Great Feats in Woodworking #1: World's Largest Cider Press

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Blog entry by superstretch posted 09-22-2011 06:21 PM 1811 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I was amazed to see this today.. It’s hard to believe that just about everything is made out of oak, including the press screw!—and its still the original one!

I keep coming across amazing things like this. A blog post can contain items that serve as inspiration, so I think this fits.

-- Dan, Rochester, NY

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#1 posted 09-22-2011 06:24 PM


-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#2 posted 09-22-2011 06:52 PM

Very cool. Its only 2 hours away from me up in Amish country. Maybe I’ll have to check it out someday.

-- - Eric Indianapolis, IN

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#3 posted 09-22-2011 07:11 PM

That is pretty cool. How would you make a screw like that in 1860? Especially that big. And that oak beam would have been a pain to get in there at 30”x30”x30’.

-- Matt -

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#4 posted 09-22-2011 08:31 PM

very cool, Superstretch!

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#5 posted 09-22-2011 08:39 PM

Wow, that thing is a monster!

-- I'm not as good as I once was, but I'm as good once as I ever was.

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#6 posted 09-22-2011 11:35 PM

I have a cider press that my great grandfathers that I still use. Steel screw and nut but the rest of the parts are made of oak. I’ll be pressing out my annual 30 gallons of cider part for normal consumption part (10 gallons) for hard cider. YUM

-- My wife says I have to many tools. I say there is always more to add.

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#7 posted 09-23-2011 03:07 AM

I agree very cool, thanks for posting!
westerndf – what process do you use to make the hard cider?

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#8 posted 09-24-2011 06:17 AM


-- "Checking for square? What madness is this! The cabinet is square because I will it to be so!" Jeremy Greiner LJ Topic#20953 2011 Feb 2

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