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  • WillY5 commented on Robb's instructable Hamster Wheel Standing Desk6 months ago
    Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

    Hi Caitlin, Mae is about 60 lbs and the wheel is almost small for Mae. So I'd recommend keeping it the same size. If you do make it smaller, that's an easy adjustment the laser cutting people can make. They'll just scale the whole .dxf file down a bit. When it comes to optimization, I HIGHLY recommend additional side-wheels ^_^. Mae almost destroyed the base on the third run due to side fiction. You can see my additional side-wheel in this video:https://youtu.be/WR2sq1gejPUThe side-wheels were made of some 4x4 and skateboard trucks, and were meant to be a quick and dirty fix. But ended up staying attached to the base for over a year.Good luck, and I look forward to videos of your pups on the wheel.-Will

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  • WillY5 commented on Robb's instructable Hamster Wheel Standing Desk1 year ago
    Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

    Hi Angela, the inner diameter on the wheel is 6 feet 3 inches and DXF drawings can be easily scaled scaled in AutoCAD. The laser cutter guys I worked with scaled it for me to fit a plywood sheet. Scale yours down by half and your wheel diameter should be just a smidge over 3 feet. That should be big enough for a Maine Coon :)

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  • WillY5 commented on Robb's instructable Hamster Wheel Standing Desk1 year ago
    Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

    The DXF files can be scaled to whatever size you'd like. I used AutoCad to tweak the files a bit and scaled it so that every grid line was 1 foot. 4 grid lines by 8 and you have yourself a standard sheet of plywood. The laser cutting guy used AutoCad as well and was able to read the scale that I set.

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  • WillY5 commented on Robb's instructable Hamster Wheel Standing Desk2 years ago
    Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

    Hi PT! I don't have the DXF's anymore, only a modified DWG of the Bearing Stand Plate that has more slats added in for the wheel that would fit onto a standard 4'x8' sheet of plywood. I see Robb got you the original, would you still like my modified DWG?

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  • WillY5 commented on Robb's instructable Hamster Wheel Standing Desk2 years ago
    Hamster Wheel Standing Desk

    Final update; did a lot of tweaking and adjusting. The wheel no longer rubs against the base and my dog is having a blast on it.

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