Octagonal Hives

I’m using the usual 35mm Cypress on these Octagonal shaped boxes. Octagonal Hives involve a lot of work and can take a long time to get done so I don’t think many people would make these odd shapes.

Below – I’ve planed down and cut a heap of pieces to a suitable length. 360 degrees divided by eight pieces for each level, which is 16 cuts = 22.5 degree cut …. x heaps of cuts!!

… joining the rings…

Below – All sections assembled. Tops attached.

Below –  Some cleaning up, sanding and oiled

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