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Forms of plywoodJohe Saunders josaunders at sprintmail.com
Sun Apr 20 16:18:26 PDT 1997
Mike Skinner <easyhay at arn.net> I've been trying to find machines that would densify biomass into blocks or apple sized balls and your post interested me. Any suggestions about where to look? I wish that I had the right type of earth that would compact and stay together on my land--if I trucked in clay, soil and straw it would throw the cost equation out. All I have is sand. I know that the cobbers of generations ago boxed and tamped earth, then layed the units in a running bond, plumb and level. They used straw and clay and lime too, not to mention a final parging with something akin to gypsum. To tighten a mass of earth in a mold and be able to unmold the product requires either a container with draft or one that breaks down. I would look up plaster molds. I know how to build forms of plywood, having been a form carpenter for a while. You might talk to a carpenter who knows concrete form work and see if you can get some help. A few 2x4's and a 4x8' piece of 3/4" plyboard would make several molds.
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