The control panel got a makeover this weekend and now looks like swiss cheese. I routed all of the joystick recesses, drilled holes for all the buttons, cut the hole for the trackball, and attached the hinges to the top and bottom pieces. I didn't clean up the sawdust the entire time I was cutting all of the holes; you wouldn't believe how big the pile was by the time I was done.
Next up I just need to finish the control panel (as in apply stain and polyurethane to it), and then I can mount and wire the controls.
Below are two pics; the first is of the control panel with the lid up showing the underside of the top panel, the second is with the top down.