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alan
02-28-2013, 01:55 PM
I blatantly copied the technique in a French lad's video but since I can't find it at the moment, I've linked this gem instead (nobody gets hurt)... But.. *Don't do this at home! Anyone attempting something like this is probably an idiot.*


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EkyUW-zjaSQ

I wanted to get the measurements as close to scale as possible so in order to rip this piece of wood, out came the in-a-pinch-upside-down-circular-saw-table-saw (nobody gets hurt)...But.. *Don't do this at home! Anyone attempting something like this is probably an idiot.*

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/saw.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/tool-2.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/box.jpg

Including the unraveling of the required amount of sisal twine (way more than in this pic), it took me an entire night in front of the TV to make just one bale. I must admit though, it was extremely zen.
28 gauge galvanized steel wire is used to keep it pretty.

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/twine.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/reveal.jpg

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/bale.jpg

UNGLEWD
02-28-2013, 02:08 PM
Dooode, very creative and the results are outstanding.
BTW... you're as dangerous as all hell! :evilgrin:

pardonmyn00b
02-28-2013, 06:21 PM
The end result is incredible. And it appears that there isn't any blood on the straw bale so you have all of your fingers and toes still attached, yes?

BrooklinsFinest
02-28-2013, 06:38 PM
your saw seems to be missing its table.. ;)

DRW-FJ40
02-28-2013, 06:44 PM
that is one cool bale!

Love the redneck tablesaw... whooda thunk it? makes perfect sense though and being smaller than a real table saw it would be much more portable so you could take it in the bathtub. gonna have show my kids that one.

MidlandRC
02-28-2013, 06:57 PM
Crazy scale realism on that Al. Wow!!

Love that saw too. Shot the eyebrows up when I scrolled down to the pic. :yikes:

ol Swede
02-28-2013, 07:51 PM
:biggthumpup:That looks soooo real. Wonder how far ya could throw one of them babies when ya rool it over to pick it up & a scale blacksnake is trying to evacuate the premises?

alan
02-28-2013, 08:45 PM
Thanks for the props and humor, guys!:laughing:

imthatguy
03-01-2013, 05:48 AM
Well done Alan. Real men bale their own hay.

LRTd5
03-01-2013, 07:41 AM
incedible.... the method :crazy: and the result ...:wow:

Ikaros
03-01-2013, 08:54 AM
Real men work with Chainsaw :n00bicorn:



(incredible looking bale though Al!)

Peter of A.
03-04-2013, 12:55 PM
I blatantly copied the technique in a French lad's video but since I can't find it at the moment, I've linked this gem instead (nobody gets hurt)... But.. [B]*Don't do this at home! Anyone attempting something like this is probably an idiot.*

*Blahblahblah*

*And voilĂ*

http://i1197.photobucket.com/albums/aa424/alanwernerphoto/bale.jpg

Wow, it's really awesome ! I really like your device, it looks so simple, and still, it make such nice straw-ball ! I'll have to make my own !

btw, don't want to hijack your thread, but here is the link for the French lad's video :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=j77YTuyjK3s

nigelpheron
03-04-2013, 09:16 PM
Wow! That is such an incredible modelling technique. And thanx for sharing it too. Awesome.::2thumbs

That first video blew my mind too. Gonna show it to some buds at work tomorrow.

alan
03-05-2013, 01:48 PM
Cheers, guys!

And thanks for finding and linking that video, Peter!