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Offline Carriage House Farm

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Painting Jig
« on: October 22, 2007, 06:39:53 PM »
I know some folks may not find this useful but for those of us that brush/roller paint a small numbers of hives I have made a VERY simple jig to paint them on.  You can either hang them up to dry afterwards or rest them on 1x1's to keep them off the ground.

No paper sticking to the bottom or nothing.  :)

I am sure I am way over thinking something simple, but I like my result.

Here it is:

4 3/4"x1" ash scrap stapled together with brads placed at the "joints" where the hive body/super will sit, keeping it from touching anything while you paint and this making less mess.



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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2007, 08:36:56 PM »
To bad you don't have any nice sunny days in your area.
Just stack them on top of one another on a bottom board, as many as you have or as high as you can reach. Start painting at the top so you clear up all the runs as you go, and paint away.
3 or more stacks will have the first one dry time you finish the last stack.
Exterior flat latex, any good grade. no less than 3 coats.
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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2007, 11:02:59 PM »
   Looks good.  I do do the stacking with two coats of primer and two of semi gloss.  My youngsters finish up the artistic side.


Would that work for stacking?  Looks like it may...
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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2007, 10:29:07 AM »
Richard, nice idea, yep I know about the paper sticking to the bottom one when I have painted them in my kitchen.  Now I paint them in the bee house, but still a good idea, gonna use it  :) :)  Have a wonderful and beautiful day, Cindi
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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2007, 01:04:14 PM »
i thought this was going to be about a dance you could do while painting

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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2007, 03:25:28 PM »
Working outside you can really do some moves with out an inside mess. :) :roll: :shock: ;)doak

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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2007, 06:37:01 PM »
You could use it with a stack.  Those pine boxes weigh nothing.  Maybe 5 or six at a time, maybe twice that.
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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2007, 09:36:48 PM »
Well that supports the saying "necessity is the mother of invention", looks good.  By the looks of your pictures (background) you don't paint the edges?  I'll bet you could with a stand like that.  I managed to come up with a completely different approach, and I don't stack them because I like to paint the edges too.  I hang the box off of a 2-by, I can paint a side and two edges, flip it 1/4 turn and paint again.  Repeating until all 4 sides and 8 edges are done.  I pull it off and find a place to hang the box up until dry, always handling and hanging it by the inside.  Alternatively, if just doing a few one could rest a 2-by on two sawhorses with the 2-by running through a few boxes.  Paint the boxes, rotating them until done and just let them hang between the sawhorses until dry.

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Re: Painting Jig
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2007, 01:11:45 AM »
Eeeks, such elaboration, that is a wonderful thing. Cindi
There are strange things done in the midnight sun by the men who moil for gold.  The Arctic trails have their secret tales that would make your blood run cold.  The Northern Lights have seen queer sights, but the queerest they ever did see, what the night on the marge of Lake Lebarge, I cremated Sam McGee.  Robert Service

 

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