[GSBN] Straw Bale Cutting Tool - Any Ideas

Chris Magwood chris at endeavourcentre.org
Wed Sep 13 10:32:32 CDT 2017


A photo, to elaborate...


On 2017-09-13 11:20 AM, David Arkin, AIA wrote:
> 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 <mailto:billc_lists at greenbuilder.com>> 
>> wrote:
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>> 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.
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>> Go to Google or your other favorite search engine
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