still a little nervous as that is a $180 monitor on a $17 brace. Two steps forward and one step back. I was running around measuring the bottom […]

Feb 212006
BLACKOUT: February 21, 2006, 10:09:17 AM

Ok, well it turned out to be 5 holes, but again, wood putty is your friend. I initially did not take the control panel into consideration. Last night, when I was just on the edge of sleep, I shot wide awake with the realization that I was just looking at the frame through the place […]

Feb 202006
BLACKOUT: February 20, 2006, 10:54:29 AM

I have not done a whole lot this weekend as I have been under the oppressive forces of a cold. OK, that was a little dramatic. It is time to make the monitor brace. This weekend I got a 96 inch long piece of 1 inch heavy aluminum corner bracing. Since my monitor is going […]

Feb 142006
BLACKOUT: February 14, 2006, 06:22:56 PM

I have now glued the back on it and added the door. It is looking more and more like an actual arcade cab. I wanted the hinges to be inset so that the whole hinge was not just sitting outside of the box like you would see on a house door. I routed out a […]