Mapping out the front of the bottom part of the case.
Mapping out the front section of the top of the case. All the measurements are on the back sides so I don't get the front all gunky.
We are cutting the case via scroll saw, so I have an extra test piece to try and cut first, to make sure it doesn't crack or split. Not sure why I included this photo since I dont have any other photos of the test cut, it was just random cuts anyway, with no issues so it's on to the real material.
Bottom piece where the game and controller compartments will be.
Testing bottom piece to make sure there is room to fit. They will sit inside a compartment, of sorts, inside the case.
Top part of the case, where the screen and screen components will be.
Cover for the screen buttons and probably the speaker too, for the top of the case. It came from the NES and sucked to cut out via exacto knife. Picture is of piece before I sanded it.
Test fit for top pieces. Screen lens not in this picture, but it fits in there fine.
I did the best the could making all the cuts straight with a file and lots of sanding. I thought I had pre-filing pictures but I guess I over-wrote them or something. There is a few bumps and knicks but hopefully the spraypaint will at least cover up some of that. This is about the best I can do with my ability and the allotted time I have, but I think it looks pretty decent. Tomorrow it will be a clear, spray paint friendly 64 degrees outside so hopefully I can get this painted and get most of the work done before Friday.