Re: DIY Frames
I'm also a woodworker. It saves alot of time not having to set up for making the dado cuts on the top bars. I also save time by not grooving the the bottom as I don't use foundation. I just put a small strip of wax in the top groove and the bees are very happy. They'll draw comb faster also.. I've actually been making them this way myself. I haven't had any problems with them at all. I use the crush and strain method so the knife is not an issue. Getting wood cheap is a problem for most people. When I'm lucky enough to be working around new construction (very rare these days) I raid the dumpsters for lumber. Keep it up! You'll find you'll have good luck with them.
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