How to build an Actual sized baler
- The 48.4 cm wood was a replacement of a tree. The big baler uses a tree
lever to the tree.
- With two small flat pieces of wood about a foot and a quarter long, nail them together in a “x” shape. Make another one.
- Drill holes on each side. There is a picture as a reference in the upper right corner.
- Put rope through the holes and place it at the bottom of your trash can. Hang the rope on the trash can.
- Start to pile phragmites in the trash can and compressing it together with your lever.
- Once it is compacted well, take your other cross and weave the rope through that as well and tie it.
- Now pull out the stack with the rope and cut the rope.
- Turn it so it is now sitting horizontally with the crosses standing it up.
- You have created a full sized bench which will last up to two years!
One of our members Karishma entered the science fair. She wanted to take another approach into our project. Recently we learned that phragmites can be well-used for house installation. She decided to recreate mini hay bales to experiment making a phragmite house! In the future we would like to create a larger model of the bales to place in the phragmite maze as benches.