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Simple jig for making hand holds in boxes

Discussion in 'Hives & Equipment' started by dansar, Oct 22, 2012.

  1. Shaun

    Shaun Guard Bee Donor 2013

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    Tool/machine wise my formula is if I'm going to use it lots I buy a good quality known brand (usually old) if it is mostly sitting around with only occasional use I buy the cheepest eg a good quality Eastwing hammer and a cheep ryoby sander.
  2. Erin

    Erin Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    I have shed-envy from reading this thread...
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  3. Trevor Gillbanks

    Trevor Gillbanks Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    Maybe we need a thread "I'll show you mine (my shed) if you will show me yours":D
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  4. Erin

    Erin Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    Youv'e seen my shed (photo) - its under my bee-platform. :D
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  5. Trevor Gillbanks

    Trevor Gillbanks Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    I was meaning everyone.
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  6. Hobbler

    Hobbler House Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    I'm too embarrassed to show a picture of my shed. Even if I had a bigger shed I'm sure it would still be as messy
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  7. Chris Valentine

    Chris Valentine Guard Bee

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    I take a photo of my shed after all my honey boxes go out
  8. Trevor Gillbanks

    Trevor Gillbanks Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    Well, Where are the before and after photos
  9. Janice

    Janice Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    My shed is a garage thing with a tarpaulin for a door. It has a light and power, though. I am always battling to keep out such things as hay, straw, hens and unused bikes but I don't always win..
  10. dansar

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    I tidied up my workshop this weekend and did some organising of tools that I use most often, it is something I have been meaning to do for a couple of years - I found a "round2it" on Saturday afternoon;) DSCF2562.JPG
    These sheds pretty much sold the house for me when we were looking to buy. The left shed is the car shed, the middle shed with the tiled roof is basically room for 3 cars although it has a single door - this is my workshop, the shed off that can fit a car in but it is used as my firewood shed and timber storage in racks on the right hand side wall, there is a door to access the timber if it is long lengths, you tell the sheds were built by a builder who built and lived in the house - these sheds were his workshop space back in the day when builders built just about the whole house down to making the windows and cabinetry.
    In front of the shed is a mansion for a couple of very lucky giant flemish rabbits.
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    Looking in the door to sacred ground:D
    DSCF2566.JPG I have finally got the makings of a shadow board up.
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    The storage side of the shed - where I keep the finshed hives (and other stuff I cant bear to part with yet)
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    The work space. I need to find a better place for the deep freeze though.
  11. Erin

    Erin Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    Nice!
    Are the rabbits pets or livestock (destined for the freezer..) ?
  12. Derek

    Derek Hive Management Staff Member Donor 2013

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    Had to look up "giant flemish rabbit" on google. Here's a pic of one... I wonder if you need to go bigger with that run?

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  13. dansar

    dansar Guard Bee

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    Pets for the kids - Giant Flemish are big boned and arent a 'meat' rabbit apparently. I do have intentions to try some New Zealand Whites for a meat rabbit.
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  14. dansar

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    Photo shop is a wonderful thing...they do get big though. We might call one Thumper!
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  15. Erin

    Erin Guard Bee Donor 2014 Donor 2013

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    Dunno about that - google images turns up a number of huge Flemish giants, and according to wikipedia:
    Flemish Giant - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
    "The minimum show weight for a Senior (older than 8 months) doe is 14 lbs (about 6.4 kg), and the minimum weight of a Senior buck is 13 lbs (about 5.9 kg)... It is not unusual to see a 10 kilo (22 pound) Flemish Giant, with the largest weighing as much as 50 pounds"

    50 pounds is 22.6796! thats a lot of rabbit stew!
    Rexs are apparently a good meat rabbit too, and are particularly known for their velvety pelts.
  16. P K Tan

    P K Tan Guard Bee Donor 2013

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    Kept Rex for meat 30 yrs ago. Had to freeze it a while so the memory of the smell gutting it disappears.(Not as bad as a human body on an operating table). Mated it with a White and had some beautifully chocolate coloured ones. Could not cull those ones and gave them away as pets. Not too difficult if they are named after a dish like curry, stewy etc.:)
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  17. Chris Valentine

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    Hand holds right across the box these are not my they belong to another beekeeper I exact for
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  18. P K Tan

    P K Tan Guard Bee Donor 2013

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    I could see the advantage of that for the full depth especially when two small person required to to lift it. There is enough hand holds space. Is it easier to get damage due to the thinner bit right across?
  19. dansar

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    If I was making those end boards I would have to have a thicknesser with a knife set that was ground to cut that wide,deep section while machining to size. Cool idea:)
  20. yesbut

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    And you could fold it as it came out the end to make it easier to carry

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