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Offline edward

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #20 on: January 24, 2013, 07:46:42 PM »
 :-D COOL pictures  :-D



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Offline Rex "Hawk" Smith

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #21 on: February 06, 2013, 12:14:33 AM »
Good looking project, John!

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Offline JP

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #22 on: February 06, 2013, 11:35:35 AM »
Very cool and inventive, and looks like a lot of fun!

Does the top line up with the bottom boxes, frames and all?


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Offline fshrgy99

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #23 on: February 28, 2013, 05:06:12 PM »
Bee condo! I love it! Think it needs JP's red umbrella on top tho'.
Would love to see it full of bees.
Nice nice

Offline Georgia Boy

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #24 on: March 02, 2013, 09:05:31 PM »
That is way too cool.  Great job. Obviously you have GREAT woodworking skills. I need lessons. :)
 
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Offline The Bix

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #25 on: April 02, 2013, 09:32:56 PM »
JP,

I didn't use a jig to router out the area to hold the top bars, so they are not perfectly aligned.  However, I did measure with a meticulous eye, so they are close.  I did use a jig to put the boxes together, so they are near perfectly aligned.

Rex, thanks man!  Nice to hear from you Hawk.  Georgia Boy, it requires some patience, determination, oh and of course some time.  It also helps to have a mentor.  Without all four, I never would have finished it.  I want to build another, but will have to wait till next winter.

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Offline greg755

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #26 on: April 17, 2013, 12:04:19 PM »
How much time and cost do you have in this?

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2013, 12:42:49 AM »
Cost wasn't much, used rough cut 1" stock.  Beetle kill pine was pretty cheap at the time of purchase.  Amount of time?  A lot.  I didn't exactly keep track, but there were many parts that had to be cut with precision so it took quite a bit of time to set things up, cut parts, assemble, etc.  Did it for the enjoyment, not efficiency.

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Offline beeonellc

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2013, 05:18:28 PM »
IMpressive... new to bee keeping   I look forward to learning

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Re: My latest contraption...
« Reply #29 on: May 10, 2013, 01:01:49 AM »
That is a beautiful hive.  I hope your bees find it a great home.

 

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