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#1 young airgunner

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 10:17 AM

yesterday i decided i would make a ferret box for my 2 ferrets i shall be getting next week. i think it has turned out ok, will certainly do the job and im pretty pleased with it. here are some pics. the strap was made with the sling and swivels of my .410 :good:

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#2 YorkshirePurdey

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 11:32 AM

Looks like you could make yourself a good business doing this. Top notch! :good:

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:15 PM

Very nice work! :good:

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:17 PM

forgot to mention, i will be treating it with wood preserve and still need to do a little planing and sanding. other than that im chuffed. cheers for the comments

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:17 PM

nice bit of handywork there fella

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:18 PM

get um on flea bay lol :good:

#7 young airgunner

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:23 PM

get um on flea bay lol :good:


mine was basically free though. sling and swivels already had, hinges already had, plywood already had. only thing i need were the lid catches. 3 and a little bit of time was worth it i reckon

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:42 PM

Looks like it will do the job mate. :good:

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 12:52 PM

Do you need to choose wood preserve wisely now, in case it causes illness to the ferrets?

#10 young airgunner

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:05 PM

most of the ferret boxes you buy come already treated. will have to look carefully on the tins to see if there safe to use. dont suppose anybody has already sourced a suitable preserve on a box or hutch they have made?

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 01:38 PM

Thats spot on mate,looks just as good as a bought one,and you have the satisfaction knowing you made it yourself,for next to nothing BB :good:

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Posted 07 July 2009 - 03:23 PM

excellent job i.d be proud if i had one myself :good:

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Posted 08 July 2009 - 07:38 AM

most of the ferret boxes you buy come already treated. will have to look carefully on the tins to see if there safe to use. dont suppose anybody has already sourced a suitable preserve on a box or hutch they have made?


Just make sure you pick a water based one, 99% of the quick drying ones are water based acrylic and they will be fine. Make sure you file the screws off that are sticking through, you don't want to catch your hand on them.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 07:56 AM

I would think you could leave the inner surfaces untreated as well.




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