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My basic TBH I/17 for next season.

 
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garbeam
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PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 6:52 am    Post subject: My basic TBH I/17 for next season. Reply with quote

Hi there,

I just finished my basic prototype for next season. The linseed oil finish is not yet applied, but I added some comments to each image to explain the idea behind certain details.

https://goo.gl/photos/bGaH7uiiKa7XMbHg6

My second TBH for next season will incorporate a corner entrance.

The most important aspect to me are the removable and movable end pieces, as you will notice.

BR,
Anselm
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rays
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Location: Vaud, Switzerland

PostPosted: Thu Aug 04, 2016 7:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Some interesting ideas there. The removable front end provided for ease of inspection could be equally apply to both ends. You would then have the potential for opening an entrance for nuclei or split equally in either end (as you have) or similarly in a "modified" Phil Chandler design with side entrances at either end.

A cut-off depth end board which provides the entrance could be a full depth removable board until an entrance is required. Just needs a couple of dowels and aligned holes "as in Ikea furniture but without the glue" to connect? Interesting.

Personally not convinced at all of the value of the corner entrance idea, for the moment, but good luck with that experiment, all the same.
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Adiame
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2017 2:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks great, I'm assuming those are 3' TBHs?
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