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    Default Russian Uncapper

    Awhile back there were some posts on here showing some links to videos on YouTube regarding a Russian uncapping system using a very simple uncapper laid on an angle, with open blades that you slid the frame of honey over and it did a very nice job of uncapping one side at a time. As I recall there were a few threads on this site but I can't seem to find them anymore. I would like to know if anyone in the states has ever purchased one or attempted to make one. I don't know if they are sold by any manufacturer.
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    I would be very interested in one of these also, I think this is what you are talking about?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqZ...610FD43E3237C8

    There are others that have hot water or steam hoses connected to the blades also. I've spent at least an hour searching videos to find this again. I think this one looks very simple to make if you were the handy type of person. Is there anyone out there that could make these? I'd be interested in purchasing one myself also.

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    Default Re: Russian Uncapper

    This one is interesting.....

    http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=U3v694Be08I&feature=plcp

    The sound track is better as well

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    Very interesting.

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    Default Re: Russian Uncapper

    Quote Originally Posted by RayMarler View Post
    I would be very interested in one of these also, I think this is what you are talking about?

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrqZ...610FD43E3237C8

    There are others that have hot water or steam hoses connected to the blades also. I've spent at least an hour searching videos to find this again. I think this one looks very simple to make if you were the handy type of person. Is there anyone out there that could make these? I'd be interested in purchasing one myself also.
    Ray, I agree. There would be a good market for these. Fast and easy! Any builders out there?

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    MBeck

    I couldn't get your video to load? Ray thank you for searching for that link. That one is very similar to the previous video that was posted on YouTube. This one is wood and as I recall the other unit was metal framed and it did have a heating source for the knives. We need to get someone who speaks Russian to post a few threads on some other sites to inquire if these are available anywhere. I'll keep looking.
    "Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay".....Krishnamurti

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    Default Re: Russian Uncapper

    Three more links I found that day, to give you all some more ideas on the variety of this type of machine posted on YouTube.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zi6tDEEQR_g

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U6F_jAm1Y4Q

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ijKM3XypU9g

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    Ray

    Great links to the videos. How are you finding these anyways?? This gives me a great idea on what might be available. If you find anymore please send me a link I'd appreciate it.
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    Default Re: Russian Uncapper

    I just searched and searched throughout youtube the other day, spent most of the afternoon. I had found them in the past, but had not saved or bookmarked the locations, but now I do have them saved. A couple of them look like they would not be too hard to design and make, I may take up the project in the future. The hardest part I can see is how to make the blade. One of those vids looked like the blade MIGHT have been made out of wood. It sure does look like a quick easy way to uncap frames of honey!

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    Ray I'm getting the hang of it I guess. These things are really slick !

    http://www.microsofttranslator.com/b...im_nozhom.html
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    Default Re: Russian Uncapper

    those look like they could save a LOT of time, however I am noticing 1 thing that may cause an issue, the frames in these videos are straight as to where the one we(I) use are smaller/curved in at the bottom.

    I am just thinking, thats not good when you get to know me, if the are smaller/curved in at the bottom would you cut deeper into the comb, or even miss caps at the bottom?

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    Default Re: Russian Uncapper

    To me these are alot like the vibrating knife made by Kelley's. Mine does a good job.
    Don't think you are on the right road simply because it is a well worn pathway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by D1here View Post
    those look like they could save a LOT of time, however I am noticing 1 thing that may cause an issue, the frames in these videos are straight as to where the one we(I) use are smaller/curved in at the bottom.

    I am just thinking, thats not good when you get to know me, if the are smaller/curved in at the bottom would you cut deeper into the comb, or even miss caps at the bottom?
    Could make a little shim for the bottoms of the side bars.

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    Default Re: Russian Uncapper

    I like the idea but with my frames it will not work. in the video , the frame verticals are parallel. They don't have auto spacing, ie the top of the vertical is wider than the bottom bit.

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