Modern Fabrication Tools

  • Mark Frauenfelder
  • Ryan Bates


Before we take a journey of building an arcade, it's time we familiarize ourselves with new tools. We are still making a wood arcade cabinet shell; however, the methods to achieve this will be new. Traditional tools are still applicable here and can be substituted to replicate these instructions; however, I do not expect one to match some of these modern techniques and capabilities of industrial tools. Traditional tools like a table saw, circular saw, jigsaw, and scroll saw are all substitutes, but there is one tool that will take your ambitions and open a new skill ceiling; that is computer-aided drafting (CAD), and we’ll start with that. This is not a build-as-you-go guide; this is a structured and engineered arcade cabinet build.

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© Mark Frauenfelder and Ryan Bates 2019

Authors and Affiliations

  • Mark Frauenfelder
    • 1
  • Ryan Bates
    • 2
  1. 1.Studio CityUSA
  2. 2.PittsburghUSA

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