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« on: September 08, 2007, 11:49:47 PM »

Iím starting to make my flight pen. I picked up all the wood and hardware today... Hope to start tomorrow. Weather permitting... Iím making it so I can take it down if needed... It will be 16'L x 8'w x 6'h sitting 2' of the ground. I will post pics as I go.

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« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2007, 01:27:16 PM »

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« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2007, 01:28:59 PM »

1 of 4 bobs...
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« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2007, 01:30:46 PM »

the door
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« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2007, 01:32:18 PM »

the pack..
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« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2007, 01:33:15 PM »

a overhead
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« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2007, 01:34:42 PM »

in-side the house
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« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2007, 09:37:05 PM »

It looks really terrific!
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« Reply #8 on: October 20, 2007, 11:19:38 PM »

A pen Reeves would be proud of. Great job you should be proud of yourself.
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« Reply #9 on: October 21, 2007, 12:11:32 AM »

thank you,
I'm very proud! I'm only 18, so no one thinks i know what I'm doing.. so when i do.. I'm proud. i put a lot of time, and work into it. i work just about 5-6 days a week + hight school, so its hard to find time. i planed every thing out. it can be broke down if need be. and may i add its is 100% leveled. i used one of them things they they use on high ways and roads.. its like a laser or something. i may add on to it also. but i need to look more into laws in PA be for i put more money in to it.
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« Reply #10 on: October 22, 2007, 04:13:55 PM »

i used one of them things they they use on high ways and roads.. its like a laser or something.

That would be called a "transit".

Good thing that you got it perfectly level or your birds legs would have grown one shorter than the other in order to walk vertical.  :eek:   :grin:

Pen looks good, alot of work, figuring, etc., I am sure.  Throw an old pine tree in there and the birds will really dig it.
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« Reply #11 on: October 22, 2007, 10:26:29 PM »

lol, ya a transit.. i plan on puting a pine tree in there.=) thanks
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« Reply #12 on: October 23, 2007, 03:27:46 AM »

Do you have any predators of the furry kind around your parts? If so...the netting may not be enough protection. You may need to go 1/2" hardwire all around.
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« Reply #13 on: October 23, 2007, 08:48:33 AM »

Nice looking pen lad !

Like aKira said though....

Looks like 2"x3" wood used ?

Screws , or nails ? The only nails I use are in the shop to hang tools up !

Tip: do not pound staples all the way in. Makes it a great deal easier to remove them in the future.

What stain did you use ?
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« Reply #14 on: October 23, 2007, 09:18:09 AM »

i used screws all the way around. 2x3 were used, because they are about a $1.00 less then the 2x4s. also i made it in 4 parts. 4- 8x8sq and then made them in to 2- 8x8x8 box's. i then had to move them about 100yd to its new home. what i did, which i thing was a good idea, was i used 1/4in bolts on the uprights,( they are 2x4s) i ran the bots thew the upright and the 8x8sq box. then i just put it up into the air 1 leg at a time. i then ran a 2x3 on 2 of the sides, to act like rails to slid the bottom box in to place. then did the same thing as the top. i netted it first. i used a deck sealer, for the stain(rose wood). it looks nice plus it will long the life of the wood. as of predators.. not tomany. lots of crows come around, but thats what the 28GA is for. i saw 1 hawk but only one time. my cats the bigest predator i think.. lol. i had 3 or 4 big black birds.. i dint know what they are. they are like crows on juice.. i grabbed my paint ball gun i hit 2 with about 50 plus balls.. you have to love full auto paintball guns.=) they didn't come back. and my dog loves to get under the flight pen ad give the bobs a work out. thanks for the tip.
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