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Offline Michael Bush

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Re: I'm going foundationless
« Reply #20 on: July 30, 2008, 07:54:31 PM »
Actually the popscicle sticks run horizontally.

I've seen plenty of messed up foundation that was misdrawn, or it fell out and caused them to build wild comb.  I've seen more messed up comb from plastic foundation than I have from foundationless.
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Re: I'm going foundationless
« Reply #21 on: August 02, 2008, 06:44:23 AM »
   I use   match sticks put my strip of foundation in than push the match stick in the grove beside the foundation  .works grate getthe match sticks from hobby shop. your frames might be a bit different over there. they hold  tight never had any drop out .

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Re: I'm going foundationless
« Reply #22 on: August 02, 2008, 12:05:34 PM »
Micheal, thank you so much for posting the sticks go horizontal, that is how I placed mine and the whole time reading this thread I am thinking I am an idiot. Seems to be working great, but I am thinking "I hope that nobody sees my sticks and thinks I am an idiot" Not that I am not an idiot mind you, just don't want anyone to think that. HAHAHA. Anyway, I have a medium that I have wanted to use for chunk comb honey and so just open medium frames with sticks layed in the groove horitotal...
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Re: I'm going foundationless
« Reply #23 on: August 02, 2008, 03:19:53 PM »
Hey Frantz could you post a pic of your frames with the stick's I am putting together frame's and need help.
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