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    Frame Pry Tool

    I've never been good at using a hive tool to pry frames up that have a lot of propolis gluing them in. It's probably a combination of poor technique and inexperience. I get frustrated every time I have to do it. So yesterday, I made a tool to help. I tried it before painting and it worked like a charm





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    Looks pretty good to me and if it works for you then even better.

    The "JIM TOOL FRAME LIFTER"


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    Your tool looks nice.

    Mann-Lake has a frame lifter scraper.
    I think it makes it a lot better, I use the regular hive tool now for hitting with the palm of my hand to break boxes lose.

    Murrell
    Snow Hill Apiary
    " Fresh As A Missouri Sunrise "
    Member - Mid.Mo.Bee & M.B.A

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    Looks super sturdy.


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    That's a JIM dandy tool, for sure.

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    Thanks guys

    Perry, you're right. The frame will give up before the tool does.

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    I like that too, very easy to make as well...... I hope I can copy it before you claim patents rights on it...lol

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    Copy away Zulu

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    Have you ever looked into how much it cost to patent an item? It's thousands! I was surprised. A friend of mine secured patent on a cigar humidor and it cost him over two grand!

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    And I'm sure 98% of the cost is attorney fees. Of course, if 2000 members here ordered one for $10, the cost to patent wouldn't be so bad

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    A friend of mine secured patent on a cigar humidor and it cost him over two grand!
    Sounds like your friend got a good deal on it... the last time I looked into getting a patent it was 12 grand. If I could have done it for just two grand I probably would have and then taken my idea to market... I'm sure it would have made about $20 million in sales per year.

    But of course, if we can learn anything from the history of beekeeping, it's that simply having a patent in no way ensures that the patent would be enforced and that trying to enforce the patent could bankrupt any of us. Just look at Langstroth's financial life. He went bankrupt doing just that and died pennyless despite a good design and patent.

    If you can read this, you've got better eyesight than I do.

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