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  1. #1
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    Default Some Equipment I made

    Here is a couple of things I made, between the floods here in Kentucky.

    My hive stands were made with a platform on one end for a work station and place to set frames, smoker and tools while I work.

    http://s258.photobucket.com/albums/h...t=100_0834.jpg

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/100_0832.jpg

    My bee hive from plans on beesource:

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...berries/DT.jpg


    And a frame wire dispenser out of some old cedar

    http://i258.photobucket.com/albums/h...s/100_0817.jpg


    What do you think?

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    I like your stands. Always a good idea to have a place to put your tools while you work.

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    I have a brake like yours - mine's a 12'6" model Windy. One darn heavy thing to haul around & hard to believe I used to place it on an overhead pickup rack by myself a few years ago like it was nothing. I know I'm not as strong as I used to be. At one time, I could pick up my wife and carry her around easily. 27 years later, it's a struggle hardly worth trying. Don't know exactly what happened. Well, maybe I do, but I won't say it out loud.

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    I like Your stands too, and was interested in Your dove tail joints on the hive supers. How do You make them?, I just built some for myself the old rabbit the ends way. Here are some of my pic's.

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...r/P4130113.jpg

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...r/P4130118.jpg

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...r/P4130119.jpg

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...r/P4130117.jpg

    http://i55.photobucket.com/albums/g1...r/P4130116.jpg

    Ordered some 8 frame equipment from betterbee before building my own to add to what we had coming. I will be building all of what we need from now own thats for sure.
    I will post some more pic's after Saturday when my friend Frank and I install our 2 new packages. Any hive super building info would be greatly appreciated, thanks for sharing Your stand equipment.

    Charlie

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    Charlie -

    Do a search on "dovetail joints" on this site, and you will come up loads of threads on the procedure for making boxes. Actually, they aren't dovetail, but box or finger joints. Box joints are a stronger joint than rabbeted joints (not the small mammal). I use a jig, and actually shoot a narrow crown staple in the fingers after smearing with Titebond III. Tight.

    What you do for covers? I use marine-grade plywood to avoid having to cut and bend metal. Less than $3 a cover. Same for bottoms. Should last a while.

    Also, if you have a table saw, you can easily make the scooped out handholds instead of cleats. Takes a couple of minutes to set up a jig, and about 45 seconds to cut each into the box. Again, use search on the site to find threads.

    MM

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    I couldn't afford those stands for all my hives. Once you get up above 10, you start looking for the cheap way to do things, like simple landscape timbers for hive stands. They do look great and I'm sure they are nice to work on, just too complex for a bunch of hives.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MapMan View Post
    Charlie -

    Do a search on "dovetail joints" on this site, and you will come up loads of threads on the procedure for making boxes. Actually, they aren't dovetail, but box or finger joints. Box joints are a stronger joint than rabbeted joints (not the small mammal). I use a jig, and actually shoot a narrow crown staple in the fingers after smearing with Titebond III. Tight.

    What you do for covers? I use marine-grade plywood to avoid having to cut and bend metal. Less than $3 a cover. Same for bottoms. Should last a while.

    Also, if you have a table saw, you can easily make the scooped out handholds instead of cleats. Takes a couple of minutes to set up a jig, and about 45 seconds to cut each into the box. Again, use search on the site to find threads.MM
    Thanks Mapman, I'll do just that, by the way where's Hillsboro Wi. at? I was looking at Ross' oldtools site for His joinery solutions and I seen these joints. I have left over insulators aluminum to cover tops, 3/4 inch left over Birch plywood, job scraps. Yes I do have a small table saw and a 6 inch dado to cut joints.

    Thanks again for Your input it is greatly appreciated.

    Charlie

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    Quote Originally Posted by chaindrivecharlie View Post
    by the way where's Hillsboro Wi. at?
    About 1 hour southwest of LaCrosse. Hey you folks got a motorcycle rally coming up in June. Enjoy

    MM

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    >About 1 hour southwest of LaCrosse. Hey you folks got a motorcycle rally coming up in June. Enjoy<

    MM

    How far is that from Cassville?, yea we have one in June with CMA and May with Bikers4Christ. I will be busy to busy.

    IHS/cdc
    Last edited by chaindrivecharlie; 04-18-2008 at 06:51 PM. Reason: quote

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    [QUOTE=MapMan;310850]About 1 hour southwest of LaCrosse. Hey you folks got a motorcycle rally coming up in June. Enjoy

    MM[/QUOTE

    How far is that from Cassville?, yea we have one in June with CMA and May with Bikers4Christ. I will be busy to busy riding motorcycle.

    IHS/cdc

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    I like the stand!

    I like the stand. A little bit more time and money up front to do but a lot of payback in the long run. It would be hard to do if you were running 1,000 hives but that is a different kind of operation.
    Home of the ventilated and sting resistant Ultra Breeze bee suits and jackets
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  12. #12
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    I like your stand also.I was thinking of makeing one like that but with a hive on each end. I like room to work also.
    May your supers bee full
    Beewhisper

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