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Offline Ross

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Stuff to build or make
« on: March 13, 2010, 06:06:59 PM »
Time repost for all those that haven't dug back in the archives.

Spring is here and its time to get to work.

Bottom Board construction
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/bottomboard/bottomboard.htm

Frame construction jig (yes, that one)
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/framejig/framejig.htm

a couple of nucs
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/nuc/

a sled for cutting box joints (there are tons out there on the web)
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/sled/

Open feeder (hint, place gravel, sawdust, sponge, etc in the bowl to prevent drowning.
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/beefeeder.jpg

Queen cell incubator
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/incubator/

Foundationless frames -- cutting the top bars
http://www.myoldtools.com/Bees/frames/


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Offline KD4MOJ

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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #1 on: March 13, 2010, 06:39:05 PM »
Hey thanks Ross! I want your workshop! actually I have always wanted to do my own woodworking... but I haven't the slightest idea on how to start. You see all the table saw/workbench etc in the catalogs but you have to learn how to use 'em first!   :lol:

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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #2 on: March 13, 2010, 10:04:45 PM »
Nice Post,
 I would like to ask for any plans on making a DIY Smoker.
I was thinking along the big tin can with a little smaller tin can inside, for the combustion chamber and a copper pipe nozzle at top, copper pipe INPUT near bottom, bent up to let you blow air in.
Hope you can visualize that.
... Rob

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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #3 on: March 13, 2010, 11:34:06 PM »
Thanks for the links I like them...
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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #4 on: March 16, 2010, 12:46:14 AM »
Hello Ross,

Any chance of getting some measurements on your frame assembly jig?

Thanks,
Mike

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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #5 on: March 16, 2010, 08:58:18 PM »
Hi Mike.  I didn't post any because it varies with frame end bar thickness.  The best advice is to measure several completed frames to get the width.  You want a good, but not too tight fit.  Glue will build up on it, so you need about a sheet of paper thickness to spare.  The other dimension is whatever it takes for 10 bars to stand side by side, or make it bigger if you want, but I find 10 is a nice size to handle.  As for depth, about 4 inches works well for mediums and should still work for deeps.  I got lucky on mine and it works out perfectly to allow the brad nailer room for that nail under the top bar.  Be sure and wax it well so glue doesn't stick permanently. 
Another trick, you can use a 1" or so dowel instead of the flat bars to hold the end bars.  It's easier to drill a 1" or so hole for many people than to  cut slots.
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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2010, 10:23:02 PM »
Robo has plans on his web page. It works great.   http://robo.bushkillfarms.com/downloads/beekeeping/FrameAssemblyJig.pdf

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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2010, 10:05:54 PM »
thx!
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Re: Stuff to build or make
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2010, 11:48:40 PM »
You're welcome.
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