|Project by Nicky||posted 09-10-2013 03:05 AM||2057 views||6 times favorited||5 comments|
Plans from “Anyone can build a Whizbang Apple Grinder and Cider Press” by Herrick Kimball.
Frame is 2 x lumber, stretchers dado’d into rails. Basket is pine and HDPE plastic for the drum hoop. The pressing plates are 3/4 plywood. The press is a scissor jack.
Built for a friend as a graduation present. We just got back home after pressing a bushel of grapes. Worked better then expected. Fresh grape juice is good stuff. Can’t wait for the apple juice and cherry juice.
Finished the frame with spar varnish. No finish on parts that touch food. Good recommendations from another post http://lumberjocks.com/topics/53051
Fun project to build. Very useful.