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Shop Projects: Cleaning the Swamp Cooler Spray Bar

As the summer heated up I began to notice that my swamp cooler wasn’t cooling as well as I recalled it doing last year.  Everything was in good shape mechanically and electrically and water seemed to be flowing when commanded, … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing: The China Feeder

Recently I was in China on a business trip and happened to come across another beekeeper in the office there. He no longer had any bees of his own since he was living in an urban apartment, but he had … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Bee Feeder

Last year when I realized I needed to feed my bees on an on-going basis through the summer I slapped together a feeder made of a half gallon plastic storage container with  some plastic canvas and cable ties used to … Continue reading

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The Art of BEEing – Experimenting with swarm traps

The problem with one bee colony is that it soon wants to be two – either by the colony swarming, or the beekeeper realizing that adding a second colony is a big gain for little extra effort. I fit into … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Wok paddle

I recently transitioned from a flat to a round bottom wok, and in doing so I found that I didn’t have a good utensil to work with the round bottom. Flat edged utensils bridged over the contour, while of my … Continue reading

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Shop Projects: Murphy Bed

A friend has several friends who come for extended visits but can’t manage stairs well, and all of their bedrooms are upstairs. That means that when these friends came to visit they ended up sleeping on an air bed in … Continue reading

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Shop Projects – Slatted shelf

Having used the piece of plywood I had intended to use to build a cabinet next to the stove for the kitchen bookshelf project, I decided to see what other materials I had which I could use to make a … Continue reading

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