(see this users gallery)
The goal of this build was to make a stick of small size, to fit onto the keyboard drawer of my desk. I can simply push my keyboard back, and place this there for PC gaming.
I also wanted to initially reuse an almost complete case, since I have very little experience using arcade sticks, and prior to making this, had only a handheld drill and a Dremel in my collection of available power tools.
Go figure that I went ahead and bought and learned how to use a router. I was very motivated to execute the project just to have properly molded, handled sides (the case used had sharp edges on one end).