Hive body manufacturing (from boards)
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    Nov 2011
    Rader, Greene County, Tennessee, USA

    Default Hive body manufacturing (from boards)

    Manufacturing woodenware from lumber may be a way to save some money - compared to buying hive bodies from a vendor. But, the trade-off is the time to do the milling, whether you have access to power tools (particularly a tablesaw) and the availability of affordably priced lumber in your area.

    Plans for building all components of a 10 frame hive:

    Selecting lumber:

    Choosing a tablesaw:

    Choosing fasteners / glue:

    Dado blades:

    "Alternative" boards:

    Box, rabbet & butt joints:

    Cleats / handholds:

    Making handholds in boxes:

    Last edited by Rader Sidetrack; 06-16-2017 at 07:35 PM.
    USDA Zone 7A Elevation 1400 ft

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