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to those who make and use glider kitchens

Posted By: pappy1264

to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:28 PM

How do you make the hole in it for them to get through? I want to make them for my cages, but don't know how to do that w/o breaking the plastic or having rough edges....HELP! Thanks!
Posted By: glidergrl1513

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:29 PM

I used a plastic salad bowl for one of mine. It was pretty flexible, so I just used a sharp knife to cut out the opening. From there, I used sandpaper to smooth it down.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:30 PM

Use a hole saw - it's a round saw bit for a drill...
Posted By: pappy1264

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:33 PM

Hmmmm, how big will that hole be (remember, me gots some fluffy gliders....lol)
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:33 PM

I'm an overworrier so I use the door knob hole saw to cut the hole and then use an old hot glue gun to make the edge smooth-no glue just the heat melts the plastic edge nice n smooth-sometimes a lil lump but still smooth. I kept sanding and sanding and still wasn't happy with the edge-seemed like I'd make it flat in one spot and sharper in another-so the glue gun worked great for me.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:36 PM

Originally Posted By: glidernanny
use an old hot glue gun to make the edge smooth-no glue just the heat melts the plastic edge nice n smooth


OMG, you are so smart! That is the best idea ever!
Posted By: pappy1264

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:38 PM

I will try it! I tried cutting one with a knife and scissors...no good! Thanks guys!
Posted By: Darlene

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:42 PM

I used a dremmel(sp) tool with a cut off wheel on it, then used a sanding wheel thingy on it. Worked great.
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:44 PM

suz also sells some good ones on her website. They're a whole $7
http://www.suzsugargliders.com/forsaleaccessories.htm

Also, Mary, the holes are pretty big grin
Posted By: pappy1264

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 07:49 PM

I need longer ones because of the trays I use (three way divided).

I will see if hubby has one of those drill attachments, thanks!
Posted By: Anonymous

Re: to those who make and use glider kitchens - 10/02/08 08:54 PM

When I have cut down bowls for various glider projects, I just use a lighter to lightly melt the edge like Glidernanny's gluegun trick. You just have to be careful to do it lightly and slowly... but I'm sure that all plastics are different, so do it over the kitchen sink. The nice thing about using a lighter is that the plastic tends to melt into a round edge on its own... weird, but very smooth!
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