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  1. #1
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    Default Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    I made 50 migratory bottom boards last Saturday. Thought they turned out well and thought I'd share a couple photos.

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    Last edited by westernbeekeeper; 01-21-2013 at 01:16 PM. Reason: Fixed photos

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    Hi Ben,

    Those are awesome! I like the fact that you can stack the hives closer. It that your own design?

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    Nice Ben!
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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    I think barry broke your link, i'm getting invalid attachment error.

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    Fixed

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    Thanks guys! Yes, it's my own design. I made it in the best interest of those who palletize their operation by just putting bottom boards onto pallets (as we do) instead of using a standard 4-way pallet: and also for those few that have "large-ish" operations but are not palletized; they are easily moved with a dolly/handtruck, especially if using a self-levelling one.

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    Those are good looking Benjamin.
    Never approach a bull from the front, a horse from the rear, or a fool from any direction! C.M. Russell

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    OK, here are pictures of my bottom boards inspired from this post. I wanted to do divided bottoms to do divided deeps (already built a bunch).
    I did not want to plane down the lumber. I got burned out doing that for a full day and could not bring myself to fire that thing up.
    Everything with the grain is glued and nailed, everything cross grain was primed and painted and screwed (or nailed) with the paint wet (HarryV). Anything with multiple fasteners had one fixed and the rest slotted. All fasteners were attempted to be under the deep. All ends were primed and painted.
    Bottoms look like the others
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...psabe089a9.jpg
    Tops are divided with and entrance on both sides facing the opposite direction:
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...ps9ed2512f.jpg
    Close up, just a thin piece of wood with a roofing nail driven through it painted first.
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/...ps52442c35.jpg
    Yes, that is sun in Portland in March, not trick photography.
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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    Did you use Plywood?
    MDO?

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    100% Solid rough cut hemlock (about 1 1/16" thick). Actually, I had 3 biscuits on each of the edge jointed pieces but I don't count that. I only have about 800 BF left to build stuff with.
    “Why do we fall, sir? So that we might learn to pick ourselves up” Alfred Pennyworth Batman Begins (2005)

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    Default Re: Made 50 migratory bottom boards, here's some photos

    I'll take 20, please bill odfrank.
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