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Loft gameroom build DONE!


By MT45

1 year ago



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    #301 64 days ago

    Here's the cleaning boxes. These are the Craftsman stacking, locking and rolling boxes
    Bottom box is: Novus, Meguiars polishing compounds and polishing and buffing pads
    Middle box is: high speed buffing drill, dremel tool and parts
    Top box is: wax, buffing clothes

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    I can wheel the whole thing right over to the game as needed

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    #302 64 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Just need to start charging admission to pay for all this work!

    I’d pay up. What an awesome space! Absolutely a beautiful home you did

    #303 64 days ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    I’d pay up. What an awesome space! Absolutely a beautiful home you did

    Very kind and thanks for the compliments.
    Visiting Pinheads are always free

    #304 63 days ago

    Got the theater chairs hauled over to the new house, unboxed, carried in and set up

    Full trailer load!

    Seatcraft chairs with full electric recline, USB chargers built in, LED lighting, power headrests and detachable food trays

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    #305 63 days ago

    Also got the screen unboxed, built and hung AND did the same for the AV cabinet

    110" Silver Ticket from Amazon. Built my last one but for the same money, this one is way easier!

    amazon.com link »

    The AV cabinet is a Sonorous and probably one of the best and largest you can get for < $1,000
    It has an IR friendly glass face that completely drops down using gas struts at the touch of a button
    It's also low enough that it doesn't drive your center channel speaker into the viewing area of your screen
    Hang a 110" scredn with 9 foot ceilings and then take about 12" of that space as drop down for your can lights and you're only left with about 3 feet to the floor from the bottom of your screen. You cant go much lower without obstructing the view from your back row of seats
    Lots of careful planning!

    amazon.com link »

    Super tired but glad that is all behind me

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    Burned all the trash too

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    Saw this cute scene this morning with our miniature donkey and a rabbit
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    #306 62 days ago

    Moved, unboxed and setup the rest of the theater speakers.
    Mythos Ones and of course my pair of SVS PB12+
    Center is a Mythos 10

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    Also have a nice Marantz integrated and an SACD player ... might set up my 2 channel in here too - it's fronted by a JA Michell Gyrodec SE
    Moved the popcorn machine too

    And ... it's hot as blazes here today!!

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    #307 62 days ago

    Got my wifes poplar live edge shelves stained and sealed.
    Finished the day with a run to tractor supply for some horse feed.
    Had to walk by the minis to put the feed away and of course, they want attention

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    #308 60 days ago

    PJ arrived today. Epson 4000
    Picked up the mount at the local Best Buy.
    Pretty straightforward install because I had installed a double thick plywood mounting plate before we sheet rocked
    I just had to drill some 3/16" pilot holes for the big lag screws that came with the mount
    Overall pretty easy job tonight considering I had to mend one of our 4 board fences before I even started

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    #309 54 days ago

    Decided to setup my 2 channel rig in the theater. Glad I did as it sounds great!
    - JA Michell Gyrodec SE
    - Origin Live tonearm
    - Clearaudio cartridge
    - AES tube phono pre
    - Marantz pre-amp
    - Monarchy SE-100 mono amps
    - Handmade (yours truly) copper sheathed speaker cables
    - Mordaunt Short Performance 880 speakers
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    #310 54 days ago

    The Mitchell Gyrodec is the all time coolest looking turntable every made! Nice setup!

    #311 54 days ago
    Quoted from LargemouthAss:

    The Mitchell Gyrodec is the all time coolest looking turntable every made! Nice setup!

    Agreed and thanks. It backs up those looks with a pretty good sound when properly tuned.

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    #312 30 days ago

    A few updates since I last posted.

    One of which was my search for a mirror for the restroom. I couldn't find a pinball related one so I set out to build one
    The idea was to buy a translite where a segment of it could be cut out to expose a mirror behind it.

    While researching potential translite, I stumbled on a perfect one - Scared Stiff!

    After all, it's really 2 parts and if I just used the front, the unpainted area would be perfect for my mirror.

    Here's what I did:

    - Bought 3" poplar stock from Home Depot
    - Bought a repro Scared Stiff translite
    - Ordered a acrylic mirror in 27" x 18 7/8" size from Acrylite
    - Dropped by Hobby Lobby and cut a piece of non-reflective museum glass the same size ($75)
    - Routed a round over outside edge
    - Routed a 1/2" rabbet inside for the glass, mirror, translite and backer board
    - Cut the routed poplar to length
    - Glued it all up and used my air nailer to tack the corners
    - Spray painted it bright red
    - Added metal corner bracing
    - Added a French cleat for mounting
    - Popped in the glass, translite, then mirror followed by the cardboard backer
    - Tacked on the acker board with my Logan brand picture frame point driver (best $40 tool ever)
    - Hung it!

    I like the look and like that you can use it as a mirror and its pinball related!

