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  • Manufacture of a PVC photo box

    To take beautiful photos of your zebrafinch, here is a photo box model to make yourself.

    1. Materials needed

    - White PVC panel, 5 mm thick.
    - PVC U-shaped slides.
    - PVC angles in L.
    - 1 ultra-flat neon with switch.
    - Trunnion Ø 10 or 12 grooved.
    - Silicone glue.

    2. Cutting the PVC panel


    - The PVC panel is cut to form a cube with the following dimensions: Length 38 cm, depth 32 cm, height 32 cm.
    - On a wall, a hole 6 cm in diameter (to be adjusted according to the lens of your camera) is made at the height of the future perch.
    - On another wall, an opening 10 cm wide by 12 high is made for the sliding door which will allow the bird to be introduced into the box.
    - Cut 1 door to close the hole which will be used to photograph the bird (example of dimensions for a 6 cm hole: 10 cm x 10 cm).
    - Cut 1 door of 12 cm x 14 cm for the opening that will allow the bird to be introduced into the box.
    - Cut a 10 cm x 10 cm square that will serve as a base for the perch.

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    3. Gluing the slides

    - Cut and glue 2 guides (U-shaped angles) which allow the door to slide, which can block the Ø 6 cm opening.
    - Cut and glue 2 slides (U-shaped angles) which allow the door to slide, which will be able to obstruct the opening 10 cm wide by 12 cm high.

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