Some Hive Equipment

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jeb2cav
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Some Hive Equipment

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A set of 3 'memorial hives' made for a beekeeping family. The models are a combination of hand created using Aspire from scratch, purchased, and things I've scanned. Yes, there will be honey bees living in these soon...
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3 Hive Stacks Front
3 Hive Stacks Front
3 Hive Stacks Side View
3 Hive Stacks Side View
3 Hive Stacks Back View
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Quite a design and beautiful execution. Will be the some of the sweetest beehives ever...

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Agree with Angie, that is some outstanding work!

The neighbor's bees may be a little envious though :P
Kidding aside,
Very nice memorial, I'm sure the bee keepers family will cherish them.

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Thank you for sharing your work. The family must love them.

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Joe

Nice work !
You've got the honeycomb and bees scene down to a science.
Thanks for posting.
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All I can say is "WOW!" I have a friend who has bees and I'm almost afraid to show him these pictures... He'll want something like that for sure!
Thanks for sharing!

Mike :D

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That is very impressive I hope to learn how to make finger joints some day. Can you tell me where the bee hive model came from? that is neat.

I made one of these for a friend of my a while back https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1s28Oyxd-Q it allows you the bees to put honey in mason jars and when finished you cap them and sell them, pretty clever.

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Hi David,

I created the honey comb model through a couple of steps. I actually scanned a sheet of comb using a probe. Several years ago my wife had made a candy mold by hand - carved some clay/plaster, then vacuum molded it. I scanned those 'bees' (3 different models). Then used Aspire's modeling tools to put it all together. I suspect you could use a picture of honey comb to create this as well - and I'm sure many other methods. In fact, when I first started with VCarve and then test drove Aspire trial version, the fact that I could create this particular design is what enabled me to convince the boss to move to Aspire! The design on the side of the top left hive body I did from 'scratch' using Aspire's modeling suite.

The finger joints I did on the table saw in this case. Over the years I've used home made rigs, and purchased rigs. Now that I'm in a position that requires a lot of these and repeatability - I've found that the Incra Box Jig is frankly one of the best investments I've made in a jig. Works on both the table saw and router table, and is the easiest, and most accurate jig for this kind and size of joint in my opinion. For smaller finger joints, I've found the R2R (Ready 2 Rout) to be the easiest and most accurate on the router table. Don't get me wrong, I had a lot of success with my homemade jig for smaller projects or batches - but couldn't get the repeatability I need now.

Thanks for sharing the mason jar idea. We may give that a whirl next year. Thanks to all for the kind comments as well!

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These are really grand. Dig the copper roof

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These are spectacular. I would love to know how you programmed the hand holds in the super sides?

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Outstanding workmanship! Elegant and creative design. I know the family must really cherish them.

Thanks for sharing.
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Just plain awesome! 8) 8) 8)
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