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Offline slacker361

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Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« on: October 23, 2011, 10:33:34 AM »
Any body have any plans?


Offline tandemrx

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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #1 on: October 23, 2011, 01:19:25 PM »
I don't have plans, as I just made it up as I went along, but just finished mine and put it out this week.

Its a small cart, so that I could just wheel it into the garage at the end of the day.

here are the basic steps I performed - I am a very amateur woodworker:

  • built a box out of 1x12 pine with glue and pocket hole screws
  • added 1/2 inch plywood "top" (where honey sits)
  • used 1x4 pine as overlapped trim piece around top with extensions on long sides shaped into handles
  • added 1-inch dowel to handles
  • bolted on 2x3 studs into box for legs
  • ripped 1x4 in half and made lower leg braces (could have put ply on top for lower shelf but didn't)
  • added 5/8th inch solid axle
  • added pneumatic 10-inch wheels (can be found at any hardware store - farm & fleet had best supply and cheapest)
  • bolted 2x3 studs at ends inside box for roof supports
  • "framed roof" with left over ripped in half 1x4 and added 1/4 inch plywood roofing
  • painted
  • sewed roof canopy with some left over outdoor upholstery fabric - I am an amateur seamstress, but it came out fine  :shock:
  • added poker style money drop box with stainless steel drop slot frame
  • bought super cool honey bee "spinner" - my favorite part of whole set-up  :-D
  • bought standard metal "local honey for sale" sign from Dadant
  • pounded 12 inch pvc pipes into ground so I could just slip sign legs into and out of them to bring sign in easily

Not really sure of final cost.  I have to believe that I spent $80 at least on wood.  Hardware was another $15.  wheels were $10 each (say another $5 for axle). I already had outdoor fabric for canopy.  Poker style drop box with upper frame cost about $30 - obviously you could just bolt a $10 cash box on top of your cart.  Spinner cost me $30.  Sign cost $25 (you can buy plastic corrugated ones for $6).  Legs for sign cost me $8 (fabricated out of tall garden stake).  Paint was all leftover paint.

So, what am I up too . . . . something probably around $240 if I include some shipping costs for ordered items and things I forgot . . . boy, I better sell some honey!

Actually, I give half of my honey proceeds to some local charity group, so it will take time to really re-coup my build costs, but it is a hobby for me, so I doubt I will ever come out ahead on all my beekeeping purchases . . . . labor of love  :)

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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2011, 01:32:23 PM »
THAT IS AWESOME.......

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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2011, 01:34:33 PM »
where did you get the money drop box?


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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2011, 01:42:06 PM »
Great work! I like it.

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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2011, 01:59:40 PM »
where did you get the money drop box?



I have dealt with this company before (because about the only other woodworking I have done before is make a couple fancy poker tables) - and they are reliable, but shipping was expensive:  http://www.casinosupply.com/Homestyle-Drop-Box-w2-Locks-Locking-Top-Plate_p_2268.html

It is pretty nice box for an inexpensive price (except for shipping), but the way I have it set up it is tough to get at (figure if it is tough for me it is tougher for someone with a crowbar) - not that I will have to get into it often - so I don't mind it being tough to get at too much.  I considered setting it up so I could get at it through the backside or side of the cart, but I wanted to make the build simple and just didn't feel like spending the time to set that up.

One could bolt a simple cash box to the underside of a honey cart (or on top for that matter) - just cut a slot in the top and you are good to go.  I have seen locking boxes at office supply stores for <$10.  Something like this:

http://www.amazon.com/CASH-BX-CMBO-LCK-7-87X6-3X3-54/dp/B002FYCBRO/ref=sr_1_20?s=office-products&ie=UTF8&qid=1319388555&sr=1-20


--- I have access to a table saw and a miter saw . . . that is about all you need to build something like this.  I also own a router (that I used to round over the trim pieces and handles). but that is entirely unnecessary.  I used a jig saw to shape the handles and then the router with simple round over bit to round the handles - but again, you woulnd't have to do this.

Thanks for compliments - I am pleased with outcome and my wife likes it a lot, which is important because if it was going to sit in our yard in front of our house it had to look decent.

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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2011, 07:50:42 PM »
Tandemrx, love your cart - good luck with your sales.   :)

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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2011, 08:23:46 PM »
if you were closer I would be asking you to make me one ....LOL

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Re: Road Side Honey Stand Plans.....
« Reply #8 on: October 24, 2011, 01:48:32 AM »