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  1. #1
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    Default Hive Box Manufacture

    I am looking to start building my own langstroth hive boxes. I am looking to see if anyone know of the best way to cut the finger joints on the end of the boxes? If there is a machine that is made to do that please let me know where. I would rather not have to do one at a time on my tablesaw. Just looking for help. Thank you all.

  2. #2
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    Default Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    Welcome to Beesource!

    Here is a guide to making hive box joints on a tablesaw with a dado blade:

    http://www.beesource.com/files/boxjoint.pdf
    Graham
    --- Victor Hugo - "Common sense is in spite of, not the result of, education.

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  4. #4
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    Default Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    This looks like a handy little device to cut boxes with


    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_LgAhqAOFQs&sns=em

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    Seneca Falls, NY
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    Default Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    This guy is great to deal with and his Jig is really really good. He also makes a hive handel jig
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cGRRoFw6lro

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    Default Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    Does anyone know the origin of finger joints for hive boxes? Do they serve any useful purpose? It seems to me that they expose an enormous amount of endgrain to the elements and create a lot of crevices for moisture to penetrate into the wood. I don't use them for my home-made boxes and I have had no issues with durability or strength. Am I missing something?
    life is finite while knowledge is infinite. - Zhuang Zi

  7. #7
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    Default Re: Hive Box Manufacture

    cutting finger joints is a waste of time. A plain rabbet joint on the end when glued and stapled is just as strong and
    less time consuming unless your making some fancy English garden hives.

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