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Forum topic by paulmon posted 08-29-2018 04:32 PM 522 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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paulmon

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08-29-2018 04:32 PM

We split a hive recently but found out we didn’t have a top. An emergency piece of sheet rock worked but winter rains are coming! This is essentially just another way to make a box so I thought I’d share it here.

https://youtu.be/NIk_aVxNEM4


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#1 posted 08-29-2018 04:48 PM

very nicely done Paul !!
that jig is the Cat’s Meow !!

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#2 posted 08-29-2018 09:02 PM

Thanks John. I use very little of what it is capable of.

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#3 posted 08-29-2018 09:16 PM

would like to know more about this jig :<))

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#4 posted 08-30-2018 12:17 AM

I didn’t make this jig, Matthias Wandel did and sells the plans. You can see how it all fits together in a video I made doing my first test with it at https://youtu.be/XLIAa8gHyuQ

For more you can visit Matthias’ page at https://woodgears.ca/box_joint/jig_improved.html

Scrolling to the bottom of the page will show you links to other pages he has about it.

There are pluses and minuses with this jig. The plus is that you have the ultimate in flexibility on finger size and the ability to use virtually any blade to get any size of finger. Also you can do four pieces at once.

The minus is that it can be a little confusing in the beginning although it’s really quite easy. And if you always make the same size finger joints for everything, you probably don’t need it.

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#5 posted 08-30-2018 06:33 AM

I noticed that you got stung a few times, couldn’t you tell the bees to beehive themselves?
Sorry, I just couldn’t stop myself.

I like you box cutting jig, cutting all the pieces at once, a real time saver.
I hope the bees like you addition as it should keep them dry and comfy!

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#6 posted 09-05-2018 04:22 PM

Finally got the mesh for the mesh for the screen top. Since the wood work was already done, it was a quick job to get it all wrapped up.

https://youtu.be/2-T5R65c_q4

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