Lumber Drying

Drying Lumber Without a Kiln

This printed book shows you how to air dry lumber with a minimum of defects such as checking, shop staining, tadalafil and excessive warping. Once air dried, the lumber can be put through a kiln or brought down to kiln dried level inexpensively as described in the book. For cabinetmaking, lumber is usually kiln dried to a moisture content between 5 and 8%. Air dryed lumber will warp and shrink. When used for interior projects. You can dry one board or several thousand BF to a kiln dried level in a room, shop, shed or garage.
45 pages, 8 1/2″ X 11″.


Making the Eight Frame Hive

This is a book of printed plans. The eight frame hive was the standard hive at the beginning of the 20th century, especially for comb honey production.  The 8 frame hive never quite died out and while difficult to find today, it’s still preferred by many beekeepers because the smaller size is lighter and easier to handle. Plans include all parts of the hive- the bottom board, supers, Hoffman style frames and inner cover. The standard telescoping cover is included, plus the historic Excelsior cover. A simple finger jointing jig, as well as other jigs to facilitate making multiple parts are included.  24 pages, 8 1/2″ x 11″.

Note: Because 8 and 10 frame hives differ mostly in width, this book contains similar information to Bee Hive Construction.