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Old 07-12-2022, 04:25 PM   #21
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Wow it's great. I thought you'd do it quickly What is the grey marbled bit round the edge? I thought the plastic frame was clear or white before?

Just out of interest - how did you finish the cut bars? So the dremel has a cutting tool - does it have a metal sanding tool as well - to finish rough edges?
The grey marble effect is just duck tape.

Yes, i have different kind of cutting discs, pvc and metal, for the Dremel. The discs are from B&Q.

I used wire cutters for the thin bars and the Dremel for the thick ones.

I used a Dremel metal file bit to file the end bits down but they are covered by the plastic bit from the door which sits flash against the bars. Kind of sunk into the square i cut out.

I suppose an all wire door panel would be easier to do but i couldn't find a door big enough. Here's a close up.
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Old 07-12-2022, 05:02 PM   #22
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It looks a very professional job! I have thought about getting a dremel a few times but keep reading so many reviews about how they pack up! Most of my diy is sawing bits of wood and sanding. I can see a dremel would be good for cutting cage bars. I could do with a decent small saw just for things like cutting dowels and those chunky rodipet legs. OH has a smallish saw but I struggle with it. I have a really small one that's not much more than a steak knife! But it won't quite go through dowels.
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Old 07-12-2022, 05:18 PM   #23
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I've used the Dremel for wood as well. Just small jobs like cutting out an extra door on a wooden house.

The Dremel we have is quite an old one. Maybe the newer ones are not so good, like everything i suppose. Nothing's made to last anymore.
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:27 AM   #24
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My OH found a panel of acrylic in his shed so didn't need to buy one.

I just cut out 3 panels and attached them with short bolts, washers and wing nuts to create a digging area on one side.
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:35 AM   #25
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thats awesome Ria
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:54 AM   #26
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You are a whizz at creating great cages.
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:55 AM   #27
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thats awesome Ria
Thanks. And now i've adopted your idea with the shelves i saw in one of your inspiring videos! Need to plastikote them yet.
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Old 07-16-2022, 06:59 AM   #28
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You are a whizz at creating great cages.
Thanks. My OH's miffed because i did the job myself and told me that i was using the wrong drill bit!! Who cares as long as i get the result i want.
Ok, he's brilliant at DIY but i enjoy it as well, in an improvised fashion, hehe.
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Old 07-16-2022, 07:01 AM   #29
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Thanks. My OH's miffed because i did the job myself and told me that i was using the wrong drill bit!! Who cares as long as i get the result i want.
Ok, he's brilliant at DIY but i enjoy it as well, in an improvised fashion, hehe.
He sounds like a perfectionist. I am the opposite and just want things done as quickly as possible.
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Old 07-16-2022, 12:50 PM   #30
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The perspex panels look great - way better than chewable cardboard! I also like Luna's shelf idea for that cage. Looking forward to seeing it finished. Lucky Hamster.

I have always balked at the idea of drilling perspex in case it cracked. Any tips?
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