Re: Does anyone have a Dadant Junior Bench extractor?
> could I pull the basket, cut it down and fabricate ss clips to hold maybe 4 or 6 medium frames radially??
The Junior Bench extractor has a tank that is 14" exterior diameter. Since medium frames are 6 1/4" at least (in the free Beesource Dadant style plans medium frames are 6 5/16"), you will have a difficult time fitting the frames, plus axle for the reel and a mechanism for holding the spinning frames in place inside the tank in a radial format given that the tank is obviously somewhat smaller than 14" on the inside.
I'd suggest that you 'dry fit' the frames inside something that is similar before you make any serious changes to the extractor. Even if you come up with a design that eliminated the axle and allows two opposing frames to touch their bottom bars, that won't help if you want to fit 4 or 6 frames in the design.
USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft