Desperate times call for desperate measures!
My New Obsession: SketchUp For The Homestead
They all look at me like I’m showing them drawings of a hand-turkeys.
Designing With Sketchup For The First Time
…my level of accomplishment is disproportionately high!
Stop Being Overwhelmed: How To Overcome Monumental Tasks
“How do you eat an elephant? One Bite at a time.”
Reclaiming My Workshop Part 1
I should be able to knock this all out in a weekend. Yeah… that’s it… a weekend.
How To Build Bee Hives At $0.02 On The Dollar
A Beekeeper can literally start with a hand saw and hammer and turn it into the American Dream.
Death By A Thousand Cuts – Frame Production Lags
…total of 15 cuts per side – that’s 4,500 cuts and took about 7 hours.
Wooden Frames: Saving Money Without Wasting Time
Buying deep plastic frames cost about $3.00 or so, while building wooden frames myself cost about $0.55
Hive Bottom Blueprint: Save Money Ripping 2×4’s Down To Size
2×4’s cost less than $3.00, while 1×4’s cost closer to $4.50 – 50% of the wood at 150% the cost. So here is how I used 2×4’s on my hive lids and bottoms:
How To Build An Awesome Cross Cut Jig
With a proper jig, a skill-saw can be the safest and easiest way to cut plywood down to size.
How To Save Time By Building Beehive Jigs: Supers
It saves me time but, more important, it saves me the frustration of trying to hold everything in place while I nail the super.
Making Beautiful Hive Stamps: What You Need To Know
I am so pleased with my new hive stamp. It is 10” long and about 2” tall and, as you can see, works like a charm. I made it out of 1.5mm craft foam that you can get at WalMart or Amazon. In fact I had purchased some of this foam last Wednesday and had…