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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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Offline CrazyTalk

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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.

Offline CarlinMO

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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.

Carl Korschgen

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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.

Offline herbhome

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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.

Offline Captain776

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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
Bought my first NUC April 7, 2016.
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.