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Offline CarlinMO

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Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« on: March 01, 2017, 10:52:27 am »
I demonstrate the building of bee hive boxes using a box joint jig, a frame rest jig, a hive handle jig, a pilot hole jig, and 2 hive box assembly jigs.



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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2017, 03:51:59 pm »
All fantastic - send them to me.


What (wood) did you use to build the box joint jig? That seems to be my biggest issue - having a square, straight starting point for my jigs. If the jigs aren't right, nothing else is.

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2017, 04:11:16 pm »
The entire jig is made from Baltic birch plywood which has about 18 plys per inch.  It is solid core throughout the sheet and I buy the 60x60" sheets.  I have a cabinet shop cut the components of the jig and I do the milling and assembly.

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2017, 10:17:56 am »
Thanks - high quality plywood was what I figured.

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2017, 11:46:08 am »
Carl,

A well designed jig is a thing of beauty. :smile:

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #5 on: April 10, 2017, 11:29:43 pm »
My only suggestion is to consider taking your phone number out of the video unless it's a business number. Otherwise beautiful jigs!  I don't make enough hive bodies to require all that.
Keeping bees since 2011.

Also please excuse the typos.  My iPad autocorrect can be brutal.

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2017, 05:46:17 pm »
Fantastic.
If I was going to have more hives, I would definitely be getting a set of your jigs.

Bruce
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Like all you when you first started, I am fascinated with beginning Beekeeping and trying to learn all I can.
I retired May 2015 and have added this to my short list of hobbies.

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #7 on: June 11, 2017, 08:05:46 pm »
As Will Smith would say... well you know.   :cool: Getting jiggy with it! :cool:

Seriously though, that's a nice setup.  I am working on setting up a small workshop and will look you up when I'm ready to start building some of my own boxes.
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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2017, 07:24:51 am »
Nice blank first post !!

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #9 on: July 27, 2017, 08:22:43 am »
DRM,
The video probably got deleted due to the forum host change. Mane Rob can get it back.
Jim
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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #10 on: August 11, 2017, 09:44:38 am »
The video is not deleted, but we have run into some challenges. We have now started to use https (secure communication) to the server. There is a challenge with YouTube videos and a plugin to handle those videos that does not work well with https. We will look into this. The links have not been removed, so when we have dealt with this one way or another, the videos show appear again. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Re: Compilation of my jigs to build bee hive boxes
« Reply #11 on: August 11, 2017, 02:02:03 pm »
There! Now it is fixed! :-)