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Cutter - Hand Hold
« on: October 17, 2011, 08:42:07 AM »
I need a cutter or cutter head to mill the hand holds in hive bodies and supers. Does anyone know of a manufacture or supplier of this tooling?
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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #1 on: October 17, 2011, 09:11:03 AM »
Craftsman (Sears) used to make one called a molding cutter that was used on a table saw. Not sure if they still produce the unit itself, but you can find them occasionally on Ebay. Heres what I use:

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30188.msg240117.html#msg240117

Click on the links and also do a search-someone here posted a video of it in use.

You could always just nail strips on the side to use as handholds though, but for me, I like the look of mine.

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #2 on: October 17, 2011, 04:02:49 PM »
I need a cutter or cutter head to mill the hand holds in hive bodies and supers. Does anyone know of a manufacture or supplier of this tooling?

Trend do router bits of all shapes and sizes they list 12 distributors in NC

http://www.trend-uk.com/en/US/contact_us-US/
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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2011, 10:01:59 PM »
Craftsman (Sears) used to make one called a molding cutter that was used on a table saw. Not sure if they still produce the unit itself, but you can find them occasionally on Ebay. Heres what I use:

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30188.msg240117.html#msg240117

Click on the links and also do a search-someone here posted a video of it in use.

You could always just nail strips on the side to use as handholds though, but for me, I like the look of mine.
Did a little research for moulding cutters for table saws.

http://corobcutters.com/
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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #4 on: October 18, 2011, 11:27:27 AM »
Craftsman (Sears) used to make one called a molding cutter that was used on a table saw. Not sure if they still produce the unit itself, but you can find them occasionally on Ebay. Heres what I use:

http://forum.beemaster.com/index.php/topic,30188.msg240117.html#msg240117

Click on the links and also do a search-someone here posted a video of it in use.

You could always just nail strips on the side to use as handholds though, but for me, I like the look of mine.
Did a little research for moulding cutters for table saws.

http://corobcutters.com/

Ive made some hand holds using a dado blade set to 3/4 inch and made a jig to hold the boxes in place for a plunge cut. I dont know, theres just something that I dont like about using a table saw blade with removable blades at high speeds. My Kutzall grinding wheel is safe and just requires a drill press to work.

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #5 on: October 18, 2011, 09:32:24 PM »
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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #6 on: October 18, 2011, 09:56:38 PM »
That Robo has some good ideas!  That’s a nice setup.

You’re not planning to pick up those Dadant brood boxes are you :-D

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #7 on: October 19, 2011, 08:46:50 AM »

You’re not planning to pick up those Dadant brood boxes are you :-D

Maybee?  :roll: Just in case I have to move one or change bottom boards.
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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #8 on: October 19, 2011, 06:04:39 PM »
Cutting Hive Handles If you have a drill press

http://youtu.be/jlM5yMuNetA

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #9 on: October 19, 2011, 11:15:07 PM »
It is what it is

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #10 on: October 21, 2011, 11:30:32 AM »
CCar,

Need to have  a good hold on the wood kids else you do what I did yesterday.  I think I will figure out a way to use a router from now on.   :-P



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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #11 on: October 21, 2011, 11:57:42 PM »
did you make a sled like the video? I bet it would be hard to hold on to with out it.
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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #12 on: October 22, 2011, 09:24:51 AM »
Ya I did, it just kicked back and got me.  Not your fault at all, my carelessness.

Sorry about the picture, not sure what I did wrong?

I just set the dado blade wide and made a groove long enough yesterday, that will be fine.

Please do not feel any blame here, I got careless and fortunately it was the wood, not the blade that got me.  That forced me to come up with another way that will work, that is all.  Actually I will use the sled for many different things now, I liked the idea, just not for this
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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #13 on: October 22, 2011, 10:55:42 AM »
Cutting Hive Handles If you have a drill press

http://youtu.be/jlM5yMuNetA

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Thanks Jim...thats the video I couldnt find.

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #14 on: April 22, 2013, 10:18:00 AM »
I know this thread is old but someone may benefit from this. If you're trying the sled and table saw method posted above and you don't have a molding cutter blade, how many of us do, try this. I took three of the 1/8th inch chipper blades used in my stack dado set. Lined up the cutting blades. There you go. Home made molding cutter blade. It's not as smooth a cut as the molding cutter but plenty smooth for a hive box. Cuts easily and quickly. Enjoy!

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #15 on: April 22, 2013, 10:34:25 AM »
The molding head on the table saw makes the best looking ones. Search for one on e-bay or try one of the woodworking supply shops close by you.

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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2013, 01:27:13 PM »
not to good at making videos but this is how i make mine using a table saw...


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Re: Cutter - Hand Hold
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2013, 01:30:45 PM »
sry for the poor quality of the audio...  :oops:   But easy, fast and i feel pretty safe...
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