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Last night I was making some more boxes, listening to the music, had the router singing along. Stopped when i noticed I had routed two deeps and a medium all the way around. These boxes will be box jointed. Any of you experienced folks think the extra rabbeting is going to cause problems down the road?
I could pick up another board, turn these all into short sides, and make new long sides.

 

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I guess it could be a problem as the bearing for boxes above is reduced by half. I've had the rabbited end split due to using too much leverage force with a hive tool so the weight of full supers might cause a crack too.

Very easy to fix in a couple minutes, though. Rip a 3/8"x3/4" strip and glue it onto place.

Never made that particular mistake, but I've cut the same box joints on both the long and short sides rather than the layout required to fit them together. That's not quite so easy to fix. (And how my first nuc boxes came into existence.)

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I decided to cut them off at 16 1/4 and turn them into short sides. Stopped and picked up another 1x12 and remade the long sides.
Now I have 4 deeps instead of 2, and I don't have to worry about the bees fixing it for me.
 
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