|Project by oldrivers||posted 02-21-2014 02:31 PM||1495 views||4 times favorited||11 comments|
The Press: Here is the Wine press Stainless steel and Oak. The SS bands I cut from 10” schedule 10 SS pipe 1-1/8” wide. The bottom plate is 1/4” SS plate x 15-1/4”, the uprights that hold the bands and the Screw handle is 1” SS pipe 14” Lg. The caps (I drilled and tapped from 3/4: SS Shaft.) with the pins where the top sits are screwed onto a threaded rod (Bolt end) is free to turn to adjust or remove the slip out pins in order to remove the Press ram. The press body is from 12” Lg. x 15/16” oak tapered to form a smooth radius (1-1/8” inside and 1-1/4” outside) with 1/6” between and Attached with SS screws. The retaining rim around the bottom with the spout is 1-1/4 high. As for the screw mechanism it is from an 8 or 10” salvage yard SS Gate valve I stripped down for this purpose. The Legs and feet I cut from 1/4” SS plate with a Plasma Arc, for the foot design I traced the outline of a Muscadine leaf and with the Plasma Arc I cut out the leaf pattern for the feet. The Spout is about 15” off the floor just right for a 5 gal. Bucket to catch the juice. Place a mesh bag inside to keep skins from escaping with the Extracted juice, the skins are Dry and compacted when they come out of the press. You would be surprised how much can be reclaimed from pressing the skins.
-- Soli Deo gloria!