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Trying To Make A Travel Cage


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Here I have been busily nailing and gluing half inch by one inch pine on to ply board and so far I have made back and front, wire is in front already.

Now I have to cut the sides and top and bottom. AND decide where and how the door is going on

 

What do you think for a lady :glare: not a bad job :unsure:

 

Inside of The back and I need to drill air holes in yet.

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Inside of the Front

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The back and front the way it will kinda look when finished but their just leaning on each over at the moment because there is no side or top yet.

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Oops but the way my cutting or sawing is a bit wonky but I can't help that, been nagging Greg to buy a saw bench, seem I am becoming a budding little builder :unsure:

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Woo HOO !!!! Brilliant :unsure: You are one clever lady :unsure:

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:glare: yeh well I just got it to show Greg thinking I was so smart and I noticed it's not even square :unsure: But I hope it still works :unsure:

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For a beginner you've brilliantly, well done.

Who knows what you'll be making if you get that saw bench??? Best of luck.

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Thanks Ellkeiremi that's what I think image wood cut straight that's good beginning :unsure:

See I only use a jig saw and Greg uses his cirular saw and he cuts wonkier than me :unsure:

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I make all my own travel cages and nest boxes etc, and none of mine are square either as i only use a jigsaw :unsure:

What you have done looks fantastic and it will work brilliantly! The easiest door to make is a sliding one. You can buy plastic strip stuff (which i think is used for edging ply and plaster board. that will fit the thickness of ply and creates tracks for a sliding door :unsure:

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Good looking travel box.

 

I know that we have talked about a better saw than a jig saw for cutting, but it seems to work - just not something you'd want to sell to people as a quality product (that's ours not yours)

 

Oh - and just noticed this is my 100th post! Don't I get a free budgie, or a trip to Europe , or something, now (if for nothing else, other than, good,, coma,,, placement)?

 

 

I make all my own travel cages and nest boxes etc, and none of mine are square either as i only use a jigsaw :unsure:

What you have done looks fantastic and it will work brilliantly! The easiest door to make is a sliding one. You can buy plastic strip stuff (which i think is used for edging ply and plaster board. that will fit the thickness of ply and creates tracks for a sliding door :unsure:

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Free budgie !!!!!!!!!!!!! :unsure: :glare: :) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

 

Sorry Splat....you have done a fantastic job............ :unsure:

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Oh - and just noticed this is my 100th post! Don't I get a free budgie, or a trip to Europe , or something, now (if for nothing else, other than, good,, coma,,, placement)?

 

 

You had better check with Admin Liv ( aka WIFE ) to see what she has in store for your reward................

 

maybe 2 hours slave duty cleaning in the birdroom :unsure:

 

 

SHAKEN NOT STIRRED !!! :unsure:

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:unsure: :unsure: :glare: :) :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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:laughter: :hug: :rofl:

 

hey where do you buy those thing Liv, bunnings

 

Oh yeh as long as it makes the trip who cares if it falls apart in Kaz's shed, :fear BUT it has to hold till then:fear :wacko: Just teasing Kaz :P:D

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:laughter: :P :fear

 

hey where do you buy those thing Liv, bunnings

 

Oh yeh as long as it makes the trip who cares if it falls apart in Kaz's shed, :hug: BUT it has to hold till then:fear :wacko: Just teasing Kaz :P:D

 

:D You are an amazing woman mate.............don't let anyone ever tell you different :rofl:

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hey where do you buy those thing Liv, bunnings

 

I got mine from the hardware store. they are plastic white strips and i think they are 2.4 meters long and only about $5. I dont really know what its called. Kaz may know as i remember her having some at her place too...

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They are plastic strips used to join thin panel board....very cheap...$4-5 length something like that .........some have double edges for joining two peices of ply and others have one edge...you want the one edge piece.If all else fails...just screw a lid on with the budgies inside and I will unscrew them this end :laughter:

 

 

I had a piece of that plastic beading nearby...so here it is

 

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Well that did enter my mind :laughter: Really as they wouldn't get out :wacko: No as you said I am smart so my smart mind will come up with something :rofl:

 

It was funny when Greg came homefrom work, I so very proudly showed him handy work and he said with a smirk "what is it meant to be" and I so smartly explained and he said "have you got plans" and I said no just making it up as I go. He chuckled and walked down the back.

I don't care wait until the finish product it will talk for it's self :fear at least I hope :P

I should have any of these when I want my brain to work :D :hug: :P

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thank you, one and for for your advise on my 100th post - i notice nobody offerred a trip to europe??

 

I can only reply to the posts, (and sorry if I hijack!!)

 

Free budgie !!!!!!!!!!!!! :laughter: :wacko: :rofl: :fear :hug: :P

Thanks Anne101 - obviously, got your vote for my 101st post... will send you my address offline, so you can send me a free bird...

