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Went through a shed and found Grandpas old Wiring Table. Dusted it off (barely) and wired up a few frames to see if she still had it in her. These things were golden back in the day. Makes me thankful for plastic inserts. Check out the video. Maybe the design can help ya out if your still out there wiring.

https://youtu.be/GbSLHFWzBOA
 

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The spools are an interesting twist. What if they where shorter, just above the centerline of the frame? Looking forward to the embeding step.

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Went through a shed and found Grandpas old Wiring Table. Dusted it off (barely) and wired up a few frames to see if she still had it in her. These things were golden back in the day. Makes me thankful for plastic inserts. Check out the video. Maybe the design can help ya out if your still out there wiring.

https://youtu.be/GbSLHFWzBOA
Bradley you may have gotten something started.Some foundationless people may be building one now or out buying fishing line and stuff to build one.
 

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Great Grandpas old wire embedder in action!

Pulled out my Great Grandpas old wire embedder to complete the process from yesterday! Only needed to change the switch and freshen up the rock salt. Works like a charm! I don't think I'll go back to wiring frames again but it sure was a trip down memory lane.

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Re: Great Grandpas old wire embedder in action!

Wow, fastest imbedding I have ever seen!
 

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I have a tool that was my grandfathers , its used to help put the dove tail corners together on the wood box's made for comb honey its really clever how it works and i have never seen one anywhere else .And I have his tack hammer he used to put frames together its magnetic on one end and hammer on the other he never touched the nail just picked them up with the magnet end of the hammer one hit and the nail was started then he turned the hammer to the other side and drove the nail in the rest of the way it was fascinating as a young lad watching him build his woodenware and I got all the cappings i could eat on extracting day !!!!!!! fond memories , I was able to find a printer online that had his jar label and its back in use today .Pop had 60 hives and not one varroa mite !!!!
 
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