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    Default More pallets! + photos

    I just made a handful of pallets, new lumber this time. I also used all pine for the decking instead of the 3/4" plywood. They decking boards are lapped with a bead of Titebond 2 in the joint. Bottom stringers are treated, haven't put W clips on yet. Enjoy the pics. Hopefully the customer will be happy! Gotta go, need to put together some screened BB's.

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    There's something ...

    What is it about new wood that is just plain appealing? Attractive to the eye and mentally stimulating? I can smell the sawdust, the newly cut wood, and the glue.

    Nice Ben.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    Nice, great work and pics

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    Nice

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    Thanks guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    There's something ...

    What is it about new wood that is just plain appealing? Attractive to the eye and mentally stimulating? I can smell the sawdust, the newly cut wood, and the glue.

    Nice Ben.
    Dunno, but I love it!

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    Ya did good Ben..........thanks for the pics and fresh cut wood smell!

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    Really nice, look strong and sturdy. Should last a while for you.

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    What will keep the drain from clogging?

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    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    What will keep the drain from clogging?
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    Good question, Ollie. Stop laughing, Charlie! I would rather have drainage holes than none. Let me think about this.

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    Ben,

    Just staple the screen on top of the drain hole, not the bottom. You may have to brush away the pollen and debris occasionally from the screen but it won't clog. Ollie is a hoot.
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    Like you pallet westernbeekeeper, what does something like that cost completed?
    Thank you for the pictures, I need to take more pics, never do and always sorry I did not.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    Ben,

    Just staple the screen on top of the drain hole, not the bottom. You may have to brush away the pollen and debris occasionally from the screen but it won't clog. Ollie is a hoot.
    Who has time, man power, and the limber back to brush away pollen and debris from screen covering the holes? Oh, yeah, the young and slender.

    I don't think you should cover the screens at all. If not debris, propolis will be your problem. I have a cpl stacks of pallets w/out hives on them and drilling holes in the corners is one of my winter projects.
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charlie B View Post
    Ollie is a hoot.
    Hooting has nothing to do with it. Over 43 years of beekeeping you try and experience enough different things to see a trainwreck long before it rounds the corner or you hear the wail of the horn. A window screen drain will be clogged after the first cup of water flows through it. Like Mark says (another old fart who has been there and seen that), who is going to regularly disassemble every hive to clean the screens?
    Since you don't screen palletized hives when moving, I would go with an unscreened hole. A mouse, ants or robbers can just enter thru the entrance anyways. What other problem could an unscreened drain create? Half inch screen is the smallest size that won't clog, and it won't keep out what you want to keep out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by odfrank View Post
    Like Mark says (another old fart ...
    Hey, watch it there buddy. Comments like that could raise my Low T.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Hey, watch it there buddy. Comments like that could raise my Low T.
    I was about to say something like that.

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    Sure you were Ben, sure you were. Ha!
    Mark Berninghausen "Ships at a distance have every man's wish on board." Zora Neale Hurston

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    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Sure you were Ben, sure you were. Ha!
    Hey! Well, let's just say that I think a lot higher of you than "an old fart". Really? Come on Ollie!

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    Thanks Ben. Back atcha.
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