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finger-jointed pine cabinets for less than $20

Discussion in 'Shock Brother's DIY Amps' started by LudwigvonBirk, Nov 9, 2017.

  1. LudwigvonBirk

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    Saw these at an expo. Even though this is designed as a bee-hive, it looked like it would be a good-enough "shop grade" speaker or amp cabinet. The wood used at the show was clear pine and nicely surfaced.

    I might get one and check it out (yeah, I could make one, but material + time would cost me a lot more than $20). If it doesn't work out as an amp-hacking enclosure, worst case I could start raising bees....hmmmm

    https://www.betterbee.com/wooden-hive-equipment-10-frame/DHB10AK.asp
     

  2. xafinity

    xafinity Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

    Dec 24, 2015
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    a little less to Madison?
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  3. Mongo Park

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    I have bought some bee boxes locally, builds great onto the Bee box amp, millions of plays on words for that, sounds so sweet. I hunt through the pile for the clear ones and I am good to go. The boxes I have are a little deeper than the "traditional" box, but no worries that little bit of extra bass give it a better sound. Even as a woodworker this is a great deal, not worth buying wood planks and messing with them. Just turn the handle cuts to the inside of the box. Cheers Ron.
     

  4. dmorgan9009

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    Here is my 5e3Bee with burlap grill cloth. The pine honey supers make great cabs. Cheers

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  5. nosmo

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    Jan 31, 2012
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    It would be nice if they gave you any dimensions.
     

  6. jvin248

    jvin248 Friend of Leo's

    Apr 18, 2014
    Near Detroit, MI
    Great catch with the re-purpose!
    Dimensions https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Langstroth_hive


    If you get serious with the bees, find a local club and someone that really knows how to control Varoa mites. All the Colony Collapse Disorder you see is due to the mites taking over. They can live long after the bees they killed to find their way to other hives. Like bed-bugs and ticks but compared to the bees they are the size of poodles biting humans.

    Look into modified top-bar hives designed to use conventional frames but otherwise just like a top-bar hive. The Langstroth traditional hives weigh 90lbs when full and you have to pick up and set them down, a top bar design you just flip back the lid. You think a 10lb LP is heavy :)


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  7. jsnwhite619

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    Don't run those nailed edges through a round over bit! Haha. Might see some Sparks!
     
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  8. nosmo

    nosmo Friend of Leo's

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    I had no idea bee hive sizes were so standardized the sellers don't have to give you the dimensions. Thanks
     
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  9. warrent

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    Thanks for the great idea and for once being in Canada isn't a problem.

    Found them here not assembled for $14.50 and $7.00 shipping

    https://innisfilcreekhoney.com/products/dove-tails-hive-body-deep

    Now should I make a speaker cab or Honey?
     

  10. King Fan

    King Fan Friend of Leo's Ad Free Member

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    That's a really, er, um, sweet deal... :D
     

  11. D'tar

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    I just had to see what all the buzz was about!
     

  12. cap47

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    I have a whole box of the kit Hives to put together for my landlord. I was kidding him that I could make an amp cab or ext cab. :)
     

  13. Ooba Tooba

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    Checked into the thread to see what the buzz wuz all about. You guys are beeing silly.
     
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  14. Hammerdog

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    Wow what a cool idea. I just delivered a set of cabs with the chaise notch,
    3/8" roll, sized for 2 10". Select and better cypress jointed with blind dovetails
    Tolex ready. $225.00 each. Ima gonna look at this hard. Thanks.
     
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  15. LudwigvonBirk

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    Ha! That's what I'm talkin' about! Awesome looking. No surprise "my idea" hadn't already been thought about by many other creative people.
     

  16. LudwigvonBirk

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  17. LudwigvonBirk

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    Insects are hard to manage, must be managed, t'was ever and always be so. Can be done, isn't a static effort. Sucks though!!!

    And re those Langstroth boxes, when I first learned about them, what intruiged me was the the low-cost, high-strength, standardized design that is 150+ years old and going strong. I know they aren't perfect or unimprovable, but there's something very appealing about things that are of a "fully evolved design". Tele, Strat, Violin, wine cork, Langstroth box, man wedding ring... might need a new thread that encompasses all things ever.....
     

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  19. bender66

    bender66 Friend of Leo's

    Jan 18, 2010
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    Anyone build a cab out of one please do a thread! We'd love a tutorial. Always wanted to do this.
     
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  20. Jimmy Owen

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    Funny. I’ve lugged bee boxes around for years and never thought on that. Excellent repurposing.

    I buy my boxes from Brushy Mountain Bee Supply, right up the road.
     

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