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  1. #1
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    does anyone out there know how you can reduce the edges of a frame to produce the bee space between the frame
    1 do you think a sander would work or a planer

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    Default Re: frames

    How about a couple of passes with a hand plane?

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    Default Re: frames

    Hi John,
    Not sure what you're asking. Between the frame, & the hive body?
    bee space 1/4"-3/8" 5/16" is ideal
    Dan

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    Default Re: frames

    If you're talking about trimming the end bars, a table saw works.

    More info, http://bushfarms.com/beesframewidth.htm
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    Default Re: frames

    I am talking about the space between the frames when they are pushed together . you know that little recessed area the bees crawl through to get to the next comb. I am trying to make my own frames and I am tyring to figure out what tools to use.

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    Default Re: frames

    Still not sure - if you want to eliminate the bee space trim off the wider portion with a table saw, router, plane or band saw. If you want to create end bars any of the above, router/shaper being the best for mass production
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    Default Re: frames

    For the hoffman style frames:
    Make your endbar blanks at either 1 3/8" thick (or 1/14" for narrows) run the dados for the top and bottom bars, then make a partial pass on each face with a jointer set for the spacing...I think it was 3/16" cut...stopping the cut a few inches shy of the top. Then just slice off the bars on the table saw.

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