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Discussion in 'General Beekeeping' started by R Dewhurst, Sep 25, 2012.
I fired up the scroll saw.
and attempted to reproduce frame top bars. went pretty good I think.
Man, you DID get bored! I tried making frames a few times. For what it costs to buy them and the frustration of making them, it wasn't worth it for me. I'll make boxes all day long, but I'm all about the internet and Visa card when it comes to frames! :lol:
Awesome! You will have all winter to make more too...
Well done! :thumbsup: Patience is not my strong suit but obviously is yours. :mrgreen:
Very true. that leftovers from a 1" X 12" X 12' pine board made a deep box and these 16 frame top bars. Next on to the side bars, bottoms look super easy.
only took an hour and a half. With the wife on FB and the kiddos in bed, might as well do someting. if my math was right. I should be able to get close to 50 top bars from a
1" X 12" X 12' board.
You are creative.
I got bored. Went to grocery store.
That was a very creative scroll saw that cut the groove in that top bar! Nice!
What a great use for boredom!
Better than spending money. I made frames last year. Basicallycut the boards over and over and over and over and over..... you get theidea. Not certain if I will get boredenough to do it again this year. I wasonly into it a few boards (like you said) but I think I put as much wood to thedust collector as to the hives!
I've thought about it but the only way I could justify it would be to knock out a couple hundred at once for each saw set-up.
That's known as preparing saw-dust for the smoker. :grin:
For tonight I will work on side bars. Got the wood planed, cut to size, and grooved. Now on to cutting them out.
All these bored people. Here I've got laundry, dishes and aquariums that need serviced all waiting in line... How do you guys get to be bored?
when the kids go to bed and the wife watches her shows and gets on FB. Cleaning happens on the weekends here.
Well, enjoy. Cleaning happens when I have time for it.
I have made my own frames. 50 of them. It is not nearly worth it for just a few. I also don't think I can make them for as little as I can just buy them unless the wood is nearly free. But Unless you are going to make a few hundred the set up time is just not worth it. I did think about scrounging up waste wood until i have a good pile. then setting up the saw for the first cut and spending an entire day just cutting those pieces. then setting up for the next cut the next day etc. This way set up time is just a fraction of the total time spent making frames and it would result in hundreds if not a few thousand frames getting made.
Well side bars are going good with the scroll saw. mine is on the right.
THAT is great woodworking. Forget the savings--it's worth it for the pride of doing a beautiful job.