|Project by mrdull||posted 02-23-2009 08:02 AM||3070 views||4 times favorited||15 comments|
Red Oak Wine Press, finished with mineral oil. Stainless Steel strapping and Hardware, too cheap to use a screw for the press —use a 20 ton bottle jack. What works, works.
pic 2 I call the yoke fab from treated yellow pine, no particular reason I used treated because it is what I had, there is a piece of oak across the top for the head of the bottle jack, sometimes I stand a piece of 6×6 on top of the ram because the press is not full and the stroke of the jack doesn’t have to be so long
pic 1 is the drum it was fabricated from oak and has angled sides with about 1/16” between each stave, the juice comes out the space and runs down the space between the staves into the trough in pic 3 and out the drain, the bands are stainless steel as well as the hardware
pic4 is the top of the press that inserts inside the drum, it is two pieces of 13/16” oak onto which I sit the bottle jack. I finished it all out with mineral oil, but I will have to clean it each time I use it with sanitizer,
hope these help.
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