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  1. Bee Vacume

    Here is a few pics of the new bee vacume I made for my sister who is a bee keeper. It uses a small shop vac attached to one side and a hose on the other, there is an opening that has a sliding peice over it to control the amount of suction. One side is plexiglass so you can see the bees going...
  2. CARPENTER BEE TRAPS - Optimized Design

    With my youngest son heading to college in the Fall, we came up with a project that he could build and sell at the local farmer's market for pocket money. My house has a lot of exposed wood and carpenter bees are a huge problem. I've experimented in the past with lots of different designs (see...
  3. Beedrill

    I got a request to make a Beeldrill from Pokemon in my style. Made of walnut, maple and bloodwood. 12in. by 8in wide.
  4. A gingerbread man.

    A small collaborative gingerbread man cut from 1/4' plywood. I cut it with my coping saw, and then the Bee sanded it. She wanted a gingerbread man to paint, and I wanted to practice with my coping saw so we both got a good deal on this one.
  5. Bumble bee box success

    I posted pics of a bumble bee project sometime ago. In June 2011 bees have moved into the box - hurrah! Quite a few people expressed an interest in this project, so I thought they might like to see these pics of a bee in the box (there are some others, honest).
  6. Bee hive

    Hi, this a bee hive i have been working on, again like most of my stuff not high quality. The reason is i use only hand tools as you may or may not know and without the proper tools, while it still can be done, it is harder to acheive perfection. It is proving especisally difficult for me to...
  7. Warre Garden Hive

    I finally took the plunge into beekeeping. Inspired by the book "The Idle Beekeeper" I dove in with my woodworking interest and built 2 Warre hives. I used 5/4 pine 'hobby panels' from the local lumberyard to skip a lot of edge-gluing. Much reading and research produced numerous free plans for...
  8. Layens Bee Hive

    This is a 14 Layens frame hive. The inner box was built with 1.25" Avantec plywood and 2×4 bottom. Then it was wrapped in 3/4" foam insulation and then 1/2" plywood. The sides are then finished with Hardi board caulked and painted. The gabled top is 1/2" plywood, tar paper, and then...
  9. Carpenter Bee Trap With ROUGH Sketches

    We have a lot of carpenter bees around our house which are constantly boring into our porch and my lumber stash so when I found a plan on e how I built some immediately. Mine has caught quite a few bees as shown. Others I gave to friends and family have not done as well. I had a new catch this...
  10. Lumberjock Bee Trap

    I don't mind carpenters hanging around my shop drinking my beer, but when they start chewing holes in my deck, I get annoyed. To prevent Carpenter Bees from digging holes in my new screened in porch made primarily of cedar, I found a few references online to this type of trap. The concept is...
  11. Bumble bee nesting box

    Made from rough pine with some scrap oak for the lid sides and runners, this box is intended to help out our natural pollinators come the spring. Here in England some of our native bumble bees have gone extinct and others are threatened. There's been a scare about honey bees and colony collapse...
  12. box jointed bee hives / bee houses, bee larva supers for 3 new swarms i captured

    my buddy and i caught 3 swarms of honey bees last weekend in some trees. we already have 3 hives between us and were excited for 3 more. they look to be italian bees. built the boxes from pine, using box 3/4 inch box joints. i make the jig finger .004" smaller than the router bit, and set...
  13. Grandpa, I need an aircraft carrier

    Another project made of scraps of pine and hem/fir. Notice the correction in the drawings and spes; tanks can't fly or swim, so Robby had to go back to the drawing board. Rather than issue a whole new set of drawings, he modified the old one. I have had this happen many times in my career, so...
  14. Bee Vacuum

    Going to get my first hive of wild bees out of a tree trunk this week. Needed something to help get them out. Copied plans from the internet with a few little modifications.
  15. Honeycomb Bench

    This project started out as a simple refinishing of a bench we use as a coffee table in our small living room. There was a country theme checkerboard painted on the top and had been half worn away from years of use (and abuse from the kids). I originally had just wanted to put a gold pecan stain...
  16. DELUXE CARPENTER BEE TRAP •

    April 6, 2016 This is the time of year (April and May in the south) that carpenter bees are looking for a nest. Your house siding and trim is a perfect place to build one. If you don't want to keep patching those bee holes in your siding and trim, fake them out and provide them with a hole...
  17. Sweating for Bucks Through Woodworking
    Greetings, 1. For those of you who do milling, what kind of $$ did you make when you stared out? 2. How should I figure out if there is a demand for hardwood lumber in my area? Who should I check with? 3. Do you have to have a license to sell hardwood? I live in N. Louisiana and am...
  18. Designing Woodworking Projects
    I'm designing my first woodworking-centric workbench and was planning on laminating 4×4 kiln dried Douglas fir for the top. Is an end cap absolutely necessary with such a robust cut of this relatively stable wood? What if I want to include a tail vise? Right now I am planning on only a front...
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