 

From Kaz...

maybe 2 hours slave duty cleaning in the birdroom :D

 

So much love, so much support... mmmmmmmm ... Kaz, I already pick up the kids, clean the house, vacuum the bird room, do soft seed, bird vegies preparation, dust the bird room, set up nice music for the birds, massage them, pluck their bird-eyebrows, work full time, and wait on Liv hand and foot - 2 hours of slave duty should be a breeze. :D

 

thank you one and all, for soooooooooooooooooooooo much support. lets hope Splat gets her full blown circular saw for her travel cages (and she can send me a bird in one for my 100th post :P )

 

Good looking travel box, by the way.

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It dosent matter how it looks Splat,as long as it passes

the air freight standard for a cage.I have had birds sent

to me,it those plastic boxes,with a lot of holes drilled

in the lid & electric ties for extra safty.The best point they

are light & compact. :laughter:

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From Kaz...

maybe 2 hours slave duty cleaning in the birdroom :fear

 

So much love, so much support... mmmmmmmm ... Kaz, I already pick up the kids, clean the house, vacuum the bird room, do soft seed, bird vegies preparation, dust the bird room, set up nice music for the birds, massage them, pluck their bird-eyebrows, work full time, and wait on Liv hand and foot - 2 hours of slave duty should be a breeze. :D

 

thank you one and all, for soooooooooooooooooooooo much support. lets hope Splat gets her full blown circular saw for her travel cages (and she can send me a bird in one for my 100th post :P )

 

Good looking travel box, by the way.

 

:laughter: um dont forget family hair dresser :D:P

sorry liv :D:wacko: :hug: real good job to :rofl:

 

i will send you a card if you like for 100th post one with a free budgie coupon in it

 

 

 

 

splat looking good better than i could do

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thank you, one and for for your advise on my 100th post - i notice nobody offerred a trip to europe??

 

I can only reply to the posts, (and sorry if I hijack!!)

 

Free budgie !!!!!!!!!!!!! :wacko: :rofl: :fear :hug: :P:D

Thanks Anne101 - obviously, got your vote for my 101st post... will send you my address offline, so you can send me a free bird...

 

From Kaz...

maybe 2 hours slave duty cleaning in the birdroom :P

 

So much love, so much support... mmmmmmmm ... Kaz, I already pick up the kids, clean the house, vacuum the bird room, do soft seed, bird vegies preparation, dust the bird room, set up nice music for the birds, massage them, pluck their bird-eyebrows, work full time, and wait on Liv hand and foot - 2 hours of slave duty should be a breeze. :D

 

thank you one and all, for soooooooooooooooooooooo much support. lets hope Splat gets her full blown circular saw for her travel cages (and she can send me a bird in one for my 100th post :D )

 

Good looking travel box, by the way.

 

 

Your so funny 007, well here we go better late than never :laughter: Happy 100 POST 007 and here's your free bird :D:D

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Oh - and just noticed this is my 100th post! Don't I get a free budgie, or a trip to Europe , or something, now (if for nothing else, other than, good,, coma,,, placement)?

 

Congratulations comma 007. I hope your exertions have not caused a coma. May you enjoy an enhanced karma.

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How does it look now ? :bow:

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It's all finished Kaz gee You sure 6 birds will fit without dying.

I will take photos tomorrow and the measurements. I think from memory about 7inches high, about 11 inches long and about 6 inches wide.

To hot to travel yet but it is ment to cool down Monday Next week

 

Forgot how are you Kaz :bow:

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It's all finished Kaz gee You sure 6 birds will fit without dying.

I will take photos tomorrow and the measurements. I think from memory about 7inches high, about 11 inches long and about 6 inches wide.

To hot to travel yet but it is ment to cool down Monday Next week

 

Forgot how are you Kaz :bow:

 

 

Yeah they will fit....best way to travel is to huddle together....less chance of damage, and they are quieter that way. You could travel them to melbourne in a normal cage and transfer them to the box in your car just before air travel :)

 

I am getting there :D Feeling flat and feeling tired after all this....a little depressed....Kens dad and mine all in such a short space of time :)

Got back from Geraldton late afternoon yesterday.

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Yes Kaz that's mine plan, Show cages, 3 to a cage to Melbourne and then travel cage'

I am glad you are okay but it will take time, please look after yourself. :bow:

Did you have anymore losses with the birds while you were away.

Gosh it's hot here can't stand being in this room on the computer sweating like a pig in here, going back in the lounge where the air con is

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Yes Kaz that's mine plan, Show cages, 3 to a cage to Melbourne and then travel cage'

I am glad you are okay but it will take time, please look after yourself. :bow:

Did you have anymore losses with the birds while you were away.

Gosh it's hot here can't stand being in this room on the computer sweating like a pig in here, going back in the lounge where the air con is

 

 

Losses of birds...YES. Lost two at home but ones I knew had issues and would not make it. One I took with me.....died while I was in Geraldton. Ken had earlier omitted to change water in one cage and that bird got sick from contaminated sludge in its water..............so I took it with me to treat it and give it extra care.

 

I am taking a me day today....and leadlight work will have to wait until tomorrow....but I am doing things on the new flights.

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