The Miller’s Knot

The Miller’s Knot is the knot my crews use to retie all the bales on my straw bale house projects. Here’s a short video I put together on this topic:

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5 Responses to The Miller’s Knot

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    Jan Sun, March 14, 2010 at 8:45 am #

    I stumbled on to your website looking for the dimensions of a typical straw bale — ended up watching the video on how to tie off a half-bale. I’d really like to know how to do this — for other purposes than building – but I feel like a 2 year old on the verge of a temper tantrum trying to learn how to tie a miller’s knot from watching your video – I wish it was shot from above so I could see what the hell you’re doing. Tried to find instructions for that knot on the web (more frustration) but I think people have different ideas of what that knot is — only other instructions I could find was for a “bag knot” (aka miller’s knot) — but it wasn’t the same thing at all. No millers knot listed on the “complete” list of knots. HELP!!! (and thanks) but PLEASE HELP!!!

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    Andrew Morrison Tue, March 16, 2010 at 5:09 pm #

    Looks like you got it figured out before I even got to your comment! I have people sit in a whole day of frustration trying to get the knot right at my workshops. Don’t feel bad. 🙂 It’s really easiest to learn in person.

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    David Tue, August 30, 2011 at 8:32 am #

    Okay….Maybe I’m blind….I have spent an hour searching the WEb site and BLOG trying to find the video on tying a Miller’s Knot for straw bales…..can’t find it. HELP

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    Andrew Morrison Tue, August 30, 2011 at 8:42 am #

    HI David. Try these links:

    Retying Straw Bales: Part I

    Retying Straw Bales: Part II


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