I Had some down time today and started thinking about my current project. Now I am depressed. I set a goal to expand my small operation this year and started to build equipment. A local lumberyard has 1 X 12 barn siding for .25 a foot so I bought 2000 ft. After some rough calcs I decided to build 100 tops and bases . this will leave enough wood for aprox. 200 deep boxes. As of today Ive built and assembled 65 deeps , 35 tops, 100 bases and cut parts for 2000 deep frames and 2500 shallow frames. The frames are not yet assembled and the shallows for the honey supers will have to wait. The lumber pile is still quite large so I decided to try to quantify the job left to do. My operation uses double deeps and usually 2 honey supers will be enough as I concentrate on pollination more than honey production. SO I counted the number of cuts needed to build a complete hive, 2 deeps ,1 top ,one base,2 shallows and all of the frames needed to fill them. 503 trips through the saw ,planer and the jointer. (never could find a use for the router). This does not account for the gang cutting, but rather all the cuts for one part multiplied by the number of the parts needed. If I complete my goal I will need to trip through the saw 50,000 times. NOW my back hurts.