|Project by Thinman||posted 01-29-2011 08:50 AM||5544 views||7 times favorited||15 comments|
My mother aquired an old cider press this summer that needed a wee bit of work. The iron was mostly good but the wood….not so much.
The new wood is all hickory. The old wood was still solid enough to use for patterns so nothing had to be reinvented.
I’m particularly pleased with the baskets. They are also hickory. I was able to use the old straps and since I was trying to stay true to the era I attached them with clinch nails. That was a bit of an adventure, but well worth it.
It’s finnished with butcher block dressing.
It’s only seen action once and on that day we pressed 41 gallons of apple juice !!