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Offline ShaneJ

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Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« on: July 30, 2012, 08:53:20 AM »
Hi guys,

To help with my bad measuring and spacing judgement I am after a metal 9 frame spacing tool.

I was looking at getting one from Dadant but when their shipping calculator said postage would be $119 or something I decided..umm.. actually I just swore a bit.

Anyway, if anyone has one they don't want anymore I would be happy to give you some dollars and pay for postage as long as you don't need to send it on its own private jet.

Or I would appreciate if someone wouldn't mind receiving one from Dadant and then posting it to me. I would obviously cover all costs  :)

Thank you
Shane

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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #1 on: July 30, 2012, 09:25:54 AM »
Shane, do you just want to space 9 frames in a 10 frame box? You could knock something up out of timber couldn't you? Or metal if you're a bit handy. If you can build an electrical controller for an extractor you should be able to manufacture something; you've got man skills.

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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #2 on: July 30, 2012, 10:00:28 AM »
I started a drawing with measurements etc that I was going to send to the local engineering shop to put through the cnc water jet to cut out for me. But after a few drinks on the weekend I lost interest and thought it would be easier to just buy one  :-D

If I can get one for a good price and it works well I may look at making some for other people in Australia as it seems no one here sells them  :?
Shane

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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #3 on: July 30, 2012, 04:58:10 PM »
ShaneJ.........

  Are the boxes in Australia the same size as the USA ????

This is the one I have

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4875673297553088&id=de0cac6ad06cf029d9363bf0d0c73b24


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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #4 on: July 30, 2012, 07:51:08 PM »
ShaneJ.........

  Are the boxes in Australia the same size as the USA ????

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They're the same size, Jim, but they have to build them with the rabbets for the frames on the bottom of the boxes....and cut the handles upside down.  :-D

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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #5 on: July 30, 2012, 08:35:31 PM »
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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #6 on: July 30, 2012, 08:52:22 PM »
 :roll:

It seems that our boxes are 10mm (just over 3/8 inch) narrower internally than yours. Inner width is 362mm.

I wonder if your frame spacer would still work  :?
Shane

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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #7 on: July 30, 2012, 08:56:19 PM »
Cut 5mm off each end.

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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2012, 09:59:53 PM »
ShaneJ........

        If you PM me I will send you a template of one if you like so you can use at on a water jet .

This is the one a have

http://ts1.mm.bing.net/images/thumbnail.aspx?q=4875673297553088&id=de0cac6ad06cf029d9363bf0d0c73b24

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« Last Edit: July 30, 2012, 10:15:15 PM by Jim 134 »
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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2012, 10:28:44 PM »
You have a PM Jim.
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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #10 on: August 01, 2012, 03:02:14 PM »
Frame spacer 9 frames in a 10-frame box.

http://youtu.be/qIpAtNyQles


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Re: Wanted - 9 frame spacing tool
« Reply #11 on: September 03, 2012, 01:32:47 PM »
Why not just use the Stoller frame rest adapters that reduce the 10 frames to 9 frames, killing two birds with one stone, frame rest protection and spacing.  I have them in every hive and super I own .no crowding and fuller honey combs.  of course to each his own..
Bought 250 for .45 apiece from Rossman. now I see they are .65 apiece..got mine 6 yrs. ago. Beekeep getting expensive, huh?

 

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