>I have a bunch of deep supers and frames and want to cut them down to mediums. The super cut is no problem.
>Has anyone cut a frame down?
Probably a thousand of them.
> Can I just cut straight through the wood, drawn comb, and vertical wires with the table saw or would it just be a big mess?
I never tried it with the comb. I was converting to small cell and wanted to dispose of all the comb. The wires would be DANGEROUS. I'd get rid of the wires for sure.
I set the table saw at 6 1/4" and ran all the frames trhough. Then I set it at 3/8" on the outside (1/4" on the inside) and cut the end bars off of the bottom bars. Then I put the (now shorter) bottom bars between the end bars and nailed them from the ends.
Here's the pictures. Also pictures of cutting ten frame boxes to eight frames.http://www.bushfarms.com/beeseightframemedium.htm
>Could I reuse the split bottom wood piece or make up something new?
You can do either. I have done both. I used a 1/4" crown stapler with 1" long staples and the worked well with the split bottoms by putting the two pieces togehter and getting one leg of the staple in each piece. I cut the tirangular ones to replace the ones that broke and so I could get better attachement on the bottom bar with foundationless comb.
>I know, I know, I could just buy new stuff but I enjoy the projects!
I would definitely cut down what you have if you have any skill with tools and are careful not to hurt yourself.