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    Nice find, thanks for the share!

    And Welcome dogsoldier13
     

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    Woodsman, look what i found. :thumbsup:
     
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    What a wonderful gift, dogsoldier13. A ton of thanks!!!!!
    Isleño
     
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    I build my own equipment and sell hives also.
    I use 3/4 inch thick lumber.
    But be careful not all lumber is planned alike, some is 3/4 inch thick and some is 13/16 inches.
    If using box joints use a caliper to get the correct thickness or the joints won't be the same lengths.
    When making boxes cut all long boards 19 7/8 inch when using box joints and for 10 frame equipment 16 1/4 inches long for the short boards or for 8 frame make them 13 3/4 long.
    Then depending on the type box, Deep, Medium or Shallow, 9 5/8, 6 5/8 or 5 11/16 inches
    If cutting boards for Rabbit Joints make the long boards 19 1/8 inches long by however wide you want the box deep.
    The short board will be the width of the box 16 1/4, 13 3/4 and so on inches wide.
    On each end of the short boards cut a rabbit joint 3/4 inches wide and 3/8 inches deep or half the thickness of the board.
    That will give you a box exactly 19 7/8 inches long by however wide you want, 10 or 8 frame box.
    To make a 6 frame box cut the short board 11 1/2 inches long and a 5 frame box 9 1/4 inches long.
     
  7. The Bee Guy

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    Screened Bottom Boards

    Screened Bottom Boards-

    Take a 8 ft 2x4 and cut it 23 1/2 inches long.

    Cut a 45 degree angle on one end of each board.
    Using a Dado Blade cut a 3/4 x 3/4 inch rabbit joint the length of each board on the inside top.
    That gives you a perfect space to staple your #8 wire in.
    The butt end of each 2x4 cut a 3/4 rabbit joint from the top of the 2x4 to the bottom.
    The back board is 14 7/8 inches long.
    at the top cut a 3/4 rabbit joint facing the inside of the frame.
    The front board is 13 1/4 inches long, rip 3/4 inch from the 2x4 to match the rabbit joints on the side boards.
    Place it at the peak of the 45 degree angle cut on the side boards.

    Now cut a 1/2 inch rabbit joint on the side boards and front boards 1 inch off the bottom of the board.
    Now measure and rip the back board to match the 1/2 inch rabbit joints. this will make the back board 2 pieces.
    That way you can slip a board in during the winter to cut down on cold drafts on the bees.
    Now take a 1 inch board 4 1/2 inches wide by 16 1/4 inches long and cut each side 45 degrees the same direction.
    This is the landing board.
    Glue and nail all pieces and you have a very sturdy screened bottom board.
    For 8 frame make the rear board 12 5/8 inches long and the front board 11 inches long.
    The landing board will be 14 inches long.
     
    Last edited: Jun 2, 2013