Introduction: Chinchilla Cube-house
Cut a 1100x200 mm work-piece off from a ready-made 18 mm thick board with a disc saw.
Cut it down to 16 mm thick on a thickness planer.
Adjust it to the size specified in the draft using a miter saw.
Mark out the boards.
Step 1: Windows
Cut out round holes with an electric hand saw. Leave a 1-2 mm margin for finishing.
Using a template, cut the holes and finish them with a hand router mounted on a router table.
Route quarters (6x16 mm) with a groove cutter featuring a cutter tooth.
Step 2: Gluing
The gluing comprises two stages.
First, put together the body. Smear the parts with glue and clamp them. Check right angles with a framing square. Remove excess glue with a damp sponge. Wait for the glue to dry.
Second, fix the top.
Step 3: Cube-house
Once the glue dries completely, carry out rough finishing.
Remove all sharp edges using a hand router with an R8 disc cutter. Finish the chinchilla house.
Now the cube-house is ready. Place it in a cage or glass case for your chinchillas to explore.
Step 4: Plans
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Glue Challenge 2016