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Apple press

Post: #70044 colhut
Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:10 pm

I used some offcuts from re-joisting a floor to make an apple press, that and my trusty pot jack, which is in itself almost an heirloom (well it was my dads for as long as I can remember). Total cost about £16, I spent £9 on a chopping board that had a recess in it so I could catch the juice and the rest went on coach bolts.
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It squeezes a 5in high pile of apple pulp down to about an inch, and whats left feels almost dry to the touch.
How hard can it be, how long can it take. What could POSSIBLY go wrong

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Post: #70048 Wombat
Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:46 pm

Wow, that's one robust press mate! Well done!

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Post: #70056 chadspad
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:20 am

Very ingenious - well done!
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Post: #70062 the.fee.fairy
Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:06 am

That looks good!
May you have plenty of great cider from it!

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Post: #70081 bogit & legit
Sun Sep 02, 2007 2:58 pm

wow! i was toying with the idea of making 1 of these,i think i might do now i have seen yours it great!!well done

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Post: #70112 colhut
Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:56 pm

bogit & legit wrote:wow! i was toying with the idea of making 1 of these


Go for it, but don't repeat my mistake, measure how high it really needs to be :oops: mine is about a foot too tall (I allowed far far too much space for the apple pulp, about 5 inches is the most I can pile up) and hence the bricks (the jack can't extend that far). I will be modifying it sometime to bring the height down making it a little easier to use. Another thing, the jack is obviously quite capable of snappping the joist, you can see it bend under the strain, so go carefull !

and if its any help, the top and bottom joists are 100mm X 70mm and the uprights are 70mm x 50mm (specifically chosen, cos its what I had !)
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Post: #71411 bogit & legit
Tue Sep 18, 2007 8:25 pm

i have started making one got a picture of 1 of the net and copyed it sort of,i will post a pic when i have finished hopefully this week.

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Post: #71413 colhut
Tue Sep 18, 2007 9:06 pm

excellent, look forward to seeing the pics. if its any help I finally got round to doing a web page about mine. http://www.colouritgreen.co.uk/applepress.htm
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Post: #71482 bogit & legit
Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:12 pm

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hows that????

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Post: #71493 mrsflibble
Wed Sep 19, 2007 5:38 pm

they both look so cool!
oh how I love my tea, tea in the afternoon. I can't do without it, and I think I'll have another cup very
ve-he-he-he-heryyyyyyy soooooooooooon!!!!

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Post: #71515 colhut
Wed Sep 19, 2007 10:03 pm

very nice.
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Post: #71651 Thomzo
Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:10 pm

Hey B&L
You're not that far from me - can I bring my apples round? Split the juice?

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Post: #71662 bogit & legit
Thu Sep 20, 2007 8:47 pm

sure you can zoe but i dont have something to pulp the apples first,not yet.

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Post: #71764 Trinity
Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:02 pm

WOW!!!

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Post: #74225 Thurston Garden
Sun Oct 14, 2007 3:28 pm

bogit & legit wrote:sure you can zoe but i dont have something to pulp the apples first,not yet.

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