|Project by generic||posted 09-25-2014 01:53 PM||4676 views||7 times favorited||17 comments|
I made this grape crusher because I didn’t have the hundreds of dollars that a commercial one would cost. The way it works is the inside gears are intermeshed but there is a small gap in between them. When you turn the handle, the outside gears keep everything indexed and the indside gears cannot hit each other. the grapes get squished and the skins get broken for maximum juice removal when pressing them.
The entire thing is built from Baltic Birch ( a marine grade wood )
It sits on a 5gal bucket that you dump right into my new homemade press.
I have used the crusher for 4 years now and it works great! It comes completely apart and you simply hose it off when done. This is obviously a picture from when it was new.. It is now dyed wine grape purple….