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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.)

Wayne
 

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Make them into some Dadant Jumbo supers.

Otherwords - square.

Experiment.

Have fun.

Goodluck
 

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You can always just cut them down and make shallow supers. Or cut the long boards down to make end boards and scrap the rest.
 

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They will fill it with burrcomb and propolis and glue to whatever is on top, a box or a lid. I think I'd cut out a strip to fill it with, as others have said.
 

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But my scrap pile is saw dust. And at times that is used.
Then use it. Every time you see that box it'll be a reminder of the mistake you made. I have enough of those in my memory bank I don't need a physical reminder. But, hey, it's up to you. And we are all human.
 

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Use it like it is or place a filler in it. Mark it if it worries you and you can be gentle when prying against that edge. In the mean time it is a box that the bees will use and nothing is lost.
 

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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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