[GSBN] Straw Bale Cutting Tool - Any Ideas

David Arkin, AIA david at arkintilt.com
Wed Sep 13 10:20:52 CDT 2017

Hello Global Straw Balers:

CASBA has a workshop coming up, fitting bales between studs in a large three-story office building.  While many of the stud bays are 22 1/2” wide, set to easily fit 23” wide bales on end, many other bays are of lesser dimensions, requiring the ripping of the bales to a narrower width.  

We’ve successfully used electric chain saws to rip an occasional bale during bale-raisings, but the scale of this project suggests a better tool for this task.  One solution we’ve been mulling is a bandsaw (pic attached, covers off).  Thoughts on the pros & cons of this approach welcome.  

Wondering if anyone out there has found or devised a good tool for this task?  I searched the archives (thanks again Bill) and didn’t come up with any prior discussion on this topic, surprisingly. 

Thanks all, 

David ‘must get ripped’ Arkin / ATA & CASBA

> On Sep 12, 2017, at 6:32 PM, Bill Christensen <billc_lists at greenbuilder.com> wrote:
> Yes, our archives (nearly 30 years worth!) can be a lot to sift through!  The good news is that a) the search engines regularly index the archives and b) there are very few other instances of our subject line identifier,  "[GSBN]", out there.  
> Go to Google or your other favorite search engine
> Enter: [GSBN] followed by the topic/keyword(s) of your choice
> for instance:
> [GSBN] clay paint
> or 
> [GSBN] chemical sensitivity
> et voila, lots of results without digging through 30 years worth of posts.  
> _______________________________________________
> Gsbn mailing list
> Gsbn at sustainablesources.com
> http://sustainablesources.com/mailman/listinfo.cgi/gsbn

*  *  *  *  *
Arkin Tilt Architects
Ecological Planning & Design
1101 8th St. #180, Berkeley, CA  94710
510/528-9830 ext. 2#

David Arkin, AIA, Architect
LEED Accredited Professional
CA #C22459/NV #5030

Director, California Straw Building Association
CASBA is a project of the Tides Center

"There is no way to peace. Peace is the way."
— A. J. Muste 

-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://sustainablesources.com/pipermail/gsbn/attachments/20170913/12d2d325/attachment.html>
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: IMG_9674.jpeg
Type: image/jpeg
Size: 378888 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <http://sustainablesources.com/pipermail/gsbn/attachments/20170913/12d2d325/attachment.jpeg>

More information about the Gsbn mailing list