Kerf + popsicle sticks / tongue depressors
I think I'm going to try some new comb guides for the new hive I'm building. I had been using the triangular guides, but dealing with enough Franken-comb has nudged me into, well I should at least try something different. Plus I think this will be way easier to make the bars and guides than what I had been doing.
Anyways, I would appreciate any advice and experience about this kerf + popsicle stick method, like dimensions for example.
I plan to use a table saw to cut a notch in the top bar. I don't know how long of a notch, but I think NOT all the way the length of the bar. Then insert a popsicle stick(s) into the notch. Not sure how much length of popsicle stick either. Truth be told I will probably use tongue depressors. Not sure how tall the popsicle sticks / tongue depressors need to be either.
My grandfather and great-uncle kept bees and my fiancée's grandfather, too. I want to pass this tradition along.