Back to your original post Jack, I think that sounds like pretty good time. This may be asking a dumb question, but do you put them together assembly line style (cut all the wedges, then wire all the frames, then insert all the foundation,...)? If not, that would certainly make it go faster for anyone.
I put together a frame assembly jig for myself last winter and it does work well. I'm not convinced that it speeds my assembly that much, but I'm still using hammer and nails. It does help keep my frames nice and square with not much thought, though.
I have tried about every way there is making up frames, i have a frame jig and a wiring with foundation embedder jig. The frames i've been buying now are already assembled, (but i have to drill the holes for wiring) I drill the holes, put in the eyelets, remove the wedge, clean the wedge space, install the wire,put the foudation in and embed the wire.Even with the frames already assembled it took 45 minutes to make 10 frames. From what others have posted i guess thats about average. This time of year i have to many iron's in the fire and i thought maybe someone knew a quicker way. :beg: Jack
This is the motto I meant.
I remember many years ago when I read that one should always remember that bees, even though raised and attended to by men in houses provided for them, shouldn't be considered "domesticated animals".
This motto so succinctly hits the nail on the head.
I'm using the frame jig you gave me and an electric nail gun. I only use foundation in 1/2 my frames and make a started strip on the other half. your time is good. I think you might put some frames down in your tornado shelter and build them up there since you seem to have alot of rough weather down there lately and probably spending alot of time there!!!!
hope all is well?
Thanks for all the replies, you all make me feel better. :thumbsup: This time of year there just isn't enough hours in a day to get every thing done, and it just seemed like it took forever to make up a frame.
Hey Zane, it was over 100 F here today and no storms, some of that snow you have up there would have felt pretty good falling on me while i was cultivating the corn fields today. :mrgreen: Jack