    I've included a few shots to show the reflectivness and clarity. The mirror I got from Acrylite is absolutely perfect, the reflection however is influenced by the fact that the "blank" areas of the Scared Stiff translite have "dots/pattern" on them as part of how they are printed. I could use a exacto knife and trim that all out but I'm not particularly bothered by it

    Overall ... pleased with the project

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    #313 30 days ago

    Added this carousel horse to the WOZ corner. Horse of a different color ...
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    #314 30 days ago

    Finally set up my Celestron Nexstar 8se. Eager for cooler weather to test on back deck!

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    #315 30 days ago

    Last update for tonight... mounted the "Arcade" sign my daughter gave me for my birthday. Left the bulbs out because they were "hospital bright white". Am now on the hunt for some red or warm whites. Cool sign though.
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    Below that you can see the Tiki Toss ring-on-a-string game. Super easy to set up, cheap to buy on Amazon (under $15) and just plain addicting to play!

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    #316 30 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Last update for tonight... mounted the "Arcade" sign my daughter gave me for my birthday. Left the bulbs out because they were "hospital bright white". Am now on the hunt for some red or warm whites. Cool sign though.
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    Below that you can see the Tiki Toss ring-on-a-string game. Super easy to set up, cheap to buy on Amazon (under $15) and just plain addicting to play![quoted image]

    I bought that same sign 2/3 years ago. Love it but I had the same issue with the cool white lights. I tried to find some warm whites back then but was unsuccessful. If you come across any that work, I'd love to know about it! Awesome room/space/land/everything by the way!

    #317 29 days ago

    I visited Tim and this Mecca of a game room last weekend. It is an envy-inducing work of art.

    #318 28 days ago
    Quoted from VolunteerPin:

    I visited Tim and this Mecca of a game room last weekend. It is an envy-inducing work of art.

    Too kind. Was great to see you and had fun building the lift too!

    Thanks for the parts. Got it finished up today. Pic below

    BTW, this tool works great for other minor type work surrounding pinball legs
    Actually talking about using just the jack without the rounded lift box for:

    - adding leg protectors
    - adding pingulps
    - changing out leg bolts
    - leveling the machine (reccomend only front)
    - anything that's quick where you wouldn't be under the machine

    I just used it to add 12 pingulps in just a few minutes

    Anyone interested in building their own should check this post out earlier in this same thread

    https://pinside.com/pinball/forum/topic/gameroom-advice/page/2#post-5057841

    And here's a video of mine in action

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    #319 28 days ago

    Just passed thru this thread tonight. Absolutely magnificent work sir! You must be very proud on what you accomplished. I love that WOZ corner you got going there. Hope you enjoy it all now it’s all together.

    #320 28 days ago
    Quoted from FalconDriver:

    Just passed thru this thread tonight. Absolutely magnificent work sir! You must be very proud on what you accomplished. I love that WOZ corner you got going there. Hope you enjoy it all now it’s all together.

    Hey! Glad you enjoyed the thread. Thanks so much for the kind words too.
    I really enjoyed the design and build ... WOZ is a special pin and deserves the focus and space.

    Finally getting to play a few games as we are now moved in

    #321 28 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Last update for tonight... mounted the "Arcade" sign my daughter gave me for my birthday. Left the bulbs out because they were "hospital bright white". Am now on the hunt for some red or warm whites. Cool sign though.
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    Below that you can see the Tiki Toss ring-on-a-string game. Super easy to set up, cheap to buy on Amazon (under $15) and just plain addicting to play![quoted image]

    Is it possible to add some colour lighting gels to the underside of the light to warm it up rather than finding different LED’s?

    #322 27 days ago
    Quoted from Flynnyfalcon:

    Is it possible to add some colour lighting gels to the underside of the light to warm it up rather than finding different LED’s?

    Wish that would work but the bulbs are 100% exposed to the eye

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    #323 18 days ago

    I've had a few friends over after the build and it became apparent that I needed places for people to put their drinks.

    I already had about a dozen Pingulps from the good folks at Pinball Life but clearly that wasn't going to cut it - sent Terry an email and quickly ordered 26 more

    I always order the "right side" mounting option, but then mount them to the left side of the coin door. This puts it in front of the machine instead of to the side. I've want that room on each side to service games.

    Well the box arrived yesterday and I just had time tonight after picking up a horse trailer to "put a few on" .... then i decided to make a bit of sport out of it
    How long would it take to get them all on using my new gadget,, the pinball lift?

    SEE for yourself and that elapsed time was slowed significantly by my darned Houdini that has non-standard bolt heads!

    One drill to raise and lower the Jack and one to remove and replace the leg bolts
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    #324 18 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Last update for tonight... mounted the "Arcade" sign my daughter gave me for my birthday. Left the bulbs out because they were "hospital bright white". Am now on the hunt for some red or warm whites.

