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  1. #1
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    May 2004
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    Kernersville, N.C.
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    TBH Folks:

    This is my first year with TB hives and I will admit I am hooked after only 2 weeks.

    My company is a furniture manufacturer here in NC and we run current CNC technology for all of our wood parts. CNC routers, saws etc.

    I hand ripped my 32mm top bars from 4/4 red oak this year. Next year I plan on running them on a moulder. I'll run in 6' or 8' lengths, one pass and they're done. If you would be interested in buying some of these (4/4 oak), I'll price them and we will go from there. Sure took me a long time to hand rip and bevel 120 bars this year.

    I am also going to set up a program on the CNC to build hive parts -- sides, bottom, back, and front. Dovetail construction, all from shop scrap, 3/4" or 1" plywood.

    If we could arrive at a common size, I think they would be pretty cheap.

    Are you interested?

    Regards,
    Miles

  2. #2
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    Mar 2004
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    Hookstown PA USA
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    Sweet. I'd be interested if the price was right. Oh and they were 19" long.

  3. #3
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    Feb 2005
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    Shawnee, Kansas
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    I'd be interested as well. Will your CNC machine accept AutoCad files to work from? You may contact me by e-mail to discuss further (mlaipple@yahoo.com). Thanks

  4. #4
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    If SLO-SYN CNC language is still used, I can
    help out with programming, but I expect that
    SLO-SYN went the way of paper punched tape
    CNC "programs".

  5. #5
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    May 2004
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    Kernersville, N.C.
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    Chemistbert:

    I would run the bars in 5'or 6' lengths (ship UPS that way) you cut to the length desired.

    KSbee:
    I'll contact you to discuss.

    Doesn't seem to be much interest yet, as top bar guys are like me -- very cheap-- and wanting to experiment with hive and bar design. That said , I'll still run my own bars and hive parts this year and post a price for those interested.

    Regards
    Miles

  6. #6
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    Jan 2005
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    North Twin Cities, MN
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    I'm interested!

    Ron
    Butterchurn<br /><br />Diplomacy is the art of saying \'Nice doggie\' until you can find a rock. <br /><br />Will Rogers

  7. #7
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    May 2005
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    i am interested how much do you charge?
    the one and only josh

  8. #8
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    Mar 2005
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    Pikeville North Carolina
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    I am too..
    An empty wagon rattles the loudest.

  9. #9
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    May 2005
    Location
    Sacramento, CA
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    Me too!
    Being lucky can sometimes overcome a lack of preparation. The only problem is that you can't plan on being lucky!

  10. #10
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    Aug 2003
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    Hirschbach, Bavaria, Germany
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    I think most of the fun is building them myself.
    Procrastination is the assassination of inspiration.
    www.customwoodkitsinternational.com

  11. #11
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    HillsBorough, NC
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    I am interested. Contact me please or post here.
    I can drive to Kernersville or meet you at the NC State meeting in Clemmons.

    I am new to this BB, have been a beekeeper for 1 year and wish I had known of TBH's before I started.
    Wayne - KA4ANQ

  12. #12
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    Nov 2005
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    Tulsa,OK
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    I'm interested. What hive dimensions did you use this year?
    Gregg A.Ogden<br /><br />\"people willing to trade their freedom for temporary security deserve neither and will lose both\" <br /> Benjamin Franklin

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