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#121 Alc OFFLINE  

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:21 AM

Kenny is there any chance you could take a regular size bale and push some some bailing wire through it with maybe a heavier rod at the size you need then trim the ends to the size you are looking for ? Al
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:29 AM

Kenny,
Just take a regular bale and some twine. Make something that resembles a large needle, nothing fancy a piece of copper pipe would do, push the pipe through the bale at the proper length and pull the twine through. Tie the twine off. Repeat. Then cut the string the bale originally came with. You should be able to get 3-4 mini bales out of one regular bale, without too much fuss.

Well I guess I am a little slow on my typing, ALc beat me to the post.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 09:34 AM

Looks good with the floor on it Kenny!

A few days ago I say some mini bales at walmart. They are exactly the size you are looking for. I did not see a price on them any place.
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Posted September 23, 2012 - 10:35 AM

Kenny is there any chance you could take a regular size bale and push some some bailing wire through it with maybe a heavier rod at the size you need then trim the ends to the size you are looking for ? Al

Kenny,
Just take a regular bale and some twine. Make something that resembles a large needle, nothing fancy a piece of copper pipe would do, push the pipe through the bale at the proper length and pull the twine through. Tie the twine off. Repeat. Then cut the string the bale originally came with. You should be able to get 3-4 mini bales out of one regular bale, without too much fuss.

Well I guess I am a little slow on my typing, ALc beat me to the post.

Good ideas, but how would I cut them? Hand saw maybe?

Just got back from Wally World, Ryan! But I was in the grocery end, so didn't see any bales. I'll recheck later.

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Posted September 23, 2012 - 01:56 PM

That wagon did turn out pretty nice. As for mini hay bales... buy a horse and some regular bales, those things will get reduced right down to size. :bigrofl:
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Posted September 24, 2012 - 03:34 PM

UPDATE With PICS! Got the side boards built today. Uprights are oak, others are pine. Every joint is glued with waterproof glue and has five 1/4" crown X 1-3/8" staples shot into them. Should hold for a while!
Before Paint:
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I had a quart of exterior Black acrylic paint. Thought that might look good:
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Now I need feed back. Do I leave the uprights nude/natural or use a very thin Red wash on them? Help me out here guys!
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Posted September 24, 2012 - 03:49 PM

I vote red...but then you knew I would! :smilewink:
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Posted September 24, 2012 - 04:02 PM

My vote is red as well. That is really looking good Kenny!
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Posted September 24, 2012 - 04:59 PM

I would try to get the uprights to match the floor.
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Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:38 AM

Last pics of it! I went with the the red uprights!
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Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:45 AM

Kenny if I had not watched you build this wagon (through pic's) I would swear you bought it some where. That really did turn out to be a nice wagon that should serve you for year's.
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Posted September 25, 2012 - 11:59 AM

Now to find a way to use it! LOL I think it came out okay. Not for huge, heavy loads, but will help me move things around.

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Posted December 28, 2012 - 10:34 AM

I like the red stain?
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Posted December 28, 2012 - 10:39 AM

It's just thinned red enamel paint. One of these days, I'll make some hay bales for it. I have an idea on how to do that. Just haven't had time to get them made.



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Posted December 28, 2012 - 11:09 AM

Haven't seen this thread for a while. The wagon really turned out great. The paint scheme works!


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