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12-18-2016 01:34 AM

I’m building honeybee hives and want to cut handles like these. Any idea how it’s done? Thanks!

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#1 posted 12-18-2016 01:41 AM

_”I’m building honeybee hives and want to cut handles like these. Any idea how it’s done? Thanks!

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Handles like what? No idea!

I guess that’s why your not in charge…LOL

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#2 posted 12-18-2016 01:57 AM

Those have been done on a shaper. They can be closely duplicated on the table saw by feeding the material parallel to the arbor. proper jig or fixture required.

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#3 posted 12-18-2016 02:01 AM

I know just how you feel jbay. I remember the first time I drank a whole beer all by myself too…

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#4 posted 12-18-2016 03:20 AM

Hey Spin,
I helped a friend with his bee boxes and we used a plunge router fitted with a bowl bit and a template for guidance. We’re in Northern Baltimore County. What types of foliage will your bees be foraging in?

Marc

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#5 posted 12-18-2016 04:14 AM

Why do you need that style handle?? Adjust/adapt a different handle you can make.

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#6 posted 12-18-2016 04:15 AM

Core bit and a guide

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#7 posted 12-18-2016 04:36 AM

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#8 posted 12-18-2016 04:38 AM

I remember this being discussed before and did a search. Try these.

http://lumberjocks.com/CueballRosendaul/blog/41441

http://lumberjocks.com/SASmith/blog/29309

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#9 posted 12-18-2016 04:38 AM

Or, get the router bit with a top bearing and just follow the template.

Practice on scrap until you get the hang of it and you’ll be good to go.

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#10 posted 12-18-2016 03:04 PM

the problem with plunged handles without a taper on the bottom facing surface is water shed. the edges give water a place to stand and can lead to rot.

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#11 posted 12-18-2016 04:22 PM

How comfortable are you with your RAS? Can you clamp a board flat to it’s surface? Can you lock the rail at a predetermined distance from the fence?

Here is an example of a handle I cut with my 12” siding miter saw. I locked the slide at the far extension, then adjusted the depth stop to half the thickness of the piece and loosened the lock to be able to rotate the saw.
I cut at 90 deg then made progressive cuts at several angles until I got to 45 deg, then made one cut at depth rotating the saw between 45 and 90 deg.

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#12 posted 12-18-2016 04:45 PM

Anothyer thought… one can rout out
the back to 1/4” deep, cut a oval hole,
then glue a 1/4” thick patch in at the
back.

The reason for this sort of handle is because
the hives get real heavy when loaded with
honey.

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#13 posted 12-18-2016 04:51 PM

You can do it in two passes- straight bit for the flat part, then core box bit for the curved section.

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#14 posted 12-18-2016 09:30 PM

Put a stacked dado set onto your table saw. Lower it below the table. Clamp the piece down to the table and raise the dado set into the piece. The trick is to keep track of how many turns you raise the dado set, so that you don’t go through the piece and the handles are all the same.

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#15 posted 12-19-2016 01:24 AM

Thank you all for the input. At this point in the construction of the hive, I’ll need to come up with something else. I’ll probably cut some cedar and attach handles on the outside of the boxes. As mentioned above, there is a lot of weight to a super with frames loaded with honey. That’s what makes the handles in the above picture ideal.

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