    Yeah, those bulbs suck. Also, I’m jealous of your telescope. I’ve been putting off pulling the trigger on that same one for awhile now. Currently I have a nice computerized refractor.

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    #325 18 days ago
    Quoted from JayDee:

    Yeah, those bulbs suck. Also, I’m jealous of your telescope. I’ve been putting off pulling the trigger on that same one for awhile now. Currently I have a nice computerized refractor.[quoted image]

    I did the same for almost a year. Fussed at myself about how expensive it was (it is) and how little it would be used (it is) but when I do use it, it's amazing.

    I'm close on solving the bulb issue and will report back soon!

    #326 18 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:I've had a few friends over after the build and it became apparent that I needed places for people to put their drinks.
    I already had about a dozen Pingulps from the good folks at Pinball Life but clearly that wasn't going to cut it - sent Terry an email and quickly ordered 26 more
    I always order the "right side" mounting option, but then mount them to the left side of the coin door. This puts it in front of the machine instead of to the side. I've want that room on each side to service games.
    Well the box arrived yesterday and I just had time tonight after picking up a horse trailer to "put a few on" .... then i decided to make a bit of sport out of it
    How long would it take to get them all on using my new gadget,, the pinball lift?
    SEE for yourself and that elapsed time was slowed significantly by my darned Houdini that has non-standard bolt heads!
    One drill to raise and lower the Jack and one to remove and replace the leg bolts
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    Why didn't you just get the removeable Pincups?

    #327 18 days ago

    whole project and space looks amazing!

    congrats again on reaching this life goal of yours!

    enjoy it!

    #328 18 days ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Why didn't you just get the removeable Pincups?

    I’ve got these ones. No problem so far.

    amazon.com link »

    #329 18 days ago
    Quoted from MustangPaul:

    Why didn't you just get the removeable Pincups?

    Great product, simply the price when buying so many

    Quoted from Whysnow:

    whole project and space looks amazing!
    congrats again on reaching this life goal of yours!
    enjoy it!

    Thx. I am!

    Quoted from Murphdom:

    I’ve got these ones. No problem so far.
    amazon.com link »

    Those are a great solution! Especially for fast removal. I wanted mine to be bolted on as I can’t afford spills on a laminate floor. Wondering also if these could be ordered without that logo?

    #330 18 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Wondering also if these could be ordered without that logo?

    The logo is screen printed on. I used adhesive remover to remove the logo because I happen to have it on hand. I would suspect any paint thinner/lacquer or even nail polish remover would take it off. They can hold a lot of weight.
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    #331 17 days ago

    Was at Tim’s place the other night. Had to show this off on new GoT code. I have not played the premium much and think I might like it better than my pro. Might need to upgrade some day.

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    #332 17 days ago
    Quoted from VolunteerPin:

    Was at Tim’s place the other night. Had to show this off on new GoT code. I have not played the premium much and think I might like it better than my pro. Might need to upgrade some day.[quoted image]

    Killer game and score. Especially since you are used to the pro. Watched in awe!

    #333 17 days ago

    Impressive!!

    #334 17 days ago

    I bought one of those Pepsi reproduction street lights, similar to your arcade light with the battery powered LED bulbs. I ended up purchasing incandescent bulbs and sockets and completely rewired the sign to be able to utilize the incandescent bulbs. So much better now and actually usable and pleasing to look at. Just a suggestion for thought .

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    #335 3 days ago

    A few improvements since my last post.
    - added a BabyDan Guard Me gate at the bottom of the stairs to keep the dogs out. Love that it's a one handed operation and folds out of the way
    - added a snack section too. Walmart containers. You can open them one handed but they seal nearly air-tight. Dixie 3oz sample cups that come in their own dispenser. Added an 88 cent Walmart scoop to keep it sanitary.

    Peanut butter pretzel nuggets
    Smarties
    DumDums
    Paydays
    Snickers
    Trail mix
    Skittles
    Runts
    M&M peanut
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    #336 3 days ago

    Gate will also help keep the dogs out of the snacks. LOL

    #337 3 days ago
    Quoted from Pin-Pilot:

    Gate will also help keep the dogs out of the snacks also. LOL

    Bonus!

    Sure miss AZ. Was there in 94-95 and fell in love with it. Cave Creek is beautiful

    #338 3 days ago
    Quoted from MT45:

    Bonus!
    Sure miss AZ. Was there in 94-95 and fell in love with it. Cave Creek is beautiful

    Agreed! over 20 years ago, lots has changed since then. It is still great place to live, we just need a beach. lol

    #339 2 days ago
    Quoted from Pin-Pilot:

    Agreed! over 20 years ago, lots has changed since then. It is still great place to live, we just need a beach. lol

    Dave's Cave Creek Chili Beer still around?

    #340 2 days ago
    Quoted from Homebru:

    Dave's Cave Creek Chili Beer still around?

    Yes, I believe so. I bought a 6 pack a few years ago.

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