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Uncle Zippy's Old Fashioned


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#1 Uncle Zippy

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:28 PM

These are the "trees" I made the fids. Tinker's is on the other side of the room. Same deal only smaller diameter perches for her dainty feet.

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If you want more details let me know. biggrin.gif

Edit: Please note the instructions for building these trees are further down the thread in post #10

#2 Nancy and Bubba

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:30 PM

wow - pretty nifty rolleyes.gif Bubba is on the poor side of town, plus no room for anymore tongue.gif Nice job excl.gif

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 02:58 PM

there are great looking!

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:01 PM

Very nice UZ. I for one would love to know the dimensions that the trees are. I've been trying to make a play tree for Fez, but I'm not very good with the power tools, and such. I have great ideas in my head, but I can't translate them so that hubby can bring it to life.

Thanks!

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:01 PM

QUOTE (Uncle Zippy @ Jul 18 2006, 01:28 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
If you want more details let me know. biggrin.gif


I want! I want!

*hand raised in the back of the room*

#6 Joanne's Animal Kingdom

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:50 PM

so how did you get the toothpicks to stay together for Tinkers "tree"? tongue.gif

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 03:58 PM

Good job, UZ. Did you use the wooden closet poles for the stands? They really came out nice.

One more question: How do you keep Buddy from hopping over to that speaker, and sliding down the wire?

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 06:08 PM

I would love to have details! How tall are they? How many dowel rods and what sizes? Did you make the toys hung from them?

***thinking hubby is going to kill her for buying yet MORE things for fids*** laugh.gif

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Posted 18 July 2006 - 11:13 PM

You do good work UZ. Very good. laugh.gif

#10 Uncle Zippy

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:22 PM

Here is some more info and a couple more pictures for those interested.

I build them around 5 feet high(don't want them taller than me wink.gif ). I buy the round large dowel, I think it's 2 inches in diameter and an assortment of smaller dowels suitable for perches. Drill holes the same size as you perch dowels and glue them in using non toxic wood glue. Make sure your perches aren't longer than the base is wide to avoid messes. You can also drill small holes to add food/water/toy cups like this. Sorry but Maya was not ready for this picture. laugh.gif

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Cut the main post to size and affix it to the base with angle brackets and small wood screws. For a base I use a wood with a veneer surface for easy clean up. I also add a trim to keep messes contained. A bead of caulk keeps seeds and stuff from getting caught between the base and trim. Your base can be any size you like just make sure perches don't overhang the base to avoid poop on the floor.

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Add screw in eye hole hooks to attach toys and other goodies.

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Hope that helps. Now get out your saws and screwdrivers and get building. wink.gif

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:36 PM

Very cool looking. And I gotta say - the pic of Maya cracked me up. Bless her heart smile.gif

#12 Roxanne

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Posted 19 July 2006 - 08:13 PM

Nice Job UZ!

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:07 PM

Can you teach me how to make those?Tayten needs to be able to get off his cage and onto a play place.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 01:39 PM

What an AWSOME job! So how much do you think it cost you to build that?

#15 Uncle Zippy

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 07:39 PM

QUOTE (I love Tayten @ Aug 15 2006, 11:07 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Can you teach me how to make those?Tayten needs to be able to get off his cage and onto a play place.


There are semi-detailed directions further down this thread.

QUOTE (Laura @ Aug 15 2006, 11:39 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
What an AWSOME job! So how much do you think it cost you to build that?



I think for a single tree it runs me about $50 Canadian.

The most expensive items are probably the hardware. Screws, brackets, castors, the wood itself isn't too costly. So if you can scrounge the hardware you could probably do it cheaper.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:00 PM

Wow UZ, you did a great job.

I wish I would of seen this thread before I purchased the 2 hanging play gyms. They take up way too much room.

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Posted 15 August 2006 - 09:02 PM

UZ, they turned out great. Is this the same as the other one , from a while back?
Now if just pick up all that stuff and come to Texas with it we'll get busy....LOl

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 08:20 PM

<taps her foot> still waiting on UZ to show up to build Mkh and Mali one............... wink.gif

#19 Uncle Zippy

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Posted 18 August 2006 - 11:00 PM

QUOTE (~*~Kay~*~ @ Aug 18 2006, 06:20 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
<taps her foot> still waiting on UZ to show up to build Mkh and Mali one............... wink.gif


Whats missing? The pictures and directions are here in this thread.

Is there a particular question you have?

Edit:

I get it now. rolleyes.gif Sorry, I'm a lttle thick right now....not enough blood in the alcohol system. wacko.gif

Send the first class tickets to me, and book me the presidential suite. I can be there next week. tongue.gif

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Posted 19 August 2006 - 12:07 AM

You should market these UZ....with a nice discount to all your forum friends of course laugh.gif