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« Reply #20 on: February 28, 2008, 02:33:58 PM »

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I use gorrila glue for the frames.

This stuff is the best.  I use it for all my wooden hive components.  Talk about strong stuff.
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« Reply #21 on: February 28, 2008, 02:59:27 PM »

Heres a few pics of some of the parts.

Work backwards through the photos. Somehow my photoloader loaded them backwards Undecided


Thank you VERY much for these photos. I have taken the liberty of assembling them into a PDF http://www.digitallyhip.com/pdfs/hiveassembly.pdf

 
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« Reply #22 on: February 29, 2008, 08:29:14 AM »

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« Reply #23 on: March 03, 2008, 02:41:47 PM »

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Thank you VERY much for these photos. I have taken the liberty of assembling them into a PDF http://www.digitallyhip.com/pdfs/hiveassembly.pdf

I started out just nailing frames and doing them one at a time.  I now know better on both counts.  Here is the voice of experience....

Nailing frames that way is guaranteed to have them pull apart.  Frames can get quite heavy full of honey, and they get glued into the box by propolis so they have to withstand prying.  Nailing into endgrain has no strength, and you didn't use glue either.  Nail frames 90 degrees to the pulling direction.  On the top bar, nail into the end bar under the lip, or into the ears (like you did).  This gives some strength as the nail can't simply pull out, it has to break wood.  The nail straight down into the top does nothing.  On the bottom, nail from the sides through the bottom bar.  Always use glue as well.  It's stronger than any nail.  Also, you'll wear yourself out assembling one frame at a time.  Build a simple jig....
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/framejig/framejig.htm
And buy yourself a cheap brad gun and a small compressor.
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« Reply #24 on: March 08, 2008, 06:00:22 AM »

I was just throwing together the way to assemble them. I glue everything and have yet to have any frames boxes etc come apart.When glued well ,the glue seems to supercede the nails.
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« Reply #25 on: March 08, 2008, 09:52:56 PM »

    My fingers can tell you when I run out of screws and have to use nails.  I tried small screws on frames but the brads do better and my fingers again don't, even with needlenose pliers in use. 

     Oh yeah my clothes can tell you all about gorilla glue and how good it is.  After a couple years I've had to redo my boxes that I used carpenters glue (indoor/outdoor) on. embarassed
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