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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Hello again everyone,
    I would like to share the latest Automatic bee box machine with all.

    Since our first machine we have made major improvements.

    Our latest machine has full cnc control of...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Wow!
    This is the one I saw pictures of a year or more ago.
    Allow me to make a standing offer to buy this from you when you are ready to part with it.
    I would love to restore it. How about a little...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Depending on the options and if it is a 3 station or a 5 station, with tooling...
    50- $80,000.
    Would you like one or two?
    Hank
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Hello everyone,
    Wow! It has been over a year since I shared the Bee Box Machine. The responce has been incredible.
    This is not a machine that everyone needs, or one that you make at the rate of one...
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    Hello again,
    I have enjoyed reading all your comments and opinions about how to lift hive bodies and supers.
    I am the builder of the "Bee Box Machining Center". Seen elsewhere in this forum.
    Under...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Hi Ron,

    Resetting the machine for different panels takes about 15 minutes. Move a pin for the hieght size. Move the dado cutters in or out for the width. Readjust the infeed guides.

    This...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Honeybeekeeper,
    Ya. I'm a machinist too. Since 1974.

    You are right. You cannot ignore tooling cost!

    The dado blades are Freud. Nice blades.
    The first set is still on the machine. I inspected...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Hello Tom,

    The rate the machine was running at the time the video was taken was about one panel every 12 sec(cycle time). That equals 560 BOXES in 8hrs. (see description at bottom of video)
    The...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    We use two 7 1/2 HP motors for the dado heads, two 3 hp motors for the rabbet and hand hold. Plus there is a small DC motor to move the rabbet cutter.

    The load on the dado heads while they are...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Hello Ron,
    Well you finally get to see the machine. Glad to see you approve. How many do you want?
    HB
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Email correction for my first post:

    hankb@woodmaneng.com

    Sorry for the hassle. HB
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Yes I have seen that machine. I would kill to have it to restore.

    The best thing about my machine is that the panels are held square and true while being cut at both ends at once. It does not rely...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    To see the BEE BOX Machining Center in action.
    Please take a look at this link to PhotoBucket.
    ...
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    Re: BEE BOX Machining Center

    Ok it looks like a workable link is in order.
    Stand by...
    HB
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    BEE BOX Machining Center

    Hello everyone,

    I would like to show off a new machine designed to manufacture Bee Boxes.

    I am the manufacturer, so if the powers that be...decide that I should be in another forum or such,...
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