The nice thing about designing your own press is you can create a design and press that work together. We didnt need to cut a single bale for the project. The half bales and full bales were exactly what we needed. The Bali Baler is a manual press that creates bales measuring 50 cm wide x 50 cm high x 100 cm long (19 x 19 x 39). The bales are a bit wider than the standard bales in the USA. Read the complete article for free at. The Last Straw Journal Posted in General. Tagged DIY, hand operated press, low cost, manual bale press, manual press, natural building, straw bale, straw bale building, straw bale house, straw bale press permalink Post navigation Bean/Vetiver Borders with. Designing in metric made everything simple and with the 6:1 ratio we were able to build the walls 3 meters high close to 10 tall. Designed by Architects Frank Hyde and Jeni Kardinal of Dual Dimension Architect. HTTP /1.1 200 OK Date: Thu, GMT. Server: Apache Expires: Thu, GMT. Cache-control: private, max-age0 X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN Set-Cookie: xf_sessionc f12bd2057a7a91899fa4a; path secure; httponly Last-Modified: Thu, GMT. Content-Length: 79679 Connection: close Content-Type: text/html; charsetUTF-8 Log in or Sign up. Post navigation Bean/Vetiver Borders with Compost/Earthworm Trenches Mysterious Stone Circles of South Africa. Posted on January 20, 2016 by Owen Geiger January 20, 2016 Make straw bales by hand with this manual bale press. The press is designed to make either two half bales or one full bale. When making half bales a piece of plywood is placed in the center of the press dividing it into two.