Heh. I did some Googling and am having a hard time finding an instructable this simple
If you search for instructions to make your own board, you’ll find a lot of steps for doing your circuit layout in CAD and iron-on resist transfers or photoresist paint. You don’t actually need to do any of that – just mark the holes for your pins, use the really old-school method of just blobbing some plain resist around each hole with a paintbrush or felt-tip pen, then etch the board with ferric chloride.
It’s been so long since I’ve actually done this that I got all my materials from Radio Shack, so I’m sure there’s somebody else around that can give you better advice.
If you don’t want to mess with chemical etching, this board would be simple enough you could probably just make your solder islands with a dremel. You could use a small burr to make a moat around each solder pin so they’re not shorted together – it’s not necessary to remove all the extra plating from the board.
Before you start tinkering, measure the distances between the holes in your board. If they all line up to a regular grid, you could use a prototype perf board like this, no etching required
They wouldn’t be quite as strong as a solid board, but i’m sure it’d be good enough and it’d be a lot easier. Depending on how pretty you need the result to be, it might even be good enough to start with a perf board and add extra holes for any pins that don’t line up with the grid. You might need some massive solder balls, but if it’s inside a box