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Offline tshnc01

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Air Stapler Usage
« on: September 05, 2010, 07:15:22 PM »
Hello all, I will be assembling quite a bit of woodenware this fall (frames, hive bodies and supers) and have ordered an air stapler :).

I would like to purchase hive bodies from Miller Bee Supply; however the finger joints are already pre-drilled for nails to prevent splitting.  My question is:  Should I
  a) not worry about it.  A 1/4" crown crown staple will still work fine (i.e. just ignore the pre-drilled hole)
  b) ask Miller if I can get them to not pre-drill the joints
  c) or get some somewhere else that aren't pre-drilled if Miller can't give me plain ones

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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #1 on: September 05, 2010, 07:27:09 PM »
you'll want a stapler/nailer.  sorry, can't help with the other question.
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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #2 on: September 05, 2010, 07:53:13 PM »
You can ask if they can get them to you without the pre drilling but it doesn't matter one way or the other if they are or aren't.

If you're putting supers together wood glue and 1 and 1/2" long staples is the way to go.

Be generous with the staples.

Use 1" staples on the frames.


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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #3 on: September 05, 2010, 08:45:04 PM »
Ask Beverly if it would be a problem for them to not drill the nail guides. I'm sure that Presley would be more than happy to cut some mediums for you that don't have the holes!

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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #4 on: September 05, 2010, 09:19:48 PM »
i use wood glue and nails for the supers, but long staples work too.  staples for sure for the frames and i like a little gorilla glue on those also.  sometimes i forget.....
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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2010, 10:02:03 AM »
Don't worry about the holes. The staple gun pays for itself many times over in saved time if you're making a more than a few hives/frames. Using a frame jig is another big time saver.

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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2010, 12:09:13 PM »
Thanks everyone.....I was (and still am) planning to use the stapler for both frame and hive body construction (1" for frames and 1.5" for hive bodies as JP suggests).  And I do plan to glue everything as well.  Also will make a jig like the one in ROBO's video for making frames.  I will still probably shoot a note to the Miller Bee folks to let them know I don't need holes pre-drilled as it might save them a little time.

...Tim

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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2010, 12:14:23 PM »
It would be great if your supers didn't have the holes to dodge while you're stapling but either way, you should be set to go.


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Re: Air Stapler Usage
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2010, 02:56:40 PM »
1/4" crown seems small, i personally like to use 1/2" crown staples on supers.

 

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