|Project by oldrivers||posted 02-21-2014 01:13 AM||4243 views||9 times favorited||9 comments|
Muscadine Grape Crusher Hey Guys with all this fancy wood work today I thought I wound mix it up a bit. This is a grape crusher I built for a home Wine maker who dose Muscadine Wine and Jellies. For those more Northern the Muscadine is Southern Grape (Many grow in the wild) the skin is much tougher than domestic grapes thus a crusher is in order. I turned the crushing rollers from Oak and routed the indexed grooves to pull the Grapes in to the rollers where the skins are brusted and the seeds remain intact * I built the transition hopper from 1/2 smooth multiply ply, ply wood. The spur gears are from a Diamond Power gearbox (the power House guys and the Boiler Makers will know what they are.} I mounted the spur gears on 3/4” Stainless shaft inserted and secured in the center of the oak crusher Rollers, (works like a charm).
The bearings is a 1×1-1/2’ teflon and the roller gap spacing in 1/4 to 5/16 ” the rest of the frame is Oak. The bottom fits a 5 Gal food grade can but can be stand mounted if so desired. I have a video of it in operation but could not upload it??* I also built him a Wine press from Oak and SS steel if you are interested I will post it also?
-- Soli Deo gloria!