Bird cage

Bird cage

You will need:
For base — 12 thick rods with a length of 190 mm;
45 stands with length of 450 mm;
thin rods to weave the base and walls.
For flap — 12 bars with a length of 650 mm;
24 of counter length 375 mm;
thin rods for weaving.
For additional details — 600 mm planed strips for fastening of a cover;
a small amount of material average thickness for hinges:
rod length of 500 mm for ring;
rod length 400 mm, diameter 8 mm for perch;
with a rod length of 75 mm with a diameter of 8 mm for the pin.

Make a crosspiece from twelve bars and appetite it with a thin rod by the method of "twisting". Making three rows, divide the bars in pairs. On the ninth a number of separate bars. The base diameter should be equal to 170 mm and slightly concave in shape. Focus rack from one end and insert them one by one from two sides of each of the bar frame base. Using the pliers bend the strut and tie their ends so that the convex side of the base was inside the cell.

Appetite stand, making seven rows method "rope". Ensure that the distance between the racks was the same around the entire circumference of the basket. Don't forget to put inside the cell load.

Take a thin rod whose length is sufficient to make four rows of weaving. The rod needs to be soft and very flexible. Fold the rod in the middle and go around them any rack so that both ends of it came out. Position the rod at a height of 75 mm above the edge of the woven edge. Now the distance between the uprights should be slightly larger that the cell has turned out expanding upward (figure 1). Make one row with "rope" in lace beading, then one some way "twisting". Weaving would be beautiful chains (figure 2). The ends of the rods tuck inside the cell.

Bird cage

Departing 75 mm above, make another row with "rope" in lace beading. The diameter of the cells in this place should be about 260 mm. Add another wire and make three rows with a way to "rope". Weaving finish edge "the rod" of three or four rods, which follow the edge of the "track". Tuck the ends of the struts inward, as in the weaving of trays and baskets. But before you begin braiding the edges, make sure the edge of the cage turned out absolutely smooth, otherwise the lid will not close tightly.

Cage cover
Make a cross out of twenty rods. Appetite her way of "twisting" (two series). Divide the bars of the crosses in pairs and continue the weaving method of "twisting", adding a domed shape (as is the case when weaving rattles). Making six or seven rows, disconnect the rods, to distance between them equal, and continue stitching. The depth of the dome should be no more than 40 mm and a diameter of about 75 mm.

Sharpen the ends of the additional racks and insert them one by one on the right side of each rod from the dome. Secure counter space with another two some way "twisting". Step to 60 mm and weave one row with "rope" in lace beading, disconnecting all stands (figure 3). Then immediately make one some way "twisting"to make a "chain", as on the walls of the cells. The diameter of the "dome" in this place should be about 150 mm. Departing another 60— 70 mm, make a one number method "rope" in lace beading. In this place the dome shall have a diameter of 225-250 mm. Continue to weave harder. You may need several times to start over until you achieve the correct shape cap. Add a third rod and make four rows way to "rope". Stands should go under the same angle. A swim cap will perform as well as edges of the cell, — "the rod" of three or four bars and a "track". At the base of the cover shall have a diameter of 225 mm, i.e. slightly larger than the diameter of the upper edge of the cell.

Bird cage

Ring for suspension
Take the rod average thickness of 500 mm in length and tie it in a knot (figure 4). Tighten the knot so as to form a ring with a diameter of 40 mm. Appetite ring with first one, and then in the other direction — the other end of the rod. When the ring is dry trim the ends.

The ring will attach to the cover by a thin rod with a length of 300 mm. this rod skip around one or two rods forming the crossbar. The resulting two rods screw together, attach the ring and the ends of the loops weave in the cover from the back side (figure 5).

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Fixing the cap
Before attaching the cover, try to put it to the cell, determine where it best fits. Here is the front side of the cell. The cover attach on the opposite side of the cage. Hold a piece of sliced tape with a length of about 600 mm and one end of its thread inside the cell under the edge. Inside the cell, leave the end of a length of 150— 200 mm. the Other end (on the outside) fold up and slide into the cover over its edge. The cage and cover stitch over the edge, make four or five stitches. The resulting loop tighten or loosen (figure 6) as needed so that the cover can be tilted easily, but not hanging.

Clasp made of two loops. Take a rod with a length of 300 mm and they go around the rack from the front side of the cell. The two formed an end of the rod will twist to make a loop that protrudes 18 mm above the rim of the cell. The ends of the rod weave under the edge of the cell (figure 8). From the same material make a loop on the lid. (This loop will be worn on a loop on the cage.) First attach the rod to its two ends come out through the edge. These tips will twist, by trying them to the loop on the cage. Insert the ends into the edge and woven into them (figure 9).

Bird cage

Of thick material (diameter 8 mm) make a pin 75 mm length (figure 7). One end of its focus. Attach the pin to the cell through a thin, twisted rod. To do this, first a simple knot attach the rod on the pin (for greater strength on the pin make a slot for the rod).

The perch inside the cage can be made from a thick rod with a length of 450 mm. using the pliers bend the ends of the rod so that the length of the middle portion was equal to the diameter of the cell at the level of the "chain". The ends of the perch point and insert it through the chain to the bottom side of the cell. The material does not crack, moisten it in places where are inserted the ends of the perch.

Bird cage
Bird cage

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