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Offline twb

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Ideas for turning drawn deep frames into mediums?
« on: April 30, 2008, 08:54:47 PM »
I have several drawn out deep frames on plastic foundation.  I have grooved top bar and grooved bottom bars so simply cutting the foundation to size would eliminate the tapered edge that fits into the frame's groove.  Any groovey :lol: ideas to solve this one?
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Re: Ideas for turning drawn deep frames into mediums?
« Reply #1 on: April 30, 2008, 09:11:59 PM »
I'm about to encounter this problem in a few days.
My plan is to cut the frames down, with the foundation in place (jig saw).

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Re: Ideas for turning drawn deep frames into mediums?
« Reply #2 on: April 30, 2008, 11:08:01 PM »

My plan is to cut the frames down, with the foundation in place (jig saw).


And then how do you plan to add the grooved bottom stick? 
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Re: Ideas for turning drawn deep frames into mediums?
« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2008, 02:27:04 AM »
   Couldn't you run the bottom bar through a table saw and make the groove wider so that it's the same thickness as the plastic foundation before the taper then scrape back the wax about 1/4 of an inch on the bottom so that it fits into the bottom bar then just nail the bottom bar to the end bars.    metzelplex

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Re: Ideas for turning drawn deep frames into mediums?
« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2008, 07:34:06 AM »
I cut all mine down, but not with foundation in them.  I then cut the end bars off of the bottom bar and made a butt joint with the bottom bar inside of the end bars:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beeseightframemedium.htm#cutdownframes
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