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Quick & Easy – Making a Dovetail 10 Frame Langstroth Bee Hive using the Porter Cable Dovetail Jig

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Quick & Easy - Making a Dovetail 10 Frame Langstroth Bee Hive using the Porter Cable  Dovetail Jig

This video will go through the steps of making a very Easy to make and easy to assemble 10 Frame Deep Langstroth Bee Hive Box using the 4216 Porter Cable Dovetail Jig. Also included are dimensions for a 5 Frame Deep Nuc and 3 Frame Deep Mating Nuc.
I timed how long it took (minus me talking) and it was 1 to 1.25 minutes per side. So approximately 5 minutes to route the dovetails for the entire box. Assembly is even quicker than that, and no drilling for nails required. It virtually self squares also, although I do usually clamp the corners for peace of mind.

As always, please take the proper safety precautions when working with any power tools.
This video is for informational purposes only.

I noticed after reviewing the video, that I wrote on the Template 42040 and 42046. These numbers are actually the Template Guide Bushing that pairs with the different Router Bits.
So the part numbers are all correct, they’re just for the Guide Bushing, not for the Template.

Hive Dimensions below:

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4216 Porter Cable Dovetail Jig:
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690LR Router was not available at a normal price, so for now I have included a link for a Dewalt. Once the 690LR is available, I will update the link. Any router in the 1-3/4 HP Range will work fine.
Dewalt DW616
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If you already have the Dovetail Jig and just need Router Bits and Bushings see below:

43776PC Dovetail Bit (7 degree 17/32″):
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An Alternative to the 43776PC:
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43743PC 13/32″ Straight Bit: (Note: This bit is currently not on Amazon. Once it is available, I will update the link. For now, this is an equivalent Bit.
Whiteside Router Bits 1064A Straight Bit with 13/32-Inch Cutting Diameter and 1-Inch Cutting Length
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42040 Template Guide Bushing (for use with Dovetail Bit)
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42046 Template Guide Bushing (for use with Straight Bit)
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Template Guide Lock Nut (required to tighten the Template Guide Bushing to the Router Base): 42237 (I remember the manual saying 42239, but 42237 is what was included).
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Box dimensions:
10 FRAME DEEP:
FRONT & BACK – 16.25″ X 9.625″ X .75″ THICK
SIDES – 19.875″ X 9.625″ X .75″ THICK

5(+) FRAME DEEP:
FRONT & BACK – 9.5″ X 9.625″ X .75″ THICK
SIDES – 19.875″ X 9.625″ X .75″ THICK

3(+) FRAME DEEP (MATING NUC):
FRONT & BACK – 6.75″ X 9.625″ X .75″ THICK
SIDES – 19.875″ X 9.625″ X .75″ THICK

Note: Sides are the exact same dimensions for all 3 variations (since this is driven by the Frame length & they are all deeps).

Also, Since the part of the box that gets the dovetails is the height of the box (the deep hive body), once you set up the dovetail jig, you can make all variations of deep hive bodies without needing to setup the jig each time. You could even make an 8 Frame Deep if you choose.
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