A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles
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  1. #1
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    Default A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    I was not satisfied with the different handles I have on my bee hive boxes. But I found one that was quick to make and made a few minor changes to suit my purposes. I'm pretty happy with it and I'll be using it for all of my boxes in the future and will change the handles on existing hives as opportunity presents itself.

    https://youtu.be/2o1ApSij930
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    Default Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    Nice job Paul!

    I made Pip Storm's jig about 1-1/2 years ago and also had great results. Sometimes I cut the handle into the pieces before I assemble them.
    Zone 5A 2,200 ft.

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    Default Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    I tried that but forgot that you can't cut the finger joints first!
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    Default Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    I to made Pip Storms jig. works very good , also made the spacers to do mediums . I was happy with the 5 1/2 inch handles

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    Default Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    I just saw this on youtube and was going to post it here but see that you guys already have it on here. I will be building one to see if it is better than what I do now.

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    Default Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    In the 1940's, Delta sold a radius cutter that would eliminate a few operations. I will try to find the part number. I am sure it is no longer available, but a used one might be searchable.

    Crazy Roland

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    Default Re: A cove cutting jig for making bee box handles

    since my rinky dink table saw cant accept a dado blade, I made one of these last year and it worked well. hopefully just another option in case people tools are limited.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L7NTXPyU2Sc

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