my version apple press

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Project by birddogbuck posted 12-08-2012 07:18 AM 1693 views 4 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

those hounding wives.the press came alive for this years harvest of apples and pears .no more lugging it all to the fruit presser in town. made from hemlock and cedar. some new simpson strong ties. a couple of pieces of angle iron from a steel bed frame and the two bands from the metal recyclers for free. the handle for the scratter is from a dewalt planer.all the wood is reclaimed. the base the barrel sits on and the barrel itself are made from our old stair treads a had to replace because i made the stairwell 3 inches wider.

-- If you come by my shop and stay more than 15 minutes. Bring Beer

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#1 posted 12-08-2012 07:51 AM

Very nice outcome. The wok is excellent, the idea is excellent, and the source for the materials is excellent.

-- I only went out for a walk and finally concluded to stay out till sundown, for going out, I found, was really going in. -John Muir

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#2 posted 12-08-2012 11:04 AM

Great job! I may have to make a press. Yesterday at the grocery store, hard cider was $7 for a six pack and I bet homemade hard cider would be much better than the stuff from the store. And if it doesn’t make great cider, I’ve still got the still I made from lab glass back in high school. (1965) All the wine we made that wasn’t fit to drink made great brandy…

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#3 posted 12-08-2012 11:44 AM

great looking peices, i hope they function as good as they look. [happy wife-happy life]

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#4 posted 12-08-2012 12:34 PM

Boy, this brings back the memories! Very nice job, and I know the rewards taste the sweetest!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#5 posted 12-08-2012 01:23 PM

Great work. Better rewards!

-- Nature created it, I just assemble it.

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#6 posted 12-08-2012 03:08 PM

Very nice and such a great “tool” to have during harvest time.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 12-08-2012 03:36 PM

nicr job, could you post some more photos of how you made your crusher? what are you going to use to press the apples? mine uses a hydraulic jack.

-- I was going for that distressed look

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#8 posted 12-10-2012 08:12 AM

Nice and well made. I bet it works well.

-- Jeffery Mullen

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