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    Default Mechanical super assemby.

    Does anyone have or seen a mechanical hydralic or air driven assembler.
    I was thinking about making one to square up the supers for nailing or stapling.

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    We have a manual one that works great. You just flip a lever down and a cam pushes a plate that squeezes the joints tight & square. I don't know if it was bought or homemade, kinda looks like the latter. I can post pictures if you'd like.

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    Hi Ernie,
    This one is pretty nice. There is a video on here too.
    http://www.hivebodies.com/fixture.html
    Columbia City, Indiana

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    woa.... pricey little contraption.

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    we made one very similar to that for a fraction of the price and it works excellent! cut our super building time in half.

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    Smile Super assembly


    Thank you for the great responses!
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    swarm trapper...material list and putting it together instructions would be great. Pics a plus for us "visual" kidda guys.
    Life is tough, but it's tougher when you're stupid. John Wayne

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    Default woa.... pricey little contraption

    I will share the cost / value with you and we both will have more free time!
    That brings it down to only $ 650.00 each
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    Default Lever locks

    I need to check out some hardware sources.
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    Default "L" sided jig works too.

    I saw a "L" shaped super jig in use at A.B.L.E. Industries located in Tulare Calif. that their educationaly challenged employees were using and the supers came out nice and square. They put about 10 supers in the jig at a time.
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    Ernie- could you please explain 10 super "L" shaped super jig in a little more detail?

    thank you!

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    yea ill try to get some pictures when it slows down a little, but it looks the same as the one in the picture. when i have a kid on it he should be able to put one out every 1 1/2 at a regular speed.

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    ernie writes:
    I will share the cost / value with you and we both will have more free time!
    That brings it down to only $ 650.00 each

    tecumseh:
    your forgot the shipping charges ernie.

    that little jewel looks like $20 worth of scrap picked up off a friends fabrication shop and a handfull of welding rods to me. a bit of hydralic or air assist would sound like a large improvement over the mechanical clamps.

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    Default Ernie writes

    You are right about the materials used.
    I think that the hydralics or air would be an improvement.
    I liked the way you can turn the super for nailing or supering.
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    Default could you please explain 10 super "L" shaped super jig in a little more detail?

    You can cut the two ends off a soda cracker box and two adjoing side .
    Then you can position the two legs of the L so that the point to the 10:00 and 2:00 positions.
    The two legs cradle the supers for assembly.
    You will have to make a support for the cradle.
    A 23/32" piece of plywood could be used if you rip it to your desired width and length.
    Good Luck
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    Quote Originally Posted by BEES4U View Post
    I need to check out some hardware sources.
    Ernie


    Search under "Toggle Clamp".

    Also "Action Clamp".


    MM

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    Quote Originally Posted by tecumseh View Post
    a bit of hydralic or air assist would sound like a large improvement over the mechanical clamps.

    Why spend the $? There isn't much effort needed to push the box joints together...


    MM

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    Default Toggle clamp

    Mapman,
    Thank you very much.
    The Beesource team works!
    I looked at some old rusty one at a welding shop today. But, they were to small and not quite what is need for the job.
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    Default push the box joints together

    It's called getting a little on the older side of the "hill"!
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    Smile funny

    Have to say that Video is kind of funny!
    Jack



    Quote Originally Posted by greenbeekeeping View Post
    Hi Ernie,
    This one is pretty nice. There is a video on here too.
    http://www.hivebodies.com/fixture.html

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