i built 40 frames once -- then i found out how cheap they are and how much time it took to build those things with set up and all -- that was the end of that-- and i love to work with wood
Yeah, after studying the plans it seemed to me that they were more trouble than what they are worth, so I am not going to bother. Still...I am in need of over 850 frames and at 55 cents a pop (not including shipping) that's a lot. I am still making out though since I am building my own boxes at least. I figure to save a heap being able to make 2 1/2 medium boxes at 5 bucks a pop. It took me about 20 minutes to make one. I'm not complaining.
On another note, I made the 1 1/4 inch top bars for my Kenyan Top Bar Hive. I am going off of Mr. Bush's design from his website. The only thing I am doing differently is, instead of using the triangles, I am cutting slots in the center of the bar in order to attach starter strips to it like that. They came out real nice. I have to pick up some more lumber in a week or two and to finish these projects.