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Offline adamant

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looking for a hive assembly jig plans
« on: November 15, 2014, 11:21:56 pm »
i bought a bunch of unassembled deeps and i am looking for a assembling jig.

Offline Joe D

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Re: looking for a hive assembly jig plans
« Reply #1 on: November 16, 2014, 01:13:36 am »
Put one hive together, making sure it is flat and square.  Put it on a piece of plywood, put a piece of scarp piece of wood inside and outside on all the sides.  You have a gig.  That what I did anyway.  Good luck



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Re: looking for a hive assembly jig plans
« Reply #2 on: November 16, 2014, 09:27:53 am »
Michael has some idea's on his site.
http://bushfarms.com/beesboxjig.htm

I've built supers with that jig design and built three at a time.
Have never tried it on deep boxes though.
It could be to heavy a unit to flip around with three deeps.
Maybe just make it for use on one box at a time.
« Last Edit: November 16, 2014, 09:38:08 am by tefer2 »

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Re: looking for a hive assembly jig plans
« Reply #3 on: November 17, 2014, 10:44:42 am »
The one I have on my web site will do three mediums or two deeps at a time.
My website:  bushfarms.com/bees.htm en espanol: bushfarms.com/es_bees.htm  auf deutsche: bushfarms.com/de_bees.htm  em portugues:  bushfarms.com/pt_bees.htm
My book:  ThePracticalBeekeeper.com
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Re: looking for a hive assembly jig plans
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2014, 11:19:26 am »
I have a jig I built using the same setup as Michael Bush.
I have since bought some corner square clamps from BESSIE that work great.
I glue and brad nail the boxes (Rabbet Joints or Box Joints) and install the clamps on 2 opposite corners.
In the spring when the temperatures warm up it only takes around 15 minutes or so for the glue to set up.
But the corner clamps to me is easier to work with.
I will say the clamps are pricey at $30.00 a clamp.
I have 6 corner clamps
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Re: looking for a hive assembly jig plans
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2015, 12:17:21 am »
I use one of these - pulls it square and holds while I get screws in (screws hold better than nails) then it can come off for the next box.
 

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