Simple Cheese Press

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Project by jaykaypur posted 612 days ago 1329 views 3 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Made this for an old (82) friend of mine in WV. I do work for this guy and his wife in the Spring and Summer and he was saying he wanted to build a cheese press. Well, I knew he’d never get around to it so over the Summer, I collected all the stuff to do it with from cast-offs (junk) around his property. The show “Pickers” would love to come to this guy’s place. He has at least one of anything in the world either in his barn (somewhere) or laying on his property (somewhere.)

Over the Summer, unbeknownst to him, I got a piece of 6’’ and 4’’ PVC pipe, a pine board (1’’ x 12’’ x 24’‘) and some 1/2’’ wooden dowels and put it all together today. I wanted all the materials for this to come from the ”junk” laying around his place and also because I am cheap! The hardest (tedious) part was drilling all the holes in the PVC. Anyway I think he will like it and I doubt he even makes any cheese with it. LOL He just wanted one!

It measures 12’’ x 12’’ and the dowels are 13’’ tall from the base board. The PVC pieces are 5’’ in height. The follower is pine and was cut on the bandsaw. It measures 5 7/8’’ in diameter. I use the 4’’ PVC pipe on top the follower, put the top board on and then put whatever weight you are gonna use. Anyway, it looks like it will work fine if he wants to try it out.

Thanks for the looks and comments.

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

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Monte Pittman

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#1 posted 612 days ago

Looks good. I would like to see it in use.

-- Mother Nature created it, I just assemble it. - It's not ability that we often lack, but the patience to use our ability

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Roman Hrytsak

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#2 posted 612 days ago

You are a good friend and this is the time of year when one does something special for his friends. Well done.

-- Roman:... there are no mistakes, just opportunities for a design change!

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#3 posted 612 days ago

pretty creative

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 612 days ago

Neat, and cool that you got the parts from his place as well.

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#5 posted 612 days ago

You can press it all ya want. Just please, don’t cut the cheese…. hehehehe

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe.

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#6 posted 612 days ago

Cool! Maybe some goat’s cheese, crackers and a beer (or shine)!

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#7 posted 612 days ago

great gift for a friend

-- bowtie,.....jus passin thru....

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#8 posted 610 days ago

That’s a creative work!

-- "someone has to be wounded for others to be saved, someone has to sacrifice for others to feel happiness, someone has to die so others could live"

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