Jesse Loving reviewed my upcoming earthbag book and told me he thinks his slider is simpler to build and better than my favorite slider. Today he sent the details on how to build his slider.
It’s a single sheet of 14 gauge steel: 20″ x 16″
One 4″ 90 degree bend along 20″ axis, making the sheet 16″ x 16″ with a 4″ lip (handle).
The cost for material and bend was $14 US (in Costa Rica).
Requires 1 coat of primer every year to prevent oxidation.
Works like a champ.
A big thanks to Jesse for sharing his suggestions. You can learn more about his projects here.
2 thoughts on “Jesse’s Earthbag Slider”
This may be one of those dumb newbie things to say, but when I was at the barn raising in Colorado and used the slider they had it made me think of just using one of those cookie sheets that don’t have sides except for a lip on the end. Which I’m sure I could find for a couple of bucks at a thrift store.
That could work in a pinch, but there isn’t much to grab on to. A well made slider will work much better.