I've probably posted about this before a couple of years ago, but I'm asking again:
How do Brushy and Dadant etc cut the D-shaped handholds in the box sides? I have asked and people tell me it's "some kind of cutter." Well, duh....
I really don't want to be advised to use cleats or dado cuts or molding-head cutters. I just want to see what kind of machine it is that cuts the handholds. Is it a fly-cutter or shaper or a specially-designed shafted tool or what? And then I'd like to know if anybody has come up with a device to easily and safely and quickly cut these in a small workshop? Lawrence Cutts (former FL bee-inspector)told me he would send me a plan of his table-saw jig several years ago and I have yet to receive it. He uses some sort of cammed ramp-slide jig.
Banjos and bees... how sweet it is!