Wood Work

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  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    Got my mediums built, just have to wait for warmer weather to dado in the hand holds, so I started putting together the bottom boards.
    Then I'll switch to the deeps that need building, and then I'll start on the frames, a couple of inner covers, and about 8 telescoping lids. :lol:

    Bottom Boards 001.jpg Bottom Boards 002.jpg
     
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    Nice work Perry.Is that what you do when you get snowed in?
     
  4. Marbees

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    Very nice :thumbsup:
     
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    riverbee Active Member

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    awesome perry, wish i had a heated space or semi heated space during the winter months to build, repair/maintain equipment, or in general JUST PUTZ.....:lol:
     
  6. crazy8days

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    You do good work Perry! Must have really hard wood up your neck of the woods. I see you used a sledge hammer.:lol:
     
  7. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    :lol: That is my rubber mallet, it came in handy when I was "persuading" some of the tongue and groove 1 x 6 to fit together. :lol:
    Got the bottom boards all done, got a stack 5' high. Now I'm onto the deeps. Then the frames.
     
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    Very nice Perry.
     
  9. Minz

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    Finished mine with painting this weekend, we hit 59 with sun shine!
    I did not want to plane down the lumber. I got burned out doing that for a full day and could not bring myself to fire that thing up.
    Everything with the grain is glued and nailed, everything cross grain was primed and painted and screwed (or nailed) with the paint wet (HarryV). Anything with multiple fasteners had one fixed and the rest slotted. All fasteners were attempted to be under the deep. All ends were primed and painted.
    Bottoms look like the others
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/bottomofbottom_zpsabe089a9.jpg
    Tops are divided with and entrance on both sides facing the opposite direction:
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/bottomseast_zps9ed2512f.jpg
    Close up, just a thin piece of wood with a roofing nail driven through it painted first.
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/bottomcloseup_zps52442c35.jpg
    Yes, that is sun in Portland in March, not trick photography. It was supposed to be nice again today but it is drizzle and solid clouds. Weatherman, how do I get that job?
     
  10. efmesch

    efmesch Active Member

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    Perry, looking at your woodwork makes me feel like getting out and doing some of my own......but there's too much going on around here for me to really get down to the job. :dash1:

    MInz, it looks like you're going to be using that same equipment for a good many years. Solid wood, solid work.:thumbsup:
     
  11. PerryBee

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    Minzs' work looks rock solid and tough! :thumbsup:
     
  12. Papakeith

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    With all the sawdust flying I just had to join in.
    First some blanks cut from 1x12s and then those blanks cut to proper widths for mediums, deeps, and All season inner covers. I also figure that I can use the scrap from the deeps to make my entrance reducers
    blanks.jpg deeps cut to width.jpg

    Next I needed to make the cuts to the end pieces Three cuts each.

    rabbets.jpg rabbets cut.jpg

    The final shot was off all of the pieces waiting for assembly

    ready for assembly.jpg

    All told I got 6 deeps, 6 mediums, 6 inner covers, and at least 6 entrance reducers from 6 12 ft 1x12 boards.

    finished boxes.jpg
     
  13. Papakeith

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    Perry, is there any specific reason you use tongue and grove in your bottom board and not plywood? Or, even larger boards?

    I was thinking of using 1x12 and joining them with biscuts to make the bottoms
     
  14. PerryBee

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    Great looking work there Keith, very nice, clean cuts! :thumbsup: Like I said before, it's nice when you have the right tools for the job. :mrgreen:
    I use T @ G, 1 x 6. I used to use plywood, but no matter how well I tried to seal the ends up, after a few short years they almost all start to de-laminate. When that happens and the ends curl I've had them actually direct rain water into the hives.
    4 pieces of 1 x 6 work well. I cut off the tongue on the first piece to slide in, bang the next 3 pieces into place and when the glue sets up I trim off the groove end off for a nice flush end.
    I suppose there would be nothing wrong with using a 1 x 12, it just seems like too nice a piece of wood to use for that. :mrgreen:
     
  15. Minz

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    You may want to rip the 1x12 and glue it back together or just do some relief cuts (through the long grain looking at the end). A board that size will cup, unless quarter sawn, without one of those two simple steps).
    I got done building hives and ended up with one long and one short edge so this Sunday I knocked out a frame assembly jig from the left over pieces. It only took about an hour. I will see about posting some pictures today but I wanted to try it out first.
     
  16. Minz

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    OK here is my jig.
    Here is the jig looking pretty right out of the clamps
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4363_zpsd8859b8c.jpg
    First run with a package of homemade frames I had left over from last year, ran into a snag the end bar is not correct but a thinner piece of wood works out:
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4364_zpsefcd898c.jpg
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4365_zpsb6714eef.jpg
    Flipped fine and the ends fit into the frame rests perfect allowing the ends to line up.
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4366_zpsd890c36f.jpg
    The box removed! It worked.
    http://i1141.photobucket.com/albums/n599/6minz/DSCF4368_zps5ba54dbe.jpg
    (Don’t note the holes are not perfect down the middle)
     
  17. PerryBee

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    Makes a person wonder why we didn't build one of these long ago! :oops: