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    Default wood for work?

    I came into some great #2 and better 1x8 that I want to make into 6 5/8th honey supers. I want to do this on shares with a beekeeper that does woodworking but do not know what the split should be. If I provide the wood, screws and glue what is a fair trade for labor of cutting and assembly if they are lap joints. I thought 60-40 would be generuous. Any thoughts out there?

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    Default Re: wood for work?

    I've heard of someone supplying all materials and paying $5/box to have the materials cut and assembled. I know that doesn't directly answer your question, but perhaps it puts a closer value to the service?

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    If he get 4 out of 10 and you furnish all the material. That's very generous.
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    I was thinking more like 6 or 7 to me and 4 or 3 to him> but for you ted anything

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    Default Re: wood for work?

    I say the first question that would be asked is how much board feet did you come across to determine how many boxes that you could get out of the lumber!

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    I wish I was better with a table saw and dado but I have so much wood I will need help and I love to trade. $5 per box is way high unless you are in Chicago or NY

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    Default Re: wood for work?

    I would think that a 60/40 split would be a decent offer, if you are supplying the lumber, glue and fasteners. The woodworker could utilize his share of the supers, or sell them to recoup some labor expense.

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    Thanks for all the reply's I have enough good lumber to make 1300 supers. But I am running out of room in the honey house and the wife wants her driveway back. So I need to get these made and put away or I would do it all myself.

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    Default Re: wood for work?

    I have a wood shop in Chicago, Midway airport area.

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