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Bee hive how to with Kehoe dovetail jig (Picture Heavy)

04-03-2012 10:50 PM by SASmith | 29 comments »

This is the finished hive body.Constructed from catalpa with kehoe dovetail splines “dipped” in 300 degree(max) paraffin and gum rosin.I wanted a long lasting hive body without metal fasteners to corrode. I think this fits the bill,Outside dimensions are 19 7/8” long x 16 1/4” wide(3/4” thick stock). These are the typical dimensions of a 10 frame langstroth hive. Rip to 9 5/8” wide Crosscut front/back to 16 1/4” and sides to 19 1/8” Fr...

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Trestle Table for Dining Room #8: Finished and Delivered!

07-27-2010 03:12 AM by scopemonkey | 9 comments »

The table is now resting proudly in the dining area of its owner, waiting for its first spaghetti sauce splatter. I finished the base with my usual round of General Finishes Seal-A-Cell and multiple topcoats of Arm-R-Seal, then rubbed out with wax and steel wool. I connected the top to the base with oversized holes, threaded inserts and 1/4-20 machine screws/lock washers. (Screw holes) (Inserts) As you can see in the pictures, I didn’t spend as much time working the undersi...

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Homebuilt CNC Router #2: Simpler, Stronger, Prettier

10-22-2007 08:30 PM by SPalm | 50 comments »

The next and final version. I needed to address some of the problems that I noticed from before. Complexity needed to be reduced. Some of the racking and shifting needed to be addressed. I wanted to remove the concept of keeping all the skate bearings so tightly pressed against the rails. And it needed a face lift. So I came up with a new (is anything new?) design. I kept the leadscrew and motor combination along with the torsion boxes. I got rid of the box below the gantry to ...

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