The next step to conquer is the
front door, with the coin door cutout. Start by cutting out a
board 30-3/4" long x 19-3/4" wide. We are allowing 1/4" gap for
Once you have that cut out (as in B), you are
ready to draw out the coin door cutout. Scott
bought the Happ Over/Under Coin Door (see left) so we hit
Happ's site for the cutout diagram. In case the link
changes, I have included the important information to the right.
Without going into too much detail, I essentially centered the cutout on
the door face. Picture D shows it all drawn out, with plenty of
guidelines. I then used a 5/8" spade bit (you could use any bit
large enough) at each corner so I could get the jigsaw blade through the
panel (see E). I then cut out the hole with the jigsaw, taking my
time to stay on the line. Be careful with the rounded corners.
Keep your cut to the inside of the curve or else you may leave a cut
that is visible from outside the door.
Now is the moment of truth. Place the coin door
into the hole and hope it fits properly. As it happened, one
corner was not rounded enough and you could see daylight through it when
the coin door was in place. Hence, the note at the end of the
previous paragraph. However, because the cutout was centered, I
tried flipping it around. That worked and the fit was perfect.
Stand the door up and admire your work. Mounting
the door and installing the door lock will have to wait until the
cabinet has been painted and assembled.
Additional info: The coin door that Scott purchased
came standard with yellow coin reject buttons on it. Yellow did
not fit Scott's cabinet design so we ordered two replacement buttons in
blue. They are part #42-0517-02 Blue reject button assembly on
In addition, Scott is going to use tokens, not quarters, to plug the
machine with. Therefore, he designed
some custom "push to reject" art for them. He designed them as 1 inch
tall by 3/4" wide to fit perfectly. Scott has graciously provided
them for your use below.
The next page revisits the speaker area where we will
cut out the speaker holes.