|Project by Kean||posted 02-14-2015 08:15 PM||5229 views||3 times favorited||4 comments|
A Dutch style cheese press I made for one of my other hobbies, cheesemaking.Materials:
- Maple – Main Structure
- Cherry – Pegs
- HDPE (aka cutting board material) – Platform
The only metal in it is the bolt & wingnut that hold the lever arm to the presser. It has a 4X mechanical advantage (for every 1 pound of weight hung on the arm, 4 pounds of pressure is applied to the cheese.)
The platform is not attached. The channels along the edges were routed with a standard core box bit (HDPE cuts and routes easily with standard wood tools). There is also a 4th channel under the front edge, this keeps anything from flowing back along the bottom and making a mess.
-- Kean - It's all fun and games until someone loses an eye.