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  1. The Apprentices

    Country file stat casually thrown out..

    What do you mean, like a galactical botany bay.
  2. The Apprentices

    Country file stat casually thrown out..

    History tells us that 99.99% of all life that has ever existed on earth has gone extinct so why worry.
  3. The Apprentices

    Country file stat casually thrown out..

    That's the good old MSM for you, and others are allowed to tell the truth, they are a complete shambles of old news.
  4. The Apprentices

    Table saw

    Two lines of thought here. First is the old Wadkin units are indeed robust but sadly don't come up to spec for the new safety legislations of stopping in less than ten seconds, Ok if your a sole user but not for others to use in a shop setting, also not everybody has the ability to modernise or...
  5. The Apprentices

    Table saw

    There are good quality blades to be found from Trend stable, I use their 1/8" blades. If the blades are 200.00mm your not going to get 200 only what space lies beneath the crown gaurd. I would recommend the tinner kerf which gives more cutting power and less drag and less waste. There are...
  6. The Apprentices

    Where can I get a skep?

    It helps if you start from an early age, seriously though, All rules are there to be steered around without hurting the ego or hurting ones pocket of self pelf. The contents of that pipe were stoked into it by a much better man than myself, non other than Tom Crean the unsung yet silent Irish...
  7. The Apprentices

    Where can I get a skep?

    Rather R2 The mystery of life isn't a problem to solve, but a reality to experience, if one is to learn. A process cannot be understood by stopping it, those wanting to Understand this Rhythm must move with the flow of the process, must join it and flow with it. What senses do we lack that we...
  8. The Apprentices

    Gripping power

    The guide mentioning immersion mean submerged under water. There are no glues made that could withstand constant submersian, due to the nature of timber, the glue line being the weak point between the two, but once set the ingredients of urea based glues become inert, its used for making water...
  9. The Apprentices

    Gripping power

    That's the one, if your making say a feeder also router out the floor grove and incorporate the bee gap too, so when everything is glued together its fully water tight and strong as. The glue is by Everbuild called Resintite fully waterproof, steer clear of all the others because they are not...
  10. The Apprentices

    Gripping power

    When I make the next swarm box I will post some pictures. Or I can try to explain now. If your using say 20.00mm PSE redwood off the self, half the thickness and set your router so it cuts out on two of the boards only a corner section to the outer edge. Then on the remaining boards set the...
  11. The Apprentices

    Gripping power

    Correct Its also down to machining basically, vertically the end grain would break out during processing. The very best joint is a bevelled edged dovetail because it pulls itself together and can be taken apart again no glue needed. Or better still for plywood by using a stepped rebated joint...
  12. The Apprentices

    Gripping power

    I agree, sash windows are a work of art, we used to manufacture every part from virgin timber. Hopefully one day people will see scence and use again what is a fully repairable and sustainable engineering marvel, the ones we made will still be around in 2100 and beyond.
  13. The Apprentices

    Gripping power

    Your nearly right as a fairly old self taught chippie now cabinet maker/turner, I can explain. The standard slotted screw is still very much alive today, the purpous of drilling a pilot hole is done for several reasons. 1. To secure the screw in position prior to tightening so it doesn't...
  14. The Apprentices

    Selling Warres

    Job sorted, thanks.
  15. The Apprentices

    Selling Warres

    Yes maybe so, shame upon the head of those who think so.
  16. The Apprentices

    Selling Warres

    The version on offer or maybe not yet is exactly the same as any other box be it a tad smaller with all the trimmings and moveable frames, dare I say better than many other standards. This is an oppertunity to cure any problems that may have occured. Respect where it is due and all that...
  17. The Apprentices

    Selling Warres

    Job sorted thanks.
  18. The Apprentices

    My home made KTBH

    Plywood has a greater physical barrier to moisture than bare timber does, which is one of the greatest enemies inside a hive. There is a lot to say about the old WBC hives which creates a buffer zone between the two compartments and air itself is one of the best insulators of all. Insulation...
  19. The Apprentices

    My home made KTBH

    There seems to be a few miss conception about hive insulation in that the hive needs to be hermatically sealed. Rather than letting the hive breath, hot moist air rises so could be vented as the laws of thermodynamics allow, if not the bees need to force warm moist air that wants to rise back...
  20. The Apprentices

    My home made KTBH

    You know I get far more enjoyment in showing people like yourself how to do it, if they are that way inclined and want to save a few quid, a few have done it in the past, spent a few quid on petrol, run up to the wood yard with me, got everything cut to size then back to the workshop to create...
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