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Offline VolunteerK9

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Bandsawing deep comb frames?
« on: March 11, 2010, 11:45:37 AM »
I was given a couple of deeps with drawn comb but I am planning on using all mediums.  (A package or two will be on foundationless-an experiment on my part) The comb is hard to the touch but I was wandering if it would withstand a bandsaw to cut the deep frames down to a medium size and then just add another bottom bar. Anyone ever done done this with any success?

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Re: Bandsawing deep comb frames?
« Reply #1 on: March 11, 2010, 03:30:34 PM »
You could save a lot of work cleaning up the mess left in the band saw. :-D
I would fill lower Medium Box minus number of deep comb frames, with Top-bars.
Put 2nd. Medium Box on top place in the deep comb frames, let hang into lower box.
add the package bees, add rest of Top-bars. Done.
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 PS: I would get rid of that old comb as soon as possible. :evil:

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Re: Bandsawing deep comb frames?
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2010, 11:12:26 AM »
I have cut some deep frames with drawn comb on a table saw.  They worked fine without a bottom bar.
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Re: Bandsawing deep comb frames?
« Reply #3 on: March 15, 2010, 12:46:02 PM »
Why not use a sharp knife to cut the comb, and a bandsaw to cut the ends of the frame?

I wouldn't want wax all over my bandsaw, just me though.

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Re: Bandsawing deep comb frames?
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 11:42:00 PM »
I cut them on a table saw then cut the tips off of the bottom bar and make them into butt joints.  Like this:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beeseightframemedium.htm#cutdownframes
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Re: Bandsawing deep comb frames?
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2010, 07:58:43 PM »
I cut them on a table saw then cut the tips off of the bottom bar and make them into butt joints.  Like this:
http://www.bushfarms.com/beeseightframemedium.htm#cutdownframes

Another interesting and eye opening idea from Mr. Bush!

I wanted to switch from deeps and mediums to all mediums, but I figured I just had to phase them out. Never thought about cutting all the boxes and frames.